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Interdisciplinary Doctorate Overseers Committee

Committee of the
Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

MEMBERSHIP: 2017-2018

Term: Five (5) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing
Department Title Term Role Note
Fantini, Sergio Biomedical Engineering Professor 2011-2018 Chair  
Krimsky, Sheldon Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Professor 2008-2018    
Marrone, Steven History Professor 2008-2018    
Orians, Colin Biology Professor 2008-2018    
Pinto, Sarah Anthropology Professor 2012-2018    
Cook, Bob Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean 2013-2018 Ex officio, nonvoting  
Panetta, Karen School of Engineering Dean of Graduate Education 2017-2018 Ex officio, nonvoting  



The function of the Interdisciplinary Doctorate Overseers Committee (IDOC) is to review applications to the Interdisciplinary Doctorate Program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, the IDOC oversees the students in the program to ensure that they are making progress toward their degrees.

The committee consists of seven faculty members of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, including one representative from the School of Engineering. The Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences serves as an ex officio member without vote. Tenured A&S&E faculty are eligible to serve on this committee.

Committee members attend meetings at least twice per academic year to assess the progress of candidates already in the program. Additionally, the committee meets several times a year to evaluate the application of students to the Interdisciplinary Doctorate Program. Committee members must be willing to review applications to the program and to have at least one meeting with each applicant and their doctoral advisory committee. This committee is not appropriate for tenure-track faculty members.


Information will be posted as it becomes available.