SNR Graduate Committee

Mission Statement

The graduate committee shall provide oversight for the MA and PhD degree programs in geography (administered by CAS) and the MS and PhD degree programs in natural resource sciences (administered by CASNR)

The graduate committee shall be composed of five faculty members and one graduate student. Four of the faculty members must have their graduate faculty home in SNR. There must be at least one committee member for each graduate program coordinated by SNR. The fifth member may have a courtesy, adjunct, or partial appointment in SNR. Committee members shall be elected for staggered three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms. The graduate student shall serve a one-year term. The SNR graduate student association shall elect the graduate student representative to the committee. The graduate student shall participate in discussions on the matters of graduate policy and procedure matters, but will not be involved in admissions decisions, awarding of assistantships, reviews of graduate student academic performance or progress, and changes in graduate student status. The associate director and teaching coordinator shall serve as ex officio members.

The graduate committee shall approve applications for admission to graduate study in the Geography and Natural Resource Sciences degree programs; review graduate student academic performance and progress at the request of the faculty advisor; recommend to faculty necessary changes in graduate student status; make recommendations pertaining to curricular changes in graduate courses; award graduate teaching assistantships; suggest and modify graduate degree programs and areas of specialization; modify, as needed, the SNR website on graduate student policies and procedures; and carry out other assignments as requested by the director.

"Bylaws;" University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Natural Resources; Adopted 12/16/2016.

Current Members

Mary Bomberger Brown - 516 HARH , EC 0995 ; phone: 402-472-8878; FAX: 402-472-2946; E-mail: mbrown9@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2020]

TJ Fontaine - 420 HARH , EC 0984 ; phone: 402-472-0339; FAX: 402-472-2722; E-mail: jfontaine2@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2019]

Cory Forbes (Vice Chair)- 523 HARH , EC 0995 ; phone: 402-472-7844; FAX: 402-472-2946; E-mail: cforbes3@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2019]

Paul Hanson (ex-officio)- 904 HARH , EC 0989 ; phone: 402-472-7762; FAX: 402-472-2946; E-mail: phanson2@unl.edu - [Term Expires: Associate Director]

Mark Pegg (Chair)- 402 HARH , EC 0974 ; phone: 402-472-6824; FAX: 402-472-2946; E-mail: mpegg2@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2018]

Patty Swanson (ex-officio)- 102b HARH , EC 0921 ; phone: 402-472-5355; FAX: 402-472-2946; E-mail: pswanson2@unl.edu - [Term Expires: Graduate Admissions Coordinator]

Drew Tyre (ex-officio)- 416 HARH , EC 0974 ; phone: 402-472-4054; FAX: 402-472-2946; E-mail: atyre2@unl.edu - [Term Expires: Teaching Coordinator]

Elizabeth VanWormer - 406 HARH , EC 0974 ; phone: 402-472-8483; FAX: 402-472-2946; E-mail: liz.vanwormer@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2020]