Primary Responsibilities: Alumni Liaison, IvyPlus & International Exchanges, Special Projects
Jasmina Besirevic Regan joined the Graduate School in 2016, and serves as Associate Dean. She is responsible for designing and implementing strategic projects aimed at strengthening and supporting our graduate programs. Working with the Graduate School’s Graduate Program Review team, she also helps to identify areas of growth and opportunity within our graduate programs. She works closely with the academic affairs team and with graduate programs across the divisions to provide review and support at the programmatic level. She advises graduate programs on curricular and structural issues, the development and implementation of school and program policies, student exchanges and international initiatives, and the admissions process for degree-granting programs.
Dean Besirevic’s academic training is in the sociology of genocide. Her teaching and research interests also include ethnic conflict, identity, nationalism, human rights, and refugee resettlement. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale having also earned the Master’s degrees there. She has taught courses in Yale College in Sociology, Global Affairs, and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. She has presented papers on the sociology of genocide at a number of professional meetings, and has been invited to speak at international conferences both at Yale and abroad. Before joining the Graduate School academic affairs team, she served as the Dean of Trumbull College, one of fourteen residential colleges at Yale, for twelve years.