Graduate School Staff

Graduate School Administrators

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Raj Mehta

Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School

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James Mack

Associate Dean of the Graduate School

110A Van Wormer Hall


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Yonatan Eyal

Director of Graduate Studies

110C Van Wormer Hall


Graduate School Staff

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Courtney Becker

Executive Staff Assistant

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Provide administrative support to the Associate Dean and the Director; oversee office-wide administrative functions involving scheduling, correspondence, event organizing, and assorted clerical tasks

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Virginia Dennis

Program Manager, Student Services

110B Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Review student petitions for reinstatement, extensions, and readmission; Process Leave of Absences

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Matt Guido

Program Manager, Admissions

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Admissions; Program changes (including deferrals, subplans); Transcript Processing; Committee Member Management; Advanced Standing

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Kyle Johnson

Academic Evaluator

University Pavilion, 4th floor


Roles: Slate implementation and administration

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Emily Kregor

Software Applications Developer

University Pavilion, 4th floor


Roles: 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

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Suzanne Matthey

Academic Evaluator

110 Van Wormer Hall

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Amy Robinson Wheeler

Program Manager, Recruitment

110B Van Wormer Hall


Roles: UC Graduate Recruitment; Career Fairs nationwide: focus on UC undergraduate students, minority recruitment and industry; UC Events – Graduate School Conference & Fair, Graduate School Open House, Smart Staff Event; UC Graduate Program Review

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Megan Tischner

Program Manager

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Coordinate scholarship and award competitions; Manage Graduate School website and social media; Plan and manage professional development programs and events, including Yates & PGF program; Produce publications for the Graduate School

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Angie Walls

Program Manager, Graduation

University Pavilion, 4th floor

Roles: Graduation application; Graduation certification; Electronic thesis/dissertation submission; Commencement—Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony

Graduate School IT Staff

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Chris Amann

Computer & Info Analyst, Management Specialist IT

420B Van Wormer Hall


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Dushan Aththidiyavidanalage Don

Software Applications Developer


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Ming Li

Software Applications Developer

University Pavilion, 4th floor


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Nathan O'Der

Computer Support Specialist

420B Van Wormer Hall


Graduate School Support Staff

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Tim Bybee

Associate Director of Business Affairs, Provost Office

314A Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Responsible for all Graduate School business and financial matters; Responsible for distribution of GAS/GIA scholarship and assistantship budgets; Graduate School contact for Graduate Student Health Insurance (GSHI) Awards

Graduate Assistants

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Luna Amin Foroughi

Graphic Design and Photography Graduate Assistant

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Photographer for the Graduate School Office; Design publications and promotional materials

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Ariel Barat

Professional Development and Student Outreach Graduate Assistant

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Plan and manage workshops for graduate students; Manage the Graduate School's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts; Support and promote professional development events and programs.

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Natasha Moses

Yates/Provost Graduate Fellowship Program Graduate Assistant

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Plan and coordinate professional development and social events for Yates and Provost Fellows; Communicate with fellows; Manage social media for program; Assist with developing workshops and training for faculty members

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Tony Padilla Denis

Recruitment and Retention Graduate Assistant

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: 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 and URM scholarship programs

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Chris Pasion

Writing and Editing Graduate Assistant

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Write for GradCURRENTS newsletter and Graduate School alumni newsletter; Edit office publications and brochures; Provide support for website management; Collaborate on special projects with office personnel

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Cory Whitworth

Preparing Future Faculty Program Graduate Assistant

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Contact person for prospective and current PFF students; Organize PFF workshops, reading groups and other events; Coordinate mentorships for PFF students