The Graduate School staff works closely with the staff and faculty of its partner schools. For specific information about a particular school or graduate program, we encourage you to contact that school or program directly. You will find this information by visiting the academic programs list list or our DGS Contact list.

Need more information about how TGS is structured? View our organizational chart.

Office of the Dean

Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD | Dean & Associate Provost
Teresa K. Woodruff was appointed the Dean of The Graduate School and Associate Provost for Graduate Education in September 2017. Read full bio.
Josie Clark | Chief of Staff
Josie Clark

Phone: 847-491-3226

Hank Seifert, PhD | Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Hank Seifert became Associate Dean for Student Affairs in August 2015.  Read full bio.
Angela G. Ray, PhD | Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Angela G. Ray, PhD

Phone: 847-467-3267

Angela G. Ray was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in September 2017. Read full bio.

Alison Tange | Executive Assistant to the Dean & Associate Provost
Alison Tange

Phone: 847-467-6613

Academic Affairs

Faculty and Staff: contact with routine cluster administration, progress review scheduling, mentoring events and curriculum review questions.

Angela Ripp | Assistant Director, Academic Affairs
Angela Ripp

Phone: 847-467-4459

Stephanie Brehm, PhD | Academic Affairs Program Coordinator
Stephanie Brehm, PhD

Phone: 847-491-6703

Eric Long | Academic Affairs Assistant
Eric Long

Phone: 847-467-6858

Admissions & Recruitment

Faculty/Staff: Contact with admission policy and process questions. Applicants: Please contact your individual admitting department directly.

Nick Alena | Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Nick Alena

Phone: 847-491-3421

Cate Arrom | Program Assistant, Admissions and Recruitment
Cate Arrom

Phone: 847-491-8536

Communications & Outreach

Contact for website updates, dean letters, TGS Wire and event listings, and to submit contact information for academic programs.

Rich Cohrs | Director of Communications & Outreach
Jaclyn Hugg | Associate Director, Alumni Engagement
Jaclyn Hugg

Phone: 847-467-6632

Patricia Banach | Events & Outreach Manager
Patricia Banach

Phone: 847-491-8176

Emma Shipley | Communications Representative
Emma Shipley

Phone: 847-467-5871

Diversity and Inclusion

For all diversity and inclusion inquiries, please email:

Damon L. Williams | Assistant Dean, Diversity & Inclusion
Damon L. Williams

Phone: 847-491-3534

Mychelle Williams | Program Coordinator, Diversity & Inclusion
Mychelle Williams

Phone: 847-467-5163

Krystal Villanosa | Diversity & Inclusion Intern
Nisan Hubbard | Diversity & Inclusion Intern

English Language Programs

Contact for information about English language instruction and orientation services for international students; and for questions about proficiency testing and policies. 

Julia Moore, PhD | Director of English Language Programs
Julia Moore, PhD

Phone: 847-491-5776

Erin Leddon | Associate Director of English Language Programs
Erin Leddon

Phone: 847-467-7092

Kathleen Geraghty | Accent Modification Speech Pathologist
Kathleen Geraghty

Phone: 847-491-3847

Brian Hampson | Program Coordinator
Brian Hampson

Phone: 847-467-6053

Family Resources

This office works to provide family resources to graduate students who are parents.
Lesley Lundeen | Family Resource Liaison
Lesley Lundeen

Phone: 847-467-1460
Contact for: Questions, resource information, or a personal consultation on balancing academic responsibilities and family life.

Financial Administration

For all TGS student funding inquiries (except student loans), please email:

For student loans, contact Student Financial Services.

Lisa O'Dwyer | Director, Financial Administration
Lisa O'Dwyer

Phone: 847-491-8497

Laura Soria | Associate Director of Graduate Student Funding and Operations
Laura Soria

Phone: 847-467-6026

Avni Soni | Manager, Financial Analysis
Avni Soni

Phone: 847-467-4166

Sam Okun-Perlin | Financial Assistant
Sam Okun-Perlin

Phone: 847-467-1845

Christina Wouters | Financial Assistant
Christina Wouters

Phone: 847-467-6222

Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development

Contact for institutional training grant support; proposal development, best practices, policies and procedures, training grant data management. Contact for all matters involving Postdoctoral Fellows at Northwestern. Contact for engagement in professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

Liz Jablonski, PhD | Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development
Liz Jablonski, PhD

Phone: 847-467-0827

Mearah Quinn-Brauner, PhD | Associate Director, Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development
Mearah Quinn-Brauner, PhD

Phone: 847-491-8540

Becca Lamarre | Manager, Training Grant Support Office
Becca Lamarre

Phone: 312-503-4739

David Cosejo | Data Assistant, Training Grant Support Office
David Cosejo

Phone: 312-503-2779

Information Technology

Matthew Carroll | Senior Systems Analyst
Matthew Carroll

Phone: 847-467-5781

Research & Analysis

Contact for information/data requests on graduate students and postdocs, TGS program statistics webpage, placement database, surveys, internal and external reporting.

Bill Artz | Director of Research and Analysis
Bill Artz

Phone: 847-491-8505

Samuel Herscher | Research Data Analyst
Samuel Herscher

Phone: 847-467-8867

Rebecca Nawls-Walker | Senior Data Assistant
Rebecca Nawls-Walker

Phone: 847-467-7465

Student Engagement

Dana Bozeman | Associate Director of Graduate Student Engagement
Dana Bozeman

Phone: 847-491-8507

Contact for student organizations, Community Building Grants (CBG), activity fee inquires, and non-academic student life concerns.

Student Services

For all student service inquiries, please email:

Kate Veraldi | Senior Director, Student Services
Kate Veraldi

Phone: 847-467-4108
Contact for: Contact for last names beginning V through Z.

Antoaneta Condurat | Assistant Director, Student Services
Antoaneta Condurat

Phone: 847-491-8469
Contact for: Contact for last names beginning A through F.

Bianca West | Student Services Assistant
Bianca West

Phone: 847-491-7332
Contact for: Contact for last names beginning G through U.