Staff Directory

Graduate School Information

Brenda Hoiness, Williston Hall 100,, 815-753-0395

Admissions Staff

For questions about graduate international applications and related inquiries:
Erin Corwin-Surwillo,, 815-753-9410

For questions about domestic degree-seeking applications and related inquiries:
Anne Arne,, 815-753-4900

For questions about non-degree (student-at-large) applications and related inquiries:
Richard Mazzolini,, 815-753-9413

Enrolled Student Staff

Enrolled students with questions about degree-completion requirements, schedule/grade changes and Certficates of Graduate Study should contact one of the following individuals.

For questions about graduation requirements for master's students and schedule/grade changes
Christine Holloway,, 815-753-9409

For questions about Certificates of Graduate Study:
Christine Holloway,, 815-753-9409

For questions about graduation requirements for doctoral students and probation/dismissal:
Theresa LaRocco,, 815-753-9411

Thesis/Dissertation Office

Carolyn Law,, 815-753-9405


Casey Coots, Director of Marketing and Communications,, 815-752-6962
Anna Richardson, Online Program Enrollment Coordinator,, 815-753-9483

Graduate Career and Professional Development

Elizabeth Wilkins, Ph.D., Coordinator,, 815-753-9406

Technical Services

For questions about degree progress report set-up and functionality:
Lakeisha Jackson, lapplewhite@niu.edu815-753-9414

Graduate Colloquium

Deborah Williams,, 815-753-0425

Office of the Dean

Jonie Barshinger, Administrative Assistant,, 815-753-9403
Debbie Williams, Office Manager,, 815-753-0425
Purushothaman Damodaran, Ph.D., Interim Dean, pdamodaran@niu.edu815-753-9402

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The Graduate School
Williston Hall 100

Phone: 815-753-0395
Fax: 815-753-6366

Office Hours

8-11:30 a.m.
12:30-4:30 p.m.

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