General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main legislative body of GPSC. It is made up of representatives from every department and program across Duke University, with one representative given to each department with an additional representative granted per each additional 100 students rounded (Example: If a program has 156 student, that program will receive 1 representative and then additional representative for their 100th student, making a total for this program of 2 representative seats). Representatives are appointed by each department or program individually. The General Assembly meets roughly every two weeks to discuss GPSC business, voice concerns, and listen to presentations from University administrators. All meetings are advertised in the GPSC News and all graduate and professional students are welcome to attend GA meetings.

Meeting minutes, taken by the GPSC Executive Secretary, are circulated to representatives prior to the next meeting for approval. If you are interested in bringing an item of business or presentation to the General Assembly, please contact the GPSC Vice President at least five days in advance of meetings.

To learn about GPSC General Assembly parliamentary procedure, please click here.

GA handbook


All GPSC meetings meet at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted. Food and refreshments will be served about 15-30 mins prior to the meetings in the back of the room. Meetings last for about 2 hours.


2018-19 General Assembly Representatives

Program Representative Name Representative Email
Art, Art History & Visual Studies (AAHVS), PhD Alex Strecker
Biochemistry, PhD Krishna Ravindra
Bioethics & Science Policy, Masters Courtni France
Biology, PhD Emily Ury
Biomedical Engineering, Masters Vacant Vacant
Biomedical Engineering, PhD  (Rep 1 + Co-Rep) Zack Weaver                                 Shikha Sharma        
Biomedical Engineering, PhD  (Rep 2) Daniel Puleri
Biomedical Engineering, PhD  (Rep 3) Aliesha O’Raw
Biomedical Sciences, Masters Samuel Montes
Biostatistics, PhD Kara McCormack
Biostatistics, MS (2 Co-Reps) Tyler Erickson                                       Benji Wagner
Business Administration, PhD (3 Co-Reps) Boya Xu                                             Danbee Chon                            Zhenhuan Lei
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) (Rep 1) Jing Cai                                               Heather Dahlgren
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) (Rep 2) Hal Melia                                                Jacob Barnaby
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) (Rep 3) Emily Carsch                                      William Armour
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) (Rep 4) Erin Radley                                      Jeanette Carneglia
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) (Rep 5) Alexandra King                                 Sahana Qaundinya
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) (Rep 6) Kait Shorrock                                George Jenkinson
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) (Rep 7) Taylor Donner
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) (Rep 8)  Tim Yoon                                               Brian Clark                                      Shrawan Saraogi                                   Allie Jones
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) (Rep 9) Ricardo Gomes                                   Alissa Breindel                                   Thiago Miranda                                    Beth Henderson Davis
