Contact Us

Location and Phone

Tomlinson Hall

Tomlinson Hall, Room 203

10900 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7027

Phone: (216) 368.4390

Office Hours 

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm EDT

The Deans

Administrator Responsibilities
Charles Rozek, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Education & Academic & Faculty Affairs
  • Chief academic and administrative officer for the School of Graduate Studies
  • Promotes and supports excellence in teaching, research and creative activities
  • Institutional representative to the Chancellor’s Council on Graduate Studies 
Lynmarie Hamel, JD
Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Oversees the activities that support the academic mission of School of Graduate Studies degree programs
  • Daily operations of the School of Graduate Studies and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Internal and external award/fellowship programs for graduate students and postdocs

Graduate Academic Affairs

Academic programs and policies email:

Administrator Responsibilities 

Brandon Bowman
Graduate Academic Affairs

  • Master's and doctoral programs in biomedical and social sciences, professional programs, and arts and humanities
  • Graduation
  • Waiver of registration
  • Doctoral defenses
  • Leaves of absence
  • Withdrawals
  • Petitions
  • Planned Program of Study (PPOS)

Natalie Cowan
Graduate Coordinator

  • Master's and doctoral programs in engineering, natural and formal sciences
  • Graduation
  • Waiver of registration
  • Doctoral defenses
  • Leaves of absence
  • Withdrawals
  • Petitions
  • Planned Program of Study (PPOS)

Graduate Admissions

Application and admissions email:

Transcripts email:

Administrator Responsibilities 

William Coller
Director of Enrollment and Degree Certification


  • Data Management
  • Student Information Systems
  • Admissions
  • Technical Liaison
  • Program/Department liaison
  • Degree Certification

Aaron McPeck
Admissions Coordinator

  • Admissions
  • Incoming students
  • Non-degree students
  • Department liaison

Office Staff

Events email:

Funding and travel awards email:

Commencement email:

Administrator Responsibilities 

Jess Rudolph
Communications & Operations Coordinator

  • Communications
  • Graduate student travel awards
  • National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship
  • Commencement
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Assistant to the dean
  • Tomlinson Hall room reservations
Department Assistant / Office Coordinator
  • Assistant to the dean
  • Faculty Senate Committee on Graduate Studies
  • Tomlinson Hall room reservations

Postdoctoral Affairs

Postdoctoral Affairs website

Postdoctoral Affairs email:

Administrator  Responsibilities 

Felicia Moss

  • Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Postdoctoral Benefits
  • Postgrad Audit Program
  • CWRU Postdoctoral Association

Professional Development Center

Graduate Professional Development Center email:

Administrator Responsibilities 
Rachel Begley
  • Resources + Programs for graduate students and postdocs
  • Collaboration with CWRU schools/departments
  • Graduate Student & Postdoc Coaching Program
  • Three Minute Thesis
  • Grad Studies Orientation

Northern Ohio AGEP Alliance (NOA-AGEP)

Administrator  Responsibilities 
Matt Smith
Project Director, NOA-AGEP
  • Day-to-day planning and implementation
  • Collaborative relationships with seven Northern Ohio universities
  • Annual project budget
  • Education and diversity programs

Spoken English Programs

Spoken English Programs webpage

Spoken English Programs email:

Administrator  Responsibilities 

Associate Director



  • Direct the Spoken English Language Program (SELP) tutoring (available via
  • Direct the International Teaching Assistant program (courses and testing)
  • Administer the Spoken English Test (SET)
  • Seminars in Culture and Communication, Advanced Fluency, Accuracy in Presentations (free seminars available every semester)
  • Teach UNIV401 Advanced Professional Development for University Teaching
  • TOEFL test preparation

Graduate Student Life

Office of Graduate Student Life website

Graduate Student Life email:

Administrator  Responsibilities 
​Jennifer M. Brown
  • Access to information and services available at CWRU
  • Leadership and diversity programs
  • Opportunities to build community, foster conversations, and encourage collaboration across disciplines