Contact Us

502 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Admissions phone: (574) 631-7706
Main phone: (574) 631-7544
Fax: (574) 631-4183

The Graduate School maintains two general email addresses:

    • Admissions and application inquiries: gradapp@nd.edu

    • General information and website issues: gradsch@nd.edu

Dean’s Office and Administration

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Laura Carlson
Vice President and Associate Provost,
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Psychology

Email
(574) 631-8052
    • Voice of the Graduate School
    • Innovation in graduate training
    • Strategic planning
    • Development
    • Policy and program design

Christal Colbert
Dean’s Assistant
(574) 631-8052
    • Administrative assistant to the Dean
    • Dean’s scheduling

The Graduate School Executive Committee

Brian Flaherty
Program Director, Strategic Initiatives
Email
(574) 631-2705
    • External fellowship administration
    • Fellowship stewardship
    • Strategic projects
    • Advisory Council
    • Student awards
    • Promoting international and external partnerships

John Lubker
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Email
(574) 631-5778
    • Academic counseling
    • Administration of Graduate School policies
    • Graduate student life
    • Oversight of students’ progress
    • Student appeals

Nyrée McDonald
Associate Dean for Enrollment Management
Email
(574) 631-8421
    • Graduate School recruitment
    • Support programs with their individual recruitment efforts and admissions
    • Manage online application and recruitment system

Demetra Schoenig
Director, Academic Enhancements
Email
(574) 631-7633
    • Budgets – monitoring and administration
    • Financial policies
    • Operations manager
    • Oversight for Postdoc Office
    • Oversight for Communications
    • Oversight and coordination of graduate student professional development

 

The Graduate Studies Leadership Team

The Graduate Studies Leadership Team is a collaborative group that includes both the dean and executive committee of the Graduate School, and the following collegiate associate deans:

Ted Beatty
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs
(574) 631-7038

James Brockmole
Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Research, College of Arts and Letters
(574) 631-1792

Michael Hildreth
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, College of Science
(574) 631-6458

Peter Holland
Associate Dean for the Arts, History, and Romance Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Letters
(574) 631-8827

Mark McCready
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering
(574) 631-7146

 

Graduate School Staff

Mimi Beck
Program Director, Graduate Student Life
(574) 631-1221
    • Liaison between Student Affairs and the Graduate School
    • Quality of life programming and advocacy
    • Resource and service referrals
    • Assessment and strategic planning for Graduate Student Life

Aaron Bell
Program Director, Marketing & Communications
(574) 631-9395
    • Social media
    • Graphic design
    • Website maintenance
    • Premium content development

Linda Chism
Recruitment Coordinator
(574) 631-4694
    • Recruitment
    • Slate specialist
    • Reports (Recruitment)

Maureen Collins
Program Director, Academic Services
(574) 631-5926
    • Add/drops, course audits, and grade changes
    • Application to degree candidacy
    • E-forms
    • Graduation and degree audits
    • Leave of absence
    • Reports (Graduate School)
    • Transfer of credits

Mellisa Crisan
Admissions Coordinator
(574) 631-5489
    • A-L: Applications, admission decisions, and immigration documentation
    • A-L: Creation of live student records
    • A-L: Disapproved/rejected applications

Diana Dickson
Coordinator, Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
(574) 631-8208
    • Postdoctoral scholars
    • Research associates
    • Visiting scholars
    • Research visitors
    • Teacher in training
    • Senior research associates

Kelly Donndelinger
Financial Analyst
(574) 631-8422
    • Financial awards processing
    • Health insurance subsidy processing
    • Student Jobs processing (GA stipends, graduate hourly)
    • NSF GRFP coordination
    • Graduate program budget reconciliation and ad hoc reporting
    • Tenure-Tenure Track Reappointment and Promotions cycle (Provost Office)

Deanne (Dee) Gipson, Ph.D.
Recruitment Strategies Program Director
(574) 631 2811
    • Identifying and recruiting top talent
    • Increasing applicant pool
    • Recruiting strategies
    • Assisting with campus recruiting events
    • Research and create benchmark tools
    • Services and supports academic programs

Shari Hill Sweet
Editor, Webmaster and Publications Manager
(574) 631-7545
    • Dissertations and theses
    • Editor, annual policy updates
    • ProQuest/UMI liaison
    • SharePoint site maintenance
    • Website maintenance

Nora Kenney
Communications Assistant
(574) 631-6345
    • Writing and editing

Mae Kilker
Professional Development Assistant Program Director
(574) 631-7446
    • Academic iNDex
    • Professional development program coordination

Samantha Lee
Program Director, Office of Grants and Fellowships
(574) 631-2443
    • Representative for external grant and fellowship programs
    • Manage and coordinate grant and fellowship selection processes
    • Strategic leadership in grantsmanship
    • Guide students in identifying and obtaining successful extramural funding

Liz Loughran
Graduate Career Consultant – Sciences
(574) 631-2080
    • Career exploration and planning
    • Developing career skills and capabilities
    • Career programming and professional development
    • Networking with alumni and employers

Shalon McClatchey
Admissions Coordinator
(574) 631-4695
    • M-Z: Applications, admission decisions, and immigration documentation
    • M-Z: Creation of live student records
    • M-Z: Disapproved/rejected applications
    • Slate specialist
    • Slate: One-on-one training for program assistants/coordinators
    • Slate: Manage user accounts

Larry Milks
Graduate Career Consultant – Engineering
(574) 631-2087
    • Career exploration and planning
    • Developing career skills and capabilities
    • Career programming and professional development
    • Networking with alumni and employers

Erik Oswald
Graduate Career Consultant – Professional Master’s
(574) 631-4424
    • Career exploration and planning
    • Developing career skills and capabilities
    • Career programming and professional development
    • Networking with alumni and employers

Dawn Rizek
Program Manager
(574) 631-1704
    • Commencement
    • Ethics workshop
    • Orientation
    • Slate specialist

Kathryn Sawyer
Assistant Program Director, Office of Grants and Fellowships
(574) 631-1713
    • Assist with external grant and fellowship programs
    • Assist with grant and fellowship selection processes
    • Assists students with locating, strategizing for, and winning grants and fellowships

Erik Simon
Graduate Career Consultant – Arts and Letters, and Keough Ph.D. Programs
(574) 631-1892
    • Career exploration and planning
    • Developing career skills and capabilities
    • Career programming and professional development
    • Networking with alumni and employers

Valli Sarveswaran
Associate Program Director, Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
(574) 631-8109
    • Mentoring and development
    • Career services
    • Community development
    • Policies and procedures for postdoctoral scholars