Contact us

As part of the university's response to COVID-19, the Graduate School is currently working remotely. We are available during regular business hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday


For general applicant and student questions about graduate applications:, 313-577-4723

For staff and faculty questions about Graduate Admissions Slate tech support:  
Alexandrea Kummer, Data Analyst,, 313-577-8140

For staff and faculty questions about the processing of application exceptions (low grade point average, non-traditional degree, TOEFL waiver, three-year bachelor's degree), residency appeals, and special graduate applications (international study abroad, Fulbright and Munich Fellowships):
Sherry Quinn, Director of the Office of Graduate Admissions,, 313-577-8141

Student services

For general questions:
For scholarship questions:
For Ph.D. questions:
For master's degree questions

For questions about graduate assistantships, additional service assignments and tuition/student accounts:
Tricia Koufes, Manager of the Dean's Office,, 313-577-2145

For questions about awards, fellowships and commencement:
Karen Schramm, Ph.D. Manager of Awards and Events,, 313-577-8053

For questions about career development and professional development events:
Sokol Todi, Associate Dean of Postdoctoral Development,, 313-577-1173

Postdoctoral scholars

For questions about postdoctoral scholars and the Postdoctoral Association:
Sokol Todi, Associate Dean of Postdoctoral Development,, 313-577-1173


For questions about academic standards:
Jeff Pruchnic, Associate Dean of Student Success,, 313-577-0213

For questions about proposing or revising a graduate program:
Todd Leff, Associate Dean of Student Career Development,, 313-277-8002

For questions about graduate faculty appointments:
Karen Schramm, Ph.D. Manager of Awards and Events,, 313-577-8053

For questions about program proposals and the Graduate Council:
Mary Wood, Program Director,, 313-577-0551


For questions about outreach and graduate student recruitment:
Shantelle Cavin, Graduate Programs Outreach Specialist,, 313-577-0096

For general media inquiries: 
Nick Mattar, Associate Director of Marketing,

Business affairs

For questions about operational and administrative activities:
Lakshmi Sabapathy, Director of Business Affairs,, 313-577-8051

For questions about WayneBuy, TravelWayne and account review:
Sha'Ron Williams, Manager of Business Operations,, 313-577-0218

Data management

For questions about data on prospective students, current graduate students and alumni:
Mustafa Ziyad, Associate Director of the Office of Data Management,, 313-577-2968


For faculty and staff questions about BUILD:
Farron McIntee, Director of the Research Enrichment Core,, 313-577-9427

For questions about the BUILD consortium and programming:
Jennifer Tabb, BUILD Project Coordinator,, 313-577-9904

Office of the dean

Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, Dean,
Caterina Schueler, Executive Assistant to the Dean,, 313-577-2172