Leadership

Student Success

  • Assistant Dean

    Jessica Beck is assistant dean of the Graduate School. In this role, she serves as the director for the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT) program and also provides leadership for the Graduate Success and Recruitment &... more

    541-737-8576

  • Director of Graduate Student Success

    Ashleigh supports timely degree completion by helping students, faculty and staff navigate university policy and resources. Ashleigh also provides leadership for campus-wide graduate success programming, upon-request workshops, co-sponsored events and the Graduate Student Commons. In tandem... more

    541-737-4652

  • Graduate Writing Center Coordinator

    Chris Nelson is coordinator of the Graduate Writing Center.

    Specializing in genre theory, he has mentored graduate students since 2001 with research and writing. Since arriving at OSU in 2015, he has trained Graduate Writing Consultants to work with graduate students across... more

    541-737-5385

  • Graduate Writing Center Director

    Dennis is the director of the Graduate Writing Center.

    Dennis is a writing and learning technology specialist who has worked in higher education as a teacher, tutor, writing program administrator, and project manager since 1993. Dennis has been a writing program... more

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  • Elise Hohensee
    Special Initiatives Coordinator

    Elise coordinates the Graduate School's various independent and partnered events for graduate students and graduate faculty/staff.

    541-737-4881

  • Joe Page
    Graduate Assistant

    Joe is the Student Success Graduate Assistant for the Graduate School. In this role, Joe supports general programming initiatives along with operations of the Graduate Student Commons, located on the sixth floor of the Valley Library. Joe earned his B.S. in Public Health and B.A. in Spanish... more

    541-737-4881

Enrollment Management and Services

  • Director of Graduate Enrollment Services

    Karen Hanson is the director of graduate enrollment services at the Graduate School. In this role, she leads a team supporting students, faculty and graduate program staff with policies, procedures and academic milestone documents from matriculation to degree certification and commencement.... more

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  • Administrative Program Assistant

    Chrissi provides current students with guidance on academic milestones, policies, procedures, and deadlines. She works closely with college and graduate program staff to support their students’ degree completion.

    541-737-5994

  • Administrative Program Assistant

    Darcy provides guidance to current student for deadlines and processes. She works closely with her assigned colleges to provide professional and accurate service.

    541-737-7089

  • Administrative Program Assistant

    Katherine provides current students with guidance on academic milestones, policies, procedures, and deadlines. She works closely with college and graduate program staff to support their students’ degree completion.

    541-737-2037

  • Administrative Program Assistant

    Sean works as an academic support staff member for all master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations in all colleges. He checks all pretext pages for formatting accuracy, certify all degrees requiring a thesis or dissertation, and approve all uploads to ScholarsArchive. They also organize... more

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Admissions

  • Director of Recruitment and Admissions

    In his role as director of recruitment and admissions in the Graduate School, Patrick leads the implementation and evaluation of recruitment and admissions initiatives in order to increase both application and enrollment volume with respect to identified populations and metrics. In so doing, he... more

    541-737-2046

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    Administrative Program Assistant

    Debra works as an academic support staff member for applicants and provides guidance for admissions.

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    Operations and Customer Service Manager

    Katie assists with Graduate School operations and welcomes visitors to Heckart Lodge.

    541-737-1462

Financial Support

  • Assistant Dean

    Jessica Beck is assistant dean of the Graduate School. In this role, she serves as the director for the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT) program and also provides leadership for the Graduate Success and Recruitment &... more

    541-737-8576

  • Director of Financial Support

    Nick is responsible for the tracking and reporting of graduate student financial support, communicating graduate student financial support information to stakeholders, and leading in the development of new funding strategies.

    541-737-0450

Office of Postdoctoral Programs

  • Steph Bernell
    Associate Dean

    Steph Bernell is associate dean of the Graduate School. Steph has taught over 80 courses at Oregon State, primarily in the areas of health policy and health economics. Her scholarly work combines a deep interest in health policy and politics, with a desire to use economic tools to address an... more

    541-737-9162

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    Executive Assistant to the Associate Deans

    Maureen supports the associate deans in their work managing the Office of Postdoctoral Programs, program review, and much more. 

    541-737-2033

Administrative Support

  • Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost & Dean

    Kim assists the Vice Provost and Dean with the day-to-day activities and long-term initiatives associated with the mission and vision of the Graduate School. Her knowledge and experience help keep the Graduate School working in an efficient and effective manner. 

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    541-737-1456

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    Executive Assistant to the Associate Deans

    Maureen supports the associate deans in their work managing the Office of Postdoctoral Programs, program review, and much more. 

    541-737-2033

Information Technology

  • IT Director

    John's main contributions to the Graduate School include leading the Graduate Education Toolkit project, supporting Grad School technology initiatives, supporting graduate program faculty and staff in their Grad School related interactions with university systems, supporting Grad School staff... more

    541-737-7619

  • Graduate Assistant for Communications

    Cole manages the Graduate School's social media accounts and creates content for print and digital spaces.

    541-737-4881

  • Lauren Henry
    Director of Digital Media and Communications

    Lauren provides a strategic vision to extend the graduate school's brand through messaging grounded in Oregon State's core values. Her work through storytelling and digital communications amplifies the graduate school's unique role to both support and inspire current and future graduate... more

    541-737-1422

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    Analyst / Programmer

    Responsibilities: Salesforce development, data integrations, and project management for the Graduate Education Toolkit project. Supports the Graduate School staff with Banner queries and Nolij issues.

    541-737-5161

  • Assistant Director for IT Operations

    John supports the IT team with project management and business analyst duties. He also manages the IT help desk and provides direct support to programs and students.

    541-737-7753

  • Nick Ransom
    Analyst / Programmer

    Nick supports the Graduate School with Saleforce adminstration and software development.

    541-737-4881