The Office of the Dean's staff works collaboratively to support academic, administrative, and advancement-oriented goals in line with the University Strategic Plan.
David KatzDean, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences617.email@example.comDavid Katz is Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences. He is a licensed psychologist (Illinois) and board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology. He earned his PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Kentucky with an emphasis on neuropsychology and medical behavioral sciences. He completed a fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and has held program directorship, teaching and clinical research positions at Indiana University and Purdue University - Indianapolis, Alliant International University, and the University of British Columbia. He has served in clinical positions both in the U.S. and internationally in diverse clinical settings including a university counseling center, and several hospitals and academic medical centers. Dr. Katz also served on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver LGBTQ center. His research and service interests focus on three main areas: neuropsychology of emotion, higher education leadership, and international human rights issues of LGBTQ individuals. Sandra B. WalkerAssociate Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences617.firstname.lastname@example.org Sandra Browne Walker is Associate Dean of 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 email@example.comLaura
has been in the Dean's office since 2009. She is the administrative coordinator for Dean Katz, 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. Kwaku AcheampongBudget Manager617.firstname.lastname@example.orgKwaku is responsible for helping to build and oversee the budget for the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College, and has studied comparative literature, German, and art history. In his free time Kwaku enjoys photography, writing, and exploring the globe.Elizabeth TallettCoordinator for Institute and Special Projects617email@example.comBeth Tallett 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 RayLead Editor, Online Content and MessagingCoordinator for Academic Affairs617.firstname.lastname@example.orgBailey oversees the online content and messaging for the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, including program information, faculty profiles, and special interest articles. She also provides administrative coordination for curricular and academic affairs issues. In both of these roles, Bailey works closely with the Dean, faculty, and departments across the University to ensure high quality web content, updated curriculum, and effective academic policy. Bailey holds a B.A. in English from Green Mountain College, and an M.A. in English from Simmons College. Her scholarly work focuses on gender and cultural studies with an emphasis on film, television, and popular culture, and she has been published in print and online. Outside of work, Bailey enjoys acting, writing, good food, and travel.
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