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The Graduate School Staff

Dr. Kenneth Sumner
sumnerk@montclair.edu
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
valentel@montclair.edu
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
catalanoco@montclair.edu
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.

Caren Ferrante - Graduate Student Assistance Coordinator

Caren Ferrante
ferrantec@montclair.edu
Graduate Student Assistance Coordinator

Caren is administrator of The Graduate Assistantship program. She also oversees doctoral students as they progress from Candidacy to Commencement.

Yema Gbla

Yema Gbla
gblay@montclair.edu
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.

Susan Hagen - Enrollment Activities Coordinator

Susan Hagen
hagens@montclair.edu
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.

Christine Han - Graduate Student Services Specialist in The Graduate School at Montclair State

Christine Han
hanc@montclair.edu
Graduate Student Services Specialist

Christine is a member of the front-line customer service team, and assists students at the front desk.

Rebecca Newton - Assistant to the Dean

Rebecca Newton
shifferr@montclair.edu
Assistant to the Dean

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

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.

Photo of Deborah Reynoso

Deborah Reynoso
reynosod@montclair.edu
Assistant Director of Student Success

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 Sciences, The College of Science and Mathematics, and The Feliciano School of Business.

Michael Stuhlmiller - Associate Director for Technology

Michael Stuhlmiller
stuhlmillerm@montclair.edu
Director of Technology

Michael manages all technology-related functions for the department.