Our Staff

Dean Leslie is currently on leave. While she is on leave, Deputy Dean Cole Crittenden is serving as acting dean. Please direct any communications or business for the dean to Dean Crittenden during this time.

Clio Hall Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: 609-258-3030
Fax: 609-258-6180
Office Hours: 8:45 a.m.–5 p.m. (regular hours); 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (summer hours)

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Dean's Office

Dean of the Graduate School
609-258-3035; Dean Leslie is currently on leave. While she is on leave, Deputy Dean Cole Crittenden is serving as acting dean. Please direct any communications or business for the dean to Dean Crittenden during this time.
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
Executive Assistant and Administrative Manager
(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
Office Administrator
609-258-3536
Technology Support Manager
609-258-1393
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Information technology development and implementation
  • Hardware/software and network applications support

Academic Affairs

Deputy Dean and Acting Dean of the Graduate School
609-258-3168, For appointments, contact Alyssa Pienciak
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
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
609-258-2066
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 humanities and social science fields
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
Assistant Dean for Academic Administration
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
Technical Support Specialist/Data Analyst
609-258-3603
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Student record management
  • System integration support
  • Data requests and reporting
Academic Affairs Coordinator
609-258-3168
Areas of Responsibility:
  • FPO processing
  • Student course exchanges (IUDC and Rutgers Exchange)
  • Summer Language Program
  • Academic Affairs deans’ calendars

Diversity and Inclusion

Associate Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion
609-258-5180
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 external and internal pipeline/pathway initiatives
  • Supervision of access, diversity and inclusion staff
Assistant Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion
609-258-1328
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Recruitment and retention of diverse student populations
  • Diverse student organizations oversight
  • Management of Grad Scholars Program (GSP)
  • Student advising
  • Special responsibility for the humanities and social science fields
Assistant Dean Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences
609-258-9623
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Recruitment and retention of diverse student populations
  • Creation and maintenance of student enhancement and retention programs within the natural sciences
  • Mentorship and student advising
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Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator
609-258-9637
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Assistance with diversity programming expenditures
  • Assistance with diversity programming
  • Scheduling of the Diversity and Inclusion deans
Coordinator for Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences
609-258-9794
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Assistance with diversity programming and recruitment in the natural sciences
  • Assistance and administrative support to the Assistant Dean for Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences
  • Administrative support to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Finance and Administration

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
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
Finance Specialist
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
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
Assistant Director, Finance and Business Analyst
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Financial data reconciliations
  • Finance projects
Finance Coordinator
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

Student Life

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
Assistant Dean for Student Life
609-258-3643
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Programming and events, including the annual Hooding Ceremony
  • Oversight and advisement of graduate student organizations and the Graduate Student Government.
  • Advising students experiencing personal difficulties
  • Crisis intervention, emergency response and nonacademic discipline
  • Special responsibility for the humanities and social science fields
Assistant Dean for Student Life
609-258-3029
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Programming and events including the Graduate School Orientation
  • Supervision of Community Associates
  • Advising students experiencing personal difficulties
  • Housing policies and concerns
  • Crisis intervention, emergency response and nonacademic discipline
  • Special responsibility for the natural science and engineering fields
Assistant Director of Residential Life
609-258-6686
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Oversight of Residential Life for all graduate residential communities
  • Event planning and program development, management of Graduate School social media
  • Advisement of the Residential Committees
  • Crisis intervention, emergency response and nonacademic discipline
  • Liaison to the Housing Office and roommate/housing assignment concerns
  • General issues and concerns for graduate students
Student Life Coordinator
609-258-3028
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Assistant to Dean Schreyer
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Life Annual Events
  • Short-term Loans
  • Medical Reimbursements
Graduate College Office Coordinator
609-258-3443
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Oversight of the administrative office at the Graduate College
  • Support for Student Life initiatives

Graduate Admission

Director of Graduate Admission
609-258-3034
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Operational oversight of the graduate admission process
  • Information requests
  • Admission data reporting
Admission Coordinator
609-258-3034
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Admission application processing
  • Fee waiver and deferral requests
  • Nondegree applicants and information
Admission Coordinator
609-258-3034
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Admission application processing
  • Fee waiver and deferral requests
  • Nondegree applicants and information
Constance L. Humphrey
Graduate Admission Support Assistant
609-258-3034
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Administrative support for Graduate Admission
  • Admission application processing
  • Assist with Onboarding on new incoming students

Professional Development

Associate Dean and Director of Professional Development
609-258-8436
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Lead the efforts of the Graduate School in developing a comprehensive and integrated program of professional development offerings for all graduate students
  • Provide strategic vision and leadership of the GradFUTURES programmatic hub devoted to graduate student professional development, ensuring that its launch is successful, and that its mission is well communicated
  • Establish and expand key partnerships with students, faculty, staff, industry and alumni
  • Ensure that Princeton is identifiable as a leader in making professional development an integral part of the formal and co-curricular education that our graduate students receive
Assistant Dean for Professional Development
609-258-9675
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Co-curricular initiatives to support professional development and diverse career interests, including learning cohorts
  • Professional development program budget, including travel grants and student-initiated activities funds
  • Ph.D. long-term career outcomes tracking project
  • Professional development programs, including University Administrative Fellows and community college partnerships
Assistant Dean for Professional Development
609-258-2134
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Strategic Planning & Operations
  • Partnerships & Program Development including GradFUTURES Learning Cohorts
  • University Administrative Fellows Program and Community College Teaching Initiative
  • Strategic Communications & Initiatives