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Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research

The Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research (ADGER) comprises two teams, one focusing on providing research administration support and one focused on providing graduate student support. 

Research Services

Our research services team can assist faculty and students who are applying for research funding with a number of services, including:

  • Where to find funding
  • How to prepare proposals
  • How to calculate a research budget
  • How to make sure you follow common agency guidelines

Graduate Education

Our graduate education team is dedicated to ensuring that top-notch graduate students have the opportunity to pursue a world-class education in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Our team assists with a range of services, including:

  • Graduate applications and admission
  • College-level funding, as well as identifying other common funding mechanisms for graduate study
  • Identifying opportunities for graduate students to get involved in the broader Penn State community through events such as the Graduate Exhibition

ADGER staff

Diane Ault

Diane Ault

Staff Assistant
814-865-7659
dla17@psu.edu
Brandy Bower

Brandy Bower

Proposal and Award Generalist
814-865-9787
bvb2@psu.edu
Nadine Briskar

Nadine Briskar

Proposal and Award Generalist
814-865-6505
nrl2@psu.edu
Kristin Cox

Kristin Cox

Proposal and Award Generalist
814-865-1091
kmd112@psu.edu
Frank Driscoll

Frank Driscoll

Facilities Manager
814-867-2499
fjd3@psu.edu
Tammy Fetteroff

Tamara Fetterolf

Proposal and Award Generalist
814-865-6506
tbb2@psu.edu
John Hellmann

John Hellmann

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research
814-865-0163
jrh3@psu.edu
Jennifer Lear

Jennifer Lear

Director Research Administration
814-865-7650
qul48@psu.edu
Karen Royer

Karen Royer

Administrative Support Coordinator
814-863-2053
klr9@psu.edu
Rhonda Stoner

Rhonda Stoner

Administrative Support Coordinator
814-865-5709
rqs8@psu.edu
Christine Woods

Christine Woods

Proposal and Award Generalist
814-865-9786
cnw2@psu.edu