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If you're still having trouble, you can always find the help you need by emailing us at gsas@brandeis.edu.

Academics

Admissions

Alums

Ask the Dean

Campus Employment

Commencement

Communications

Connected PhD

Financial

Giving and Impact

Health Insurance

Professional Development

Scheduling

Student Life

Student Services 

Academics

Alyssa Canelli
Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
781-736-3413
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 1-2 or by Appointment

What can Alyssa help me with?

Leave of absence and health leave of absence

Withdrawals

Program reviews

Creating and revising GSAS programs

Abigail Arnold
Abigail Arnold
Assistant Director, Operations & Academic Administration
781-736-3542

What can Abigail help me with?

Academic status, residency, and registration

Master’s thesis and dissertation formatting and submission

Admissions

Amy Reardon
Amy Reardon
Associate Director of Admission
781-736-8536

What can Amy help me with?

Prospective Students

General application and admission inquiries

Recruitment Events 

Faculty/Staff

Admission policies

Processing of admission offers

Jaclyn Farina
Jaclyn Farina
Assistant Dean of Admission
781-736-3428

What can Jaclyn help me with?

Admissions policies

Admissions data 

Recruitment

Admissions related communications

Marketing

Graduate School Fairs

Application Deadline Questions

Stephanie Hunt
Stephanie Hunt
Associate Director, Financial Aid and Admissions Strategy

What can Stephanie help me with?

Application fee waiver requests

VIDOF/International enrollment

Carrie Robertson
Carrie Robertson
Data Analyst
781-736-3418

What can Carrie help me with?

Data inquiries (e.g., admissions, enrollment, retention, and outcomes)

Deferrals

Special (Non-Degree) Students

Kimberly Davis
Kimberly Davis
Department Coordinator

What can Kimberly help me with?

General admissions questions

Alums

Wendy Cadge
Wendy Cadge
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
781-736-2641
Office Hours: Tue 3-4 PM for GSAS students; 4-4:30 PM for undergraduates. Contact Abigail Arnold at aarnold26@brandeis.edu to set an appointment.

What can Wendy help me with?

Alum Programming

Regional Events

Connecting with the Broader Brandeis Alum Community

Alum Volunteer Opportunities

Ask the Dean

Wendy Cadge
Wendy Cadge
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
781-736-2641
Office Hours: Tue 3-4 PM for GSAS students; 4-4:30 PM for undergraduates. Contact Abigail Arnold at aarnold26@brandeis.edu to set an appointment. Contact Abigail Arnold at aarnold26@brandeis.edu to set an appointment.

What can Wendy help me with?

GSAS strategy, planning and overall budget questions

GSAS faculty, student and staff governance

GSAS student issues, complaints, concerns

GSAS student experience reports

GSAS budget as it relates to A&S budget

Gifts to the GSAS

Campus Employment

Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli
Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
781-736-3413
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 1-2 or by Appointment

What can Alyssa help me with?

TA/CA policy questions 

Union policy questions

Chris Nayler
Chris Nayler
Associate Director, Operations, Administration, and Budget
781-736-3406
What can Chris help me with?

Students

SEIU (TA or TF) hire letter questions

CA or Grader hire letter questions

Paycheck questions

PhD stipend pay components

Form I-9 questions

Faculty

PhD stipend pay components

GSAS SEIU contract questions

Centralized Additional TA/CA/Grader hire process questions

Kimberly Davis
Kimberly Davis
Department Coordinator
What can Kimberly help me with?

Students

SEIU (TA or TF) hire letter questions

CA or Grader hire letter questions

Paycheck questions

PhD stipend pay components

Form I-9 questions

Faculty

PhD stipend pay components

GSAS SEIU contract questions

Centralized Additional TA/CA/Grader hire process questions

Abigail Arnold
Abigail Arnold
Assistant Director, Operations & Academic Administration
781-736-3542

What can Abigail help me with?

Student jobs within the GSAS offices

Jonathan Anjaria
Jonathan Anjaria
Faculty Director of Professional Development in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
781-736-2221
Office Hours: Mon/Wed 12-1

What can Jonathan help me with?

What do I do in each year (1, 2, 3, etc) to put myself in a position to get a job after graduation?

What can I do with a PhD in [English, History, Anthropology, etc]?

How can I find time for an internship or part-time work when my advisor expects me to focus 100% on research?

How do students connect with alums in faculty and non-faculty jobs?

How do students connect their PhD research with professional development goals?

How do students navigate advisors who are resistant to talking about anything career-related?

Marika McCann
Marika McCann
Associate Director, Professional Development and Employer Outreach
781-736-3402

What can Marika help me with?

Resume, CV, cover letter reviews/application materials

Career exploration

Skill assessment

Informational interviewing and how to reach out to alums

Interviewing

Salary negotiation

Career programming

Commencement

Becky Prigge
Becky Prigge
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

What can Becky help me with?

General Commencement inquiries

Regalia questions

Communications

Becky Prigge
Becky Prigge
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

What can Becky help me with?

