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Deans & Staff


Graduate School staff and leadership are working remotely.

Please email [email protected] with questions or to set up a virtual meeting.

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

Email Addresses:
Graduate Admission Staff: [email protected]
Graduate School Deans: [email protected]
Webmaster: [email protected]
Conference and travel funds: [email protected]
General inquiries: [email protected]

Andrew G. CampbellAndrew G. Campbell

Andrew G. Campbell
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Medical Science

Fall 2021 Office Hours: Mondays from 2-3 pm, unless noted below.
Email [email protected] to request an in person or Zoom meeting

Office hours for the week of October 11 will be on Tuesday, October 12 from 1-2 pm.

Thomas A. LewisThomas A. Lewis

Thomas A. Lewis
Co-Deputy Dean
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor of Religious Studies

  • Academic issues
  • Exchange programs
  • Leaves of absence

Meetings by appointment.

Vanessa RyanVanessa Ryan

Vanessa Ryan
Co-Deputy Dean
Associate Dean of Student Development

  • Student development programming and policy
  • Distinctive Opportunities
  • Professional development and liaison to CareerLAB and Sheridan Center
  • Liaison to the Office of the Dean of the College

Office hours appointments, Tuesdays 1-3 pm, and appointments at other times are available through online self-scheduling.

Alycia Mosley AustinAlycia Mosley Austin

Alycia Mosley Austin
Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

  • Develops initiatives to foster positive and supportive climate and community
  • Liaison to programs and offices to support positive student experience and retention
  • Liaison to programs on recruitment planning and outreach

Meetings by appointment.

Shayna KesselShayna Kessel

Shayna Kessel
Associate Dean of Master's and Professional Programs, School of Professional Studies

  • Mentors and advises master's students
  • Liaison to master's programs
  • Coordinates with University offices to support students and programs, including the Registrar's Office
  • Leads master's and professional program assessment and new program development

Meetings by appointment; to arrange one, email [email protected].

Maria SuarezMaria Suarez

Maria E. Suarez
Associate Dean of Student Support
Deputy Title IX Coordinator  

  • Support practices and policies
  • Support for individual students
  • Medical and personal leave
  • Coordinates with Office of Institutional Diversity
  • Liaison to the Office of Campus Life and Student Services, including Student and Employee Accessibility Services, as well as to Counseling and Psychological Services

Meetings times available through online self-scheduling, and by appointment. 

Ethan BernsteinEthan Bernstein

Ethan Bernstein
Associate Dean for Administration & Operations

  • Administration management
  • Admission
  • Day-to-day operations 
Staff and Partners
Peter BaronPeter Baron

Peter Baron
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Office of Financial Aid | Page-Robinson Hall, 2nd Floor, 69 Brown Street

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

Counselor On-Call Hours (to reach Peter or other financial aid staff): 
10 am-4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
11 am-4:30 pm Wednesday
Phone: 401-863-2721 

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
Danielle CookDanielle Cook

Danielle Cook
Senior Labor Relations Specialist
Human Resources | South Street Landing & Horace Mann

  • Supports the implementation and day-to-day administration of Brown University's collective bargaining agreement with graduate students
  • Serves as a point of contact for union-related administrative policies and processes for faculty, staff, and students
  • Helps promote a positive relationship between the graduate student union and University representatives
Susan ElySusan Ely

Susan Ely
Communications and Special Events Manager

  • Graduate School website manager
  • Social media 
  • Graduate School communications and special events
Maria FariaMaria Faria

Maria Faria
Admission Coordinator

  • Program liaison for Africana Studies, American Studies (doctoral), Anthropology, Archaeology and the Ancient World, Chemistry (doctoral), Classics, Comparative Literature, Computer Science (doctoral), Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Economics, Egyptology and Assyriology, Engineering , English, French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian Studies, Literary Arts, Mathematics, Modern Culture & Media, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Portuguese & Brazilian Studies, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Religious Studies, and Slavic Studies


Maija HallsmithMaija Hallsmith

Maija Hallsmith
Diversity Initiatives Program Assistant

  • Diversity recruitment and retention programming support
Kara KelleyKara Kelley

Kara Kelley
Senior Project Manager

  • Liaison between Graduate School operations and CIS
  • Business Process Analyst
  • Facilitator of the adoption of new IT tools and processes

Available: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Jen KimJen Kim

Jen Kim
English Language Support Specialist
Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning | Sciences Library | 201 Thayer Street, 7th Floor

  • English language learning support for graduate students
  • Language and culture programs and workshops
Julie KindschyJulie Kindschy

Julie Kindschy
Manager, Admission & Reporting

  • Managing admission operations
  • Program liaison for master's programs in American Studies, Computer Science, Data Science, Education, Public Humanities

Open Position
Operations and Student Affairs Specialist

  • Student insurance processing 
  • Emergency Funding processing support
  • CollegeNET prospective student messaging support
Gail LeeGail Lee

Gail Lee
Payroll Specialist
Financial & Administrative Networked Services, Office of the Provost 

  • Graduate student payroll administration
Kelly NasonKelly Nason

Kelly Nason
Senior Financial Analyst

  • Graduate School budget input and financial reporting
  • Operations management (stewardship, grant funds, travel funds, and payroll)
  • Graduate program financial plan set-up and analysis
Kirk RobinsonKirk Robinson

Kirk Robinson
Manager of Student Development 

  • Student development programming
  • Distinctive Opportunities
  • Community Fellows
  • Open Graduate Education program manager
Michelle RoseMichelle Rose

Michelle Rose
Financial Coordinator

  • Processing and review of graduate student appointments
  • External funding incentive plan and stipend top-ups
  • Conference and Research Travel
Terry SnookTerry Snook

Terry Snook
Senior Data Analyst

  • Graduate School data and reporting
  • Data visualization and analysis
  • Report applications (Cognos and Tableau)

Data Request Form

Lisa TillsonLisa Tillson

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
Ray WindsorRay Windsor

Ray Windsor
Executive Assistant to the Dean and Graduate School Office Manager

  • Executive administrator for the dean
  • Programming support
  • Special events planning and logistics
William WittelsWilliam Wittels

William Wittels
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs

  • Graduate Digital CV
  • Program review support
  • Updating of academic policies
  • Fellowship application support