Who is on the dissertation committee?

The dissertation must be approved by a minimum of three members of a faculty committee of four members. The member of the program faculty who supervises the student’s investigation becomes chair of the committee and must be a member of the graduate faculty. The committee also includes two additional members of the Ph.D. faculty in education and an “outside” member, who is appointed by the Ph.D. director in consultation with the student’s adviser. Whenever possible, “outside” shall be “outside the university,” but in all cases this person must be outside the program. The outside member is expected to be a recognized authority on the subject of the dissertation. Prior to scheduling a defense of the proposal, the proposed committee must be approved by the Ph.D. director.