Social media

Abigail Arnold
Abigail Arnold
Assistant Director, Operations & Academic Administration
781-736-3542

What can Abigail help me with?

Student and faculty newsletter submissions

Website updates

Strategic communications

Connected PhD

Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli
Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
781-736-3413
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 1-2 or by Appointment

What can Alyssa help me with?

Funding for faculty

Program policies

Anna Valcour
Anna Valcour
Connected PhD Graduate Student Project Lead

What can Anna help me with?

Funding for students

Higher Education Administrative Internships program

Application procedures and support

Webpage updates

General inquiries

Financial

Stephanie Hunt
Stephanie Hunt
Associate Director, Financial Aid and Admissions Strategy

What can Stephanie help me with?

Student loans

Master's or postbac financial aid

Tuition bills

Chris Nayler
Chris Nayler
Associate Director, Operations, Administration, and Budget
781-736-3406

What can Chris help me with?

Student paycheck questions

Connected PhD expenses and pay processing

PhD stipend pay components

PhD tuition bills

GSAS SEIU contract questions

Centralized additional TA/CA/grader hire process questions

SEIU (TA or TF) hire letter questions

CA or grader hire letter questions

PhD funding aspect of admissions

Kimberly Davis
Kimberly Davis
Department Coordinator

What can Kimberly help me with?

Student paycheck questions

PhD stipend pay components

PhD tuition bills

Centralized additional TA/CA/grader hire process questions

SEIU (TA or TF) hire letter questions

CA or grader hire letter questions

Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli
Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
781-736-3413
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 1-2 or by Appointment

What can Alyssa help me with?

Internal and external fellowships and grants

Giving and Impact

Wendy Cadge
Wendy Cadge
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
781-736-2641
Office Hours: Tue 3-4 PM for GSAS students; 4-4:30 PM for undergraduates. Contact Abigail Arnold at aarnold26@brandeis.edu to set an appointment. Contact Abigail Arnold at aarnold26@brandeis.edu to set an appointment.
What can Wendy help me with?

Making gifts/endowments

How we use gifts and endowments

How to Give

Giving Options

Planned Giving Resources

Donor Recognition

   Give Now

 

Health Insurance

Chris Nayler
Chris Nayler
Associate Director, Operations, Administration, and Budget
781-736-3406

What can Chris help me with?

Health insurance enrollments and credits

Kimberly Davis
Kimberly Davis
Department Coordinator

What can Kimberly help me with?

Health insurance enrollments and credits

Professional Development

Jonathan Anjaria
Jonathan Anjaria
Faculty Director of Professional Development in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
781-736-2221
Office Hours: Mon/Wed 12-1

What can Jonathan help me with?

What do I do in each year (1, 2, 3, etc) to put myself in a position to get a job after graduation?

What can I do with a PhD in [English, History, Anthropology, etc]?

How can I find time for an internship or part-time work when my advisor expects me to focus 100% on research?

How do students connect with alums in faculty and non-faculty jobs?

How do students connect their PhD research with professional development goals?

How do students navigate advisors who are resistant to talking about anything career-related?

Marika McCann
Marika McCann
Associate Director, Professional Development and Employer Outreach
781-736-3402

What can Marika help me with?

Resume, CV, cover letter reviews/application materials

Career exploration

Skill assessment

Informational interviewing and how to reach out to alums

Interviewing

Salary negotiation

Career programming

Scheduling

Abigail Arnold
Abigail Arnold
Assistant Director, Operations & Academic Administration
781-736-3542

What can Abigail help me with?

Graduate Council meeting scheduling and minutes

Annual program planning meeting scheduling and minutes

Scheduling meetings with the Dean

Student Life

Monique Pillow Gnanaratnam
Monique Pillow Gnanaratnam
Dean of Students
781-736-3600
Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office serves as an advocate for all Brandeis students, strives to ensure the quality of their overall co-curricular experience at the university and promotes opportunities for students to engage in leadership activities and to experience personal, social and emotional growth and development.

What can Monique help me with?

Student activities & programming

Student support

Shelby Harris
Shelby Harris
Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement and Campus Life

What can Shelby help me with?

Student support

Alexandra Rossett
Alexandra Rossett
Assistant Dean of Student Rights and Community Standards
781-736-5070

What can Alexandra help me with?

Student academic rights and community standards

Student conduct process

Jessica Basile
Jessica Basile
Assistant Dean, Office of Graduate Affairs
781-736-3547
Office of Graduate Affairs

OGA provides programming and support to students across all three graduate schools: the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Heller School of Public Policy, and the International Business School.

What can Jessica help me with?

General graduate student programming

Crisis management

Student Services

Becky Prigge
Becky Prigge
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

What can Becky help me with?

Questions about student resources (for student parents, for writing support, for tutoring, etc.)

Concerns about personal safety or well-being

Emotional and mental health support

Generalized academic / student performance support (everything from time management to conflict resolution)

Connection to on-campus offices like the counseling center, Health and Wellness, PARC, and others

Opportunities for student programming

Student governance questions

Ideas for clubs and organizations

Questions about diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism

General grievances or complaints

Crisis management