The Administration of the Graduate School

Office of the Dean

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

Jessica Davis, Senior Executive Assistant to the Dean

Academic Affairs

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

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

Jasmina Besirevic Regan, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Partnerships and Special Projects

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

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

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

Elena D. Kallestinova, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of the Graduate School; Director of Graduate Writing Laboratory, Poorvu 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., Program Manager, Teaching Fellow Program

Kellie Webb, A.A., Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Administration

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

Eduardo Cienfuegos Fernandez, M.B.A., Financial Analyst

Jennifer Medina, M.B.A., Operations Manager

Other Academic Officers with Responsibilities in the Graduate School

Peter Salovey, Ph.D., President

Scott Strobel, Ph.D., Provost

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