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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]

Graduate School


The information in this catalog is current as of July 2012. Please contact individual programs for any additional information or changes.

Graduate School  
Organization
Graduate Deans
Graduate Council
History 
Governance 
Florida State Board of Education
Florida Board of Governors
UF Board of Trustees
UF President and VPs
UF Deans and Other Administrators
Purpose and Mission   
Vision, Mission, and Values of the Graduate School

Organization

The Graduate School consists of the Dean, Associate Deans, Graduate Council, and the Graduate Faculty. General policies and standards of the Graduate School are established by the Graduate Faculty. Any policy change must be approved by the graduate dean(s) and the Graduate Council. The Graduate School is responsible for enforcing minimum general standards of graduate work in the University and for coordinating the graduate programs of the various colleges and divisions of the University. Responsibility for detailed operation of graduate programs is vested in individual colleges, schools, divisions, and academic units. In most colleges an associate dean or other administrator is directly responsible for graduate study in that college. The Graduate Council helps the Dean in being the agent of the Graduate Faculty for executing policy related to graduate study and associated research. The Council (chaired by the graduate dean) considers petitions and policy changes. A graduate program’s academic unit appoints members of the Graduate Faculty, with approval of the graduate dean. All faculty members who serve on supervisory committees or who direct master’s theses and doctoral dissertations must first be appointed to the Graduate Faculty. The academic unit determines the level of duties for each Graduate Faculty member.

Graduate Deans

HENRY T. FRIERSON,
Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President and Professor of Educational Psychology

KENNETH J. GERHARDT,
Ph.D. (Ohio State University), Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

LAURENCE B. ALEXANDER,
J.D. (Tulane University), Ph.D. (Florida State University), Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Journalism and Communications

Graduate Council (2012-2013)

HENRY T. FRIERSON,
Chair, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President

MICHAEL ANNABLE,
Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Professor of Environmental Engineering Sciences

ANDREA BEHRMAN,
Ph.D. (University of Florida), Associate Professor of Physical Therapy 

ARTHUR EDISON,
Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

AMIR EREZ,
Ph.D (Cornell University), Associate Professor in Management

MARY ANN T. FERGUSON,
Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Professor of Public Relations

CHRISTOPHER JANELLE,
Ph.D (University of Florida), Professor in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

CAROLE KIMBERLIN,
Ph.D. (University of Nebraska), Professor of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy

ELLEN MARTIN,
Ph.D (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Professor of Geography

HEATHER MCAUSLANE,
Ph.D (Texas A&M University), Professor of Entomology and Nematology

LISA MCELWEE-WHITE,
Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology), Professor of Chemistry

JOYCE STECHMILLER,
Ph.D. (University of Florida), Associate Professor of Adult and Elderly Nursing

ROBERT WESTIN,
Ph.D. (Penn State), Professor of Art and Art History

History

Graduate study at UF existed while the University was still on its Lake City campus. However, the first graduate degrees, two Master of Arts with a major in English, were awarded on the Gainesville campus in 1906. The first Master of Science was awarded in 1908, with a major in entomology. The first programs leading to the Ph.D. were approved in 1930, and the first degrees were awarded in 1934, one with a major in chemistry and the other with a major in pharmacy. The first Ed.D. was awarded in 1948. Graduate study has grown phenomenally at UF. In 1930, 33 degrees were awarded in 12 fields. In 1940, 66 degrees were awarded in 16 fields. In 2011-12, UF awarded over 4700 graduate degrees in more than 100 fields, including 695 Ph.D. degrees.

