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WWU Graduate School

516 High St, OM 530

Bellingham, WA 98225-9037

(360) 650-3170



Fall Quarter 2021 In-Person Office Hours

Monday thru Friday 
10AM - 2PM

Old Main 530



David Patrick

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Dean of the Graduate School Vice Provost for Research

He joined Western in 1996 as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and has served in a number of roles at the University. Prior to Western, he earned a doctorate in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utah, studying under Prof. Thomas P. Beebe, Jr., followed by an NSF postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge under Dr. Ruth M. Lynden-Bell. He has been a visiting researcher at the University Cambridge, University of Oxford, and the Institutes for Materials Science in Barcelona and Seville. An active researcher who involves both graduate and undergraduate students in his work, he is a Cottrell Scholar, recipient of the US Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. His work at Western has been recognized with the Arlan Norman Mentoring Award, Carl H. Simpson Bridging Award, and Olscamp Research Award.

(360) 650-2884

Michael Barr

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Associate Dean

I’ve worked for Western for 25 years and am also a Western graduate, earning both my bachelor's and master's degrees here. Please contact me for issues relating to student funding, travel grants, assistantships, student insurance, Graduate Faculty Governance Committee inquiries, Graduate school policy questions, and generally any urgent matters.

(360) 650-4170

Denise Mor

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Graduate Admissions Systems Support

Fall Quarter I will be on campus Mon, Tues and Thurs, and working remotely on Wed and Fri. I am available via email and also on MS Teams for chat/video calls. Contact for questions relating to Grad Admissions processes/systems/data, TA awards, Grad School Scholarship/Waiver offers, and TA Health Insurance.

(360) 650-7704

Book a Zoom Meeting with Denise

Megan Spiegel

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Program Manager

Contact me for information about graduate student services and programming, degree requirements and academic progress, thesis questions, financial aid appeals, continuous enrollment, and other current student concerns.

(360) 650-2891

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Susan Murron

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Program Coordinator

My experience as a graduate student has allowed me to provide helpful information to prospective students. Feel free to contact me for admissions inquiries if you are gathering initial information about becoming a graduate student. (I can share things I wish I would have known before I started my graduate school career and/or done differently.)

For current graduate students or faculty, contact me for information about application status, commencement ceremonies, master’s degree application e-sign forms, and overrides for Continuous Enrollment (GRAD 699) or thesis credits (690).

(360) 650-3571

Allie Spikes

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Communications Consultant

Contact me any time to discuss graduate program marketing and recruitment initiatives. I'm eager to hear about noteworthy graduate student and graduate faculty research, scholarship, creative projects, and mentorship experiences that I can feature on social media and elsewhere!

I'm working remotely but am available via email or for a Teams or Zoom chat by appointment.


General Grad School Inquiries

(360) 650-3170