The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office strives to create an intellectually engaging experience for our graduate students. The office interacts with all administrative units that touch graduate students, including Academic Affairs, Student Life, Financial Aid and the Career Center.
Bárbara M. Brizuela
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Education
As Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Bárbara supports all GSAS programs and serves as the liaison between students, faculty, and administration on all aspects of graduate education within the school. This includes key initiatives, such as strengthening the quality and diversity of the graduate student body and integrating career and professional development training into our students’ education. She began her career at Tufts in 2001 in the Department of Education.
Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
As the Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, Ashon Bradford provides leadership and vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice priorities, activities, and initiatives at the graduate school including overseeing our pledge to become an anti-racist school. Working closely with students, faculty, alumni, and admissions and administrative staff, Dean Bradford develops and leads programs, events, and initiatives that increase graduate student diversity and enhance inclusion and equity.
Director of Operations
Angela Foss manages and oversees the general operations of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In consultation with the Dean and Associate Deans, she is responsible for setting the strategy, assessment plan, and implementation of the GSAS student facing Professional Development program. Additionally, she oversees the coordination of graduate event planning (Matriculation, Hooding, Academic Awards.)
Associate Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
As Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Sarah Herchel works to foster excellence, inclusion, and innovation at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. As a member of the strategic leadership team, she partners with faculty to create training and development opportunities, identifies areas for new academic programs, and is the liaison for the School’s accreditation efforts.
Program Manager, Interdisciplinary Studies
Maura manages some of the interdisciplinary programs within GSAS including the Data Analytics, Museum Studies, and Anti-Racist Curatorial Practice programs.
Director of Program Strategy, Development, and Delivery
Rebecca works as part of the GSAS leadership team, closely collaborating with departments on new program ideation as well as supporting departments who are interested in making adjustments to an existing program, whether that means adding a new program track or exploring opportunities to offer hybrid and online formats. Rebecca also coordinates external partnership development, and works with industry on professional track programs.
Admissions and Financial Aid Coordinator
Felicia provides support in designing, developing, and implementing financial aid and admissions procedures in the GSAS Dean's Office.
Benjamin Quinn is responsible for the administrative support and implementation of the processes and graduate school programming run through the Office of the Dean Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) including communicating with academic administrative leaders, faculty, and students across the institution. Benjamin coordinates the meetings of the GSAS Executive and Policy and Programs Committees, as well as manages the Graduate Student Research Competition and the Graduate Student Conference Reimbursement Fund.