Administration and Staff

Associate Provost

Dennis G. Hall

Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
(615) 322-2809
Graduate School Policy, Graduate Faculty, Graduate Faculty Council, Enhancing Graduate Education (EGE) Program
Assistant Provost

Steven Smartt

Associate Dean for Academic Services and Assistant Provost for Research
(615) 322-3825
steven.smartt@vanderbilt.edu
Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officer, Admissions Procedures, liaison to Graduate Student Council, fund-raising and development, coordinator for external fellowships.
Associate Dean

Richard Hoover

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
(615) 322-3944
Academic Affairs, Honor Fellowships, Student Travel Grants, Dissertation Enhancement Grants, Honor Fellowships, liaison to Graduate Student Honor Council
Assistant Dean

Don Brunson

Assistant Dean
(615) 322-3939
don.c.brunson@vanderbilt.edu
Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Program; Underrepresented Student Outreach, Admission, and Retention Officer
Assistant Dean

Ruth Schemmer

Assistant Dean
(615) 322-8088
ruth.schemmer@vanderbilt.edu
Career Development
Administrative Assistant

Marian McAlpin

Administrative Assistant
(615) 322-2639
Office Management, Budgets, Stipend Payments for Graduate School Honor Fellowships and External Fellowships
Registrar

Barry Kendall

Registrar
barry.kendall@vanderbilt.edu
Registration, Course Schedule, Curriculum Changes, Commencement
Assistant Registrar

Liz Leis

Student Services Assistant
(615) 322-3934
Thesis/Dissertation Format Editor, Ph.D. Candidacy status
Program Coordinator

Walt Bieschke

Program Coordinator
vandygrad@vanderbilt.edu
(615) 322-0236
Admissions, Questions about on-line applications procedures
(For questions about your application status, please directly contact your program of interest.)
Office Assistant

Linda Harris

Student Services Assistant
(615) 322-3943
Qualifying exam and final defense notices
Receptionist

Sheri Kimble

Receptionist
(615) 343-2727
Reception and Referral, Admissions and Enrollment Administrative Assistant
Systems Coordinator

Jon Bates

Systems Coordinator
(615) 322-3938
Upkeep of student files, and website.