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Because Lehigh has a decentralized Graduate Education model rather than a Graduate School, our small Graduate Education + Life team at the University level partners with units across campus. 

Our Team
Oliver Yao, Interim Deputy Provost for Graduate Education

Contact Oliver with questions having to do with graduate and professional education at Lehigh, including questions about individual programs, innovations in graduate education, graduate program/student statistics, diversity initiatives, etc.



Kathleen Hutnik, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Graduate Life

Contact Kathleen for questions regarding graduate life,  navigating Lehigh support services, and understanding graduate student policies and procedures. In addition, please consult with Kathleen on managing the challenges of graduate school or to propose ideas to help the graduate community.


Phone: 610-758-3648

Yvonne Lee, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Writing

Contact Yvonne for questions regarding Graduate Writing Support.  She manages consultations, workshops, retreats, and groups in order to help provide graduate students with the resources needed to complete a variety of different types of writing tasks.


Amy McCrae, Coordinator Graduate Life Office

Contact Amy for questions regarding the graduate life office and related events, Packer House, and the Graduate Student Sentate.


Phone: 610-758-4722

Jeremy Pascua, Graduate Assistant, Graduate Life Office

Contact Jeremy for assistance regarding the graduate life office and other related events.


Our Partners

Denise Beautreau
Director of the Center for Student Access and Success
Shamell Brandon, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services
Kate Bullard, Ph.D.
Research Program Development Officer
Mike Burger, Ph.D.
Graduate Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
John Coulter, Ph.D.
Research Associate Dean of the Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Ali Erk
Associate Director, Graduate Student Career Development
Robin Hojnoski, EdD
Graduate Associate Dean of the College of Education
Sabrina Jedlicka, Ph.D.
Graduate Associate Dean of the Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Cheryl Matherly, EdD
Vice President and Vice Provost for Internal Affairs
Henry Odi, EdD
Deputy Vice President for Equity and Community and Associate Provost for Academic Diversity
Hal Skinner, Ph.D.
Graduate Associate Dean of the College of Health
Alan Snyder, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
Shishir Kumar Upadhyaya
Senior International Adviser, India
Fathima Wakeel, Ph.D., MPH
Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of the College of Health
Oliver Yao, Ph.D.
Graduate Associate Dean of the College of Business

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