Who We Are

Administrative Deans

 

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

Ben Vinson III
Dean of Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
202-994-6130

Paul Wahlbeck
Vice Dean for Programs and Research
202-994-4872

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

Evie Downie
Associate Dean for Academic Assessment & Support
202-994-0363

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

Laura Boselovic
Faculty Personnel Specialist
202-994-3527

Tyler Cassidy
Department Operations Coordinator
202-994-6130

Academy for Classical Acting
Leslie Jacobson, 202-994-7072

Africana Studies
Jennifer James, 202-994-6630

American Studies
Melanie McAlister, 202-994-6071

Anthropology
Chet Sherwood, 202-994-6346

Art and Art History
Alexander Dumbadze, 202-994-6306

Art Therapy
Heidi Bardot, 703-299-4157

Biological Sciences
Robert Donaldson, 202-994-6094

Chemistry
Michael King, 202-994-6488

Classical & Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
Mohssen Esseesy, 202-994-6179

Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
Sanjit Sethi, 202-994-1700

Data Science
Larry Medsker, 802-488-4708

East Asian Language & Literatures
Shoko Hamano, 202-994-7107

Economics
Sumit Joshi, 202-994-6154

English
Marshall Alcorn, 202-994-6180

English for Academic Purposes
Megan Siczek, 202-994-5815

Environmental Resource Policy
Peter Linquiti, 202-994-5837

Film Studies
Kerric Harvey, 202-994-4962

Forensic Sciences
Walter Rowe, 202-992-5757

Geography
Lisa Benton-Short, 202-994-6188

History
Katrin Schultheiss, 202-994-6232

Institute for Biomedical Sciences
Linda Werling, 202-994-2918

Interior Architecture and Design
Stephanie Travis, 202-992-6699

Judaic Studies
Daniel Schwartz, 202-994-2397

Language Center
Ikuko S. Turner, 202-994-0365

Mathematics
Frank Baginski, 202-994-4857

Museum Studies
Kym Rice, 202-994-0165

Music
Robert Baker, 202-994-9043

Organizational Sciences/Communication
Lynn Offerman, 202-994-8507

Philosophy
Tadeusz Zawidzki, 202-994-6444

Physics
Bill Briscoe, 202-994-6788

Political Science
Bruce Dickson, 202-994-4186

Professional Psychology Program
Loring Ingraham, 202-994-4712

Psychology
Carol Sigelman, 202-994-8422

Religion
Robert Eisen, 202-994-6327

Romance, German & Slavic Languages & Literature
Richard Robin, 202-994-7081

School of Media & Public Affairs
Frank Sesno, 202-994-9553

Sociology
Hilary Silver, 202-994-1886

Speech & Hearing Science
James Mahshie, 202-994-2052

The Evaluators' Institute
Ann Doucette, 202-994-8112

Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration
Kathy Newcomer, 202-994-3959

Statistics
Tapan Nayak, 202-994-6549

Theatre & Dance
Jodi Kanter, 202-994-1660

University Writing Program
Rachel Riedner, 202-992-5156

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Nemata Blyden, 202-884-3318

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: ccasug@gwu.edu
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

Candace Gnahoui
Senior Administrative Assistant for Dean Chacko
202-994-8116

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: askccas@gwu.edu

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

Lindsey Duble-Dice
Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions & Advising

Anna Neubauer
Senior Coordinator

Nicole Davidson
Manager, Doctoral Student Services

Rebecca Burns
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator

Toni Colaninno
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator

Adrienne Douglass
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator

Michael Farmer
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator

Kate Kumar
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator

Liz Kepferle
Advanced Degree Program Coordinator

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

Rebekka Egger
School Research Administrator
202-994-7322

Gary Reynolds
School Research Administrator
202-994-6449

Kristina Short
School Research Administrator
202-994-0002

Jessica Zamiska
School Research Administrator
202-994-6679

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: ccasalum@gwu.edu
Fax: 202-994-8060

Phillip Horne
Assistant Vice President of Development
202-994-5432

Cara Pomponio
Executive Director of Development
202-994-1435

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

Meredith Fox
Associate Director of Development
202-994-1435

Jay Harder
Associate Director of Development
202-994-9909

Emily Collins
Assistant Director of Development
202-994-6063

Jennie Eaton
Executive Associate
202-994-5650

Alicia York
Director of Stewardship
202-994-7132

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

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

Jenna Postler
Communications Coordinator
202-994-4782

For Columbian College web inquiries, email ccasweb@gwu.edu.

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: ots@gwu.edu

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