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.

Senior Associate Dean Blanche Staton, Assistant Dean Jason McKnight, and Assistant Dean Suraiya Baluch are available to meet with students. For appointments with Dean Staton, contact Patricia Glidden at or (617) 253-9464; for appointments with Deans McKnight and Baluch, contact them directly.

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