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John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 William T. Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393

Phone: 617.287.5550; Fax: 617.287.5544
Location: McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 625

McCormack Graduate School Dean's Office Staff
David W. Cash

David W. Cash, Dean and Associate Professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance

David W. Cash has spent his career trying to understand and better harness knowledge to solve pressing policy challenges. He earned a PhD in public policy from Harvard University, concentrating in environment and natural resources. Before joining the McCormack Graduate School in July 2015, Cash spent a decade in catalytic roles in Massachusetts state government helping to transform the commonwealth’s energy and environmental policy and regulatory landscape.


Professor Rita Kiki Edozie

Rita Kiki Edozie, Associate Dean,  professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance

Rita Edozie received her PhD in politics from the New School for Social Research in New York City, and has been a teacher-scholar as well as an academic administrator of graduate education and undergraduate studies at Columbia University and more recently at Michigan State University where as professor of international relations, she has been recognized for her teaching excellence and outstanding community service. Edozie has authored seven books and several journal articles and book chapters. As associate dean, Edozie works closely with the dean to provide cutting-edge and innovative vision and leadership to foster an environment of policy research and teaching that drives real change at the local, state, national, and global levels. Professor Edozie has primary responsibility for the academic functions of the McCormack Graduate School and works closely with department chairs and directors, faculty and students, and university leaders in supporting the college’s educational and public service mission. She has oversight of the generation of academic data for the college’s degree and certificate programs and works closely with McCormack institutes and centers to support UMass Boston’s urban, community, and policy research mission.

Lisa Greggo

Lisa Greggo, Assistant Dean for Budget and Administration
617.287. 5773;

Lisa Greggo earned her BA in English and completed a Certificate in Professional Writing from UMass Boston. She has worked in several positions at UMass Boston during the past nine years, including MFA program administrator, manager of the Department of English, and assistant dean for administration in the College of Liberal Arts. Prior to coming to UMass Boston, Greggo was a paralegal at a small suburban law firm. In her current role, Greggo’s primary responsibilities include assisting departments and centers with budget management and personnel matters, including major personnel actions and hiring faculty and staff; acting as a liaison for departments and centers with the Budget Office, Human Resources, Procurement, the Provost’s Office, and ORSP; and providing guidance for compliance with various university policies and procedures related to budget and administration.

Justin Maher

Justin Maher, Assistant Dean for Academic Programs

Justin Maher earned his PhD in American studies at the University of Maryland and completed both his MA and BA at UMass Boston. Maher has over ten years of higher education administration experience including previous positions at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the University of Maryland Graduate School. In his current role, Maher manages various academic, recruitment, and student development initiatives at the college level in addition to supporting academic departments in these endeavors. Specifically, he oversees recruitment strategy; assists faculty leadership with new program development; coordinates course scheduling; analyzes data related to enrollment, course evaluations, and Annual Faculty Reports; develops and promotes professional opportunities and partnerships for student success; builds relationships with McCormack alumni; and manages events and communications leadership for the college.

Rashelle Brown

Rashelle Brown, Events Coordinator

NB: currently on leave

  Christopher Brindley, IT Specialist
cell: 617.857.9351;
  Shaleah Rather, Administrative Assistant
  Elizabeth Sanchez, Executive Assistant to the Dean
Robert Turner

Robert Turner, Research Fellow