The MAPSS Staff play a critical role in the student experience, providing mentorship, support, and guidance.

Chad Cyrenne

Managing Director, MA Programs in the Social Sciences

1155 E. 60th Street
Room 285E
(773) 702-5885

Schedule an office hours appointment.

Dr. Cyrenne is a Political Scientist and Managing Director of the MA Programs in the Social Sciences. He teaches courses in the history of political thought, with a particular focus on the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as seminars in contemporary political philosophy. For more information, please visit his homepage.

Sparkle Dalphinis

Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment

1155 E. 60th Street
Room 285D
(773) 834-5068

Sparkle is the Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment for the Social Sciences Division at UChicago.  She has years of experience working in undergraduate and graduate recruitment.  Sparkle works closely with MA programs within SSD to support the recruitment and enrollment of students in the program. 

E.G. Enbar

Student Affairs Administrator & Primary Point of Contact for Prospective Students

1155 E. 60th Street
Room 285B
(773) 702-8312

E.G. Enbar maintains students’ academic records, communicates critical deadlines, provides support for submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board and generally strives to ensure that students graduate on time.

Emma Rubenstein

Student Affairs Administrator, MAPSS-Econ

Saieh Hall (SHFE) 106
(773) 702-0615

Emma is the MAPSS-Econ and MACSS-Econ Student Affairs Administrator and serves as a first point of contact for current and prospective students in these programs. She has worked in higher education administration for many years and assists with a variety of departmental processes including registration, admissions, thesis production, curricular requirements, and student events.

Jana Chiu

Event Coordinator

1155 E. 60th Street
Room 285A
(773) 702-9112

Jana is the Event Coordinator for the Masters Programs in the Social Sciences Division. She works closely with MAPSS, MACSS, and CIR to organize and execute a wide variety of program events. She is dedicated to developing wellness and social programming for students. 

Daniel Duhon

Budget and Programs Administrator

1155 E. 60th Street
Room 285A
(773) 702-9391

Daniel is the Budget and Programs Administrator for the Masters Programs in the Social Sciences. He assists with managing daily operations and administration of each MA program within MAPSS, MACSS, and CIR. This includes tracking deadlines for budgets, making travel arrangements, and reimbursements. Daniel is excited to be a great support to the staff.