Dr. Ann Ardis

Ann Ardis

Interim 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 II,
Email, (302) 831-6319


Dr. Keeley Powell

Keeley Powell

Director, Recruitment and Diversity,
Email, (302) 831-4377


Elizabeth Salisbury

Graduate Services Coordinator,
Email, (302) 831-8484


Mary E. Zielinski

Administrative Assistant II,
Email, (302) 831-8697



Graduate Admissions


Michael Alexo

Email, (302) 831-4573


Sandy Matthews

Administrative Assistant II,
Email, (302) 831-2129


Ann Katorkas

Admissions Associate,
Email, (302) 831-2129


Abigail Molen

Admissions Associate,
Email, (302) 831-2129


Graduate Support

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

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

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

Abigail Molen: Business & Economics, Health Sciences



Graduate Assistants


Ryan McCabe

Graduate Assistant,
Email, (302) 831-8697


Laura Huffman

Graduate Assistant,
Email, (302) 831-8697