Dine with the Dean

Each year graduate students are invited to join one of the deans of the Graduate School for lunch. This program provides graduate students with the opportunity to meet the Deans of the Graduate School, to discuss student perspectives on graduate education at WashU, and to maintain open dialogue between students and university administration. 


Spring 2018 Schedule


Dine with Dean Sheri Notaro

March 8, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Liberman Graduate Center | DUC 300

Associate Dean Notaro’s most recent research examines African American parents’ HPV vaccination intent and concerns. Recently, she edited a volume entitled Health disparities among underserved populations: Implications for research, policy, and praxis (Emerald). From 2001 to 2011, she served as an Assistant and then Associate Dean in Washington University’s Graduate School. After three years at Cornell University, Dean Notaro has returned to Washington University, where she serves on the Dean’s leadership team and directs the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship Program. As Associate Dean, she provides support to Graduate Students and faculty across the University, in crisis management, the Board of Trustees, academic integrity, and teaching and professional development.


Dine with Dean Diana Mitchell

April 3, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Liberman Graduate Center | DUC 300

Associate Dean Mitchell is the Graduate School’s policy and program analyst. She provides data analytics to inform and guide financial, policy, and programming decisions. In collaboration with department faculty, Dean Mitchell develops and tracks metrics to monitor program quality; she also works with the University’s information support teams to help shape, maintain, and leverage data access and analysis. She prepares an annual report for the Graduate School and contributes to other in-house publications.