Program & Department Contacts

The Vanderbilt Graduate School confers Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.F.A. and M.L.A.S. degrees in programs that are either focused in a specific academic department or are custom-designed to draw from faculty across two or more academic units.

Who to Contact

Select a program or department below to visit their graduate program website.

For more specific information, questions, and admissions-related inquiries, contact the program manager listed below. Additionally, the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for each program will assist admitted students by acting as a liaison to the Graduate School and providing guidance on items of importance like orientation, registration, transfer of credits, records, professional development, funding opportunities, and more.

Program or DepartmentProgram ManagerProgram Manager EmailProgram Manager PhoneDirector of Graduate Studies (DGS)
AnthropologyCrystal Jacksoncrystal.jackson.1@Vanderbilt.Edu615-343-7716Jada Benn Torres
AstrophysicsDon Pickert and Alisha McCorddonald.pickert@vanderbilt.edu,

alisha.d.mccord@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-1026Jonathan Bird
BiochemistryPatricia Muellerpatricia.l.mueller@vanderbilt.edu615-322-8727Manuel Ascano
Biological SciencesJessica Nguyenjessica.y.nguyen@vanderbilt.edu615-343-0673Julian Hillyer
Biomedical EngineeringPeter Nordberglars.peter.w.nordberg@Vanderbilt.Edu615-343-0586Craig Duvall
Biomedical InformaticsRischelle Jenkinsrischelle.jenkins@vanderbilt.edu615-936-1068Kim Unertl
Biomedical ScienceJean St. Louisjean.v.st.louis@vanderbilt.edu615-322-4738James G. Patton
BiostatisticsChazlie Millerchazlie.miller@Vanderbilt.Edu615-322-2001Ben French
Cancer BiologyLorie Franklinlorie.franklin@vanderbilt.edu615-322-8324Rachelle Johnson
Cell & Developmental BiologyLorie Franklinlorie.franklin@vanderbilt.edu615-322-2134Andrea Page-McCaw
Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringJenni Chandlerjenni.c.powell@vanderbilt.edu615-343-5930Jamey Young
Chemical & Physical BiologyPatricia Muellerpatricia.l.mueller@vanderbilt.edu615-322-8727Ivelin Georgiev
ChemistryChemistry Dept.chemgrad@vanderbilt.edu615-322-2861David Cliffel
Civil EngineeringJackie Whitejacqueline.k.white@Vanderbilt.Edu615-322-2697Dan Work
Cognitive Psychology in ContextMaria Osinamaria.a.osina@vanderbilt.edu615-322-1553David Cole
Community Research & ActionTonya Browntonya.b.brown@vanderbilt.edu615-322-6881Brian Christens
Computer ScienceMelissa Harrell (PhD contact) and Sara Raiszadeh (MS students) and Pamela Dunn and Tiffany Crick (online MS program)cs.phd.admin@Vanderbilt.edu,

cs.ms.admin@vanderbilt.edu,

pamela.dunn@vanderbilt.edu,

tiffany.crick@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-0505 (Melissa) and 615-343-6612 (Sara) Taylor Johnson (PhD program)
Abhishek Dubey (MS program)
Dana Zhang (online distance learning program)
Creative Writing 615-322-6527Major Jackson
Data ScienceAmber Douglassamber.douglass@vanderbilt.edu615-343-5716Jesse Blocher
Earth & Environmental SciencesTori Taylorvictoria.taylor.2@vanderbilt.edu 615-343-6289Jessica Oster
EconomicsAlicia Gavrilisalicia.gavrilis@vanderbilt.edu 615-343-6289Brian Beach
Economic DevelopmentAlicia Gavrilisalicia.gavrilis@vanderbilt.edu615-343-6289Kevin Huang
Electrical and Computer EngineeringCassidy Slabaughcassidy.j.slabaugh@vanderbilt.edu615-343-7381Alan Peters
English 615-343-3118Candice Amich
Environmental EngineeringJackie Whitejacqueline.k.white@Vanderbilt.Edu615-322-2697Florence Sanchez
EpidemiologyMelissa Krasnovemelissa.krasnove@Vanderbilt.Edu 615-875-2915Peter Rebeiro
French & ItalianJamelia Velizjamelia.c.veliz@vanderbilt.edu615-322-6900Paul Miller
German, Russian & East European Studies615-322-2661Meike Werner
Health Policy and Health Services ResearchMelissa Krasnovemelissa.krasnove@vanderbilt.edu

