CGE Council Members


This legislative council shall consist of one member from each department with graduate programs, elected by and from the UF. The nominees for membership must have primary responsibility at the graduate level.

  1. This legislative council shall elect a chairperson from its membership who shall also serve as a member of the UF Senate.
  2. The legislative council shall submit a report of its actions in writing to the UF Senate chair, at least fourteen (14) calendar days before each regularly scheduled meeting of the UF Senate.
  3. At the beginning of each academic year, the chair of this committee shall contact the President of the GSA and request that one (1) graduate student be appointed to serve on the Faculty Senate for a period of one (1) year. Student participation is on a non-voting, advisory basis. Due to the nature of specific agenda items, the student may be excused from participation at the council's discretion.
  4. This legislative council shall meet as often as necessary to conduct its business.


Council Chair: Lawrence H. Pick

Council Subcommittees:

 1. The Curriculum Subcommittee-- Lynda Lytle (Chair), Thangi Appanah, Deborah Chen Pichler, & Beth Betman

 2. The Policy Subcommittee -- Benjamin Bahan (Chair), Brenda Seal, Francis Duffy, & Christopher Stone

 3. Student Concerns Subcommittee-- Lawrence Pick & Gregory Farber (GSA Student Representative)

 4. Liaison to the Committee on Distant Learning -- Deborah Chen Pichler 

Picture of  Lawrence Pick, Ph.D. Lawrence H. Pick, Ph.D - Chair
Hall Memorial Building W312-A
CGE Term: 2012-2015
Department Affiliation: Psychology

Picture of  Thangi Appanah, Ed.D
Thangi Appanah, Ed.D
Fowler Hall 302-E
CGE Term: 2012-2015

Picture of  Benjamin Bahan, Ph.D Benjamin Bahan, Ph.D
Sorenson Language and Communication Center 1218
CGE Term: 2014-2017
Department Affiliation: ASL and Deaf Studies

Picture of  Francis Duffy, Ph.D. Francis Duffy, Ph.D
Fowler Hall 203-B
CGE Term: 2012-2015
Department Affiliation: Public Affairs

Caitlin Ramsey Caitlin Ramsey - Graduate Student Representative 
CGE Term: 2014-2015
Department Affiliation: Linguistics 

Picture of  Lynda Lytle, Ph.D. Lynda Lytle, Ph.D
Fowler Hall 106
CGE Term: 2013-2016
Department Affiliation: Counseling

Picture of  Gaurav Mathur, Ph.D. Gaurav Mathur, Ph.D - Assistant Dean - Ex Officio
Sorenson Language and Communication Center 3222
Department Affiliation: Linguistics

Martha Sheridan, Ph.D
Hall Memorial Building S 338-D 
CGE Term: 2013-2016
Department Affiliation: Social Work

Picture of  Deb Chen Pichler, Ph.D. Deborah Chen Pichler, Ph.D
Sorenson Language and Communication Center 3217
CGE Term: 2014-2017
Department Affiliation: Linguistics

Picture of  Brenda Seal, Ph.D. Karen Garrido-Nag, Ph.D
Sorenson Language and Communication Center 2210
CGE Term: 2014-2017
Department Affiliation: Hearing, Speech & Language Sciences

Thomas Allen Thomas Allen, Ph.D
Sorenson Language and Communication Center 1223

CGE Term: 2014-2015

Interdisplicinary Graduate Degree Programs
Program Affiliation: Educational Neuroscience
Christopher Stone Christopher Stone, Ph.D.
Hall Memorial Building N103B
CGE Term: 2014-2017
Department Affiliation: Interpretation

Marilyn Sass-Lehrer Marilyn Sass-Lehrer, Ph.D.
Fowler Hall 311

CGE Term: 2014-2015

Interdisplicinary Graduate Certificate Programs

Program Affiliation: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Families:

Collaboration and Leadership Program

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