CBB Director of Graduate Studies Office

The DGS and DGSA serve as advocates for the CBB students, who are encouraged to approach the DGS/DGSA office with school-related and/or personal concerns. All issues discussed will remain confidential. Students may either meet with the DGS or DGSA during their regular business hours M-F 8:30a-3:30p, or schedule an individual appointment.

CBB Program Director
Scott Schmidler

Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)
Raluca Gordân 

Director of Graduate Studies Assistant (DGSA)
Monica Franklin

CBB Executive Committee
Scott Schmidler, Tim Reddy, Paul Magwene, Bruce Donald, Alexander Hartemink, Fred Dietrich, Beth Hauser, David Page and Raluca Gordân

CBB Program Email Address
Please use the CBB Program email address when corresponding with Scott and Raluca on CBB matters.

Office of Graduate Student Affairs
The central mission of the Office of Graduate Student Affairs (GSA) is to enhance the quality of graduate student life by working closely with individual students, student organizations, faculty, and other campus offices. The aim is to provide a broad array of programs on such issues as health, safety, housing, mentoring, and career development. This office is committed to helping students become active participants in their personal growth and in the achievement of their educational objectives.

Graduate Student Affairs makes every attempt to assess and to respond to the concerns of Duke graduate students. In many instances, GSA is the initial point of contact for graduate students, offering informal counseling and advising. Furthermore, GSA acts as the liaison between the Graduate School and the Career Center, Counseling and Psychological Services; the Office for Institutional Equity; the central university Office of Student Affairs; and other campus offices. The Office of Graduate Student Affairs works to create linkages with Duke's graduate departments and the university administration. In addition, GSA representatives are members of national committees, graduate consortia, and professional associations concerned with issues related to graduate student life. Prime examples of the outcomes of GSA advocacy include the funding secured for a Childcare Subsidy for graduate student parents and the creation of a Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring to spearhead a broad mentoring initiative in the Graduate School.