School of Graduate Studies Gradvocates Group
The Graduate Dean convened the Gradvocates group to assist the Graduate School, Graduate Committee, and Graduate Program Director in promoting the value and visibility of UND's graduate programs because of their central importance to the university's research, teaching, and service missions. We seek to advance graduate education and cultivate a positive environment for scholarly and creative activities and professional development that is integral to the success of graduate students and programs.
- Identify the unique challenges and opportunities for growth of both graduate faculty and graduate students at UND.
- Encourage the ongoing development of a diverse, campus-wide community of scholars that identifies and facilitates opportunities for interdisciplinary and forward-looking approaches to graduate education and career paths.
- Promote internal and external communication and activities to foster ongoing dialogue for graduate students and faculty that encourages collaboration between multiple on and off campus stakeholders.
- Address improving recruitment, retention, and pathways to future opportunities for graduate students with a focused attention on women and students of color.
- Promote public scholarship by encouraging the sharing of research with a wider audience and developing appropriate forums for such sharing.
- Researching important trends, initiatives, assessment metrics, and best practices in graduate education regionally and nationally to actively identify and propose appropriate methods for adding value to graduate education at UND.
Ron Fevig, Ph.D.
Dr. Ronald Fevig is an Associate Professor of Space Studies, and serves as the Gradvocate liaison for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Having served as the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Space Studies for six years, he is well-acquainted with the needs of both campus and online graduate students. Through this Gradvocate efforts, Dr. Fevid is focused on advancing graduate education at UND, and improving the overall experience of both campus and online UND graduate students.
ARTS & SCIENCES
Robert Newman, Ph.D.
BUSINESS & PUBLIC ADMINISITRATION
Xaver Neumeyer, Ph.D.
Dr. Neumeyer is currently an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship in the School of Entrepreneurship. His teaching and research interests include new (sustainable) venture and product development, women entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurship (eco)systems. As a SGS advocate, Dr. Neumeyer is interested in helping graduate students develop their professional and entrepreneurship skills and competencies.
Katherine Terras, Ph.D.
Dr. Katherine Terras is a professor in the College of Education and Human Development. She is the Graduate Director for the Applied Behavior Analysis specialization within the Special Education Program. Dr. Terras teaches and advises master level students, in addition to advising those at the doctoral level. She solely teaches online and has made online teaching and learning her research agenda.
Surojit Gupta, Ph.D.
HEALTH & MEDICAL SCIENCES
Thad Rosenberger, Ph.D.
HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Chris Nelson, Ph.D.