Graduate & Professional Programs


The mission of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s office of Graduate & Professional Programs (GAPP) is to serve our community of outstanding Master’s, PhD, and executive education students. Our office is here to provide exceptional service to students from the time they are first considering the Viterbi School for advanced education, to the time of completion and beyond.

The Graduate & Professional Programs office offers guidance and support for our diverse student body. Please see the links below for resources, and don’t hesitate to contact us (GAPP Staff Directory) if you have any questions.

How can we help you?

The Graduate & Professional Programs Prospective Student website provides engineers with the opportunity to explore the benefits of a graduate education at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Graduate & Professional Programs provides graduate level services for USC Viterbi engineering students. Please visit our website for more information about services and resources for current graduate students.

Professional Programs offers continuing education offerings for the professional, including short courses for the individual and customized programs for organizations.

GAPP Staff Directory

Kelly Goulis

Senior Associate Dean, Graduate & Professional Programs
Kelly Goulis is responsible for providing leadership for the Office of Graduate and Professional Programs; the Doctoral and Master of Science students, including recruitment, fellowships, retention, student services and the Distance Education Network (DEN@Viterbi). Kelly loves to spend time with her family, travel, hike, cook, and ski. She also is the advisor for the Hellenic Student Association.

Business Affairs

USC Viterbi Graduate and Professional Programs
3650 McClintock Ave. OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | (213) 740-4488

Susanna Sahakian

Director, Department Affairs | Susanna oversees all financial aspects of the department and the front desk services. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.

Carol Malave

Budget Business Technician | Carol manages the department’s office affairs including procurement services. Carol enjoys spending time with her family and friends while camping, going to the river and Dodger games.

Jennifer Yanagi

Business Affairs Coordinator | Jennifer oversees the front desk including general inquiries, support and other office support.

Graduate Recruitment – On-Campus Graduate Recruitment

USC Viterbi Graduate and Professional Programs
3650 McClintock Ave. OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | viterbi.gradprograms@usc.edu | (213) 740-4488

Camillia Lee

Assistant Dean, Graduate and International Recruitment | Cami oversees the graduate recruitment activities for students entering the doctoral and master’s programs on campus.

Ray Fujioka

Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment | Ray oversees the graduate recruitment activities for students entering the doctoral and master’s programs on campus.

William Schwerin

Associate Director, Graduate Recruitment | William oversees the graduate recruitment activities for students entering the doctoral and master’s programs on campus.

Mary Kim

Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment | Mary oversees the graduate recruitment activities for students entering the doctoral and master’s programs on campus.

Christy Nakada

Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment | Christy oversees the graduate recruitment activities for students entering the doctoral and master’s programs on campus.

 
Corporate & Professional Programs – DEN@Viterbi Recruitment & Executive Education

USC Viterbi Graduate and Professional Programs
3650 McClintock Ave. OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | DEN@Viterbi.usc.edu | (213) 740-4488

Candace Teixeira

Executive Director, Corporate and Professional Programs | Candace oversees programming and services for corporate clients and students. This includes graduate program recruitment for professionals, or those interested in pursuing their engineering programs via DEN@Viterbi; as well as continuing education programs available on site, on campus, or online.

Meghan Balding

Director, Business Development | Meghan oversees business development for Corporate and Professional Programs, which includes graduate engineering programs for professionals and continuing education programs.

Karen Escobar

Program Administrator, Corporate and Professional Programs | Karen leads the administration of the ongoing continuing education, executive education and summer programs.

Erin Tanaka

Manager, Corporate Recruitment | Erin manages corporate recruitment activities, which includes DEN@Viterbi programs geared for professionals and continuing education programs.

Rachel You

Program Assistant, Corporate and Professional Programs | Rachel assists with the planning and offering of continuing and executive education programs.

Doctoral Student Affairs

USC Viterbi Graduate and Professional Programs
3650 McClintock Ave. OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | phd@gapp.usc.edu | (213) 740-4488

Jennifer Gerson

Director, Doctoral Programs | Jennifer manages doctoral programs to provide support and programming services for doctoral students, as well as provide support for academic departments. She monitors academic progress and oversees the fellowship process. Jennifer enjoys traveling with her family.

Tracy Charles

Coordinator, Doctoral Programs | Tracy oversees doctoral student accounting and fellowship payments, as well as organizes events and provides other support services to doctoral students. Tracy is an avid runner and is also involved in horse rescue.

Master’s Student Affairs

USC Viterbi Graduate and Professional Programs
3650 McClintock Ave. OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | masters@gapp.usc.edu | (213) 740-4488

Binh Tran

Associate Dean, Master’s Services including DEN@Viterbi | Binh oversees the master’s student affairs team to provide support and programming services for the master’s students and support to academic departments. Binh also directs all functions of the Distance Education Network (DEN@Viterbi) including infrastructure and student support services. Binh enjoys outdoor activities with his family like camping and hiking. He also enjoys these activities without his family.

