Graduate School staff under umbrellas during a summer sunshower

The Graduate School Staff

Brian Carolan

Dr. Brian V. Carolan
carolanb@montclair.edu
Associate Dean of The Graduate School
Dr. Brian V. Carolan is Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Quantitative Research Methods. Prior to his appointment as Interim Associate Dean, Carolan served as Deputy Chair in the Department of Educational Foundations. He received his B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University, M.Phil in Sociology from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. in Sociology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2004.

Jeffrey Bendett - Recruitment Coordinator

Jeffrey Bendett
bendettj@montclair.edu
Recruitment Coordinator

Jeffrey is responsible for the recruitment of graduate students in The College of the Arts and The College of Education and Human Services.

Particia Dargenio

Patricia D’Argenio
dargeniop@montclair.edu
Application Processing Specialist

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

Caren Ferrante

Caren Ferrante
ferrantec@montclair.edu
Graduate Student Services Specialist

Caren is a member of the front-line customer service team, and assists students at the front desk. Caren also provides administrative support for various office initiatives.

Yema Gbla

Yema Gbla
gblay@montclair.edu
Application Process 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.

Bryan Moschel

Bryan Moschel
moschelb@montclair.edu
Associate Director of The Graduate School

Bryan oversees the Doctoral admissions process for all applicants and assists Doctoral Program Directors throughout all stages of the admissions cycle.  Additionally, Bryan oversees the admissions and recruitment team of The Graduate School, managing the staff and providing oversight of all related activities and initiatives.

Jennifer OSullivan

Jennifer O’Sullivan
osullivanj@montclair.edu
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.

Lynn Peluso

Lynn Marie Peluso
pelusol@montclair.edu
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruiting

Lynn is responsible for the recruitment of graduate students and managing on-campus and off-campus recruitment programs.

Stacy Wahlstrom

Stacy Pinto
pintost@montclair.edu
Graduate Student Services Coordinator

Stacy manages all aspects of the graduate assistantship program and serves as advisor for both the Graduate Student Organization, and the graduate student honor society, Alpha Epsilon Lambda. She also coordinates the dissertation process for all University doctoral programs.

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Deborah Reynoso
reynosod@montclair.edu
Academic Services Coordinator

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

Isabella Salloum

Isabella Salloum
salloumi@montclair.edu
Recruitment Coordinator

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

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Michael Stuhlmiller
stuhlmillerm@montclair.edu
Associate Director for Technology

Michael manages all technology-related functions for the department.

Kelly Trachtenberg

Kelly Trachtenberg
trachtenberk@montclair.edu
Application Processing Specialist

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