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Dr. Lou Rossi

Lou Rossi

Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and Dean of the Graduate College,
Email, (302) 831-8697

Louis Rossi (BS Harvey Mudd College 1988, MA University of California Berkeley 1990, PhD University of Arizona 1993) is the inaugural Dean of the Graduate College. He joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematical Sciences in 2001 after completing a National Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern and serving on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has served the university in many capacities with colleagues from across campus, and is a former Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. His research uses analytical and numerical methods to derive and understand the partial differential equations that describe swarms and fluid motion.


Dr. Mary Martin

Mary Martin

Associate Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and Associate Dean of the Graduate College,
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.


Dr. LaRuth McAfee

LaRuth McAfee

Senior Assistant Dean
Email, (302) 831-7632

Dr. LaRuth McAfee joined the University of Delaware Graduate College in January 2020 as Senior Assistant Dean. In this role she oversees programs aimed at increasing the number and success of graduate students through recruitment efforts, initiatives to support students while at the University of Delaware, and support of academic program-based initiatives. Prior to University of Delaware, McAfee served as Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School (2014-2019), Director of Student Engagement and Community Building in the BOLD Center at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science (2009-2014), and Executive Director for Education at the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Layered Polymeric Systems based at Case Western Reserve University (2006-2009). Through these experiences, she has extensive knowledge of initiatives to recruit and retain students, especially underrepresented students in engineering and related fields.

McAfee is a native of Ann Arbor, MI, and a chemical engineer with degrees from the University of Michigan (BSE) and MIT (PhD). Over the past 15 years, she has focused on engineering education, starting with a postdoctoral research project sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering’s Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education. From these experiences, she especially enjoys working with students to help them along whatever career path meets their interests, whether that leads to a traditional or non-traditional career.


Dr. Suprawee Tepsuporn

Suprawee Tepsuporn

Assistant Dean for Graduate Professional Development
Email, (302) 831-3603

Suprawee Tepsuporn joined the Graduate College as Assistant Dean for Graduate Professional Development in 2019. Her mission is to create data- and outcome-driven, integrated, and holistic graduate professional development resources and initiatives that empower graduate students and post-doctoral trainees to translate their education into meaningful careers. Before transitioning her career to advocating for and supporting graduate students, Suprawee spent many years in biomedical sciences research. She completed her post-doctoral training in Oncology at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, earned her PhD in Immunology from Harvard University, and her BA from Mount Holyoke College.



Our Team


Bill Barnett

Systems Analyst,
Email, (302) 831-8486


Eileen Burget

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


Steven Kendus

Director, Marketing & Communications,
Graduate College and PCS
Email, (302) 831-1178


Cindy King

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


Elizabeth M. Salisbury

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


Carol Snyder Steinbrecher

Cindy Rechsteiner

Business Officer
Email, (302) 831-6870


Eric Tommer




Graduate Admissions


Michael Alexo

Email, (302) 831-4573


Renee Alladin

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


Meagan McKinley

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 Graduate College 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 graduate admissions staff and the colleges that they currently support:

Meagan McKinley: Business & Economics, Education & Human Development, Engineering, Health Sciences

Renee Alladin: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts & Sciences, Public Policy & Administration, Earth, Ocean and Environment


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