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Meet the Graduate Studies Staff


Associate 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 came to the Office of Graduate Studies in April 2017 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
Lauren is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and is a graduate student in the International Affairs program of the Department of Politics at Catholic. Her academic areas of interest are healthcare and immigration with an emphasis on global health issues. Previously she 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, Lauren oversaw all Senate meetings and SGA's academic agenda for the school year. She has also served as a member of College Democrats Executive Board and Relay for Life's Logistics Committee.
Lauren's 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. She also tracks undergraduate and graduate recruitment efforts.
The John W. McCormack Undergraduate Fellow
Maddie is the The John W. McCormack Undergraduate Fellow in the Graduate Studies office, and has worked in the office since fall 2016. She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida before coming to Washington, DC. She is a senior Politics major with an interest in American government and law.
Maddie's specialty in the office is serving as the "customer service guru", and she is often the first face applicants, visitors, and graduate students see when they walk in the door of McMahon 116. Maddie is also responsible for graduate student records, contract distribution, and outreach to the school deans and administrators regarding updated graduate policies.
Besides her work in the Graduate Studies office, Maddie has interned on Capitol Hill for her local congresswoman and, during the summer of 2018, hopes to intern with the Department of Justice.

Contact Information

Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Administration 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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