Graduate School Staff

The Graduate School of the University of Charleston, S.C. oversees post-baccalaureate issues that on the undergraduate level are handled by Admissions, the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, and Student Affairs.  Its Graduate Council and Faculty Committee on Graduate Education are analogous to the Faculty Curriculum Committee.

Kameelah MartinKameelah Martin, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of English

  • Oversees all activities of the Graduate School and graduate programs
  • Chair of the Graduate Council
  • Advisor to the Graduate Student Association





Booker headshotKeonya Booker, Ph.D.
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Teacher Education

  • Oversees assessment activities for the Graduate School and graduate programs
  • Oversees dismissal, probation, and readmission procedures
  • Reviews graduate curriculum proposals





Susan Hallatt, Director of Graduate AdmissionsSusan Hallatt, M.A.2
Director of Graduate Admissions

  • Directs all application, acceptance, and matriculation operations
  • Tracks and assists prospective students through the application process
  • Develops and manages Banner database protocols
  • Oversees special grant opportunities such as Project CREATE




Professional Image Robyn Olejniczak, Director of Student RecordsRobyn Olejniczak, M.P.A.
Assistant Dean

  • Manages records for all graduate students
  • Manages scholarship and abatement funding, and assistantship processes
  • Oversees registration and enrollment processes
  • Manages graduation process and directs commencement activities 
  • Works with campus stakeholders to review and develop academic policies 




erica-shirley.jpgErica Shirley, M.Ed.
Admissions and Administrative Support Services Coordinator

  • Oversees Graduate School and graduate student organization budgets
  • Supports admissions processes
  • Manages Graduate School events and graduate student professional development
  • Liaison to Graduate School Advisory Board, Graduate Student Association, and Alumni Affairs



Director of Marketing and Recruitment

  • Oversees all marketing campaigns and information for the Graduate School and graduate programs
  • Manages recruitment activities for the Graduate School
  • Liaison to University Marketing and Communications