Graduate Program Manager – Leslie Abadie -counsels graduate students about technical and substantive departmental and Graduate School degree requirements for both degree programs and all fields of study; helps students arrange appropriate course schedules; provides staff supervision of the assignment of teaching assistants (TAs) and project assistants (PAs); disseminates information on funding opportunities and supervises the distribution of graduate fellowships, assistantships, and prizes; assists in managing the Graduate Program’s various funds. Serves on the Graduate Council, JCOTA, the F&S Committee, and the Harassment and Discrimination Committee.
Graduate Admissions and Program Coordinator – Lisa Normand – coordinates the application and admissions process; plans and facilitates special events and assists with workshops; coordinates the administrative aspects of student appointments (TA/PA), manages TA/PA office assignments; oversees Reader/Grader appointments; schedules SYRs, Prelims, Prospectus, and Dissertation defenses; facilitates graduate level course permissions; provides administrative support to the Graduate Council; and oversees the graduate newsletters for current students and alumni.
Payroll and Benefits Specialist – Davis Fugate – handles payroll and benefits matters related to graduate fellowships, scholarships, TAships, PAships, and readerships; oversees the disbursement of graduate funds to international students.
Graduate Program Project Assistant – Alice C.M. Kwok – supports the Graduate Program staff on a variety of projects designed to enhance the Graduate Program, particularly regarding recruitment and retention, TA training, diversity workshops, and professional development.
Department Receptionist – Amelia Zurcher – greets visitors and manages department front office; answers numerous inquiries about a large variety of subjects both in person and on the telephone and directs people to the correct source for further information
Graduate Council(GC) – has overall responsibility for the graduate program and curriculum. It is chaired by the DGS and is composed of four other faculty members, appointed by the Department Chair, and four elected graduate student representatives. The Graduate Program Coordinator, Graduate Program Assistant, and Graduate Program Project Assistant serve ex officio.
Fellowships and Scholarships Committee (F&S) – has principal responsibility for awarding fellowships, grants, and prizes. It is composed of the DGS (chair), three faculty members appointed by the chair, and the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Joint Committee on Teaching Assistants (JCOTA) – supervises the hiring, training, and ongoing professional development and evaluation of teaching assistants and hears concerns relating to teaching assistantships. Its membership consists of one faculty member from the Undergraduate Council, one faculty member from the Graduate Council (who serves as chair), three elected graduate student representatives, the Graduate Program Coordinator, and the Graduate Program Project Assistant (ex officio).