University Academic Council

The University's Academic Council is responsible for addressing academic issues that affect the six UTHealth schools.

2020-2021 Members

Chair

Cathy Rozmus, PhD
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Cizik School of Nursing

Representatives

Sarah Donahue
Director, Academic Affairs, Accreditation and Assessment, School of Public Health

Susan Fenton, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic and Curricular Affairs, School of Biomedical Informatics

Deborah Garcia
Clinical Research Program Coordinator, McGovern Medical School

Jaime Hargrave
Director of Student Affairs, School of Biomedical Informatics

Constance Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research, Cizik School of Nursing

Diana Keosayian, EdD,
Assistant Dean for Education and Assessment, School of Dentistry

William Mattox, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Kathryn (Kate) McMillan
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, School of Public Health

Jayanta Mondal
University Student InterCouncil Representative

Allison Ownby, PhD
Assistant Dean for Faculty and Educational Development, McGovern Medical School

Dr. Sam Neher
Education Specialist, Educational Programs, McGovern Medical School

Cathy Rozmus, PhD
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Cizik School of Nursing

Susan Ruppert, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Cizik School of Nursing

Joyce Samuel, MD
Assistant Professor-Pediatrics, Clinical Research Program, McGovern Medical School

Robert Spears, PhD
Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs, School of Dentistry

Eric Swindell, PhD
Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Susan Tortolero Emery, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Academic & Research Affairs, School of Public Health

Teng-Yuan (Erica) Yu, PhD, RN, ANP
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Cizik School of Nursing

Office of Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer (ex officio): 
Dr. Michael Blackburn, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
Dr. LaTanya Love, Executive Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity
Eric Solberg, Vice President, Academic and Research Affairs
Deanne M. Hernandez, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Research, Assessment and Accreditation
Dr. Diana Keosayian, Associate Director, Institutional Effectiveness
Martha (Kathy) Rodgers, Assistant Director, Academic Affairs
Leslie Beckman, Assistant Director, Office of Postdoctoral Fellows
Rebecca Lunstroth, QEP, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics (ad hoc)
Amy Lanier, Manager E-Learning Technologies & Applications (ad hoc)
Lori Zerr, Senior Business Systems Analyst (ad hoc)