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Graduate Research and Education Advisory Board

The purpose of the Graduate Research and Education Advisory Board is to support and foster the achievement of excellence in all aspects of graduate studies and research at the University.  The Board will achieve this through the following initiatives:

  • Advising and supporting the Dean of the Graduate School
  • Assisting in developing beneficial relationships with industry, government and other academic institutions
  • Reviewing and supporting the School's strategic plans
  • Reporting to the Chancellor and Provost on the status and opportunities related to graduate education and research

Board members have all demonstrated professional achievements in fields of importance to graduate education and research, and contribute to the balance of the Board's breadth and diversity.


 2022-2023 Members of the Board

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John Hindle (BA '68, PhD '81)

Board Chair

Nashville, TN
Founding Partner
Knowledge Capital Partners

Picture of Tom Doub Tom Doub (MS '94, PhD '01)
Nashville, TN
Assistant Professor, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Picture of Kirk Elifson Kirk Elifson (MA '68, PhD '73)
Atlanta, GA
Professor, Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Photograph of Barbara Johnson Barbara Johnson (PhD '99)
Russellville, AR
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Arkansas Tech University
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Larry Kerr (PhD '90)
Washington, DC
Deputy Vice President, Global Health and Multilateral Affairs, PhRMA

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Tan Lu (PhD '08) 
Houston, TX
Council - Vinson & Elkins LLP

Picture of Suzanne Ortega Suzanne T. Ortega (MA '76, PhD '79)
Washington, DC
Council of Graduate Schools
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Martin Singer (MA '75, PhD '77)
New York, NY
President, Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation