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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
Dr. Jack DeRochi, Dean
Dr. DeRochi became Dean of the Graduate School in July, 2012. Before joining the Graduate School, he served as Assistant and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Winthrop.
He is an associate professor of English, specializing in Restoration and 18th-century literature. His main research focus is in the field of 18th-century drama and recently co-edited a book, Impresario: Richard Brinsley Sheridan in Political and Cultural Context, which was published in December, 2012. He is a member of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Professor DeRochi's classes are always challenging, filled with energy and lively discussion (and an occasional digression or two).
Dr. Patrick Guilbaud, Director of Extended Education and Summer School
Dr. Guilbaud is the Director of Adult Programs at the Graduate School. In this capacity, he coordinates the identification, development and implementation of degree completion, workshops, certificate and personal enrichment courses and programs at the University. Prior to Winthrop, he served as Distinguished Brown Teacher-Scholar in Learning Technologies and Visiting Faculty in the Decision and Information Science department at Stetson University and Program Director, Information Technology and International Education at Virginia Tech. He has led numerous and globally-oriented education projects focusing on human capacity building, faculty development and distance education. He holds a MBA, Master’s Degree in System Engineering and Ph.D. in IT from the University of Virginia and a BSBA from the University of Florida.
April Hershey, Assistant to the Dean
Ms. Hershey joined the Graduate School in spring 2013. She was previously assistant to the dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and started her Winthrop career in 2002 when she worked as administrative specialist for the Department of Political Science. Prior to working for the university, April was a student at Winthrop and completed her B.S. in Political Science in 1999 and later finished her M.L.A with a focus on religion and politics in 2011. When not working in the Graduate School Office she is serving as the co-leader of the Winthrop Episcopal and Lutheran Campus Ministry (WELCM). April is a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators.
Katie Dykhuis, Director of Graduate Enrollment
After finishing her B.S. in Business Administration at Winthrop, Katie spent six years working in recruiting operations for a global consulting and outsourcing organization. With a passion for education, she returned to Winthrop to pursue her M.B.A. and then worked as a continuing education program manager for a local college. In 2008 Katie returned to Winthrop once again as an Assistant Professor and External Relations Director in the College of Business, and then joined the Graduate School office staff in 2010.
Daniela Aguilar, Admissions Coordinator
Prior to joining the Winthrop family, Daniela worked as an undergraduate Senior Admissions Officer at Florida State University, where she also obtained her BA in International Affairs and English Literature with a minor in French. In her role as Admissions Coordinator, she serves all graduate programs and their applicants with the application process. Outside the Graduate School Office Daniela enjoys cooking and reading!
Abigail Hardin, Recruitment and Communications Coordinator
Abbey joins the Graduate School in the role of Recruitment and Communications Coordinator. In this role she will assist the Graduate School Office with recruitment, marketing, social media and more! Prior to working for WU, Abbey worked at Mercer University as the Assistant Director of Admissions in the College of Nursing. She is originally from Upstate NY where she studied Graphic and Multimedia Design at Canton, State University of New York. When not working in the Graduate School Office you can find Abbey exploring Charlotte with her husband Jeremiah and her dog Sadie!
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