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ETD Contacts

  • General questions related to submitting your dissertation/thesis, including formatting questions, may be directed to the Library ETD Administrator
  • Questions about submission deadlines or school-specific requirements should be directed to your program's Advanced Degree Coordinator or your School ETD Administrator (please see the list below). 

School-Specific ETD Administrator Contacts

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences


Nicole Davidson

Manager, Doctoral Student Services

Phone: (202) 994-6958


Master's Theses

Anna Marie Siegel

Associate Director of Graduate Student Services (CCAS)


Elliott School of International Affairs

Master's Theses

Sarah Denes

Assistant Director, Graduate Student Services/Graduate Advisor

Phone: (202) 994-3679


Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Dissertations & Theses

Sarah Landers

Senior Student Services Associate

Phone: (202) 994-1372


Graduate School of Political Management

Master's Theses

Suzanne Farrand

Director of Student Services

Phone: (202) 994-9309


School of Business


Kathleen Rogan

Director, SB Doctoral Program

Phone: (202) 994-9130


Milken Institute School of Public Health


Jennifer Lyles-Shields

New Student Affairs Coordinator

Phone: (202) 994-8406


School of Engineering and Applied Science

Dissertations & Theses (Primary Contact)

Marilyn Shields

University Executive Associate

Phone: (202) 994-8323


Associate Dean

Rumana Riffat

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies,

Professor of Civil Engineering

Phone: (202) 994-8323

School of Law

Master's Theses

Stephanie Allgaier

Director, Graduate Student Services

Phone: (202) 994-0715