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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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Andrew G. CampbellAndrew G. Campbell

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

Contact Esther Reynoso to schedule an appointment.
Weekly office hours for graduate students: Mondays, 2 - 3 pm, Horace Mann 202 unless otherwise noted below

Fall 2018 Mobile Office Hours

  • September 17: Sidney Frank Hall, Room 250, 2 pm
  • September 24: Robert Campus Center, Room 229, 2 pm
  • October 3: School of Public Health, Room 347, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • October 9: School of Public Health, 347, 2 pm
  • October 15: Brown Center for Students of Color, Conference Room, 2 pm
  • October 22: School of Public Health, Room 347, 2 pm
  • November 5: Sidney Frank Hall, Room 250, 2 pm
  • November 12: Robert Campus Center, Room 229, 2 pm
  • November 19: Brown Center for Students of Color, Conference Room, 2 pm
  • November 26: Sidney Frank Hall, Room 250, 2 pm
  • December 3: Robert Campus Center, Room 229, 2 pm
  • December 10: School of Public Health, Room 347, 2 pm
  • December 17: Brown Center for Students of Color, Conference Room, 2 pm
Thomas A. LewisThomas A. Lewis

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

  • Academic issues
  • Exchange programs
  • Leaves of absence

Meetings by appointment.

Vanessa RyanVanessa Ryan

Vanessa Ryan
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 Tuesdays 2-4 pm, appointments at other times available through online self-scheduling, and by appointment.

Marlina DuncanMarlina Duncan

Marlina Duncan
Associate Dean of Diversity Initiatives
Assistant Vice President for Academic Diversity, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity

  • 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

Drop-by hours: Wednesday, 10-11 am; and Friday, 1-2 pm.

Shayna KesselShayna Kessel

Shayna Kessel
Associate Dean of Master's Education
Interim Associate Dean for International Graduate Students

  • Mentors and advises master's students
  • Liaison to master's programs
  • Oversees master's admission
  • Coordinates with University offices to support students and programs, including the Registrar's Office
  • Addresses questions about deposit fees and tuition and coordinates with the Bursar's Office

Meetings by appointment; to arrange one, email

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. 

Staff and Partners
Peter BaronPeter Baron

Peter Baron
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Office of Financial Aid 

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

Drop-in hours at Horace Mann 102:
November 16, 2-4 pm
January 25, 4-5 pm

Ethan BernsteinEthan Bernstein

Ethan Bernstein
Director of Administration and Operations 

  • Administration management
  • Admission
  • Day-to-day operations 

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 webmaster
  • Social media communicator
  • Graduate School communications and special events
Bev EhrichBev Ehrich

Bev Ehrich
Career Advisor

  • GradCON organizer
  • Career Advising


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
Pamela GaddiPamela Gaddi

Pamela Gaddi 
Manager of Student Development 

  • Development programming
  • Alumni outreach

  • Sara GramleySara Gramley Sara Gramley 

    Assistant Director of English Language Learning
    Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

    • English Language Learning support for graduate students
    • Language and culture workshops

    Ivy Hall
    Financial Coordinator
    Financial & Administrative Networked Services, Office of the Provost

    • Staff expense reports
    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

    Julie KindschyJulie Kindschy

    Julie Kindschy
    Manager, Admission & Reporting

    • Managing admission operations
    Gail LeeGail Lee

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

    • Graduate student payroll administration
    Esther ReynosoEsther Reynoso

    Esther Reynoso
    Executive Assistant to the Dean and Graduate School Office Manager

    • Executive administrator for the dean
    • Programming support
    • Special events planning and logistics
    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
    Kelly ScottKelly Scott

    Kelly Scott
    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
    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