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    University of Florida
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]

Graduate School


The information in this catalog is current as of June 2015. Please contact individual departments or 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 of the University   
Vision, Mission, and Values of the Graduate School

Organization

The Graduate School currently consists of the Dean, a Senior Associate Dean, an Assistant Dean, the Graduate Council, the Graduate Faculty, and the Graduate School staff. The Graduate School is responsible for establishing, monitoring and 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 studies in that college. General policies and standards of the Graduate School are established by the Graduate Faculty as represented by the Graduate Council.  Policy changes must be approved by the graduate dean(s) and the Graduate Council. The Graduate Council (chaired by the Graduate Dean) considers petitions, policy changes, and creation of or revisions to graduate degree programs, concentrations, and certificates. 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. A graduate program’s academic unit nominates faculty members for appointment to the Graduate Faculty. Nominations must be approved by the Department Chair/Director, the College Dean, and a vote of the current graduate faculty members in the nominating unit. The appointment is formally made by the Graduate Dean. The academic unit determines the level of duties for each Graduate Faculty member, though it is expected that all Graduate Faculty members should be available and willing to serve as external members of doctoral dissertation committees throughout the University of Florida.

Graduate Deans 

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

R. PAUL DUNCAN
Ph.D. (Purdue University), Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Malcom and Christine Randall Professor of Health Services Research, Management and Policy 

Graduate Council (2015-2016)

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

ADEGBOLA ADESOGAN
Ph.D. (University of Reading), Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences 

NANCY FICHTMAN DANA
Ph.D. (Florida State University), Professor, Teaching and Learning  

TOM FRAZER 
Ph.D. (University of California–Santa Barbara), Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment

CHRIS HASS        
Ph.D. (University of Florida), Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

ANN HORGAS
Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University), Associate Professor, Nursing    

MAHENDRARAJAH (NIMAL) NIMALENDRAN
Ph.D. (University of Michigan), Dasburg Professor, Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

JOANNA PERIS
Ph.D. (Oregon Health Sciences University), Associate Professor, Pharmacodynamics

CINDY PRINS
Ph.D. (Penn State University), Clinical Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

CONSTANCE SHEHAN
Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University), Professor, Women’s Studies and Gender Research

DIETMAR W. SIEMANN
Ph.D. (University of Toronto), Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Radiation Oncology

PAMELA SOLTIS
Ph.D. (University of Kansas), Distinguished Professor, Botany

JANE SOUTHWORTH      
Ph.D. (Indiana University), Professor, Department of Geography

NATHAN BLINN      
Graduate Student Council Representative

MIRNA AMAYA     
Graduate Student Council Alternate

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 2014-15, UF awarded 4418 graduate degrees in more than 100 fields, including 746 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
Mission of the University
Vision, Mission, and Values of the Graduate School

Florida State Board of Education


MARVA JOHNSON, CHAIR
Winter Garden

JOHN R. PADGET, VICE CHAIR
Key West

GARY CHARTRAND
Ponte Vedra Beach

JOHN A. COLON
University Park

MARVA JOHNSON
Winter Garden

REBECCA FISHMAN LIPSEY
Aventura

MICHAEL OLENICK
Palm City, Florida

JOHN R. PADGET
Key West

ANDY TUCK
Sebring

PAM STEWART
Commissioner

Florida Board of Governors 


MORTEZA “MORI” HOSSEINI, CHAIR

THOMAS G. KUNTZ, VICE CHAIR

RICHARD A. BEARD III

MATTHEW M. CARTER II

STEFANO J. CAVALLARO

MANOJ CHOPRA

DEAN COLSON

DANIEL DOYLE, Jr.

PATRICIA FROST

H. WAYNE HUIZENGA, JR

THOMAS G. KUNTZ

NED C. LAUTENBACH

ALAN LEVINE

WENDY LINK

EDWARD MORTON

KATHERINE M. ROBINSON

PAM STEWART

NORMAN D. TRIPP

 

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 


STEVEN M. SCOTT, CHAIR

DAVID L. BRANDON

SUSAN CAMERON

CHRISTOPHER T. CORR

PAUL W. DAVENPORT

CHARLES B. EDWARDS

JAMES W. HEAVNER

RAHUL PATEL

JASON J. ROSENBERG

ROBERT G. STERN

DAVID M. THOMAS

CORY YEFFET

ANITA G. ZUCKER

University of Florida President and Vice Presidents


W. KENT FUCHS,
Ph.D., M.Div., M.S., and B.S., President of the University

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

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

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

CHARLIE LANE,
D.Sc., Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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

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

ZINA L. EVANS
M.S., Ph.D. Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost

PAULA VARNES FUSSELL,
M.B.A., Vice President for Human Resource Services

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

DAVID KRATZER,
M.S., Vice President for Student Affairs

THOMAS J. MITCHELL,
M.Ed., Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

MIKE McKEE,
B.S., Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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

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

JEREMY FOLEY
M.S., Director, UF Athletics

          ED JIMENEZ
          M.B.A., Interim CEO, Shands HealthCare

          TJ VILLAMIL
          M.S., Special Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees Liaison

Deans and Other Administrators


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

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 

A. ISABEL GARCIA,
D.D.S., M.P.H., Dean, College of Dentistry

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

JULIE A. JOHNSON
Pharm.D., Dean, College of Pharmacy

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 

JAMES W. LLOYD,
D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine  

ANNA MCDANIEL,
Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N, 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

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

STEPHEN J. PRITZ, JR.,
B.S., Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management & University Registrar

MICHAEL B. REID,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Health and Human Performance 

DAVID E. RICHARDSON,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

LAURA A. ROSENBURY
J.D., Dean, Levin College of Law

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

LEONARDO A. VILLALON,
Ph.D., Dean, International Center

JEN DAY SHAW,
Ph.D., Associate Vice President & Dean of Students

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

ELAINE TURNER,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

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

Mission of the University

The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land-grant foundation. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world.

Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit.

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

Excellence in all aspects of graduate education at the University of Florida

Mission 

The UF Graduate School is committed to providing services to the campus community that maintain integrity and excellence in graduate education through clear and consistent policies, high standards, efficient procedures and direct student support. We seek to support  all graduate students, faculty and staff by fostering relationships, increasing communications and collaborations, and delivering comprehensive research and data resources to inform graduate education. The Graduate School:

  • Partners with academic units in providing international and underrepresented minority outreach and support in recruiting potential students
     
  • Provides opportunities through funding support, professional development activities, support for student groups, awards, and fellowships to enhance recruitment, further retention, and doctoral degree completion
     
  • Promotes efficiency and effectiveness in graduate education, so UF graduate students  can achieve their educational potential and make  contributions to the university, the state, the nation and the world 

Values  

  • Excellence in graduate education
  • Recruitment and graduation of outstanding students
  • Ethical conduct in graduate studies and research
  • Diversity among students, faculty, and staff
  • Communication and collaboration throughout the graduate community
  • Graduate student professional development
  • Preservation of academic standards
  • Maintaining accurate data and records