Graduate Deans and Years of Service

May 2007 to Present: Henry T. Frierson, Dean
2004-2007: Kenneth J. Gerhardt, Interim Dean
1999-2004: Winfred M. Phillips, Dean
1998-1999: M. Jack Ohanian, Interim Dean
1993-1998: Karen A. Holbrook, Dean
July-September 1993: Gene W. Hemp, Acting Dean
1985-1993: Madelyn M. Lockhart, Dean
1983-1985: Donald R. Price, Acting Dean
September 1982-January 1983: Gene W. Hemp, Acting Dean
1980-1982: Francis G. Stehli, Dean
1979-1980: F. Michael Wahl, Acting Dean
1973-1979: Harry H. Sisler, Dean
1971-1973: Alex G. Smith, Acting Dean
1969-1971: Harold P. Hanson, Dean
1952-1969: L. E. Grinter, Dean
1951-1952: C. F. Byers, Acting Dean
1938-1951: T. M. Simpson, Dean
1930-1938: James N. Anderson, Dean

Governance


Florida State Board of Education
Florida Board of Governors
UF Board of Trustees
UF President and VPs
UF Deans and Other Administrators
Purpose and Mission 
Vision, Mission, and Values of the Graduate School

Florida State Board of Education

KATHLEEN SHANAHAN
Chair, Tampa

ROBERTO MARTINEZ
Vice Chair, Coral Gables

GARY CHARTRAND
Ponte Vedra Beach

AKSHAY DESAI
St. Petersburg

JOHN R. PADGET
Key West

SALLY BRADSHAW
Havana

BARBARA S. FEINGOLD
Delray Beach

GERALD ROBINSON
Tallahassee

JOHN L. WINN
Commissioner

Florida Board of Governors

DEAN COLSON, Chair

MORTEZA “MORI” HOSSEINI, Vice Chair

AVA L. PARKER

RICHARD A. BEARD III

PATRICIA FROST

TICO PEREZ

JOHN ROOD

GUS A. STAVROS

JOHN W. TEMPLE

NORMAN D. TRIPP

RICHARD A. YOST

GERARD ROBINSON, EDUCATION COMMISSIONER

MICHAEL LONG, CHAIR, FLORIDA STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Contact a member of the Board of Governors:

Board of Governors
State University System of Florida
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1614
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

University of Florida Board of Trustees

C. DAVID BROWN, II

MARSHALL MCALLISTER CRISER, III

MICHAEL HEEKIN

ALAN LEVINE

JOSE ANTONIO VILLAMIL, IV (TJ)

CAROLYN K. ROBERTS

JULIET MURPHY ROULHAC

STEVEN M. SCOTT

AL WARRINGTON, IV

CHERI A. BRODEUR

CHARLES B. EDWARDS

SUSAN CAMERON

CHRISTOPHER T. CORR

University of Florida President and Vice Presidents

J. BERNARD MACHEN,
Ph.D, D.D.S., President of the University

JOSEPH GLOVER,
Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

JANE ADAMS,
B.S., Vice President for University Relations

ELIAS G. ELDAYRIE,
M.B.A., Vice President and Chief Information Officer

MATT FAJACK,
Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

PAULA VARNES FUSSELL,
Ph.D., Vice President, Division of Human Resources

DAVID S. GUZICK,
M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs

JAMIE LEWIS KEITH,
J.D., Vice President and General Counsel

DAVID KRATZER,
Vice President for Student Affairs

THOMAS J. MITCHELL,
M.E., Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs

DAVID P. NORTON,
Ph.D., Vice President for Research

JACK PAYNE,
Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources

WINFRED M. PHILLIPS,
D.Sc., Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

CURTIS REYNOLDS,
M.E. and M.B.A., Vice President for Business Affairs
 

Deans and Other Administrators

CAMMY ABERNATHY,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Engineering

TERESA BALSER,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

KELLI BROWN,
Ph.D., Interim Dean, College of Health and Human Performance

PAUL J. D’ANIERI
Ph.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

TERESA A. DOLAN,
D.D.S., M.P.H., Dean, College of Dentistry

MILLIE FERRER-CHANCY,
Ph.D., Interim Dean and Director for Cooperative Extension Services, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

HENRY T. FRIERSON,
Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School, and Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

