Skip to content

Meet the Deans


Associate Provost and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

The search process for the position is underway.

Sara SimeoneSara Simeone

Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies for Arts and Sciences

Sara Simeone arrived in December 2022 and serves as the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies for Arts and Sciences. In this role, she conducts strategic planning for the GSAS in its direction, process, and procedures. She provides oversight for academic and operational efforts within the GSAS, including graduate student onboarding and orientation, commencement, and graduate student associations and programs.

Prior to coming to Clark, Sara held various positions working with master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificate students at Northeastern and Bentley University. She has extensive experience in program development and operations serving graduate students. Sara has a master’s degree in Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology from Northeastern University. She is passionate about supporting graduate students and has a great deal of experience in helping international students adjust to the U.S. graduate school environment.

In her free time, Sara enjoys reading, travel, and quality time with her family.

Contact Information

Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

Office Location
  • Jonas Clark Hall, Room 114A
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610-1477

  • 1-508-793-7779
  • 1-508-793-8834
  • yaoyama[at]clarku[dot]edu