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Dean Marshall "Chip" Montrose.

Marshall "Chip" Montrose

Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
UC E-mail: mhm@uc.edu
Mail Location: 0097
Phone: 513-556-4336 
Fax: 513-556-7861
Office Location: 210 Van Wormer Hall
 
 
Dr. Margaret Hanson.

Margaret Hanson

Associate Dean of the Graduate School
UC E-mail: Margaret.Hanson@uc.edu
Mail Location: 0627
Phone: 513-556-4343
Fax: 513-556-0128
Office Location: 110 Van Wormer Hall
  
 

Graduate School Staff

Samantha Ball.

Samantha Ball

Program Coordinator
UC E-mail: samantha.ball@uc.edu
Mail Location: 0627
Phone: 513-556-5089
Fax: 513-556-0128
Office Location: 110 Van Wormer Hall
  • Process transcripts for graduate programs
  • Oversee communications for general Graduate School email account
  • Review electronic theses and dissertation submissions
  • Process Application to Doctoral Candidacy forms
Virginia Dennis.

Virginia Dennis

Assistant to the Associate Dean
UC E-mail: virginia.dennis@uc.edu
Mail Location: 0627
Phone: 513-556-4343
Fax: 513-556-0128
Office Location: 110 Van Wormer Hall
  • Review student petitions for reinstatement, extensions, and readmission for the Associate University Dean
  • Process Leave of Absences for the Associate University Dean
  • Manage calendar and travel arrangements for Associate University Dean
  • Manage administrative functions for Associate University Dean
  • Assist with transcript verification and scanning projects
Lori Griffin.

Lori Griffin

Associate to the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School 
UC E-mail: lori.griffin@uc.edu
Mail Location: 0097
Phone: (513) 556-4311 or (513) 556-4336
Fax: (513) 556-7861
Office Location: 210 Van Wormer Hall

  • Provides support to the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Provides support to the Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs 
  • Assists in the implementation of projects related to the Graduate School
  • Coordinator for New Programs for the Graduate School
Carol Gundrum.

Carol Gundrum

Program Director
UC E-mail: Carol.Gundrum@uc.edu
Mail Location: 0627
Phone: (513) 556-4341
Fax: (513) 556-0128
Office Location: 110C Van Wormer Hall
  • Graduation application
  • Graduation certification
  • Electronic thesis/dissertation submission
  • Commencement: Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony
Emily Kregor.

Emily Kregor

Software Applications Developer
UC E-mail: Emily.Kregor@uc.edu 
Mail Location: 0635
Phone: 513-556-6038
Fax: 513-556-6050
Office Location: 340 Van Wormer Hall
  • Manage Grad IT projects and staff
  • Analyze IT business plans and policies
  • Manage graduate school help desk
  • Administer training on graduate school software applications
  • Assist with admissions, graduation and special projects
Amy Robinson.

Amy Robinson

Program Manager
Email Address: Amy.Robinson@uc.edu
Mail Location: 0627
Phone: 513-556-4342
Fax: 513-556-0128
Office Location: 110B Van Wormer Hall
  • Direct admissions
  • Coordinate admissions policies and procedures
  • Process Advanced Standing Requests
  • Process new Academic Program Submissions
  • Maintain approved faculty to serve as dissertation and/or thesis committee chairs/members
  • Recruit graduate students
  • Coordinate Graduate Recruitment Weekend
Megan Tischner.

Megan Tischner

Coordinator, Special Projects/Programs 
UC E-mail: Megan.Tischner@uc.edu
Mail Location: 0627
Phone: 513-556-2379
Fax: 513-556-0128
Office Location: 110 Van Wormer Hall
  • Assist with scholarship and award competitions
  • Coordinate events and workshops
  • Oversee print and electronic publications for the Graduate School, including the graduate student weekly e-newsletter
  • Manage Graduate School website and social media
  • Maintain Graduate School listservs for graduate students, graduate program coordinators and graduate program directors

Graduate School IT Staff

Sergio Garay.

Sergio Garay

Software Applications Developer
UC E-mail: Sergio.Garay@uc.edu
Mail Location: 0635
Phone: 513-556-4323
Fax: 513-556-0128
Office Location: 340 Van Wormer Hall
  • Code, design and maintain Graduate School's website and applications
  • Support graduate school staff  for admission, events, and graduation using technical skills
Ming Li.

Ming Li

Software Applications Developer
UC E-mail: Ming.Li@uc.edu
Mail Location: 0635 
Phone: 513-556-4482
Fax: 513-556-0128
Office Location: 340 Van Wormer Hall
  • Code, design and maintain Graduate School's website and applications
  • Support graduate school staff  for admission, events, and graduation using technical skills

Graduate School Support Staff

Caroline Alikonis.

Caroline Alikonis

Graduate Program Manager
Institutional Research
Email Address: Caroline.Alikonis@uc.edu
Mail Location: 0127
Phone: 513-556-1628
Fax: 513-556-2046
Office Location: 400 Van Wormer Hall
  • Manage the Graduate Program Review process
  • Development of the annual Graduate Recruitment, Admissions, and Assistantship Data Reports (GRAAD Reports)
  • Coordination of all graduate program surveys
Tim Bybee.

Tim Bybee

Associate Director of Business Affairs
Provost Office
Email Address: Tim.Bybee@uc.edu
Mail Location: 0635
Phone: 513-556-6143
Fax: 513-556-6050
Office Location: 314A Van Wormer Hall
  • Responsible for all Graduate School business and financial matters
  • Responsible for distribution of University Graduate Scholarships (UGS) and Assistantships (UGA) budgets.
  • Graduate School contact for Graduate Student Health Insurance (GSHI) Awards

Graduate Assistants

GA.

Patrice DeLeon

Recruitment and Retention Graduate Assistant
Email: gradconnect@ucmail.uc.edu
Mail Location: 0627
Phone: 513-556-4335
Fax: 513-556-0128
Office Location: 110 Van Wormer Hall
  • Creation and implementation of new initiatives to increase graduate student recruitment, success and inclusion
  • Support activities around McNair, GEM and other URM programs
  • Assist with recruitment events
  • Assist in running URM recruitment scholarship programs (Yates, McNair, etc.)
GA.

Hillary Oberpeul

Writing and Editing Graduate Assistant
Mail Location: 0627
Phone: 513-556-4335
Fax: 513-556-0128
Office Location: 110 Van Wormer Hall
  • Edit office publications and brochures
  • Write for GradCURRENTS publication and Annual Report
  • Collaborate on special projects with other office personnel
GA.

Emily Schmidt

Graphic Design and Photography Graduate Assistant
Mail Location: 0627
Phone: 513-556-4335
Fax: 513-556-0128
Office Location: 110 Van Wormer Hall

  • Design publications, print and electronic materials, and website graphics
  • Take and edit photographs for publications and website use
  • Work on special projects