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Graduate School Directory

Graduate School Directory

For general information, contact:

The Graduate School
114 Kern Graduate Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-1795
Fax: 814-863-4627

If you have questions concerning requirements for admissions, please consult with your intended graduate program.


Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education
and Dean of the Graduate School

211 Kern Graduate Building
814-865-2516 | Email:

  • Regina Vasilatos-Younken, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Michael Verderame, Senior Associate Dean
  • Sarah Ades, Associate Dean for Graduate Student Affairs
  • William Clark, Associate Dean
  • Vicki Hewitt, Director of Graduate Council Administration
  • Rob Bannon, Graduate Education Curriculum and Assessment Records Manager
  • Cathy Murgas, Administrative Support Coordinator
  • Jacqueline L. Watts, Events and Communications Coordinator

Alumni and External Relations:

205 Kern Graduate Building
814-865-2514 | Email:

  • James Caltagirone, Director of Alumni and External Relations
  • Tania Luciow, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications

Business Process Analytics:


  • Erika Bowser, Senior Strategic Business Analyst
  • Rosella Wagner, Business Process Analyst
  • Susan Wall, Business Process Analyst

      Graduate Educational Equity Programs:

      111 Kern Graduate Building
      814-863-1663 | Email:

      • Stephanie Danette Preston, Associate Dean for Graduate Educational Equity
      • Tierra Caldwell, Assistant Director
      • Ellie Cook Chapman, Administrative Specialist

      Office of Graduate Education Financial Administration:

      205 Kern Graduate Building
      814-865-2514 | Email:

      • Corinna Bressler, Financial Coordinator

      Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration:

      205 Kern Graduate Building
      814-865-2514 | Email:

      • Jessica Hoffman, Director, Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration
      • Kim Siggins, Administrative Support Coordinator

      Graduate Enrollment Services:

      114 & 115 Kern Graduate Building
      814-865-1795 | Email:

      • Lori Anne Hawn, Director of Graduate Student Services
      • Steve Chichester, Associate Director of Graduate Enrollment Services
      • Susan Ake, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
      • Robin Bang, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
      • Rebecca Blair, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
      • Andrew Harrison, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
      • Fawn Hosterman, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator, Records Lead
      • Sherri Orlofsky, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
      • Amy Pick, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
      • Judy Shawley, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
      • Renee Sommers, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
      • Mary K. Tracey, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator, Admissions Lead
      • Jennifer Leipold, Administrative Support Coordinator
      • Janene Antonaitis, Administrative Support Assistant
      • Nancy Brink, Administrative Support Assistant
      • Jean Campbell, Administrative Support Assistant

      McNair Scholars Program:

      111 Kern Graduate Building

      • Curtis Price, Director, McNair Scholars Program
      • Jon Tveite, Academic Coordinator
      • Tammy Dudick, Administrative Support Assistant

      Network Operations and Data Systems:

      310 Kern Graduate Building

      • Lori Cottrill, Director of Network Operations and Data Systems
      • Rich Genovese, Programmer/Analyst
      • Gillian Kinney, Programmer/Analyst
      • Mike Shanafelt, Programmer/Analyst
      • Yuanhong Zhu, Strategic Information Analyst
      • Zane Weaver, Systems Administrator
      • Matt Zuhlke, Programmer/Analyst

      Office of Theses and Dissertations:

      115 Kern Graduate Building
      814-865-5448 | Email:

      • Linda Muthler, Coordinator
      • Shawn Kuhlman, Editorial Assistant

      Human Resources Office:

      The 331 Building, Suite 136

      • Chad Simpson, Human Resources Strategic Business Partner
      • Samantha Weaver, Human Resources Consultant

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