Dr. James A. Rice
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of Graduate Studies
The graduate committee, through its chairperson, the director of graduate studies, is responsible for the supervision of the department's graduate programs. This committee has the responsibility of evaluating applications for admission to the graduate programs; advising graduate students on programs of study and department regulations; evaluating newly proposed graduate courses and programs of study; recommending graduate students for teaching assistantships, research assistantships, fellowships and other forms of financial aid; supervising graduate exams, and evaluating student academic progress.