Executive Committee of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Executive Committee of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is the deliberative body for all the research PhD and MA programs at Columbia, and has faculty representatives from all the doctoral programs across the university: Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, International and Public Affairs, Journalism, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, and Teachers College. The committee establishes academic standards and administrative policy for graduate education in the university. Among its most important functions are reviewing existing programs of study and approving proposals for new doctoral and master's programs.

Chair

Carlos J. Alonso, Dean

Arts and Sciences Departments

Humanities

David Lurie, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Matt Hart, English

Carol Rovane, Philosophy

John Ma, Classics

Natural Sciences

Duncan Menge, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

Arian Maleki, Statistics

Caroline Marvin, Psychology

Mary Putman, Astronomy

Social Sciences

Vanessa Agard-Jones, Anthropology

Navin Kartik, Economics

Denise Milstein, Sociology

Shigeo Hirano, Political Science

College of Physicians and Surgeons

Donna Farber, Microbiology & Immunology

Arthur Palmer, Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Columbia Engineering 

Garud Iyengar, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Jenny Mak, Executive Director, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Doctoral Program Subcommittees

Architecture and Urban Planning

Felicity Scott, Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences

Gary Miller, Mailman School of Public Health

Business

Malia Mason, Business

Communications

Andrea Tucher, Communications 

Education (Teachers College)

Noah Drezner, Higher and Postsecondary Education

Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Jenny Mak, Executive Director, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Soulaymane Kachani, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Nursing

Maureen George, Nursing

Social Work

Carmela Alcántara, Social Work

Sustainable Development

John Mutter, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Student Representatives

Ashley Wells, President of ASGC

Brittany Kenyon, Chair of PhD Council

Kristen Lawlor, President of EGSC

GSAS Staff and Associates

Andrea Solomon, Vice Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs

Rebecca Hirade, Associate Dean for Finance and Operations

Richard Slusarczyk, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

Celina Chatman Nelson, Associate Dean for Academic Diversity and Inclusion