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Who to Ask: Graduate School and Other Contacts for Students

QUESTION/TOPIC CONTACT

Alumni
I would like my dissertation to be temporarily removed from the Library's digital repository.

I have just defended my dissertation and have a position. I need a letter certifying that I completed my Ph.D.


Jean Rainwater


Barbara Bennett

Commencement, and Dissertation and Thesis Submittal
I want to register to participate in Commencement.

I want to learn more about the process of defending and submitting my dissertation/thesis.

 

Susan Ely

Barbara Bennett

Student Completions
I am almost done but will need an extension to the submission deadline.

I need a letter validating completion/degree.

I would like to review my degree requirements.


Thomas A. Lewis or Barbara Bennett


Thomas A. Lewis

Thomas A. Lewis 

Dissertation Completion/Extension Proposals (DCP/DEP)
I am looking for DCP/DEP application forms.

I have questions about the process of securing advanced doctoral funding in the Humanities or Social Sciences.

 

Dissertation Completion Proposal page (under Financing & Support, under PhD Funding)

Vanessa Ryan 

Diversity Initiatives
I am interested in mentoring.


I have a question about graduate admission.

I want to know more about diversity and inclusion at Brown University.


Marlina Duncan or Liza Cariaga-Lo, Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion

Marlina Duncan

See the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

Fellowship Applications
I am in need of assistance with a fellowship application.

I want to know if I need to submit an exempt or non-exempt narrative for the SF 424 form.

I want to check on the deadlines for the application of the fellowship (FulbrightLiebmann, etc.) that I'm interested in.

I want to search for fellowship opportunities.


Thomas A. Lewis


Thomas A. Lewis


Thomas A. Lewis

 

Thomas A. Lewis, Ian Straughn (Library)

Student Financial Support/Issues
I have questions about financial aid or would like to learn about financial literacy.

I have questions about my stipend and/or an outstanding balance.

I have a question about the external funding incentive policy.

I have a question about how my stipend will be paid. (See student payroll page.)

I need some emergency financial assistance.

I have a question about tuition or my MPA deposit.

I need a letter concerning taxes, funding or a mortgage.


Peter Baron (Financial Aid Office)


Michelle Rose


Michelle Rose


Gail Lee


Office of the Chaplains, Maria Suarez or Shayna Kessel

Shayna Kessel

 

Shayna Kessel

Health Insurance

I seek additional information about health and dental insurance coverage.

I need like assistance with a fee waiver.

 

Cheryl Moan (Insurance Office) or Shayna Kessel


Shayna Kessel

International Student Concerns
I have questions about visas, leaves or working in the United States.

I would like some information about acculturation and/or language assistance.

I want assistance with writing.


OISSS


Center for Language Studies or Rachel Toncelli (Writing Center)


Writing Center

Leaves
I have questions about medical leaves (see Graduate School Handbook) or personal leaves 

I have questions about professional development leave.

I want to talk to someone about the parental relief policy.


Maria Suarez



Thomas A. Lewis


Vanessa Ryan or Shayna Kessel

Open Graduate Education
Where do I find application materials?

I would like to discuss my ideas regarding Open Graduate Education.


Open Graduate Educate webpage: under Academics and Research)

Vanessa Ryan

Problem Situations
A personal situation (health, family issue, stress, etc.) is interfering with my academic progress.

I am the victim of harassment or assault.

 

I am the victim of a crime.

I need urgent University administrator assistance at night or weekends.

I have a complaint about another student.

I want to talk about my career and graduate education with someone outside the department.

I have a Title IX issue or question.


Maria Suarez, Counseling and Psychological Services or Health Services


Department of Public Safety, Amanda Walsh at the Title IX Office, Gail Cohee (Sarah Doyle Women's Center), Maria Suarez or Counseling and Psychological Services. Please read about the resources on the Title IX website

Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Administrator on Call (Call DPS to access)
Office of Student Life


Maria Suarez, Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Services or Andrew G. Campbell

Any Graduate School dean

 

Maria Suarez or Amanda Walsh, Title IX Office

Professional Development
See our Professional Development webpage

I seek assistance with career exploration, resumes, cover letters and job applications.

I want to explore professional development options.

I am interested in a career in higher education administration and want to apply to the BEST Program.

 


CareerLAB


Sheridan Center
or Vanessa Ryan


Vanessa Ryan

Programmatic questions
I am having difficulties with my program.


Master's: Shayna Kessel; Doctoral: Thomas A. Lewis

Prospective Students
I have an idea for an integrative studies master's program.

I have questions about the support Brown provides for medical, mental health or learning problems.

I would like to apply for Master's or doctoral degree at Brown University.


Shayna Kessel


Maria Suarez, Counseling and Psychological Services, or Student and Employee Accessibility Services


See the Graduate School’s Application Information webpage

Student Support and Student Life
I need general support, help in identifying resources or a referral.

I have questions about religious, philosophical, ethical, or spiritual practices or issues.

I seek ways to connect with other students and would like to participate in social and community events.

I seek child-care referral and subsidies.

I am interested in learning about athletics and recreation facilities on campus.

I have questions about the Parental Relief Policy.

I have a question about accessibility or disibility accommodations.

I want legal help with a lease, housing problem or with another matter.


Maria Suarez or Office of Student Life


Office of the Chaplains


Graduate Student Council
BearSync

 

Human Resources

Athletics & Recreation


Vanessa Ryan or Shayna Kessel

Maria Suarez or SEAS Office (Cathie Axe)

 

Attorney Len O'Brian (at Sarah Doyle Women's Center)

Travel
I need reimbursement for conference travel.

I would like to apply for support for research travel.

I seek support for international travel to present my research abroad.


Michelle Rose

Michelle Rose


Michelle Rose

For contact information, please visit the Deans & Staff page.