Welcome to the Graduate Student Association home page. This page is intended to provide information—academic, professional and otherwise—to the GVPT graduate student body.

The GVPT Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents graduate student interests. GSA does this by liaising with faculty and the administration, providing a forum for discussing ideas and organizing programs that benefit graduate students, and dealing with any issues that our graduate students may face during their studies. GSA also helps to build a sense of community in the GVPT department via the organisation of social events. Meetings are monthly and are announced via email.

This year, GSA is working on several initiatives relating to graduate academic studies and social needs. Socially, we are keen to expand our social events agenda by organizing departmental sports teams, happy hours, start/end of semester parties and other activities. For the academic benefit of our graduate students we want to promote and develop three areas: a new writing group, the institutionalization of our Gender Studies group, and student-led workshops. We will also be working with the faculty to improve the mentorship system and bring more clarity to the assistantships allocation system.

Below you can also find the list of officers within GSA structure for the year 2015-2016.

If you would like to get in touch with the GSA Co-Chairs, Analia Gomez Vidal and Patrick Tiney, you can contact us at agv [at] umd.edu and ptiney [at] umd.edu.

Officers and Liaisons

GSA Co-Chairs:
Analia Gomez Vidal and Patrick Tiney

Social Chair:
Jori Breslawski and Trey Billing

Professional Development Officer:
Caitlin McCulloch and Peggy McWeeney

International Student Liaison:
Seungjun Kim

Technology Liaison:
Neil Lund

Graduate Studies Committee:
Jared McDonald, Heather Hicks, and Patrick Tiney

Undergraduate Studies/Teaching/Awards Committee:
Eric Dunford

Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Committee:
David Prina

American Field Rep:
Zack Scott

IR Field Rep:
Caitlin McCulloch

Comparative Field Rep:
Joan Timoneda
Theory Field Rep:
Joe Braun
Methods Field Reps:
Eric Dunford
Student-Led Workshop Coordinator:
Katti McNally
First Years’ Reps:
Sean Rao and Tegan George