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Administrative Deans

Paul Wahlbeck

Paul Wahlbeck

Interim Dean, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Yongwu Rong

Yongwu Rong

Associate Dean, Research & Strategic Initiatives

 

Senior Administrative Staff

 

Contact Us

Office of the Dean
Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

801 22nd Street NW
Phillips Hall, Suite 212
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: 202-994-6130

Paul Wahlbeck
Interim Dean of Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
202-994-6130

Eric Arnesen
Vice Dean for Faculty and Administration
202-994-1053

Kimberly Gross
Interim Associate Dean for Program & Operations
202-994-0891

Evie Downie
Associate Dean for Academic Assessment & Support
202-994-3083

Mafona Shea
Director, Human Resources
202-994-2182

Maxine Cogar
Special Assistant to the Dean
202-994-0814

Amber Carter
Scheduling and Information Specialist
202-994-1971

Johnny Vail
Faculty Affairs Specialist
202-994-3527

Kristin Furio
Senior Administrative Assistant
202-994-6130

Office of Undergraduate Studies
Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

801 22nd Street NW
Phillips Hall, Suite 107
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: 202-994-6210
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 202-994-6213

Elizabeth Chacko
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
202-994-8116

Diana Willis
Office Manager
202-994-1502

Gilda Mossadegh
Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising
202-994-6210

For more information and a full list of CCAS undergraduate academic advisors, please visit the Undergraduate Academic Advising website.

Office of Graduate Studies
Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

801 22nd Street NW
Phillips Hall, Suite 107
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: 202-994-6210
Email: [email protected]

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

Joanna Hatzis
Executive Coordinator for Dean Brand
202-994-8397

Melissa Busskohl
Director, Graduate Studies & Student Services

Katherine Conaty
Associate Director, Graduate Studies & Fellowships

Natalie McCarter
Associate Director, Graduate Admissions & Recruitment

Toni Colaninno
Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions

Katie Acosta
Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment

Kate Kumar
Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment

Anna Marie Siegel
Associate Director, Student Services

Nicole Davidson
Manager, Doctoral Student Services

Rebecca Burns
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator

Adrienne Douglass
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator

Michael Farmer
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator

Liz Kepferle
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator

Marie Okamoto
Student Services Specialist, Graduate Awards

Charita Hammett
Advanced Graduate Admissions Evaluator

Linda Wilkerson
Executive Assistant

Yongwu Rong
Associate Dean for Research & Strategic Initiatives
202-994-9539

Juliana Smith
Research Manager
202-994-5317

Ja’net Burke
School Research Administrator
202-994-2304

Jessica Harb
School Research Administrator
202-994-6679

Alice Kungu
School Research Administrator
202-994-0938

Loren Redman
School Research Administrator
202-994-0350

Gary Reynolds
School Research Administrator
202-994-6449

Kristina Short
School Research Administrator
202-994-0002

Frances Taoran Sun
Executive Director, Global Initiatives
202-994-4638

Molly Mroch
Program Coordinator
202-994-4808

Michael Andreano
Program Assistant
202-994-2109

Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

801 22nd Street NW
Phillips Hall, Suite 212
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: 202-994-7132

Columbian College Alumni Programs
The George Washington University

1918 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-994-6435 / 1-800-ALUMNI-7
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 202-994-8060

Cara Pomponio
Executive Director of Development
202-994-1435

Anita Ponchione
Executive Director, School Alumni Programs
202-994-9866

Jay Harder
Director of Development
202-994-9909

Matt Cannella
Director of Development, SMPA & TSPPPA
202-994-0671

Susan Breitkopf
Director of Development, Corcoran School
202-994-0530

Meredith Fox
Associate Director of Development
202-994-1435

Alicia York
Director of Stewardship
202-994-7132

Brendon Smith
Assistant Director of Development
202-994-3467

Anni von Quillfeldt
Development and Alumni Relations Assistant
202-994-6063

Denise St. Ours
Executive Director, Marketing & Communications
202-994-1981

John DiConsiglio
Senior Writer/Editor
202-994-3748

April D. Rongero
Associate Director, Marketing & Communications
202-994-7482

Kathryn Bibler
Senior Web Editor
202-994-1295

Long Nguyen
Senior Associate, Web & Multimedia Content
202-994-0250

Jenna Postler
Communications Coordinator
202-994-4782

For Columbian College web inquiries, email [email protected].

Mafona Shea
Human Resources Director
202-994-2182

Kanishk Singh 
Human Resources Manager
571-553-3579

Christina Drogin
Human Resources Manager
571-553-8205

For more information, please visit the Human Resources website.

Cynthia Allen
Managing Director, Finance and Administration 
202-994-4215

Sara Evans 
Associate Finance Director
202-994-8095

Jelena Berberovic
Assistant Finance Director
202-994-3926

Emprisia Lee
Fiscal Operations Manager
202-994-3194

Michele Tyner
Senior Faculty Affairs Analyst
202-994-2060

Ya Ju (Serena) Yang
Senior Financial Analyst
202-994-9448

Larisa Prisacari
Financial Coordinator
202-994-7638

Roy Myaing
Facilities & Financial Coordinator
202-994-5096

Gary Reynolds
Senior School Grants Management Coordinator
202-994-6449

Randall Shore
Director of Information Technology
202-994-2132

Help Desk - Rome Hall
Office of Technology Services
801 22nd Street NW
Rome Hall, Room B101
Washington, DC 20052

Help Desk - Corcoran Hall
Office of Technology Services
725 21st Street NW
Corcoran Hall, Room 104G
Washington, DC 20052

For all technology planning, implementation and support:

Phone: 202-994-8096
Email: [email protected]

For a list of full-time OTS staff, please visit the OTS website.

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