Marcia (Marcy) J. Carlson

Position title: Associate Dean


Phone: 608-262-0560

221 Bascom Hall

Marcy J. Carlson

The associate dean’s responsibilities focus on the graduate student experience and the allocation of resources supporting graduate education. As associate dean, Carlson guides the delivery of student services including funding, professional development, and communications, and will help develop practices for the recruitment, retention, and completion of a diverse graduate student body.

She also serves on the Graduate School leadership team and the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee.

Associate Dean Carlson’s portfolio includes:

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Responsible for creating an inclusive and multicultural educational landscape through the retention and recruitment of diverse students, especially underrepresented students of color and low-income/first-generation college students.
  • Graduate Student Funding: Oversight of the Graduate School’s fellowship and funding competitions, coordination of external fellowships, and assistance to graduate students, staff, and faculty on campus-wide funding issues.
  • Professional development: Involves coordination, development, and promotion of learning opportunities to foster graduate students’ academic and professional skills.
  • Communication: Manage Graduate School’s various communication platforms, including website, social media, and publications.