Dr. M. Scott Herness
Vice Provost for Research and Dean, The Graduate School
Dr. M. Scott Herness is the Dean of the Graduate School and also the Vice Provost for Research at Montclair State University, joining the institution in March 2018.
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.
Jeffrey is responsible for the recruitment of graduate students in The College of the Arts, The College of Education and Human Services, and The School of Nursing.
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.
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.
Graduate Student Assistance Coordinator
Caren is administrator of The Graduate Assistantship program. She also oversees doctoral students as they progress from Candidacy to Commencement.
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.
Enrollment Activities Coordinator
Susan facilitates student enrollment activities for graduate students across all colleges and disciplines which includes processing Leave of Absence and Continuous Matriculation requests and program withdrawals. She also helps coordinate Commencement and the New Student Orientation/Graduate Development Conference.
Graduate Student Services Specialist
Christine is a member of the front-line customer service team, and assists students at the front desk.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Chase manages the website and social media channels for the Graduate School. Additionally, he creates multimedia content for the web and handles email messaging.
Assistant to the Dean
Rebecca assists the Dean with day-to-day initiatives for the Graduate School.
Kelly Oliva is the Admissions Coordinator for all graduate programs within the College of Education and Human Services, the College of the Arts, and the School of Nursing. She collaborates with students, faculty and staff to facilitate application review and initial enrollment communication.
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 Marie Peluso
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruiting
Lynn is responsible for the recruitment of graduate students and managing on-campus and off-campus recruitment programs.
Assistant Director of Student Success
Debbie oversees functions related to students’ academic matriculation from the admission stages through final audit.
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.
Online Programs Coordinator
Allison manages the coordination of services for faculty and students in online graduate programs, such as admission outreach, student enrollment, and tracking student success.
Director of Technology
Michael manages all technology-related functions for the department.