Stephanie KieselDirector of Graduate Student Services
Stephanie Kiesel received her JD from the University of San Diego School of Law in May 2011 and was provided admittance to the California Bar in December 2011. Her law studies included participation in the Special Education Legal Clinic and she currently provides counsel regarding Education Law issues to private clients. Kiesel received her dual major bachelor's degree in psychology and communications from the University of Maryland, European Division in 1989. She completed her undergraduate degree while working full-time for the Department of Defense, Defense Communications Agency located at the European Command in Germany. Upon return to the U.S., Kiesel resigned her government position and pursued several public relations opportunities including those with Battelle Memorial Institute and ICF Consulting. In 2000, Kiesel completed her Master of Public Administration degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Majoring in nonprofit organizational management, Kiesel’s studies emphasized the critical role of the nonprofit sector in 21st century global society. Completing a portion of her degree in the Czech Republic, through a modified distance learning pilot, Kiesel has a unique understanding of the benefits as well as the challenges of distance learning as a tool for in-depth study and research abroad.