The Catholic University of America

Meet the Graduate Studies Staff


Manager of Graduate Academic Services
Administrator of the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
David joined Graduate Studies in 2012, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office. He is also the first point of contact for faculty, staff, and graduate students completing the dissertation and thesis deposit process. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (double major in History and American Government) and completed his prior graduate work in Theological Ethics (MA, STL) and Canon Law (JCL) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Louvain) in Leuven, Belgium. 
When he is not in the office or responding to emails, David can usually be found writing. He is presently completing his dissertation in systematic theology in the School of Theology and Religious Studies entitled John Henry Newman and Joseph Ratzinger on the Contribution of the Theologian to the Church.
Coordinator of Scholarships and Awards
Erin Kleiber comes to the Office of Graduate Studies after a year working at the School of Theology and Religious Studies. She grew up just outside Washington, DC in Alexandria, Virginia. After receiving her BA from the University of Dallas in 2014 (double major in English and Drama), she worked as a freelance costume technician for two years. She has been working at Catholic University since February 2016, and is currently pursuing coursework for an MA in Theater History and Criticism.
Erin is the first point of contact for all scholarship processing, graduate appointment contracts, and stipend payments.
The Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellow for International Affairs
I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio and am a graduate student in the International Affairs program of the Department of Politics at Catholic. My academic areas of interest are healthcare and immigration with an emphasis on global health issues. Previously I worked on campus in the Politics Department serving as a Student Assistant and as Vice President for the undergraduate Student Government Association. As Vice President, I oversaw all Senate meetings and SGA's academic agenda for the school year. I have also served as a member of College Democrats Executive Board and Relay for Life's Logistics Committee.
My responsibilities include social media outreach and communications, such as maintaining the office's Facebook page, Twitter feed, as well as the pages for Graduate Admissions on Facebook and Twitter. I also track undergraduate and graduate recruitment efforts.
The John W. McCormack Undergraduate Fellow
I am the The John W. McCormack Undergraduate Fellow here in the Graduate Studies office, and have worked in the office since Fall 2016. I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida before coming to Washington, DC. I am a junior Politics major with an interest in American government and law. This is my first on campus job at Catholic and I love it!
My specialty in the office is serving as the "customer service guru", and I am often the first face you see when you walk in the door. I am also learning the ropes of the university's phone system, which is a lot trickier than it sounds!


Contact Information

Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
116 McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064
Main Phone: (202) 319-5247
Fax: (202) 319-6174

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