Graduate School Leadership
Brandy A. Randall, Ph.D.
Dr. Brandy Randall joined The Graduate School as associate dean in 2013. Dr. Randall leads student professional development and program development and review aspects of the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies. This includes working with graduate programs and the Graduate Council to develop curriculum, working with the Program Review committee to evaluate program efficacy, and working with graduate programs to develop workforce and professional development activities for graduate students. Randall is also an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science.
Randall’s research involves relational and contextual influences on adolescents’ and young adults’ positive and problem behaviors, with a particular focus on rural youth. She has published 12 journal articles, eight book chapters and two book reviews. She is currently the associate chair of the Youth Development master’s degree faculty group for the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA), a consortium of public universities that provides inter-institutional online masters programs.
Thomas I. Wahl, Ph.D.
In 2014, Dr. Thomas I. Wahl was named associate dean of The Graduate School. Dr. Wahl is responsible for graduate student fellowships and funding programs as well as for coordinating interdisciplinary programs.
Dr. Wahl is a professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, where his research focuses on trade policy, consumers’ attitudes and preferences, international marketing and trade as well as food demand. He received his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in agribusiness and agricultural economics from Iowa State University.