Assembly Representatives



The GPSG Assembly represents the entire Indiana University Bloomington graduate student population. The number of voting seats given to each department or program is determined by the level of enrollment during a bi-annual audit. Each department or program chooses how to elect or appoint their own GPSG representative(s).

For the GPSG Assembly handbook, constitution, and by-laws, please click here (PDF).

To view Assembly minutes and agendas, click here.

To download a presentation on parliamentary procedure, click here.


If your department does not currently have representation and you are interested in filling an empty spot, email


School/Department Representative Email
The College of Arts & Sciences
African American and African Diaspora Studies Andrew Stadeker
American Studies Caitlin Reynolds
Anthropology LaTeeka Gray
Astronomy Jamie Overbeek
Biochemistry *1 Representative Needed
Biology Jillian True
Chemistry Jared Kafader
Classical Studies Maria Latham
Cognitive Science *1 Representative Needed
Comparative Literature *1 Representative Needed
Criminal Justice *1 Representative Needed
Economics Kathrin Ellieroth
English Jaclin Bitsis
Environmental Science (COAS) *1 Representative Needed
Fine Arts Whitney Johnson
Folklore Dominick Tartaglia
French & Italian Jessica Tindira
Gender Studies Shadia Siliman
Geography Laura Seifers
Jordan Blekking
Geological Sciences Poonam Giri
Germanic Studies Lane Sorensen
History & Philosophy of Science Megan Allen
History *1 Representative Needed
Linguistics Ashley Parker
Mathematics *1 Representative Needed
Neural Science *1 Representative Needed
Philosophy Dylan Black
Physics Blake Forland
Psychology Natasha Murataeva
Religious Studies Colton Ames
Second Lang. St. *1 Representative Needed
Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures Rebecca Baumgartner
Sociology Jelani Ince
Spanish & Portuguese Ellen Ryan Robinson
Speech & Hearing Matthew Walker
Statistics Jacob Shields
Theatre & Drama Whitney Emerson
The School of Global & International Studies
African Studies *1 Representative Needed
Central Eurasian Studies *1 Representative Needed
East Asian Languages & Cultures *1 Representative Needed
Latin American Studies Jordan Reifsteck
Near Eastern Langauages & Cultures *1 Representative Needed
Russian & East European Studies Lina Meilus
The School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Adrian Hepfer
Brian Shaw
Karina Cardella
Adrian Wynn
Kelley School of Business
Business Systems & Accounting *2 Representatives Needed
Business Administration *3 Representatives Needed
Business PhD Jyoti Gupta
The Media School
Comm. & Culture *1 Representative Needed
Journalism Phillip Anderson
Telecommunications *1 Representative Needed
School of Education
Gina Howard
Hajar Al Sultan
Deb Pardue
Kate McCormick
Gretchen Holthaus
Roy Chan
The School of Informatics & Computing
Computer Science *2 Representatives Needed
Informatics Rachel Fulper
Clayton Davis
Info & Lib. Science Kelsey Hayes
Maurer School of Law
Davin Shaw 
Megan McCabe
Emily Trygstad 
Toni Duerson
School of Medicine
*1 Representative Needed
Jacobs School of Music
Music PD Bret McCandless
Music (Theory) Zachary Zinser
Music (Instrumental) Clifton Boyd  
*3 Representatives Needed  
School of Public Health
Public Health – App. Health Eric Knackmuhs
Public Health – Kin *1 Representative Needed
Public Health – Recreation *1 Representative Needed
Public Health PhD *1 Representative Needed
School of Optometry
*2 Representatives Needed
International Representative
*5 Representatives Needed
Diversity Council
*5 Representatives Needed