 
615-875-2915Stacie Dusetzina
Hearing & Speech SciencesCarl Fritschercarl.r.fritscher@vanderbilt.edu615-936-5104Todd Ricketts, Melissa Duff and Mike de Riesthal
HistoryMadeline Tranthammadeline.trantham@vanderbilt.edu615-343-8129Niki Hemmer
History of Art and Architecture (4+1)Shantera Riceshantera.l.rice@vanderbilt.edu615-322-2831Sheri Shaneyfelt
Human GeneticsRoz Johnsonroz.johnson@vanderbilt.edu615-936-2610Todd Edwards
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Stephanie Richards (prospective students)
Angel Gaither (current students)
stephanie.richards@vanderbilt.edu,

angel.d.gaither@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6111Barbara Fingelton
Interdisciplinary Materials SciencesSarah Rosssarah.m.ross@vanderbilt.edu615-343-6868Josh Caldwell
Latin American StudiesAlma Paz-Sanmiguelalma.paz-sanmiguel@vanderbilt.edu615-322-2527Gretchen Selcke
Law & EconomicsAmy Williamsamy.l.williams@vanderbilt.edu615-322-3080Kevin Stack
Leadership & Policy StudiesRosie Moodyrosie.moody@vanderbilt.edu615-322-8000Sean Corcoran
Learning, Teaching & DiversityErica Boddenerica.bodden@vanderbilt.edu 615-322-8100Ilana Horn
Master of Liberal Arts & Science615-343-0565Sheri Shaneyfelt
MathematicsMeg Heaberlinmeg.heaberlin@vanderbilt.edu615-322-6672Anna Marie Bohmann
Mechanical EngineeringMelody Kekezmelody.s.kekez@vanderbilt.edu615-322-2413Jason Valentine
Medical Scientist TrainingBryn Sierra bryn.sierra@vanderbilt.edu615-322-3408Christopher Williams
Medicine, Health & SocietyAngela RoseAngela.rose@vanderbilt.edu615-343-9099JuLeigh Petty and Heidi Bludau
Microbe & Host InteractionsLiz Roelofszliz.roelofsz@Vanderbilt.Edu615-495-7020Maria Hadjifrangiskou
Molecular Pathology & ImmunologyLiz Roelofszliz.roelofsz@Vanderbilt.Edu615-495-7020Jay Jerome
Molecular Physiology & BiophysicsBobbi Stidhambobbi.stidham@vanderbilt.edu615-936-7087Richard O'Brien
NeuroscienceRoz Johnsonroz.johnson@vanderbilt.edu615-936-3705Bruce Carter
Nursing ScienceHeidi Batesheidi.m.bates@vanderbilt.edu615-875-8931Angela McNelis
PharmacologyBobbi Stidhambobbi.stidham@vanderbilt.edu615-322-8734Christine Konradi
PhilosophyJamelia Velizjamelia.c.veliz@vanderbilt.edu615-322-2637Karen Ng
Physics & AstronomyDon Pickert and Alisha McCorddonald.pickert@vanderbilt.edu

alisha.d.mccord@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-1026Alfredo Gurrola
Political ScienceShantera Riceshantera.l.rice@vanderbilt.edu615-322-6222Sharece Thrower
PsychologyErin Duranerin.duran@vanderbilt.edu615-322-0080René Marois
Psychology & Human DevelopmentAlly Jacobsally.jacobs@vanderbilt.edu615-322-8141David Cole
Quantitative & Chemical BiologyStephanie Richards (prospective students)

Angel Gaither (current students)
stephanie.richards@vanderbilt.edu

angel.d.gaither@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6111Ray Blind and Vito Quaranta
ReligionMerri Collinsmerri.s.collins.1@vanderbilt.edu615-343-3977James Byrd, Jr. and
Jim Hudnut-Beumler
SociologyCrystal Jacksoncrystal.jackson.1@Vanderbilt.Edu615-322-7626Josh Murray
Spanish & PortugueseJamelia Velizjamelia.c.veliz@vanderbilt.edu615-322-6930Christina Karageorgou-Bastea
Special EducationVahideh AhlhauserVahideh.Ahlhauser@vanderbilt.edu615-322-8150Robert Hodapp
Four-Plus-One ProgramsAngela Roseangela.rose@Vanderbilt.Edu615-343-4158Carrie Russell
Peabody Director of Graduate AdmissionsKim Brazilkim.brazil@Vanderbilt.Edu
Updated March 2024