The Administration of the Graduate School

Office of the Dean

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

Kathleen Galo, M.A., Senior Executive Assistant to the Dean

April Swieconek, B.A., Director of Communications

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 and Director, Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity

John Alvaro, Ph.D., Associate Dean for the Biological and Biomedical Sciences

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

Allegra di Bonaventura, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Support

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

Robert Harper-Mangels, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Support

Danica Tisdale Fisher, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Diversity

Graduate Student Life

Matthew Tanico, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Life

Jennifer Mendelsohn, M.S., Director, 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

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

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


Cathy Vellucci, M.B.A., Senior Director of Business Operations

Mary Magri, M.B.A., Senior Director of Finance and Administration

Jennifer Medina, M.B.A., Manager of Finance and Administration

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

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