Graduate Studies Administrators:

Director of Graduate Studies (DGS):

Professor Daniel Jordan Smith
[email protected] 
Office Location
Office Hours

Contact the DGS with questions relating to:

  • General graduate advising
  • Degree requirements
  • Dissertation proposals
  • Preliminary Exams
  • Teaching Assistant assignments
  • Graduate funding (except first and second year summer funding)
  • Graduate student standing in the program (except first and second year students)
  • Leaves of absence
  • Visa and external fellowship applications
  • Transfer credits
  • Program annual report


Director of Graduate Training (DGT):

Professor Paja Faudree
[email protected]
Giddings House
Office Hours

Contact the DGT with questions relating to:

  • General inquiries from students in their first and second year of the program
  • Master's thesis proposals and writing
  • First year graduate student advising (fall semester)
  • New student orientation
  • Teaching Assistant orientation and training
  • Summer funding for first and second year students
  • Standing of first and second year students
  • NSF-GRF applications
  • Open Graduate Education Program (OGEP)


Director of Graduate Admissions (DGA):

Professor Andrew Scherer
[email protected]
Feinstein House 203
Office Hours

Contact the DGA with questions relating to:

  • General inquiries from prospective Ph.D. students (except students applying through Brown's OGEP - contact the DGT)
  • Admission to the Ph.D. program in Anthropology
  • Events related to graduate admissions