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Dr. Doug Doren

Doug Doren

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

Doug Doren (BSEE, University of California, Berkeley, 1979; PhD, Harvard, 1986) joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1988, after a postdoctoral appointment at AT&T Bell Labs. Since 2007, he has served in several roles in the dean’s office of the College of Arts and Sciences, most recently as Deputy Dean. His research uses methods of theoretical and computational chemistry to study problems in semiconductor surface chemistry, STM imaging of molecules at semiconductor interfaces, electronic properties of semiconductor materials for photochemistry and solar energy, catalysis for biomass transformation, and aqueous solvation in extreme conditions.


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


Eric Tommer



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


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


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:

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

Renee Alladin: Business & Economics, Health Sciences

Meagan McKinley: Arts & Sciences, Earth, Ocean and Environment


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