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Administrative Board and Partners

The Administrative Board of The Graduate School (TGS) acts as the executive arm of the graduate faculty. The board, which advises the Dean in matters of policy and curriculum, is composed of graduate faculty members representing the schools whose programs are in the purview of TGS, ex officio members, members appointed by the Dean and TGS administration.

Administrative Board Members

  • Nick Cianciotto: Feinberg School of Medicine, Microbiology-Immunology
  • Kathleen Hagerty: Kellogg School of Management
  • Kelly Mayo: Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sarah Pritchard: Library
  • Jane Rankin: School of Communication
  • Ramon Rivera-Servera: School of Communication, Performance Studies
  • Ajit Tamhane: McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Our Partners

TGS provides programming and graduate assistantship support that spans across all of our schools, including Community Building Grants, student associations, professional development and Catalyst grants. In addition to this programming, which is described in greater detail throughout our website, TGS is pleased to acknowledge an extensive array of centers, institutes, and programs with whom it partners to support additional programming for the TGS student body.  

The Buffet Center: The program in Comparative-Historical Social Science (CHSS) supports training for graduate students interested in comparative and historical research.

Center for Civic Engagement: Promotes lifelong commitment to active citizenship and social responsibility, supporting community and volunteer service for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. TGS partners with the Center to offer the Graduate Engagement Opportunities program.

Chicago Field Studies Internships: Connects students with opportunities in the Chicago area.

Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) Program: This professional development program helps Bioscience PhD students develop skills for collaborating, communicating, and conducting research across disciplines.

Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora: This community-building series of panel discussions, book readings, graduate student workshops, and guest lectures addresses the inter-relatedness of ethnic groups and links the various spaces across campus where studies of ethnicity and diaspora take place.

English as a Second Language: Provides international students with the opportunity to improve their language skills and receive support services and programming, which includes the Intercultural Guides program.

Institute for Policy Research: Stimulates and supports social science research at Northwestern. TGS provides research assistance funding to the Institute to enable independent research and faculty/student collaboration.

The International Institute for Nanotechnology: An umbrella organization for nanotechnology research. TGS partners with the Institute to offer the Ryan Fellowship.

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center: Develops and supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education in the science and engineering of nano-scale multifunctional material structures.

Office of Fellowships: Provides assistance in securing funds and applying for grants and fellowships.

Searle Center: Provides support services for teaching, including training, conferences, and workshops. Graduate students also provide peer mentoring for other students serving as TAs.

Writing Program: Helps students develop their writing skills through coursework, seminars, workshops, tutoring, and online resources. Dissertation Boot Camp is offered in partnership with the Writing Program.