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Contacts and Resources for Graduate Students

Talking with a Graduate School Dean

It's okay to ask for help. At Brown, we care about the whole you and work with you to support your success.  

The Graduate Student Resources page lists contacts for academics, health & wellness, and the student experience.

 If you are not sure where to go or are not sure what your question is, you can start with one of the Graduate School deans (below) or one of the Support Deans in the Office of Student Support Services. 

This list of deans indicates roles, office hours and means of scheduling. Additional Graduate School contacts are available on the Deans & Staff page

Associate Deans

Maria Suarez
Associate Dean of Student Support
Deputy Title IX Coordinator  
Meetings times available through online self-scheduling, and by appointment. 

Shayna Kessel
Associate Dean for Masters and Professional Programs, School of Professional Studies 
Meetings by appointment; to arrange one, email [email protected].

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

Vanessa Ryan
Associate Dean of Student DevelopmentOffice hours appointments, Tuesdays 2-4 pm, and appointments at other times are available through online self-scheduling.

Dean of the Graduate School

Andrew G. Campbell
Weekly office hours for graduate students: Mondays, 2 - 3 pm, Horace Mann 202. You may also contact [email protected] to schedule an appointment.