Information for New Students

Congratulations on your admission and welcome to Saint Louis University.

We hope to see you at a graduate orientation session. We highly recommend that all new graduate students attend, but if you are receiving an assistantship or fellowship, it is required.

2017 Spring Graduate Orientation Dates

  • New Graduate Assistant/Fellowship Orientation: Jan. 13

Learn More about Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Programs Contacts

Many of your questions about your academic requirements or individual graduate school experience can be answered by contacts at the college, school or degree granting center to which you have been admitted.

Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics

Erica K. Salter, Ph.D., Director of Ph.D. program
Salus Center, Room 504
esalter@slu.edu 
314-977-6664

Adrienne McCarthy
Salus Center, Room 502
mccarthya@slu.edu 
314-977-1060

Center for Advanced Dental Education

John Hatton, D.M.D., Executive Director
Dreiling-Marshall Hall, Second Floor
hattonjf@slu.edu
314-977-8363

Kimberly Cox, Administrative Assistant
Dreiling-Marshall Hall, Second Floor
coxkd@slu.edu
314-977-8611

Center for Sustainability

Jason Knouft, Ph.D., Interim Director
Des Peres Hall, Room 203C
jknouft@slu.edu
314-977-5152

Angie Coleman, Administrative Assistant
Des Peres Hall, Room 203
acolema8@slu.edu
314-977-3608 

College of Arts and Sciences

Janet Barber, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs
Verhaegen Hall, Room 220
barberjc@slu.edu
314-977-2973

Catherine Zimmer, Business Manager
Verhaegen Hall, Room 320
zimmercm@slu.edu
314-977-2468

College for Public Health and Social Justice

Darcell Scharff, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, (Contact for Public Health and Health Management and Policy)
Salus Center, Dean's Suite
scharffd@slu.edu 
314-977-4009

Kristi Richter, Director of Graduate Admissions (Social Work, Applied Behavior Analysis, Criminology and Professional Practice, Urban Planning and Development)
Tegeler Hall, Second Floor
ksrichter@slu.edu
314-977-2752

Doisy College of Health Sciences

Elizabeth Gockel-Blessing, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs
Allied Health Building, Room 3094
eblessin@slu.edu
314-977-8691

Matthew Campbell, Business Manager
Allied Health Building, Room 3113
mcampb19@slu.edu
314-977-8605 

John Cook School of Business

Heather Bednarek, Associate Dean and Associate Professor
Davis-Shaughnessy Hall, Room 200
bednarhl@slu.edu
314-977-2476

Nancy Biscan, Graduate Business Program Coordinator
Cook Hall, Room 132
biscanna@slu.edu
314-977-2125

Sheryl Smith, Administrative Secretary
Davis-Shaughnessy Hall, Room 311
smith2sd@slu.edu
314-977-3868

 

Parks College of Aviation, Engineering and Technology 

Riyadh A. Hindi, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Professor
McDonnell Douglas Hall, Room 1025
rhindi@slu.edu
314-977-8547

Nicole Mispagel, Graduate Programs Assistant
McDonnell Douglas Hall, Room 1025
mispagelnh@slu.edu
314-977-8306

Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research

Leslie Hinyard, Ph.D., Associate Director for Academic Affairs
Salus Center, Room 409C
hinyardl@slu.edu
314-977-9473

Linda Waller, Business Manager
Salus Center, 2nd Fl Room 2801
lwaller@slu.edu
314-977-9464 

School of Education

Kellisa Fiala, Executive Assistant 1
Fitzgerald Hall, Room 130
kfiala1@slu.edu
314-977-3292

School of Law

Jon Baris, Assistant Dean for Student Services
Scott Hall, Room 1008B
jbaris@slu.edu
314-977-3675

Denise M. Economon, Associate Dean for Administration
Scott Hall, Room 872E
woodsdm@slu.edu
314-977-2761

School of Medicine

Willis K. Samson, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Education
Caroline Building, Room 207-A
samsonwk@slu.edu
314-977-8677

Lindsay Oliver, Graduate Program Coordinator
Caroline Building, Room 207-A
oliverl@slu.edu
314-977-8678

School of Nursing

Joni Thanavaro, D.N.P., Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Education
School of Nursing, Room 225
jthanava@slu.edu
314-977-8993

Joanne Schneider, Interim Director of the Ph.D. Program
School of Nursing, Room 432
schneijk@slu.edu
314-977-8937

Lisa Roach, Business Manager
School of Nursing, Room 221
roachla@slu.edu
314-977-8911

School for Professional Studies

Steven L. Winton, Ph.D., Director of the M.A. program in Leadership and Organizational Development
Brouster Hall
wintonsl@slu.edu 
314-977-5729

Srikanth Mudigonda, Ph.D., Director of the M.S. program in Applied Analytics
Brouster Hall
smudigon@slu.edu
314-977-7214

Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus

Paul Vita, Ph.D., Director and Academic Dean
Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus
vitap@slu.edu
Phone: (+34) 91 554 5858 - ext: 207

Anne M. McCabe, Ph.D., Professor of English
mccabea@slu.edu