Graduate Academic Affairs

The Graduate Academic Affairs team serves CHSS students, faculty, and staff across the College with academic processes. The office supports inclusive excellence and innovation in graduate education and research, and addresses the academic and professional development needs of students in CHSS. We assist with graduate curriculum development and academic program reviews for CHSS faculty, develop college-level academic policies, and manage graduate student appeal and grievance processes. We also manage CHSS’s competitive awards for graduate students, process academic actions, support efforts by faculty and students to secure external funding, and facilitate professional development opportunities related to graduate education and mentoring.

Graduate Academic Affairs Team

  • Marguerite Rippy

    Marguerite Rippy

    Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs

    Contact me about: Curriculum development and assessment; academic program review; graduate student funding

  • Susan A Turriziani

    Susan A Turriziani

    Associate Director for Graduate Academic Affairs

    Contact me about: Questions or concerns regarding student academic processes, including thesis/dissertation defense and submission, graduation deadlines, and termination exception requests

  • Stephanie Hinnenkamp

    Stephanie Hinnenkamp

    Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment

    Contact me about: Admissions process and enrollment reports; gaining access to the graduate application system and the CHSS Bachelor’s Accelerated Masters pathway

  • Clara Robertello

    Clara Robertello

    Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator

    Contact me about: Updating CHSS graduate webpages; general admissions information

  • Cris Berry

    Cris Berry

    Office Manager