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Graduate School Administrators

Bob Zierolf.

Robert Zierolf

Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
UC E-mail: Robert.Zierolf@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

Carol Gundrum.

Carol Gundrum

Program Manager
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
Dugan Meyer.

Dugan Meyer

Program Coordinator
UC E-mailmeyer2dn@ucmail.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 gradinfo@uc.edu account 
  • Review electronic theses and dissertation submissions
  • Process Application to Doctoral Candidacy forms
  • Maintain social media
Colleen O'Connell.

Colleen O'Connell

Program Coordinator
UC E-mailoconnecn@ucmail.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
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 Carroll.

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

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-mailMing.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
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

Karen Thoma.

Karen Thoma

Assistant to Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Interim Vice Provost/University Dean
Email Address: Karen Thoma
Mail Location: 0097
Phone: 513-556-4336
Fax: 513-556-7861
Office Location: 210 Van Wormer Hall
  • Assists in the implementation of projects related to Academic Planning and the Graduate School.
  • Provide administrative support to the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Vice Provost and Interim Dean of the Graduate School.

Graduate Assistants

GA.

Saeideh Karimi

Graphic Design Graduate Assistant
Mail Location: 0627
Phone: 513-556-4335
Fax: 513-556-0128
Office Location: 110 Van Wormer Hall
  • Design publications
  • Take and edit  photographs for publications
  • Work on special projects
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.

Kara Sorrell

Preparing Future Faculty Coordinator
Mail Location: 0627
UC E-mail:  gradpff@uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-4335
Fax: 513-556-0128
Office Location: 110 Van Wormer Hall

  • Maintain and update the PFF student database
  • Manage the PFF Blackboard organization and website
  • Coordinate PFF reading groups and workshops
  • Compose articles for the Annual Report and GradCURRENTS