The Office of the Dean's staff works collaboratively to support academic, administrative, and advancement-oriented goals in line with the University Strategic Plan.
Catherine KoverolaDean of the Graduate School of Arts and Social SciencesPhone: 617-349-8467Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Catherine Koverola came to Lesley in July 2011 as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences. Dr. Koverola previously worked at Antioch University Seattle where she served as Dean of the School of Applied Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy as well as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs. She has also served in a number of administrative posts such as Department Chair of Psychology and Director of the Alaska Rural Behavioral Health Training Academy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In Alaska, Dr. Koverola was the founding director of a doctoral program in psychology. Dr. Koverola began her academic career at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Psychology. Learn more. Sandra B. WalkerAssociate Dean, Academic and Administrative AffairsPhone: 617-349-8449Email: email@example.com Sandra Browne Walker is Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs in the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences at Lesley University. She has oversight of financial, administrative, and academic affairs, including the planning and implementation of academic policies, procedures, and systems, managing faculty personnel procedures, and coordinating curricula issues and faculty development initiatives. She is also a member of the Board of Bar Overseers and has served on the Board of Boston Trinity Academy, Troubadours, Cambridge Center for Adult Education and Museum of Fine Arts – Multi-Cultural Audience Development Committee. In addition to her other roles, she volunteers for People Making a Difference and Bethel AME Church. Sandra received her MBA from Simmons College School of Management. In her spare time, she loves reading, traveling and baking. Laura GerhardExecutive Assistant to the DeanOffice Manager, GSASS Dean's Office Phone: 617-349-8467Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLaura
has been in the Dean's office since 2009. She is the administrative coordinator for Dean Koverola, as well as the primary point of contact for the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences. She graduated with a BS in Communications from Emerson
College. She enjoys reading, drinking coffee and spending her free time
with her family on Cape Cod or skiing in Vermont. Linda HarrisBudget CoordinatorPhone: 617-349-8466Email: email@example.comLinda Harris is the Budget Coordinator in the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences. Linda previously worked in GSASS for several years before stepping out to live and work around the U.S. and internationally before returning “home” to Cambridge in 2007. Most recently, Linda worked in the College of Art and Design. She graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology/East Asian Studies and received a Maguire Fellowship to study in Beijing, China, for two years. Linda holds a Master’s in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new ideas, knitting, and eating good food.Elizabeth ChambersCoordinator for Institute and Special ProjectsPhone: 617-349-8833Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBeth Chambers is the Coordinator of Institutes and Special Projects in the Graduate School of Social Sciences, developing conferences, speaker series and other special events for the Lesley community and professionals in the field with the Institute for Arts in Health and the Psychology and the Other Institute. Beth also coordinates the credit option program at Lesley University, and facilitates the course evaluation process for the school. Beth is a graduate of the Lesley University MA program in Counseling and Psychology, and received her BA from Dartmouth College. She enjoys traveling and backpacking with her family.
Bailey RayWeb Content Development Coordinator andCoordinator for Academic AffairsPhone: 617-349-8175Email: email@example.comBailey has been in the Dean’s Office since 2012, where she is responsible for the development and coordination of online content and messaging for the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences. She also provides administrative coordination for curricular and academic affairs issues. She holds a B.A. in English from Green Mountain College, and an M.A. in English from Simmons College. Her scholarly work focuses on issues of race and gender in American narratives with an emphasis on film, television, and media. Outside of work, Bailey enjoys good food and travel.
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