About Graduate Student Services

The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) has a team of dedicated professionals to assist you in navigating academic policy's and processes. We also have a Career Counselor who can provide guidence and support from the day you begin your studies.

Graduate Student Services Team

    Academic Center, Smith Hall Suite 118
    Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 
   ccasgra[email protected]

Should you wish to contact any team member, please email [email protected] or make an appointment with us

Each CCAS graduate program has an assigned Program Coordinator who is your main point of contact within the Office of Graduate Studies.  Your Program Coordinator administers the enrollment and academic standing policies and procedures that all graduate students must maintain. Your Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) addresses any academic advising questions related to course selection and other degree requirements.  Please use [email protected] for all email correspondence, including the submission of all forms.  It is very helpful to us that you include your GWID and program of study in the subject line of your email.  This way we can ensure your email is responded to even if your assigned student services coordinator is out of the office.


Anna Marie Siegel, Associate Director

Anna Marie Siegel
Associate Director

Programs: Anthropology, Clinical Psychology, all Forensic Science programs, Forensic Psychology, LGBT Health Policy and Practice

Nicole Davidson, Manager Doctoral Student Services

Nicole Davidson
Manager, Doctoral Students 

Programs:  All Ph.D. programs.

Amelie Chenet-Smith, Senior Coordinator

Amelie Chenet-Smith
Senior Coordinator

Programs: American Studies, Biological Sciences, Budget and Public Finance, Contexts of Environmental Policy, Criminology, Environmental Resource Policy, Human Paleobiology, Non-Profit Management, Philosophy, Philosophy and Social Policy, Public Administration, Public Policy, Sociology, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Public Policy

London Faust, Senior Coordinator

London Faust
Senior Coordinator

Programs: Anatomical and Translational Sciences, Applied Economics, Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics & Molecular Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Communication Management, Data Science, Environmental and Green Chemistry, Financial Mathematics, Geography, GIS, Mathematics, Media and Strategic Communication, Organizational Sciences, Physics, Political Science, Statistics

Zack Samara, Senior Coordinator

Zack Samara
Senior Coordinator

Programs: Art History, Art Therapy, Chinese Language and Culture, all Corcoran programs, English, History, Islamic Studies, Speech-Language Pathology



Career Counseling

Our career counselling team provides one-on-one career counselling from the moment you start your graduate program. Schedule an appointment with a career counselor through Handshake. More information on our career services can be found on our careers website.

   [email protected]


Wendy Wright - CCAS Career Counselor


Wendy Wright
Career Counselor

Wendy provides Career Counselling for all CCAS graduate students with the exception of Trachtenberg School and Data Science students. 


Your Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)

Each graduate program has a Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) who will be your main point of contact regarding your academic program requirements. 

You must meet with your DGS before registering for courses in the first semester to ensure you are informed of exactly which courses you need to take and what is required to complete your graduate program. Your DGS’ contact details can be found in the Graduate Program Director listing on the Office of Graduate Studies Contacts page.

You should also discuss the possibility of transferring any graduate credit earned at other institutions with your DGS, and submit the necessary paperwork to the Office of Graduate Studies.


Role of your Academic Advisors 


Student Services Coordinator

  • Processes restricted registration requests
  • Provides guidance on CCAS and GW academic policies
  • Audits academic progress
  • Processes CCAS and GW forms
  • Processes graduation clearances


Director of Graduate Studies

  • Serves as Academic advisor
  • Answers questions about program requirements and curriculum
  • Provides guidance on CCAS and GW academic policies
  • Creates your Plan of Study 
  • Assists with registration
  • Submits DegreeMAP petitions
  • Evaluates academic progress
  • Consults with Coordinator on academic issues
  • Submits CCAS forms