The Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences offers a graduate-only academic environment, where graduate students work intimately with nationally and internationally renowned faculty on a wide range of research projects. These efforts are supported by a number of talented individuals that are committed to enhancing the quality of graduate education.
Linda is responsible for managing the DBOS office and is the primary contact in the office for faculty and students. She coordinates the department's academic programs, assists in the admission process, aids incoming students with their initial registration, and approves individual programs of study. Linda monitors academic progress of students, ensuring they are on track and making progress toward their degrees from the first day until graduation. She facilitates faculty approval of course transfers, keeps course catalogues and curriculum guides up-to-date, as well as plans large-scale events for students in the DBOS academic programs.
Eliana works with SSSPE faculty, students, and staff on all budgetary matters. She is responsible for monitoring existing budgets, formulates annual administrative budgets, prepares financial statements for department accounts, and ensures conformance to budgetary compliance. Eliana is responsible for managing the DPE office along with planning and implementing events such as orientation and commencement.
Marcella directs and manages external operations for SSSPE and provides support to 7 Chairs and over 40 faculty members. She manages and oversees various aspects of Conferences, Workshops, Speaker Panels and Webinars. Marcella assists with various marketing and recruiting efforts throughout various programs and also assists faculty with special projects as needed.
Scott Donaldson is currently a doctoral student in the Evaluation and Applied Research Methods program. He works to connect current students and alumni with exciting work and internship opportunities. He maintains the DBOS Jobs website and provides individual consultations to students about job search strategies. Individuals wishing to share an opportunity with the DBOS community should email Scott at the email address below.
Kristen (Soobin) Ahn, Assistant Director of Admissions
Kristen is assistant director of admissions for the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (DBOS) in Claremont Graduate University's School of Social Science, Policy, & Evaluation. She develops and supports diversity recruiting efforts through presentations, career fairs, conferences, and other platforms. She also records and analyzes admissions data and marketing initiatives and supports prospective students wherever she is needed.
Sherry has a dual appointment in DBOS, serving as the Administrative Assistant for Professor Csikszentmihalyi and the Quality of Life Research Center (QLRC) each morning. In the afternoons, she assists Dean Stewart Donaldson at the Claremont Evaluation Center (CEC). Please contact Sherry at 909-607-7874 at the QRLC between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., and at 909-607-2475 at the CEC between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Jessica serves as Administrative Assistant in the Claremont Evaluation Center and in the DBOS office. In the mornings, she assists Dean Stewart Donaldson and Director of External Affairs Marcella Camberos. In the afternoons, she assists DBOS Division Manager Linda Pillow.
Lauren Copeland, Assistant to the Budget Coordinator, DBOS
Lauren is a primary contact for questions regarding SSSPE payroll and reimbursements. She is responsible for processing payroll, reimbursements, and other critical internal and external paperwork for SSSPE. Additionally, she assists faculty and staff on other various special projects.