GLENN GOOD,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Education

MICHAEL L. GOOD,
M.D., Dean, College of Medicine

JOHN HAYES,
Ph.D., Interim Dean for Research, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

GLEN F. HOFFSIS
D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

ROBERT JERRY II,
J.D., Dean, Levin College of Law

DOUGLAS S. JONES,
Ph.D., Director, Florida Museum of Natural History

JOHN KRAFT,
Ph.D., Dean, Warrington College of Business Administration

LUCINDA LAVELLI,
M.F.A., M.N.O., Dean, College of Fine Arts

KATHLEEN LONG,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Nursing

DIANE H. MC FARLIN,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Journalism and Communications

REBECCA M. NAGY,
Ph.D., Director, Harn Museum of Art

KENNETH R. NANNI,
Ph.D., Director, Distance and Continuing Education

MICHAEL PERRI,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Public Health and Health Professions

STEPHEN J. PRITZ, JR.,
B.S., University Registrar

WILLIAM RIFFEE,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Pharmacy

JUDITH RUSSELL,
M.S., Dean, University Libraries

DAVID SAMMONS,
Ph.D., Dean, International Center

JEN DAY SHAW,
Ph.D., Assistant V.P. for Student Affairs, Dean of Students

CHRISTOPHER SILVER,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Design, Construction, and Planning

RICHARD D. WILDER
B.S.B.A., Director of Student Financial Affairs

Purpose and Mission of the University

 The University of Florida is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research university, one of the most comprehensive in the United States. The university encompasses virtually all academic and professional disciplines. It is the largest and oldest of Florida’s eleven universities, a member of the Association of American Universities and has high national rankings by academic assessment institutions. Its faculty and staff are dedicated to the common pursuit of the university’s threefold mission: teaching, research and service. 

The University of Florida belongs to a tradition of great universit​ies. Together with its undergraduate and graduate students, UF faculty participate in an educational process that links the history of Western Europe with the traditions and cultures of all societies, explores the physical and biological universes and nurtures generations of young people from diverse backgrounds to address the needs of the world’s societies.  The university welcomes the full exploration of its intellectual boundaries and supports its faculty and students in the creation of new knowledge and the pursuit of new ideas. 

Teaching is a fundamental purpose of this university at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Research and scholarship are integral to the educational process and to the expansion of our understanding of the natural world, the intellect and the senses.  Service reflects the university’s obligation to share the benefits of its research and knowledge for the public good. 

The university serves the nation’s and the state’s critical needs by contributing to a well-qualified and broadly diverse citizenry, leadership and workforce.  The University of Florida must create the broadly diverse environment necessary to foster multi-cultural skills and perspectives in its teaching and research for its students to contribute and succeed in the world of the 21st century.   

These three interlocking elements—teaching, research and scholarship, and service—span all the university’s academic disciplines and represent the university’s commitment to lead and serve the state of Florida, the nation and the world by pursuing and disseminating new knowledge while building upon the experiences of the past. The university aspires to advance by strengthening the human condition and improving the quality of life.

Vision, Mission, and Values of the University of Florida Graduate School

Vision

The Graduate School is the umbrella administrative unit that guides all graduate programs thereby allowing students to reach their educational potential with a focus on contributions to the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. 

Mission 

The University of Florida Graduate School is committed to ensure that every graduate student obtains the best possible educational and research experiences, is supported by committed Graduate Faculty and can complete their degrees in a reasonable time. Policies and procedures developed by the Graduate School are intended to uphold the highest academic standards without restricting student successes in scientific, scholarly, creative, and professional arenas. The Graduate School provides administrative services to help coordinate, educate, and collaborate with the university community in all aspects of graduate education.  

Values  

Members of the Graduate School and graduate community value  

• High academic standards
• Ethical conduct of scholarship and research
• Creating, archiving and transmitting knowledge and beauty in word, thought and the arts that enhance the human experience
• Desire for life-long learning
• Diversity
• A commitment to advance the health, education and well-being of citizens throughout the world