Meet the GSNB and the contributors to this blog
Jerome J. Kukor, Dean, Graduate School-New Brunswick
Alex Bachmann is responsible for all matters pertaining to registration, inter-institutional registrations, drops and adds, and resolving course-related problems. Monitors all ESL registrations and issues. She serves as liaison to graduate programs on issues pertaining to students and to the Graduate Student Association, and oversees GSNB special projects.
Barbara Bender, Associate Dean for academic support and graduate student services.
Gary Buschorn is the graduate school business specialist. He works with the business manager in budget and financial matters, fellowships, tuition, tuition waivers, conference travel and health benefits.
Teresa Delcorso is an Assistant Dean and founding director of GradFund, the Resource Center for Graduate Student External Support in the Graduate School New Brunswick. Founded in 2000, GradFund helps graduate students identify and apply for external grants and fellowships to support their graduate studies while learning how to integrate the process of applying for funding into their graduate career.
Evelyn Erenrich, Assistant Dean of Recruitment and Retention, is responsible for the recruitment and support of graduate students, with an emphasis on increasing diversity in science, math, and engineering disciplines. She maintains relationships with feeder schools, directs summer research programs for undergraduates, and develops professional support mechanisms for graduate students.
Claudia Farber has been an Assistant Dean at the Graduate School and Operations Manager for the NSF-funded Project AGER (ager.rutgers.edu) since 2008. I’ve been focusing on working with various organizations and programs here at Rutgers to develop professional development courses and workshops for graduate students, and to expand on information and communication tools for the graduate school community, such as this blog.
David Pickens is Assistant Dean of Special Projects, including data analysis, collection, database design, administration, and reporting. He tracks career placement, student completion and attrition, demographics, and enrollment for national surveys and to support grant applications, and manages the IIE Fulbright grant competition. He is the “go-to” guy for all technical questions and issues at the graduate school.
Jay Rimmer is a senior program coordinator and provides logistical and staff support in various areas including crisis/emergency management; coordinating and organizing graduate student programs including the TA Project, the Graduate Diversity Council, Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and others; and serving as liaison to graduate programs on student issues and to the GSA.
Simona Turcu has been the Business Manager of the Graduate School since 2006. I am happy to assist graduate students with payroll issues, tuition remission, and anything else related to their funding. I am also able to assist with questions regarding Conference Travel, fellows health insurance, or if don’t know an answer, I will get the answer for you.
Barbara Sirman is the Senior Administrator for Degree Certification. She is responsible for all matters pertaining to certification of degrees, dissertation and thesis format, maintains students’ records, readmission, transfer of credit, change of program, status, grades, and extension of time. She oversees all commencement planning and organizes and presents dissertation workshops.
Harvey Waterman became an Associate Dean of the Graduate School before you were born. On the one hand, he’s seen it all. On the other hand, he can’t remember much. Occasionally he has flashes of inspiration that will lead him to pontificate on line. Let him know if there is anyone out there.