Business Administration, MMS (Rep 1) Fitz Stein
Business Administration, MMS (Rep 2) Mason Blake
Business Administration, MQM (Rep 1 + 1 Co-Rep) Zach Dow                                 Chidiebere John
Business Administration, MQM (Rep 2) Wen Lu
Cell & Molecular Biology (CMB) (Admitting) (2 Co-Reps) Daniel Snellings                                  Alyssa Florwick
Cell Biology, PhD Ceri Webber
Chemistry, PhD (Rep 1) Steven Conklin
Chemistry, PhD (Rep 2) Jeovanna Rios
Civil & Environmental Engineering, Masters (CEE) Fang Feng
Civil & Environmental Engineering, PhD (CEE) (2 Co-Reps) William (Billy) Gerhard                  Celine Robinson
Classical Studies, PhD Tori Lee
Clinical Research Training, Masters (Masters of Health Sciences in Clinical Research, CRTP) (Rep 1) Deborah Oyeyemi
Clinical Research Training, Masters (Masters of Health Sciences in Clinical Research, CRTP) (Rep 2) Chizoba Nwankwo
Cognitive Neuroscience (Admitting) Joshua Stivers
Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (CBB), PhD Vacant Vacant
Computation Media, Arts, & Cultures, PhD (CMAC) Vacant Vacant
Computer Science, Masters Sravya Yandamuri
Computer Science, PhD Keerti Anand                                   Nathan Guerin
Critical Asian Humanities (2 Co-Reps) Fatima (Anisa) Khalifa
Cultural Anthropology, PhD Jason Tonio Woerner
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology (DSCB) (Admitting) Shannon Dupont
Digital Art History/Computational Media, Masters (DAH/CM) Angelina (Chang) Liu
Divinity, Theological Studies, Masters (MTS) Vacant Vacant
Divinity, Masters (MDiv) (Rep 1) Vacant Vacant
Divinity, Masters (MDiv) (Rep 2) Carie Dupree
Divinity, Masters (MDiv) (Rep 3) Vacant Vacant
Divinity, Masters (MDiv) (Rep 4) Vacant Vacant
Divinity, Christian Practice, Master of Arts (MACP) Vacant Vacant
Divinity, Theology, Masters (ThM) Vacant Vacant
Divinity, Doctor of Theology (ThD) Vacant Vacant
Divinity, Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Vacant Vacant
Earth & Ocean Sciences, PhD (2 Co-Reps) Xiaoxuan (Jessie) Yang                      Erin Benson
East Asian Studies, Masters Vacant Vacant
Ecology, PhD Ryan Huang                                      Britany Morgan
Economics, Masters (Rep 1) Donald Moratz
Economics, Masters (Rep 2) Kyle Gartrell
Economics, PhD Ranae Jabri
Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), PhD (Rep 1) Brittani Carroll                                  Evan Reed
Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), PhD (Rep 2) Yunjiao Pu
Electrical & Computer Engineering, Masters (Rep 1) (1 Co-Rep) Burak Gunay                                        Zihan Liu
Electrical & Computer Engineering, Masters (Rep 2) Yang Deng
Electrical & Computer Engineering, Masters (Rep 3) Jeff Lasser
Engineering Masters (Meng) Joanna Peterschmitt
Engineering Management, Masters (MEM) (Rep 1) Tejas Saberwal
Engineering Management, Masters (MEM) (Rep 2) Ajinkya Belsare
Engineering Management, Masters (MEM) (Rep 3) Vacant Vacant
English, PhD Jessica Covil
Environment, PhD (Environmental Science & Policy, ESP) Vacant Vacant
Environmental Policy, PhD (University Program in Environmental Policy) (UPEP) Bobby Harris
Evolutionary Anthropology, PhD Amanda Rossillo
Genetics & Genomics, PhD (2 Co-Reps) Crystal Kennedy                                Iman Hamid
German Languages and Literature, PhD Michael Malloy
Global Health, Masters Maya Stephens
History, PhD Jacqueline Allain
Humanities. Masters Vacant Vacant
Immunology, PhD (2 Co-Reps) Xanne Miggelbrink                                Mary Patrice Hamilton
Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health, PhD (Admitting) Christine Figan Crute
Interdisciplinary Data Science, Masters (MIDS) Avani Gupta
International Development Policy, Masters (MIDP) Dwinanda Ardhi Swasono
Law, JD (Rep 1) Vacant Vacant
Law, JD (Rep 2) Kevin Cergol
Law, JD (Rep 3) Ross Hollingworth
Law, JD (Rep 4) Henry Gargan
Law, JD (Rep 5) Robert DeNault
Law, JD (Rep 6) Addison Caruso
Law, JD (Rep 7) Vacant Vacant
Law, JD (Rep 8) Vacant Vacant
Liberal Studies, Masters Alli Selman
Literature, PhD Vacant Vacant
Management in Clinical Informatics, Masters (MMCi) Enze Wu
Marine Science & Conservation, PhD Vacant Vacant
Teaching, Master of Arts (MAT) Vacant Vacant
Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts Hannah Faye Waleh <
Mathematics, PhD Yishu Gong
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Masters (MEMS) Vacant Vacant
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, PhD (MEMS) Heer Majithia
Medical Physics, MS Sydney Shen
Medical Physics, PhD Hope Pegues
Medical Science Training Program (MSTP) Year 3 (Graduate School Year 1) Shannon Eriksson
Medicine (Rep 1) Brahma Natarajan
Medicine (Rep 2) Jay Lusk
Medicine (Rep 3) Justine McKittrick
Medicine (Rep 4) Marek Zorawski
Medicine (Rep 5) Mahsa Taskindoust
Medicine (Rep 6) Michael Rosamilia
Molecular & Cancer Biology, PhD (2 Co-Reps) Taylor Krebs                                        Moiez Ali
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, PhD Vacant Vacant
Music, PhD (2 Co-Reps) Jason Mulligan                                      Cade Bourne
Nicholas School, Masters of Environmental Management (Rep 1) Reed Perry
Nicholas School, Masters of Environmental Management (Rep 2) Regan Fink
Nicholas School, Masters of Environmental Management (Rep 3) Amanda Ullman
Nicholas School, Masters of Environmental Management (Rep 4) Cheryl Lee
Neurobiology, PhD (2 Co-Reps) Bryson Deanhardt                      Michael Young
Nursing, ABSN (Rep 1) Lauren Heaslip
Nursing, ABSN (Rep 2) Erika Dennis
Nursing, ABSN (Rep 3) (2 Co-Reps) Kojo Owusu Ansah
Nursing, MSN (Rep 1) Cindy Swan
Nursing, MSN (Rep 2) Vacant Vacant
Nursing, MSN (Rep 3) Vacant Vacant
Nursing, MSN (Rep 4) Vacant Vacant
Nursing, MSN (Rep 5) Vacant Vacant
Nursing, MSN (Rep 6) Vacant Vacant
Nursing, DNP (Rep 1) Vacant Vacant
Nursing, DNP (Rep 2) Vacant Vacant
Nursing, PhD Jewel Scott
Pathologists’ Assistant Thuy Van
Pathology, PhD (2 Co Reps) Byron Hayes                                           Yulei Tao
Pharmacology & Cancer Biology, PhD (2 Co-Reps) Madeline Sell                                      Emma Dolan
Philosophy, PhD Vacant Vacant
Physical Therapy, DPT (Rep 1) Kara Kalinski
Physical Therapy, DPT (Rep 2) David Rowland
Physical Therapy, DPT (Rep 3) Luis Freile
Physical Therapy, DPT (Rep 4) Lindsay Dean
Physician Assistant, PA (Rep 1) Erin Shiue
Physician Assistant, PA (Rep 2) Kate Hauler
Physics, PhD Tyler Johnson
Political Science, PhD (2 Co-Reps) Stefan Martinez-Ruiz              Cameron Arnzen
Psychology & Neuroscience (P&N), PhD Christina Bejjani
Public Policy Studies, PhD (2 Co-Reps) Claire Le Barbenchon                 Mbalou Camara
Public Policy, MPP (Rep 1) Glenn (Ethan) Rex
Public Policy, MPP (Rep 2) Hannah Loftus
Religious Studies, Masters Vacant Vacant
Religious Studies, PhD Krishni Metivier
Romance Studies, PhD (2 Co-Reps) Matthew Whitehouse Gordillo Cristina Carnemolla
Sociology, PhD (2 Co-Reps) Nicolas Restrepo Ochoa              Ruth Wygle
Statistical Science, Masters (2 Co-Reps) Jingyi Zhang                                           Ziwei Zhu
Statistical Science, PhD Vacant Vacant

