Office of Graduate Programs


Responsibilities of the Office of Graduate Programs:

  • Recruit outstanding graduate students
  • Facilitate graduate admissions
  • Administer registrations, transcripts, other records and degree certifications for graduate students
  • Partner with faculty to provide excellent education and research opportunities for graduate students

Office of Graduate Programs Team

  • James A. Smith

    Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Henry L. Kinnier Professor of Civil Engineering


    Jim oversees the graduate program within UVA Engineering, which includes over 1100 full-time Master-of-Science and Doctoral Students.

    Professor Smith's Profile
  • Amy Clobes

    Amy Clobes

    Director, Office of Graduate Programs


    Amy provides graduate student support, which often looks like helping students navigate their UVA experience and connecting students to School and University resources. She also provides guidance on academic policies, manages school fellowship awards, and assists in recruiting new students.

  • Priya Date

    Priya Date

    Assistant Director for Graduate Student Success


    Priya creates and develops programs and initiatives to support the professional, personal, and career growth of graduate and professional students; provides career counseling and advisement support to students; and supports efforts to attract a diverse student population.

  • Jayne Weber

    Jayne Weber

    Graduate Engineering Registrar


    Jayne is responsible for maintaining student records, entering student milestones, enrollment, tracking academic requirements and overseeing degree conferral.

  • Jennifer Mauller

    Jennifer Mauller

    Graduate Online Programs Administrator


    Jennifer oversees Virginia Engineering Online (VEO), assisting both degree and non-degree graduate students in the engineering school. She provides student support, maintains student records, and assists with course registration.

  • Carla Davis

    Carla Davis

    Recruitment and Outreach Co-ordinator


    Carla manages graduate student recruitment, outreach and engagement efforts toward increasing the quality and diversity of the graduate student body. As the secondary university representative for the National GEM Consortium, she serves as liaison between GEM fellowship applicants and departments. She is responsible for identifying innovative ways to expand our reach through prospect communication.  Additionally, Carla provides fiscal management and budget support to the Office of Graduate Programs.

  • Ashley Haddox

    Ashley Haddox

    Graduate Student Services Coordinator


    Ashley works closely with the Graduate Engineering Registrar, providing support for maintaining student records, entering student milestones, enrollment, tracking academic requirements and overseeing degree conferral. She also provides support for graduate student admissions and recruitment along with fiscal support to the Office of Graduate Programs. She is happy to assist current and prospective students in their academic needs and connect them with UVA resources.