Graduate Program

The Graduate Program office staff memebers are responsible for coordinating all programs dealing with the recruitment and retention of graduate students in the Department of Chemistry.

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Located in 104 Chemistry Building, this office provides assistance to our students through all phases of their career, from admission through graduation.

Among the functions of this office are: mailing applications, processing materials for application, arranging visits for prospective students, organizing Open House events in the fall/spring, maintaining graduate student records, organizing faculty and student recruiting talks, setting up meetings for graduate awards, maintaining Chem 500 course work, giving assistance in completing forms, processing student appointments, organizing and implementing incoming student orientation schedules, providing dates and details about thesis requirements and commencement.


John V. Badding

120 Chemistry Building
(814) 777-3054

Scott A. Showalter

106 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-2318


Hilary Dellapenta

Graduate Program Manager

104 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-1383

Megan Kuhlman

104 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-8461