Graduate Personal Support (GPS)

Staff in the Office of the Dean provide advice and counsel on a variety of issues including faculty/student relationships, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, and a student’s rights and responsibilities. They can also help with excused absences and provide clarification about Graduate Policies and Procedures.

Interim Dean Blanche Staton and Assistant Dean Jason McKnight are available to meet with students. For appointments with Dean Staton, contact Patricia Glidden at or (617) 253-9464; for appointments with Dean McKnight, contact him directly.

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