Graduate Studies Contacts

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

Phone: 202-994-6210
Fax: 202-994-6213

Email: [email protected]

 


Office of Graduate Studies Staff

 

Jeffrey Brand
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
202-994-8397

Melissa Busskohl
Director, Graduate Studies & Student Services
[email protected]

Katherine Conaty
Associate Director, Graduate Studies & Fellowships
[email protected]

Natalie McCarter
Associate Director, Graduate Recruitment
[email protected]

Lindsey Dice
Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment
[email protected]

Nicole Davidson
Manager, Doctoral Student Services
[email protected]

Joanna Hatzis
Executive Assistant
202-994-8397

Anna Neubauer
Senior Coordinator
[email protected]

 

Adrienne Douglass
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Liz Kepferle
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Kate Kumar
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Rebecca Burns
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Toni Colaninno
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Michael Farmer
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Charita Hammett
Advanced Graduate Admissions Evaluator
[email protected]

Linda Wilkerson
Executive Assistant
[email protected]

 


Graduate Program Directors

Academy of Classical Acting
Director: Leslie Jacobson
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Michael Farmer

American Studies
Director: Chad Heap
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Rebecca Burns (Current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Anatomical & Translation Sciences
Director: Anne Hirshfield
Assistant Director: Rosalyn Jurjus
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Kate Moore

Anthropology
Director: Ilana Feldman (PhD program)
Director: Joel Kuipers (MA program)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Rebecca Burns (Current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Applied Economics
Director: Joann Weiner
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass

Applied Mathematics
Director: Svetlana Roudenko
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass

Art History
Director: Cristin McKnight Sethi
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Michael Farmer

Art Therapy/Art Therapy Practice
Director: Heidi Bardot
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass

Bioinformatics & Molecular Biochemistry
Director: Jack Vanderhoek
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Liz Kepferle

Biological Sciences
Director: Gustavo Hormiga
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Liz Kepferle (Current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Biomedical Sciences
Director: Robert Miller
Biochemistry & Systems Biology: Ljubica Caldovic and Eric Hoffman
Microbiology and Immunology: David Leitenberg
Molecular Medicine: Norman Lee
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Anna Neubauer (Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Biostatistics
Director: Hua Liang (PhD program)
Director: Angelo Elmi (MS program)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Rebecca Burns (Current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Budget & Public Finance
Director: Joseph Cordes
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Liz Kepferle

Chemistry
Director: Martin Zysmilich
Admissions Director: Cynthia Dowd
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass (Current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Chinese Language and Literature
Director: Phyllis Zhang
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Kate Moore

Communication Management
Director: Meina Liu
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Kate Moore

Contexts of Environmental Policy
Director:  Nancy Augustine
Director:  Peter Linquiti
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Kate Moore

Crime Scene Investigation
Director: Edward Robinson
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Toni Colaninno

Criminology
Director: Fran Buntman
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass

Data Science
Director: Larry Medsker
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Liz Kepferle

Decorative Arts and Design History
Director: Elizabeth Deans (MA)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Michael Farmer

Documentary Filmmaking
Director: Nina Seavey
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Rebecca Burns

Economics
Director: Nicholas Vonortas (PhD Candidacy) 
Director: Tara Sinclair (PhD Pre-Candidacy Advising) 
Director: Roberto Samaneigo (PhD Pre-Candidacy Admissions and Funding) 
Director: Pamela Labadie (MA program)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass (Current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

English
Director: Tara Wallace (PhD program)
Director: Chris Sten (MA program)
Deputy Director: Daniel DeWispelare (New Applicant/Student Contact/Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Liz Kepferle (Current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Environmental and Green Chemistry
Program Director: Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal
Program Director: Jakub Kostal
Admissions Director: Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass

Environmental Resource Policy
Director of Graduate Studies: Nancy Augustine
Program Director: Peter Linquiti
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Kate Moore

