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College of Graduate Studies Staff


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Dr. Chad Brooks

Associate Provost for Research 
and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies


Dr. Brooks is responsible for coordinating all of the administrative duties for Research, Grants and Sponsored Programs and the College of Graduate Studies. He is also responsible for establishing the policies and procedures that govern these areas. Dr. Brooks chairs the Graduate and Research Council, facilitates the Institutional Review Board, and coordinates Graduate Faculty approvals and the Graduate Student Appeals Process. Dr. Brooks also represents APSU's College of Graduate Studies at THEC and several other professional graduate organizations.

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Dr. Kim Coggins

Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies


Dr. Coggins oversees planning and operations related to the College of Graduate Studies, including admissions, recruiting, and graduate assistantships.  He reviews and updates graduate policies and procedures, manages the Graduate Studies website, and serves as the Chair of the Graduate Appeals Committee.

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Ms. Megan Mitchell

Director of Graduate Admissions & Recruitment

(931) 221- 6189

Overseeing all aspects of the graduate admissions process, Ms. Mitchell is responsible for developing and executing recruitment strategies for graduate programs. This includes developing marketing material, attending education and career fairs, managing social media, identifying new businesses and markets to target for specific graduate programs. She also supervises the Graduate Admissions Clerks and College of Graduate Studies graduate assistants.

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Ms. Sharon West

Graduate Admissions Clerk

(931) 221- 7413

In addition to processing all admissions applications and documents, Ms. West refers completed student applications to the graduate coordinators for admission decisions.  She works diligently to ensure that students' files are accurately processed in a timely fashion and communicates these processes with the students.  Ms. West also serves as a point of contact for prospective students.

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Ms. Sierra Doggett

Graduate Admissions Clerk

(931) 221- 7788


In addition to processing all graduate assistantship paperwork, Ms. Doggett ensures scholarships are posted with Student Account Services and payroll is handled with Human Resources.  She works diligently to ensure that graduate assistantships are processed in a timely fashion and communicates these processes with the students and hiring managers.  Ms. Doggett also serves as a point of contact for graduate assistants.