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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 Student 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 Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Graduate Fellow
 
Welcome to the Office of Graduate Studies! I hail from the area of Dallas, Texas, so if I happen to say "y'all", don't be alarmed! I received my B.A. in Theology with a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from the University of Dallas in 2014. After a year teaching first grade at Great Hearts Academy in Phoenix, Arizona, I decided to return to the world of academia. Here at the Catholic University of America I am pursuing an M.A. in Church History in the School of Theology and Religious Studies with a focus in the Church's Medieval era.
 
While not in class y'all will find me working at the office, drinking coffee, answering phones, and serving as the main point of contact between prospective students, Graduate Studies, and the Graduate Admissions office. Here in the office we strive to make sure your studies sail as smoothly as possible. Once again welcome, we hope you enjoy your time at Catholic!
 
 
 
Undergraduate Assistant
 
I am one of our undergraduate work-study students here in the Graduate Studies office. I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida before coming to Washington, DC in the Fall of 2015. I am a sophomore 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!
 
 
Undergraduate Assistant
 
I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio and am a senior Politics major and Global Migration Studies minor at Catholic. My academic areas of interest are healthcare and immigration with an emphasis on global health issues. Previously I have worked on campus in the Politics Department serving as a Student Assistant. This year I am also serving the role of Vice President for the undergraduate Student Government Association. As Vice President, I oversee all Senate meetings and SGA's academic agenda for the upcoming school year. I am also 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.