Nora Sandoval

Senior Programs Advisor, Master’s Student Services | Nora oversees master’s student services for on campus and DEN@Viterbi students. She oversees academic and administrative services including those coordinated with central offices to provide student services for all master’s students.

Patricia Rinehart

Advisor, Master’s Student Services | Patty provides academic advisement services for the master’s students and provides dedicated services for DEN@Viterbi students. Patty likes to spend time with her family and taking long rides on the train.

Yadi Wang

Coordinator, International Student Programs | Yadi provides academic advisement services for the master’s students and helps coordinate important services for international master’s students. Yadi seems to enjoy everything life has to offer.

Meredith Mitnick

Assistant Director, Graduate Events and Programming | Meredith organizes and plans important events and programming for master’s students. Meredith enjoys competitive ballroom dancing, USC football, cooking and watching HGTV.

 
Distance Education Network (DEN@Viterbi)

USC Viterbi Graduate and Professional Programs
3650 McClintock Ave. OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089

  • Technical Support Center (current graduate student technical support, DEN@Viterbi student homework & exams) | dentsc@usc.edu | (213) 740-9356
  • Instructional Support Center (faculty & TA support) | denisc@usc.edu | (213) 821-1321

Jared Laux

Director, Instructional Support Services | Jared oversees the faculty and student support services for DEN@Viterbi. These services includes the help desk and specialized services for faculty including homework and exams support for courses offered through DEN@Viterbi. Jared loves to travel and surf.

Jairo Delgado

Manager, Instructional Support Services | Jairo manages direct faculty support services including homework, exams, and faculty training and support. Jairo enjoys spending time with his new family and watching USC football.

Kevin Chan

Instructional Designer, Instructional Support Services | Kevin works directly with faculty for training and technology use inside and outside their classrooms. Kevin is a huge movie fan and has a top list for must watch horror movies.

Bianca Richter

Coordinator, Instructional Support Services | Bianca provides support for faculty and students using DEN@Viterbi systems to access their courses.

Rebecca Lee

Coordinator, Instructional Support Services | Rebecca provides support for faculty and students using DEN@Viterbi systems to access their courses.

Shirley Schutt

Exams Coordinator, Instructional Support Services | Shirley provides exams support for faculty and DEN@Viterbi students.

Dominic Lau

Director, Instructional Operations | Dominic oversees the IT Operations for DEN@Viterbi that includes classroom support and technical systems support. Dominic likes to cook and clean and everything in between.

August Cockroft

System Administrator, Instructional Operations | August supports all systems and networking devices for DEN@Viterbi.

Roger Raigosa

System Administrator, Instructional Operations | Roger supports all systems and networking devices for DEN@Viterbi.

Hector Cueva

Manager, Instructional Operations | Hector manages classroom support for faculty and students including the supervision of classroom staff and control room operators.

Nadia Barosy

Manager, Instructional Operations | Nadia manages classroom support for faculty and students including the supervision of classroom staff and control room operators. Nadia loves to cruise around campus.

James Andrade

Supervisor, Instructional Operations | James provides classroom support for faculty and students and supervises control room operators. James enjoys watching weight-lifting, triathlons, and car racing on television.

Andrew Burnop

Supervisor, Instructional Operations | Andrew provides classroom support for faculty and students and supervises control room operators.

Westley Nguyen

Supervisor, Instructional Operations | Westley provides classroom support for faculty and students and supervises control room operators. Westley loves writing, being outdoors, and bird watching.

Catherine Smith

Supervisor, Instructional Operations | Catherine provides classroom support for faculty and students and supervises control room operators. Carrie enjoys the important 3 R’s: reading, running and rock climbing.

Kirk Segura

Chief Engineer, Instructional Operations Engineering | Kirk oversees the instructional operations engineers and is responsible for planning the classroom infrastructure including audio/video equipment and upgrades.

Lorenzo Casas

Assistant Manager, Instructional Operations Engineering | Lorenzo oversees the instructional operations engineers and is responsible for planning the classroom infrastructure including audio/video equipment and upgrades.

Malcolm Graham

Instructional Operations Engineer | Malcom is responsible for supporting the classroom infrastructure including audio/video equipment maintenance and upgrades.

Michael Sheldon

Instructional Operations Engineer | Michael is responsible for supporting the classroom infrastructure including audio/video equipment maintenance and upgrades.

Adnan Choudhary

Director, Web Services and Development | Adnan oversees all web services and development/programming for the department including specialized services for DEN@Viterbi. Adnan enjoys photography and listening to all types of music.

Charles Hall

Programmer, Web Services and Development | Charles is responsible for the programming services for the department including specialized services for DEN@Viterbi. Charles is a foodie and loves living in the downtown Los Angeles area.