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Updated Campus Operations Due to Coronavirus

Drexel University continues to monitor closely the coronavirus outbreak and is following guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Pennsylvania Department of Public Health and Philadelphia Department of Public Health. For the latest updates, please Drexel's Response to Coronavirus website.

Faculty and professional staff have been asked to work remotely until further notice to promote social distancing and the health and well-being of our community during this time. The Graduate College will continue its operations in a remote fashion until further notice.

We encourage you to reach out via email at to schedule a phone or virtual appointment. We are still accepting and processing all forms and documents in a digital format.

Zoom Room Office Hours

Join us for our Zoom Room office hours featuring the Graduate College staff and a variety of guest speakers and topics of interest to the graduate community. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us for casual conversations and check-ins throughout the term. Talk with your peers and professionals about how your term is going, get answers to FAQs and more. Please RSVP at the link below and we will send you the schedule and links to upcoming Zoom Room office hours and invite you to share your topic ideas.

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Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, PhD

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
Drexel University College of Medicine

Melissa Richman

Melissa Richman, MS

Executive Director of Online and Graduate Financial Services and Planning
Graduate College
Director of Administrative Services
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
Drexel University College of Medicine

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Tsz Kwok, EdD

Associate Director
Graduate College



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Sandra Strang, EDM

Communications and Events Manager
Graduate College


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David Kim, MS

Administrative Coordinator
Graduate College

 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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Natalie Chernets, PhD

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