Support for Graduate Students

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies serves as a liaison between COSAM and the Auburn University Graduate School.  Issues and questions related to graduate student education are routed through the Departmental Graduate Program Officers (GPO) to the ADR and then to the Dean of the Graduate School. 

The ADR meets regularly with the GPOs and the Graduate Student representatives from each Department to discuss policies and concerns about the welfare of graduate students in COSAM. 

Additionally, the ADR office provides support for the COSAM Interdisciplinary Colloquium series that is organized by and for the graduate student community within COSAM.

Current Departmental Graduate Program Officers (June, 2020): 

*Physics: Allen Landers (
Geosciences: Ashraf Uddin (
*Mathematics and Statistics: Ash Abebe (
*Chemistry and Biochemistry: Douglas Goodwin (
Biological Sciences: Paul Cobine (

*New GPOs appointed, starting in Fall, 2020

New Graduate Program Officers (effective August 15, 2020)

Physics: David Maurer (
Mathematics and Statistics: Yanzhao Cao (
Chemistry and Biochemistry: Christopher Easley (

Resources for Graduate Students:


COSAM is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of all forms of discrimination. Graduate students should feel free to reach out to me at if you have any questions or concers. Below are additional resources:

COSAM Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity

  • COSAM OIED is committed to providing resources to enhance awareness and appreciation of cultural and individual diversity, promote community, and prepare students, faculty, and staff to have a global impact in STEM.

COSAM Champions Program

  • The COSAM Champions are a diverse volunteer group of faculty, staff, and students who serve as informal mentors and confidential sounding boards to help others deal with conflict within the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University.

Auburn University Title IX Office

  • The Auburn University Title IX Office provides training and rigorously pursues complaints related to all forms of sexual discrimination, including the crimes of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking.
  • The Title IX Office and staff provide a wide variety of confidential resources for faculty, staff, and students.