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Office of Student Affairs Staff

We seek to serve the needs of our students and assist with academic, financial and personal needs.

The Office of Student Affairs provides a number of services to our students including course registration, exam administration, academic record keeping, processing and posting grades, locker distribution, and serves as a liaison to other offices in the university (bursar’s office, financial aid, health insurance and immunizations).

If you have a question and are not sure where to go, please contact Dana Duggan, administrative assistant for the Office of Student Affairs at lawosa@drexel.edu or by calling 215.571.4794.

Kevin P. Oates

Senior Associate Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Law
Office: 405 Phone: 215.571.4719 - Email

Dean Oates oversees the Office of Student Affairs and the Academic Support program. He grants approvals for leaves of absences, withdrawals, and exam deferrals. He works with the governing board of the Student Bar Association on issues of student governance and the functioning and funding of student organizations. Dean Oates also provides personal and academic advice, and receives complaints for possible violations of the Code of Conduct.


Theresa Gallo

Director of Academic Services
Office: 453 Phone: 215.571.4716 - Email

Theresa Gallo is responsible for the day-to-day operations and registrar functions of the office, including registration, grade release, letters of good standing, course evaluations, processing transfer credits, and exam administration.


Clare Keefe Coleman

Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of Student Advising and Writing Specialist
Office: 452 Phone: 215.571.4731 - Email

Professor Coleman is our writing specialist and director of student advising. As our writing specialist, she works with students at all points in the writing process – from helping them polish the first-semester research memo to brainstorming ideas for academic articles. She offers workshops on a variety of writing topics and works individually with students. As director of student advising, she meets with students for academic planning and personal advice and works with our various constituencies to plan programs throughout the year.


Mary deRivera

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Office: 451 Phone: 215.895.1044 - Email

Mary de Rivera works with students and prospective students in the process of financing their education, finding summer opportunities, handling post-graduation debt and bar exam costs.


Dana Duggan

Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Affairs
Office: 430 Phone: 215.571.4794 - Email

Dana Duggan assists with student inquiries and requests, exams, textbooks, lockers, and other administrative functions of student affairs.