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Dr. Ann Ardis

Ann Ardis

Senior Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education,
Email, (302) 831-8697

Ann Ardis (B.A. University of Kansas, 1979; M.A., Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1988) joined the faculty of the Department of English at UD in 1989. She recently completed a term of service as co-editor of Modernism/modernity (Johns Hopkins University Press). She continues to serve as an External Advisor for the Modernist Journals Project, a digital research collection that is jointly sponsored by Brown University and the University of Tulsa, and on the editorial boards of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies and The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies. She also serves on the advisory board of the Middlebrow Research Network, a transatlantic project supported by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council.


Dr. Mary Martin

Mary Martin

Associate Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education,
Email, (302) 831-8916

Mary has served UD in several positions since 1996, most recently as Associate Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education. A former president of the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools and board member, Martin has been active in numerous University-wide committees. She has been honored by the SSIU, American Association of University Administrators and UD. A graduate of Valparaiso University, she earned her master’s degree in business education from Indiana State University and went on to finish her EdD from UD in 2006.



Our Team


David Barczak

Communications Manager,
Email, (302) 831-8169


Bill Barnett

Systems Analyst,
Email, (302) 831-8486


Eileen Burget

Administrative Assistant III,
Email, (302) 831-6319


Cindy King

Administrative Assistant II,
Email, (302) 831-6824


Talia Coleman

Graduate Diversity, Recruitment and Retention
Email, (302) 831-7632


Elizabeth M. Salisbury

Director, Graduate Services Operations,
Email, (302) 831-8484


Carol Snyder Steinbrecher

Carol Snyder Steinbrecher

Assistant III,
Email, (302) 831-2439



Graduate Admissions


Michael Alexo

Email, (302) 831-4573


Sandy Matthews

Graduate Admissions Assistant II,
Email, (302) 831-2129


Ann Katorkas

Graduate Admissions Assistant I,
Email, (302) 831-2129


Abigail Molen

Graduate Admissions Assistant I,
Email, (302) 831-2129


Mission Statement

We will attract and enable the highest caliber recruits to distinguish University of Delaware graduate programs above all others. This will be accomplished by engaging diverse scholars, leading our graduate programs to their admissions goals and upholding all institutional standards.

  • Our candidates will receive prompt, collegial answers to their application inquiries with clear and concise guidance throughout the admissions process.
  • The office serves departmental Graduate Directors and Coordinators to assist with navigation through our systems and achieving their enrollment expectations.
  • We deliver the official university decision letters to applicants, verify university level policy compliance and coordinate communication from the Office of Graduate & Professional Education and individual Graduate Programs.

Our value to the University of Delaware is to ensure our ethical practices and standards in accordance with the Council of Graduate Schools and United States Department of Education. UD Graduate Admissions will be leading proponents for global engagement and inclusive excellence on campus.



Graduate Support

Listed below are the people and the colleges that they support:

Sandy Matthews: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Education & Human Development, Engineering

Ann Katorkas: Arts & Sciences, Earth, Ocean and Environment

Abigail Molen: Business & Economics, Health Sciences



Graduate Assistants


Greg Reese

Graduate Assistant, Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention,


Jordan Sawyer

Graduate Communication Assistant,


Tina Wadhwa

Graduate Assistant, Technical Specialist


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