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Deans & Staff


Brown University Graduate School
47 George Street, Box 1867
Providence, RI 02912 (401) 863-2600

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General inquiries:

Dean Peter WeberDean Peter Weber

Peter M. Weber
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Chemistry
Drop-By Hours: Mondays, 1 - 2 p.m. or contact Carrie Honeman to schedule an appointment


John TylerJohn Tyler

John Tyler
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Education

  • Academic issues
  • Exchange programs
  • Leaves of absence

Meetings by appointment

Brian WaltonBrian Walton

Brian Walton
Associate Dean of Administration and Program Development
Title IX Coordinator 

  • Administration, including admission
  • Liaison to Directors of Graduate Study
  • Student liaison on health insurance
  • Coordinates with Office of Institutional Diversity and  the Office of Campus Life and Student Services

Drop by or make an appointment

Maria Suarez
Associate Dean and Director of Student Support Services

  • Graduate student services
  • Student support services
  • Medical leave and medical re-admission

Meetings by appointment

Vanessa RyanVanessa Ryan

Vanessa Ryan
Associate Dean of Student Development

  • Graduate student teaching and pedagogy
  • Liaison to the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Liaison to the Office of the Dean of the College

Office hours Tuesdays 2-4 pm, and by appointment.

Associate Dean, Graduate School
Vacant position 

  • Recruitment
  • Mentor and advise students and post-docs on career path and progression

Associate Dean for Master's Education
Vacant position 

  • Mentor and advise master's students
  • Liaison to master's programs
  • Liaison to other University offices/resources to support master's students and programs
Administrative Staff
Barbara BennettBarbara Bennett

Barbara Bennett
Academic Affairs Manager

  • Liaison to Registrar and Bursar
  • Processing of Master's theses and PhD dissertations
  • Processing of leaves, withdrawals, and exchanges
Marie CarreiroMarie Carreiro

Marie Carreiro
Admission Coordinator

  • Program liaison for Africana Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology/Ancient World, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Economics, Education, Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, Computer Music and Multimedia, Ethnomusicology, and Public Humanities
Susan ElySusan Ely

Susan Ely
Communications Specialist
Graduate School and Office of the Vice President for Research

  • Graduate School webmaster
  • Social media communicator
  • Assist with Graduate School communications and special events
Maria FariaMaria Faria

Maria Faria
Admission Coordinator

  • Program liaison for Comparative Literature, Engineering, English, French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian Studies, Literary Arts, Mathematics, Modern Culture & Media, Philosophy, Physics, Portuguese & Brazialian Studies, Public Afairs, Public Policy, Religious Studies, and Slavic Studies
Adella FrancisAdella Francis

Adella Francis
Finance and Operations Specialist

  • Grants manager/external funding administrator
  • Graduate student appointment, payroll, and other financial services support
Carrie HonemanCarrie Honeman

Carrie Honeman
Executive Assistant

  • Executive administrator for the dean
  • Recruiting and professional development support, including conference and research travel
  • Orientation and events support
Scott HoudeScott Houde

Scott Houde
Computing Manager

  • Liaison to Computing & Information Services
  • Reporting, Technical, and Networking Services
Julie KindschyJulie Kindschy

Julie Kindschy
Manager, Admission & Reporting

  • Managing admission operations
Beverly LarsonBeverly Larson

Beverly Larson
Communications Director
Graduate School and Office of the Vice President for Research

  • Graduate School communications planning, content and channels
  • Graduate School Orientation, Commencement, Academy in Context and special events
  • Liaison with Public Affairs and University Relations
  • Manages OVPR communications staff
Gail LeeGail Lee

Gail Lee
Payroll Specialist

  • Liaison with Payroll and Human Resources
  • Student Payroll administration
Beth MurphyBeth Murphy

Beth Murphy
Assistant Director, Financial Aid

  • Student-loan eligibility
  • Need-based grants and fellowships (GAANN, Javits, Gates, etc.)
  • Financial workshops for graduate students
Lisa RamosLisa Ramos

Lisa Tillson
Admission Coordinator

  • Program liaison for Applied Math, Biology and Medicine, Brown-Trinity Acting & Directing, Computational Biology, Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, History, History of Art, Neuroscience, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology, and Theatre Studies
Michelle RoseMichelle Rose

Michelle Rose
Financial Coordinator

  • Processing and review of graduate student appointments
  • Graduate financial services information and support
Tanitia SelloTanitia Sello

Rebecca  Sattel
Acting Director of Finance and Operations

  • Graduate School budget and finance
  • Operations management (stewardship, travel funds, payroll, and appointments)
  • Graduate program financial plans