2017-18 General Assembly Representatives

Program GA Member 2017-2018 GA Member Email
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, PhD (AAHVS) (4 co-reps) Elizabeth A. Brown
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, PhD (4 co-reps) Karlee Begendorff,
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, PhD (4 co-reps) Robin Klaus
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, PhD (4 co-reps) Soo Yoon
Biochemistry, PhD Jennifer (Jie) Cheng
Bioethics & Science Policy, Masters Jamal Moss
Biology, PhD Emily Ury
Biomedical Science, Masters Alexis Domeracki
Biomedical Engineering, PhD (Rep 1) Jacqueline Robinson-Hamm
Biomedical Engineering, PhD (Rep 2) (Co-Reps) Bradley (Brad) Feiger
Biomedical Engineering, PhD (Rep 2) (Co-Reps) Brian Crouch
Biostatistics, MS Tyler Erickson
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) Julian Gordon
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) Jeanette Carneglia
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) Alex Cagan
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) Eric Lubben
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) Michael Prettyman
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) Emily Carsch
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) Hal Melia
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) Kevin Walton
Business Administration, Masters (MBAA) (Proxy/Alternate) Jeff Wireko
Cell & Molecular Biology, PhD (CMB) (Co-Rep) Nicole Stantial
Cell & Molecular Biology, PhD (CMB) (Co-Rep) Hannah McMillan
Cell Biology, PhD Abby Leinroth
Chemistry, PhD (Rep 1) Felix Nwogbo
Chemistry, PhD (Rep 2) Steven Conklin
Civil & Environmental Engineering, PhD (CEE) (Co-Reps) William (Billy) Gerhard
Civil & Environmental Engineering, PhD (CEE) (Co-Reps) Karoline Johnson karoline.johnson@duke
Classical Studies, PhD Tori Lee
Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (CBB), PhD Xue (Scarlett) Zou
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, PhD Abdull Massri
Divinity, Theological Studies, Masters (MTS) (Rep 1) Carie Dupree: Junior, Master of Theological Studies
Divinity, Masters (MDiv) (Rep 4) Julian Mercer: Middler, Master of Divinity
Earth & Ocean Sciences, PhD Jessie Yang
Ecology, PhD Ryan Huang
Economics, PhD Luke Fesko
Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), PhD Ben Lariviere
Electrical & Computer Engineering, Masters Jeff Lasser
Engineering, Masters (MEng) Hannah Grossman
Engineering Management, Masters (MEM) Adarsh Abhinav
Engineering Management, Masters (MEM) Nate Kiszla
Engineering Management, Masters (MEM) Subhan Mansoor
English, PhD Carolin Benack
Environmental Policy, PhD (University Program in.., UPEP) Bobby Harris
Genetics & Genomics, PhD Crystal Kennedy
Global Health, Masters (Co-Rep) Dilani Logan
Global Health, Masters (Co-Rep) Hailey Diaz
Immunology, PhD (Co-Rep) Anthony Monroe
Immunology, PhD (Co-Rep) Europe Doan
Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health, PhD Risa Gearhart
International Development Policy, Masters (MIDP) Rana Awadalla
Law, JD (Rep 1) Daniel Marcus
Law, JD (Rep 3) Ryan Martin
Law, JD (Rep 4) Ryan Arredondo
Law, Masters (LLM) Charlotte Robin
Liberal Studies, Masters (Co-Reps) Danielle (Dani) Gehle
Liberal Studies, Masters (Co-Reps) Kathryn Daily
Marine Science & Conservation, PhD (Co-Rep) Julia Bingham
Marine Science & Conservation, PhD (Co-Rep) Patrick Gray
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, PhD (MEMS) Amy King
Medical Physics, MS (Co-Rep) Ryan Pappafotis
Medical Physics, MS (Co-Rep) Taylor Smith
Medical Scientist Training Program, PhD Matthew Draelos
Medicine (Rep 1) Mahsa Taskindoust
Medicine (Rep 2) Brahma Natarajan
Medicine (Rep 3) Alexander Roesler
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, PhD Jared Brewer
Music, PhD Maxwell Ramage
Nicholas School, Masters of Environmental Management (Rep 1) Jason Lee
Nicholas School, Masters of Environmental Management (Rep 2) Soli Shin
Nicholas School, Masters of Environmental Management (Rep 3) Regan Fink
Nicholas School, Masters of Environmental Management (Rep 4) Reed Perry
Neurobiology, PhD Marios Tringides
Nursing, ABSN (Rep 1) Young Tae Lee
Nursing, ABSN (Rep 2) Anna Fritz
Nursing, PhD Robyn Wojeck
Pathologists’ Assistant (Co-Reps) Robert Bauer
Pathologists’ Assistant (Co-Reps) Tyler Clement
Pathology, PhD (Co Reps) Yulei Tao
Pathology, PhD (Co Reps) Byron Hayes
Pharmacology & Cancer Biology, PhD (Co-Rep) Madeline Sell
Pharmacology & Cancer Biology, PhD (Co-Rep) Emma Dolan
Philosophy, PhD Ewan Kingston
Physical Therapy, DPT (Rep 1) Andrew Batchelder
Physical Therapy, DPT (Rep 2) Benjamin Ramger
Physical Therapy, DPT (Rep 3) Rebecca Arndt
Physician Assistant, PA (Rep 1) Deanna Matthew
Physician Assistant, PA (Rep 2) Erin Shiue
Physics, PhD Emily Phillips Longley
Political Science, PhD (Co-Reps) Fall 2017 Utku Cansu
Political Science, PhD (Co-Reps) Spring 2018 Stefan Martinez-Ruiz
Psychology & Neuroscience (P&N), PhD Sara Maurer
Public Policy Studies, PhD Marwa K. Al-Fakhri
Public Policy, MPP Augstin Gonzalez
Public Policy, MPP Meg Fee
Religious Studies, PhD Darryl Hunter
Romance Studies, PhD (Co-Rep) Elia Romera
Romance Studies (Co-Rep) Cristina Carnemolla
Sociology, PhD (Co-Rep) Susan Jacobs
Sociology, PhD (Co-Rep) Rayden Kaplan
Statistical & Economic Modeling, Masters (MSEM) Eden Huang