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Graduate College Operations

The Graduate College office space on the 3rd floor of the Main Building (Main 301) is operating with a limited staff and is open for student services between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except during the winter break closure 12/24/2021 - 01/02/2022. Please contact us via email at for questions or to schedule an appointment. All must adhere to the latest guidance outlined on Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus website. Please check back frequently.

As a friendly reminder, there is no eating or drinking in the Graduate College office space in Main 301. Any beverages should be taken to go and enjoyed in a designated eating area. The Graduate Student Lounge on the lower level of Main Building (Main 010A) is open 24/7 and accessible to all graduate students via their DragonCard ID. Students are welcome to use the lounge space for social gathering, studying, eating, and events. Students may briefly remove masks to consume food and beverage in the lounge as it is considered a designated eating area.

The Graduate College will offer a mix of virtual and in-person student services, programs, and events for both online and on-campus students.

Graduate College Staff

Meet the faculty and professional staff members of the Graduate College team:


Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele, PhD

Chief Strategy Officer
Senior Vice President for Graduate and Online Education
Dean of the Graduate College
Founding Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
College of Medicine

Melissa Richman

Melissa Richman, MSED

Executive Director of Online and Graduate Financial Services and Planning
Graduate College

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
College of Medicine
Drexel University Online

Alonzo M. Flowers III - Drexel Univeristy Assistant Professor for MS in Higher Education

Alonzo M. Flowers III, PhD

Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Graduate College
Associate Professor,
School of Education

Anne Converse Willkomm

Anne Converse Willkomm, MFA

Assistant Dean
Graduate College
Assistant Clinical Professor & Department Head
Goodwin College of Professional Studies

Read her blog, "Professional Buzz"!

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Kimberly David-Chung, MS

Assistant Vice President, Virtual Student Experience
Graduate College
Drexel University Online
Student Life, Enrollment Management and Student Success

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Natalie Chernets, PhD

Director of Postdoctoral Affairs & Professional Development
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Associate Director, MD/PhD Program
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
College of Medicine

Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan, PhD

Director of Academic Support, Graduate Pipeline Programs
Graduate College
Associate Department Head of Graduate Studies
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Associate Teaching Professor
College of Engineering

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Sandra Strang, EDM

Director of Communications and Events
Graduate College


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Tsz Kwok, EdD

Associate Director
Graduate College
Adjunct Faculty
Westphal College of Media Arts & Design


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David Kim, MS

Administrative Coordinator
Graduate College

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Reina Lopez

Manager of Events and Conferences
Graduate College

Drexel University Online

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Michelle Layone

Coordinator of Events and Conferences
Graduate College

Drexel University Online

Drexel University Online Team