Staff

Dean's Office

Cole M. Crittenden

Acting Dean of the Graduate School
609-258-3035, For appointments, contact Anna Colasante
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Supervision of the administrative duties of the Graduate School
  • Liaison between the Graduate School and the University
  • Oversight of the Faculty Committee of the Graduate School

Anna Colasante

Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Anna Colasante
609-258-3036
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Administrative support to the Dean of the Graduate School and senior staff
  • Administrative oversight of the graduate school office
  • Support of the Graduate School budget

Trisha Welch

Office Coordinator
609-258-3536
Areas of Responsibility:
  • First point of contact for Graduate School visitors
  • Informational inquiries
  • Coordination of outreach events
  • New student sign in, I-9 and E-verify

Academic Affairs

Cole M. Crittenden

Deputy Dean of the Graduate School
609-258-3168, contact Alyssa Pienciak for appointments
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Supervision of academic affairs and student records data management staffs
  • Policy, Curriculum, Fellowships and Discipline Subcommittees of the Faculty Committee on the Graduate School
  • Review of degree-seeking applicants for admission and oversight of nondegree student programs
  • Enrollment and program status issues and policies, and annual reenrollment process
  • Final public oral examination (dissertation defense) approvals and degree lists

Christine Fecenko Murphy

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
609-258-4959
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Enrollment and program status issues
  • Final public oral examination/defense approvals
  • Department and graduate student issues concerning academic progress and degree completion
  • Academic advising
  • Special responsibility for the natural science and engineering fields

Alyssa Pienciak

Academic Affairs Coordinator
Areas of Responsibility:
  • FPO processing
  • Student course exchanges (IUDC and Rutgers Exchange)
  • Summer Language Program
  • Academic Affairs deans’ calendars

Amy Pszczolkowski

Assistant Dean for Professional Development
609-258-9675
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Professional Development Working Group and liaison to partner offices
  • Review of grant proposals for professional development activities
  • Placement tracking and coordination with department placement officers and DGSs
  • Professional development programs, including University Administrative Fellows

Elaine Willey

Assistant Dean for Academic Support Programs
609-258-3168, contact Alyssa Pienciak for appointments
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Curriculum proposals, updates and approvals
  • External research fellowships requiring Graduate School endorsement
  • Exchange programs and Early Arrivals
  • Dean's Fund for Scholarly Travel grant proposals
  • Graduate student compliance of international travel registration
  • Childbirth and adoption accommodation request approvals

Diversity and Inclusion

Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez

Assistant Dean Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Recruitment and retention of diverse student
  • Creation and maintenance of student enhancement and retention programs within the natural sciences
  • Management of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Molecular Biology and the Lewis Sigler Institute and other natural sciences
  • Mentorship

Aly Kassam-Remtulla

Acting Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Aly Kassam-Remtulla, acting associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Princeton University's Graduate School
609-258-8003
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Recruitment and retention of diverse students
  • Review of applicants for admission
  • Departmental assistance with issues related to advising, academic achievement and degree completion
  • Oversight of diversity fellows and student organizations
  • Oversight of Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
  • Supervision of diversity and inclusion staff

Caressa Sanford

Coordinator for Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences
609-258-9794
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Administrative coordinator for the summer undergraduate research program in Molecular Biology and the Lewis Sigler Institute and other natural sciences
  • Administrative assistance with special and ongoing projects
  • Diversity initiatives dean's calendars and scheduling

Julie Yun

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Recruitment and retention of diverse student
  • Diverse student organizations oversight
  • Management of PSURE program
  • Student advising

Data Management and Student Records

Justin Bronfeld

Director of Graduate Students Information Systems
609-258-8582
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Graduate School data and systems support, maintenance, and integration
  • Processes to accommodate graduate students, faculty and staff in relation to data
  • Graduate School and University initiatives regarding data
  • Graduate student statistics and reporting

Joana Milan

Technical Support Specialist/Data Analyst
609-258-3603
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Student record management
  • System integration support
  • Data requests and reporting

Marvin Waterman

Technology Support Manager
Marvin Waterman, Princeton University's Graduate School
609-258-1393
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Information technology development and implimentation
  • Hardware/software and network applications support

Finance and Administration

Mary Bechler

Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
609-258-7510
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Supervision of admission and financial administration staff
  • Fellowship programs and graduate student financial awards
  • Enrollment management, which includes admission targets and offers
  • Oversight of fellowship endowments and donor gifts
  • Financial assistance programs

Jeanette DeGuire

Finance Coordinator
Jeanette DeGuire, Princeton University, staff member
609-258-2449
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Administrative support for financial administration
  • International Student/Private loans
  • Federal Work Study
  • Student Child Care Assistance Program
  • Financial assistance programs including Federal Perkins, Stafford and GradPLUS loans

Lisa Franzman

Finance Specialist
Lisa Franzman, finance specialist at the Graduate School of Princeton University
609-258-3037
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Graduate student financial awards including fellowships, research and teaching appointments
  • Compliance with Graduate School policy and external funding agency requirements
  • Endowed fellowship stewardship

Jacqueline Knowlton

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
609-258-1999
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Support management of all aspects of graduate student funding
  • Metric reporting, analysis and financial model development to track student data and support the graduate student budget
  • Liaison to graduate admission to prepare and distribute financial awards
  • Enrollment projection preparation

Meghan Krause

Finance Specialist
609-258-7029
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Graduate student financial awards including fellowships, research and teaching appointments
  • Compliance with Graduate School policy and external funding agency requirements
  • Endowed fellowship stewardship

Student Life

Olivia Martel

Community Programs Coordinator
609-258-6686
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Community building through programming
  • Graduate College, Lakeside, and Lawrence communities management
  • GSG executive board and membership body support
  • Student issues and concerns for students in residence

Lynne McClister

Graduate College Office Coordinator
609-258-3443
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Oversight of the administrative office at the Graduate College
  • Support for Student Life initiatives

Lisa Schreyer

Associate Dean for Student Life
609-258-3028
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Supervision of the Student Life staff
  • Grievance mediation, complaint resolution and solutions to student concerns
  • Management of the nonacademic discipline process
  • Assistance for students experiencing personal difficulties
  • Crisis management for medical, psychological and other emergencies

Lily Secora

Assistant Dean for Student Life
609-258-3029
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Programming and events
  • Student Organizations oversight
  • Student led events oversight
  • Residential life and liaison to the Graduate Housing Office
  • Crisis Intervention, emergency response and nonacademic discipline

Mary Ellen B. Trapold

Student Life Coordinator
609-258-3028
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Assistant to Dean Schreyer and Dean Secora
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Life Annual Events
  • Short-term Loans
  • Medical Reimbursements
  • Social Media

Graduate Admission

Rachel Baerga

Graduate Admission Documentation Coordinator
609-258-3034
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Communications to prospective and admitted students
  • Admission operations support
  • Documentation of Graduate Admission policy and process

Michelle Carman

Director of Graduate Admission
609-258-3034
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Operational oversight of the graduate admission process
  • Information requests
  • Admission data reporting

Laurie Eccles

Admission Coordinator
Laurie Eccles, Princeton University, staff member
609-258-3034
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Admission application processing
  • Fee waiver and deferral requests
  • Nondegree applicants and information

Rebecca Hoppe

Admission Support Assistant
Rebecca Hoppe, Princeton University, staff member
609-258-3034
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Graduate admission support