Staff Directory

Graduate School Information

Brenda Hoiness, Williston Hall 100,, 815-753-0395

Admissions Staff

For questions about graduate international applications and related inquiries:
Erin Corwin-Surwillo,, 815-753-9410

For questions about domestic degree-seeking applications and related inquiries:
Anne Arne,, 815-753-4900

For questions about non-degree (student-at-large) applications and related inquiries:
Anne Arne,, 815-753-4900

Enrolled student staff-For questions about Certificates of Graduate Study:
Wade Rosebrook, 815-753-4343

Enrolled Student Staff

Enrolled students with questions about degree-completion requirements, schedule/grade changes and Certficates of Graduate Study should contact one of the following individuals.

For questions about graduation requirements for master's students and schedule/grade changes
Christine Holloway,, 815-753-9409

For questions about Certificates of Graduate Study:
Bailey Martin,, 815-753-9413
Wade Rosebrook, wrosebrook@niu.edu815-753-4343

For questions about graduation requirements for doctoral students and academic probation/dismissal status:
Theresa LaRocco,, 815-753-9411

Thesis/Dissertation Office

Carolyn Law,, 815-753-9405


Casey Coots, director of marketing and communications,, 815-752-6962
Anna Richardson, online program enrollment coordinator,, 815-753-9483

Graduate Career and Professional Development

For questions contact or 815-753-0395

Technical Services

For questions about degree progress report set-up and functionality:
Lakeisha Jackson, lapplewhite@niu.edu815-753-9414

Graduate Colloquium

Deborah Williams,, 815-753-0425

Office of the Dean

Debbie Williams, office manager,, 815-753-0425
Kerry Wilks, Ph.D., dean,, 815-753-9402
Jessica Reyman, Ph.D., associate dean, 815-753-9406
Kayla Doane, administrative assistant to the dean, 815-753-9403

Contact Us

The Graduate School
Williston Hall 100

Phone: 815-753-0395
Fax: 815-753-6366

Office Hours

8-11:30 a.m.
12:30-4:30 p.m.

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