Job Description: 

Barbara is the Graduate Field Assistant for the Department of Information Science in The Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. In this capacity, Barbara supports the Director of Graduate Studies, and the Director of the MPS program.  She provides academic advising, Student Life advising, meets with prospective students, processes admissions into the program, and helps students in both degree programs meet their milestones and degree requirements in order to graduate.  She also works closely with many offices on campus especially the Graduate School, University Registrar and the Bursar.  She also works with the Student Services staff at the Tech campus located in NYC where many of our PhD students are located while enrolled in our program.

Barbara's Work Schedule for Spring 2022 Semester

Tuesday -Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, in 522 Rhodes Hall

Monday: 8 am to 4:30 p.m. EST, Working Remote

Friday: 7:30 am to 3:30 p.m. EST, Working Remote

In Person and Zoom appointments may be scheduled for a specific date and time using

In addition, Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to stop by 522 Rhodes Tuesday–
Thursday, or send a message via Microsoft Teams, or email me
at with questions or issues.


Barbara has been at Cornell 32 years and has spent the majority of her career working with Graduate and Professional students. The two favorite things of her job is meeting the new students and seeing Cornell through their eyes for the first time. The second thing is then seeing these former new students fulfill their goal to complete their program and celebrate Graduation with their family and friends. Outside of Cornell Barbara loves to travel and have adventures with her husband, Chuck. Barbara is an animal lover and is fortunate to share her home with two very large cats, Manuel Gato and Marshal Mallow, and just recently a ragdoll kitten named Theodore Raggavelt.