Wide view of graduate commencement ceremony

The Graduate School Staff

Dr. Kenneth Sumner
Interim Dean, The Graduate School

Dr. Sumner is the interim Dean of The Graduate School and also the Associate Provost for Academic Personnel at Montclair State University.

Laura Valente - Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, The Graduate School at Montclair State

Dr. Laura Valente
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, The Graduate School

Dr. Laura Valente is the Director of Graduate Student Affairs and coordinates services and programs designed to increase student engagement and success.

Courtney Catalano - Graduate Student Services Specialist

Courtney Catalano
Admissions Coordinator

Courtney Catalano is the Admissions Coordinator for all graduate programs within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Science and Mathematics, and the Feliciano School of Business. She collaborates with students, faculty and staff to facilitate application review and initial enrollment communication.

Yema Gbla

Yema Gbla
Application Processing Specialist

Yema is responsible for processing all application data for graduate admissions at Montclair State University. Yema also serves as a contact for questions related to application materials and facilitates timely completion of graduate applications.

Rebecca Newton - Assistant to the Dean

Rebecca Newton
Assistant to the Dean

Rebecca assists the Dean with day-to-day initiatives for the Graduate School.

Jennifer OSullivan

Jennifer O’Sullivan
Assistant Director of Admissions

Jennifer oversees the admission function of the office, including making initial decisions and working with graduate program coordinators in accordance with Graduate Council policy.

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Deborah Reynoso
Assistant Director of Student Success

Debbie oversees functions related to students’ academic matriculation from the admission stages through final audit.

Isabella Salloum

Isabella Salloum
Recruitment Coordinator

Isabella is responsible for the recruitment of graduate students in The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, The College of Science and Mathematics, and The Feliciano School of Business.

Michael Stuhlmiller - Associate Director for Technology

Michael Stuhlmiller
Director of Technology

Michael manages all technology-related functions for the department.