Office of Graduate Studies

Faculty members like Associate Professor Nathalia Peixoto is one layer of support for graduate students academic needs. The graduate studies team is another resource that supports students from enrollment to postgraduate status. 

Support at every step

The College of Engineering and Computing Office of Graduate Studies (CECGS) provides proactive CEC-wide leadership, supervision, guidance, and accountability for CEC graduate affairs.  

The Office works as a bridge for graduate affairs between CEC department-level responsibilities and university-level responsibilities with regard to: graduate student recruitment and admissions; graduate student advising, oversight, conflict resolution, and academic policy and program development and management. 

Our Departments

Departments in the college fall under two schools: the Volgenau School of Engineering and Virginia’s first-ever School of Computing.  

Each department offers additional support to graduate students with research opportunities, connections to industry and faculty, and advising and mentorship.  

To learn more about the admissions process, visit the graduate admissions page.

Our administration and staff can answer your questions and help you find what you need.

Kennedy Channel (she/her/hers)

Administrative and Outreach Coordinator
Phone 703-993-1504
Email kchannel@gmu.edu 
 

Akhilesh Godishala

Graduate Professional Assistant
Data Analytics Engineering, MS student
 

Suddaf Ismail, MEd (she/her/hers)

Director, Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
Phone 703-993-1512
Email sismail@gmu.edu
Web CEC Graduate Admissions

Phyllis Johnson (she/her/hers)

Graduate Admissions and Virtual Operations Officer
Phone 703-993-1512
Email pjohnsoe@gmu.edu
Web CEC Graduate Admissions 

Hugh Miller, MA (he/him/his)

Coordinator, Graduate Academic Affairs
Phone 703-993-1504
Email hmille15@gmu.edu
Web CEC Graduate Student Handbook 

Jennifer Skorzawski-Ross, MSEd (she/her/hers)

Senior Director, Graduate Academic Affairs
Phone 703-993-1504
Email jskorzaw@gmu.edu
Web CEC Graduate Student Handbook