Contact the Graduate Studies Team

Office of Graduate Studies

Please use the appropriate email address below for all email correspondence, including the submission of any required forms or documents.

 

 

Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
801 22nd St. NW
Phillips Hall 107
Washington, DC 20052

  202-994-6210
  202-994-6213

 

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Jeremy Stadelman

Administrative Associate to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
202-994-8397
[email protected]

The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) has a team of dedicated professionals to assist you in navigating academic policies and processes.

  • 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.

 


Graduate Admissions

Phillips Hall, Suite 107 | [email protected]

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

 

 

 


Graduate Student Services

Smith Hall, Suite 118 | [email protected]  | 202-994-6210

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

Graduate Student Services - Career Advising

Smith Hall, Suite 118 | [email protected]  | 202-994-6210

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

 
 

 

 


Graduate Recruitment

Phillips Hall, Suite 107 | [email protected]

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


Graduate Program Directors

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 below.

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 CCAS Office of Graduate Student Services ([email protected]).

Your DGS’ contact details can be found in the alphabetical Graduate Program listing below: 

Programs A-C

Academy of Classical Acting
Director: Alexander Wild

American Studies
Director: Melani McAlister
Master's Adviser: Dara Orenstein

Anatomical & Translation Sciences
Director: Robert Hawley
Director: Nicole De Vaul

Anthropology
Director: Jeffrey Blomster (PhD program)
Director: Richard Grinker (MA program)
Director: Steve Lubkemann (MA program)

Applied Economics
Director: Joann Weiner

Applied Mathematics
Director: Yanxiang Zhao (MS program)
Director: Joel Lewis (Certificate program)

Art History
Director: Mika Natif

Art Therapy/Art Therapy Practice
Director: Heidi Bardot

Bioinformatics & Molecular Biochemistry
Director: Manjari Dimri

Biological Sciences
Director: Scott Powell

Biomedical Sciences
Director: Alison Hall
Cancer Biology: Norman LeeYanfen Hu
Genomics & Bioinformatics: Ljubica CaldovicRaja Mazumder
Microbiology and Immunology: Alberto BosqueDavid Leitenberg
Neuroscience: Matthew ColonneseJason Triplett
Pharmacology & Physiology: Colin YoungNikki Posnack

Biostatistics
Director: Feifang Hu (PhD program)
Director: Tapan Nayak (MS program)

Budget & Public Finance
Director: Joseph Cordes

Chemistry
Director: Martin Zysmilich
Admissions Director: Cynthia Dowd

Chinese Language and Literature
Director: Phyllis Zhang

Communication Management
Director: Meina Liu
Adviser: Lucian Lu

Contexts of Environmental Policy
Director: Peter Linquiti

Criminology
Director: Fran Buntman

Programs D-F

Data Science
Director: Ryan Engstrom
Associate Program Director: Mary Gohar

Economics
Director: Roberto Samaniego (PhD Pre-Candidacy Admissions and Funding)
Director: Pam Labadie (PhD Pre-Candidacy Advising)
Director: Robert Phillips (PhD Candidacy)

English
Director: Holly Dugan

Environmental and Green Chemistry
Program & Admissions Director: Houston Miller
Program Director: Jakub Kostal
Adviser: Martín Zysmilich

Environmental Resource Policy
Director: Rachel EmasPeter Linquiti

Exhibition Design
Director: Andrea Dietz

Financial Mathematics
Director: Joel Lewis

Fine Arts
Director: James Sham

Forensic Psychology
Director: Rocio Lopez-Sharifi

Forensic Sciences
Director: Daniele Podini (Forensic Investigation, Forensic Molecular Biology)
Director: Walter Rowe (Forensic Chemistry)
Director: Heidi Eldridge (Crime Scene Investigation)
Director: Kate Kumar (Blood Splatter Analysis)

Programs G-I

Geography
Director: Marie Price

GIS Certificate
Director: Brendan Hurley

History
Director: Sara Matthiesen (PhD program)
Director: Katrin Schultheiss (MA program)

Human Paleobiology
Director: Alison BrooksChet Sherwood (PhD program)
Director: David Braun (MS program)

Interaction Design
Director: Kevin Patton

Interior Architecture
Director: Catherine Anderson

Islamic Studies
Director: Mohammad Faghfoory

Programs J-L

Jewish Cultural Arts
Director: Jenna Weissman Joselit

LGBT Health Policy and Practice
Director: Stephen Forssell

Programs M-O

Mathematics
Director: Yanxiang Zhao (PhD program)
Director: Joel Lewis (MA and Certificate program)

Media & Strategic Communication
Director: Sean Aday

Museum Collections Management & Care
Director: Mary Coughlin

Museum Studies
Director: Laura Schiavo
Graduate Advisors: Susan AndersonMax van Balgooy

New Media Photojournalism
Director: Susan Sterner

Non-Profit Management
Director: Michael Worth

Organizational Sciences
Director: Gelaye Debebe (MA)
Graduate Studies Advisor: Mary Lee
Director: David Costanza (I/O program)

Programs P-R

Philosophy & Social Policy
Director: Eric Saidel

Physics
Director: Oleg Kargaltsev
Graduate Studies Advisor: Michael Doering

Political Science
Director: Ingrid Creppell

Professional Psychology
Director: Loring Ingraham

Psychological & Brain Sciences PhD
Director: Michelle Stock (Applied Social program)
Director: Sharon Lambert (Clinical program)
Director: Stephen Mitroff (Cognitive Neuroscience program)

Public Policy and Public Administration
Director: Anil Nathan (MPA and MPP program)
Director: Burt Barnow (PhD program)

Programs S-Z

Social Practice
Director: Maria del Carmen Montoya

Sociology
Director: Fran Buntman

Speech-Language Pathology
Director: Adrienne Hancock
Admissions Chair: Michael Bamdad (New Applicant/Student Contact)

Statistics
Director: Feifang Hu (PhD program)
Director: Tapan Nayak (MS program)
Adviser: Reza Modarres (MS program)

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Director: Ashwini Tambe

Women's, Gender & Sexuality - Public Policy
Director: Cynthia Deitch

 

Social Practice
Director: Maria del Carmen Montoya

Sociology
Director: Fran Buntman

Speech-Language Pathology
Director: Adrienne Hancock
Admissions Chair: Michael Bamdad (New Applicant/Student Contact)

Statistics
Director: Feifang Hu (PhD program)
Director: Reza Modarres (MS program)
Adviser: Xiaoke Zhang (MS program)
Adviser: Qing Pan (MS program)

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Director: Ashwini Tambe

Women's, Gender & Sexuality - Public Policy
Director: Cynthia Deitch

 


Academic Advisors 

Your student services coordinator and your Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) have distinct responsibilities:

 

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