Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs Advisory Council (GIDPAC)


The Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs Advisory Council (GIDPAC) was established in 1999 and consists of

  • elected faculty representatives, one from each of the officially recognized GIDPs,
  • a staff representative elected by the program coordinators for the programs, and
  • a GIDP graduate student appointed by the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC).

GIDPAC is committed to addressing some of the unique challenges that the GIDPs face in terms of funding and student support. GIDPAC is also active in developing new initiatives in promoting of the GIDPs as a university-wide system for graduate education.

GIDPAC serves as a strong and vocal advocate, proposing and helping to enact solutions to problems that impede the effectiveness and growth of the programs, working with the Faculty Director of Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs in developing policy and procedures and representing the GIDPs with central administration.

GIDPAC acts as the equivalent of a college level P&T committee to deal with promotion and tenure considerations, and requests for sabbatical leaves for faculty who participate in a GIDP.


GIDPAC Emeritus

2016/2017 Membership

Istvan Molnar
GIDPAC Chair 2016-2017
Arid Lands Resource Sciences
Applied Biosciences

Margaret Briehl
Cancer Biology

Moysey Brio
Applied Mathematics

Heddwen Brooks
Physiological Sciences

Anne Cione
Cancer Biology
Program Coordinator Representative

Julie Cole
Global Change

Melanie Culver

Beatrice Dupuy
Second Language Acquisition & Teaching

Molly Hunter
Entomology & Insect Science

Jesse Martinez
Cancer Biology

Trudie McEvoy
Second Language Acquisition & Teaching
Student Representative

Alan Nighorn

Mary Peterson
Cognitive Science

Ron Trosper
American Indian Studies

Ted Trouard
Biomedical Engineering

Willem van Leeuwen
Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis

Joe Watkins
Last updated 28 Aug 2016