Contact Us

502 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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

The Graduate School maintains three general email addresses:

  • General admissions and pre-application inquiries: GradAd@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
- Strategic Planning
- Voice of the Graduate School
- Development
- International Recruiting
- Major Budget Decisions

Mary Hendriksen
Executive Administrator
(574) 631-1713
- DGS Liaison
- Graduate and Advisory Councils
- Website Writing
- Graduate School Awards
- Special Reports

Susan Miller
Dean’s Assistant
(574) 631-8052
- Administrative Assistant to the Dean
- Dean’s Scheduling
- Ph.D. Exams
- Spouse ID Cards
- T.A. Benefits

The Graduate School Executive Committee

X. Sharon Hu
Associate Dean for Professional Development
Email
(574) 631-7544
- Oversight and Coordination of Professional Development:
– Fellowships
– Pedagogical preparation
– Career paths
– Ethics
- Point Person for University Support of Professional Development

Brian Flaherty
Associate Director of Budget and Operations
Email
(574) 631-2705
- Budgets – Monitoring and Administration
- Financial Policies
- External Fellowship Administration
- Operations Manager
- Graduate School Professional Development Grants to Students
- Professional Development and Recruiting Funds to Programs

John Lubker
Associate Dean of Students
Email
(574) 631-5778
- Oversight of Students’ Progress
- Administration of Graduate School Policies

- Academic Counseling

- Student Appeals
- Withdrawals, Voluntary and Medical Leaves of Absence, Readmission
- Childbirth/Adoption Accommodation
- Approval for Outside Employment

Nyrée McDonald
Associate Dean for Recruitment and Admissions
Email
(574) 631-8421
- Recruitment Efforts
- Admissions
- REU Programs
- Visiting Graduate Students

 

The Graduate Studies Leadership Team

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

Brian Baker
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, College of Science
(574) 631-9810

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

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

Maura A. Ryan
Associate Dean for the Humanities and Faculty Affairs, College of Arts and Letters
(574) 631-3756

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


 

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

Linda Chism
Recruitment Coordinator
(574) 631-4694
- Recruitment
- ApplyYourself Specialist
- Reports (Recruitment)

Maureen Collins
Data and Reporting Program Manager
(574) 631-5926
- Add/Drops and Grade Changes
- Application to Degree Candidacy
- Graduation
- Leave of Absence
- Reports (Graduate School)
- Transfer of Credits

Kelly Donndelinger
Financial Analyst
(574) 631-8422
- Financial Awards Processing
- Health Insurance Subsidy Processing
- Student Jobs Processing (GA stipends, graduate hourly)
- NSF GRFP Coordination

Lisa Ellam
Coordinator, Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
(574) 631-8208
- Postdoctoral Scholars
- Research Associates
- Visiting Scholars
- Research Visitors
- Teacher in Training
- Senior Research Associates

Cindi Fuja
Career Consultant
(574) 631-1892
- Career Counseling
- Ph.D. Students

Shari Hill Sweet
Editor, Webmaster and Publications Manager
(574) 631-7545
- Website Manager
- Publications
- Dissertations/Theses
- Liaison to ProQuest/UMI

Lisa Michaels
Career Consultant
(574) 631-7544
- Career Counseling
- Professional Master’s Students

Kimberly Patton
Associate Program Director, Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
(574) 631-8109
- Mentoring and Development
- Placement and Career Services
- Community Development
- Policies and Procedures for Postdoctoral Scholars

Colleen Turk
Program Manager
(574) 631-1704
- Professional Development
- Proposed Programs and Quality Assessment

Larry Westfall
Program Director, Graduate Career Services
(574) 631-2418
- Oversight and Coordination of Placement Services
- Point Person for Corporate and Industrial Placements
- Career Counseling

Mike Westrate
Associate Program Director, Grants and Fellowships
(574) 631-2443
- Representative for External Fellowship Agencies
- Oversight and Coordination of Student Fellowships and Grants
- Assistance with University Grant Applications for Students

Janina Wojcik
Admissions Coordinator
(574) 631-5489
- Admissions (Last names A-L)
- ApplyYourself Specialist
- Reports (Admissions)

Rae Zavor
Admissions Coordinator
(574) 631-4695
- Admissions (Last names M-Z)
- ApplyYourself Specialist
- Reports (Admissions)