Exhibition Design
Director: Barbara Brennan
Office of Graduate Studies Contacts: Michael Farmer

Financial Mathematics
Director:  Yanxiang Zhao
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass

Fine Arts
Director: James Sham
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Michael Farmer

Forensic Investigation
Director:  Edward Robinson
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Toni Colaninno 

Forensic Psychology
Director: Richard Cooter
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Kate Moore

Forensic Sciences
Director: Walter Rowe (Forensic Chemistry) 
Director: Daniele Podini (Forensic Molecular Biology)
Director: Moses Schanfield (Forensic Molecular Biology)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Toni Colaninno

Geography
Director: Ryan Egstrom 
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass

GIS Certificate
Director: Adrienne Douglass
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass

History
Director: Muriel Atkin (MA program)
Director: Hugh Agnew (PhD program)
Director: David Silverman (Admissions Committee Chair)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Toni Colaninno (Current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Human Paleobiology
Director: Shannon McFarlin
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Liz Kepferle (Current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Interior Architecture
Director: Erin Speck
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Michael Farmer

Islamic Studies
Director: Mohammad Faghfoory
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Kate Moore

Leadership Education and Development
Director: Clay Warren
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Anna Neubauer

Legal Institutions & Theory
Director: Brandon Bartels
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Kate Moore

LGBT Health Policy and Practice
Director: Stephen Forssell
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Katherine Conaty

Mathematics
Director: Svetlana Roudenko (MA, MS, and PhD programs)
Director: Yanxiang Zhao (Certificate program)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass (Certificate program; current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Media & Strategic Communication
Director: David Karpf
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Rebecca Burns

Museum Collections Management & care
Director: Mary Coughlin
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Michael Farmer

Museum Studies
Director: Laura Schiavo
Graduate Advisors: Susan Anderson, Laura Schiavo, Max van Balgooy
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Michael Farmer

New Media Photojournalism
Director: Susan Sterner
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Michael Farmer

Non-Profit Management
Director: Michael Worth
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Liz Kepferle

Organizational Sciences
Director: Jonathan Mote
Graduate Advisor: Traci Suiter
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Kate Moore

Philosophy
Director: Laura Papish
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Liz Kepferle

Philosophy & Social Policy
Director: Laura Papish
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Liz Kepferle

Physics
Director: Chryssa Kouveliotou
Graduate Studies Advisor: Harald Griesshammer
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass (Current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Political Science
Director: Eric Grynaviski
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Kate Moore (Current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Production Design
Director: Carl Gudenius
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Michael Farmer

Professional Psychology
Director: Loring Ingraham
Office of Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson 

Psychology PhD
Graduate Program Director: George Howe
Director: Tonya Dodge (Applied Social program)
Director: Sherry Molock (Clinical program)
Director (Spring): Sarah Shomstein (Cognitive Neuroscience program)
Director: Tara Behrend (I/O program)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Katherine Conaty (Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Public Policy and Public Administration
Director: Stephanie Cellini (MPA program)
Director: Elizabeth Rigby (MPP program)
Director: Burt Barnow (PhD program)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Toni Colaninno (MPA and MPP programs)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Liz Kepferle (Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Sociology
Director: Antwan Jones
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Adrienne Douglass

Speech-Language Pathology
Director: Adrienne Hancock
Admissions Chair: Michael Bamdad (New Applicant/Student Contact)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Rebecca Burns

Statistics
Director: Feifang Hu (PhD program)
Director: Reza Modarres (MS program)
Adviser: Subrata Kundu (MS program)
Adviser: Judy Wang (MS program)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Anna Neubauer (Current Master's Students; Master's and Doctoral Admissions)
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Nicole Davidson (Current Doctoral Students)

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Director: Nemata Blyden
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Liz Kepferle

Women's, Gender & Sexuality - Public Policy
Director: Cynthia Deitch
Office of Graduate Studies Contact: Liz Kepferle