Contact Us

Location and Phone

Tomlinson Hall, Room 203

10900 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7027

Phone: (216) 368.4390

Office Hours 

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 5:00pm

Our office is open but please continue to contact us via email and voicemail.

Closed Friday April 23

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

Felicia Moss
Assistant Director of Enrollment and Engagement

  • Prospective students
  • Applications for admission
  • Incoming students
  • Non-degree students
  • Program/Department liaison
  • Marketing and Recruitment

Janice Hughes
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
  • Graduate Student Council
  • National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship
  • Commencement
  • Awards Ceremony
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 
Diana Fox
  • Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Commencement
  • Orientation
  • Awards ceremony

Professional Development Center

Graduate Professional Development Center email

Administrator Responsibilities 
Rachel Begley
  • Resources + Programs for graduate students and postdocs
  • Collaboration with CWRU schools/departments
  • National scholarship/fellowship application support
  • Professional Development Conference

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

Administrator  Responsibilities 
Elise Geither
Associate Director
  • Direct the Spoken English Tutoring program (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