Graduate School Staff

Graduate School Administrators

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Marshall "Chip" Montrose

Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

210 Van Wormer Hall


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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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Virginia Dennis

Program Manager, Student Services

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Review student petitions for reinstatement, extensions, and readmission; Process Leave of Absences; Manage calendar and travel arrangements for Associate University Dean; Manage administrative functions for Associate University Dean

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Carol Gundrum

Program Director

110B Van Wormer Hall


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

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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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Amy Robinson Wheeler

Program Manager, Recruitment

110B Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Recruiting; Career Fairs; Graduate School Conference

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Catherine Smith

Associate to the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

210 Van Wormer Hall

513-556-2586 or 513-556-4336

Roles: Provides support to the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School; Assists in the implementation of projects related to the Graduate School; Process new Academic Program Submissions; Coordinator for New Programs for the Graduate School

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Megan Tischner

Coordinator, Special Projects/Programs

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Coordinate scholarship and award competitions; Manage Graduate School website and social media; Maintain Graduate School listservs; Plan and manage professional development programs and events; Produce publications for the Graduate School

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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Danniah Daher

Writing and Editing Graduate Assistant

110 Van Wormer Hall


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

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Jamisha Miniefield

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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Maria Rockett

Preparing Future Faculty Certificate 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