The Administration of the Graduate School

Office of the Dean

Lynn Cooley, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School

Susan Hacking, M.S., Senior Manager of Communication and Alumni Affairs

Susanne Olsen, Senior Executive Assistant to the Dean

Academic Affairs

Pamela Schirmeister, Ph.D., Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Graduate School and Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Dean of Undergraduate Education, Yale College; Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Ann Gaylin, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Education

Michelle Nearon, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Student Development and Diversity; Director, Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity

Richard G. Sleight, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Student Advising and Academic Support

Jasmina Besirevic Regan, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Graduate Education

Robert Harper-Mangels, Ph.D., Assistant Dean

Elena D. Kallestinova, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of the Graduate School; Director of Graduate Writing Laboratory, Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Graduate Student Life

Lisa Brandes, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Student Affairs; Director, Graduate Student Life, McDougal Graduate Student Center

Jennifer Mendelsohn, M.S., Associate Director, Graduate Student Life, McDougal Graduate Student Center

Graduate Admissions

Leah Phinney, M.B.A., Director of Admissions

Lisa Furino, Assistant Director of Admissions

Financial Aid

Sara Estrom, M.B.A., CPA, Director of Financial Aid

Howard el-Yasin, M.A., M.F.A., Assistant Director, Teaching Fellow Program

Susan Wroszek, B.S., Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Administration

Mary Magri, M.B.A., Lead Administrator for the Dean’s Administration

Alexa Schlieker, M.S., Operations Manager

Other Academic Officers with Responsibilities in the Graduate School

Peter Salovey, Ph.D., President

Benjamin Polak, Ph.D., Provost

Tamar S. Gendler, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences