Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Information for the Dietrich College

This page lists COVID-19 related resources for Dietrich College students, faculty and staff. Please visit the university's Coronavirus Information page for the most up-to-date information on CMU's response to the coronavirus.

We are currently in a transitional posture. Facial coverings are strongly recommended.

Returning to Campus


If you have questions related to conducting your research remotely or on-campus, contact Dietrich College’s Associate Dean for Research Alessandro Rinaldo.


Dietrich Liaisons

Each Dietrich College academic department has established at least one liaison to assist instructors with connection, communication and coordination regarding teaching in a hybrid model. Dietrich Liaisons meet each week to discuss needs, resources, best practices and opportunities for cross-college professional development. 

College-wide Liaisons

Sharon Carver
Vincent Sha


Carole Goldburg


Danielle Wetzel
Necia Werner


Andrew Ramey
Steve Schlossman
Laurie Eisenberg

Information Systems

Jeria Quesenberry

Institute for Politics and Strategy

Emily Half

Modern Languages

Marc Siskin
Sebastien Dubreil

Neuroscience Institute

David Pane
Steven Michael Chase


Joel Smith
Patrick Doyle


Erik Thiessen
Emilie O'Leary
Erin Donahoe

Social and Decision Sciences

Connie Angermeier
Danny Oppenheimer

Statistics & Data Science

Chris Genovese
Rebecca Nugent
Samantha Nielsen

Pandemic Safety Officers

Pandemic Safety Officers (PSOs) are faculty and staff volunteers who assist with the development, support and regular reviews of their department or organization's Return to Campus Plan. A PSO ensures that colleagues have the information and resources to comply with the minimum Return to Campus requirements.

Some PSOs have received additional training as Community Pandemic Safety Ambassadors (CPSA). In addition to the existing roles and responsibilities of a PSO within their respective department or unit, a CPSA supports the campus community in common areas and classrooms, performs health and cleaning spot-checks, and assists the campus community with implementing physical distancing.

Learn more about these roles