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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
  • Tracey Noviello, Executive Assistant
  • Roxanne Patton Zoschg, Special Assistant
  • Cathy Murgas, Administrative Support 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
  • Sue Hyde, Administrative Support Assistant

Office of Graduate Education Financial Administration:

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

  • Emily Martell, Executive Director of Graduate Education Financial Administration
  • 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 Hutchingame, Administrative Support Assistant

Graduate Enrollment Services:

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

  • Lori Anne Hawn, Director of Graduate Student Services
  • Steve Chichester, Interim Associate Director of Graduate Enrollment Services
  • Robin Bang, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
  • Rebecca Blair, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
  • Susan Fenstermacker, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
  • Andrew Harrison, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
  • Fawn Hosterman, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
  • 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
  • Rosella Wagner, Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
  • Jennifer Puhatch, Administrative Support Coordinator
  • Janene Antonaitis, Administrative Support Assistant
  • Ashley Bierly, Administrative Support Assistant
  • Nancy Brink, Administrative Support Assistant
  • Jean Campbell, Administrative Support Assistant

Business Process Analytics:


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

Office of Theses and Dissertations:

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

  • Linda Muthler, Coordinator
  • Shawn Kuhlman, Editorial Assistant

Graduate Educational Equity Programs:

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

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

McNair Scholars Program:

111 Kern Graduate Building

  • Vacant, 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
  • Beth Smith, Assistant Director and Lead Programmer
  • Nicholas Bokoski, Programmer/Analyst
  • Rich Genovese, Programmer/Analyst
  • Gillian Kinney, Programmer/Analyst
  • Mike Shanafelt, Programmer/Analyst
  • Yuanhong Zhu, Strategic Information Analyst
  • Brian Grilli, IT Generalist
  • Zane Weaver, Systems Administrator

Human Resources Office:

101A-C University Support Building 1

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

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