Lynn Cooley – Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Responsible for the educational mission of the Graduate School, the quality of its programs, and the welfare of graduate students

C. N. H. Long Professor of Genetics

Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Warner House 207


Susanne Olsen – Administrative Assistant

Warner House 208


Academic Deans

The Academic Deans are responsible for the administration of the graduate programs, in consultation with the Directors of Graduate Studies. If you are having any issues with your program, another student or faculty member, or you need clarification on the expectations of the GSAS, these are the people to contact. The Deans work in two teams with one focusing on graduate programs in the Social Sciences and Humanities while the other administrates the graduate programs in the Sciences and Engineering.

Social Sciences and Humanities

Pamela Schirmeister – Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Academic affairs of programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Academic and administrative initiatives that cut across the university

Warner House 201


Allegra di Bonaventura – Assistant Dean

Academic affairs of the following

- Graduate programs in the Humanities, African American Studies, Economics, Management, Political Science, and Sociology

- Master’s programs in African Studies, East Asian Studies, European & Russian Studies, International Development & Economics, and Global Affairs

Advises students regarding financial aid, registration issues, disciplinary procedures, leaves, and withdrawals

Warner House 205


Robin Ladouceur – Assistant Dean

Communications for the GSAS, including website and social media

Administers academic programs and fellowships alongside Associate Dean Schirmeister and Assistant Dean di Bonaventura

Warner House 312


Alicia Grendziszewski – Administrative Assistant

Warner House 202


Sciences and Engineering

Richard Sleight – Associate Dean

Academic affairs of the following

- The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Medical School, the Nursing School, and the School of Public Health

- Central campus science departments, as well as the departments of Anthropology, Psychology, Linguistics, and Statistics

Warner House 313


Robert Harper-Mangels – Assistant Dean

Academic affairs of the following

- Graduate programs in the Sciences and Engineering
Graduate programs in Anthropology, Linguistics, Psychology, and Statistics

- Campus Advisor for students applying to the following
Fulbright student award

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Liaison to the Graduate Student Assembly

Warner House 311


Carl Hashimoto – Assistant Dean

Academic affairs of graduate programs in the Sciences and Engineering

Administration of the following

- Gruber Science Fellowship Program

- Special programs to enhance graduate education and

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Cell Biology

Warner House 301


Theresa Dio – Administrative Assistant

Warner House 302