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2013 - 2014 Graduate Student Council Officers
Frank Sturm, GSC President
Frank is a doctoral candidate doing research in the field of Topology in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He specializes in continuum theory, and he has additional interests in the development of algebraic topological methods for use in data analysis. While at Auburn, Frank has served as a GK-12 Fellow, he has acted as a GSC Senator, and he has initiated a graduate student colloquium series focused on promoting the research of COSAM graduate students. He is grateful for being chosen to serve as GSC President, and he strives to continue developing GSC as an organization that will effectively represent graduate students and enhance the graduate student experience at Auburn.
Brandon Fincher, GSC Administrative Vice President (AVP)
Brandon Fincher is a doctoral student in public administration/public policy in Auburn's Political Science Department. He is a native of Woodland, Ala., and is researching civic engagement and government responsiveness at the state and local levels of government. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Auburn and a master of public administration degree from Jacksonville State University.
India Napier, GSC Vice President
India Napier is a doctoral student and research assistant in the Biomedical Sciences Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Her research is focused on developing a contraceptive vaccine as a low-cost alternative to reducing the overpopulation of cats. She obtained her BA in biology from Boston University in Massachusetts and received her MS Degree in Biomedical Sciences (with a specialization in male reproductive toxicology) from AU’s CVM. India also serves as the Treasurer of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association.
Bretford Griffin, GSC Vice President of Student Affairs
Bret Griffin is a doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. He enjoys sports, nature, computers, and movies. Bret has served as a senator on the GSC Rules committee, the GSC Finance committee, the SGA committee, and the University Concessions Board. His commitment to Auburn students is demonstrated through his efforts to secure affordable graduate student housing as well as developing opportunities to build professional skills. As the GSC Vice President of Student Affairs, Bret will continue his mission to improve the quality of life for Auburn’s graduate students.
Koparan "Jon" Can Iscan, GSC Treasurer
Koparan “Jon” Can Iscan is a master’s student pursuing a dual MBA/Finance degree in Auburn’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business. A native of Istanbul, Turkey, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Auburn in 2011. His research has focused on the causes of companies’ IPO (initial public offering) migrations between London’s AIM, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange, and the New York-based NASDAQ.
Richard Davis, GSC Secretary
Richard Davis is a doctoral student in Pharmacal Sciences. He received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Auburn University. His research interests include the molecular pathology and imaging of Staphylococcus aureus infections, and he volunteers as a member of the artistic board for the Auburn Area Community Theatre.
Created On: Mar 10, 2013
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2014