Graduate College Staff

Graduate College Administrators

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Rose Marie Ward, PhD

Dean of the Graduate College and Vice Provost for Academic Programs

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Flavia Bastos

Interim Associate Dean

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Laura Dell

Special Assistant to the Dean

Graduate College Staff

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Emily Bayman

Academic Evaluator

University Pavilion

Role: Degree audits

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Virginia Dennis

Program Manager, Student Services

110B Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Review student petitions for reinstatement, extensions, and readmission; Process Leaves of Absence; Committee Member Management; Advanced Standing; Graduate Program Review; Individual Development Plans (IDP)

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Shaymaa Minkara

Program Manager, Graduation

University Pavilion

Roles: Application for graduation, electronic thesis and dissertation submission, and certification.

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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 College Conference & Fair, Graduate College Open House, Smart Staff Event; UC Graduate Program Review

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Megan Tischner

Program Director

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Supervise Graduate College staff; Coordinate scholarship and award competitions; Manage Graduate College website and social media; Plan and manage professional development programs and events, including Yates & PGF program

Graduate College 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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Eric Rasnake

Computer & Info Analyst I

Van Wormer Hall, 4th floor


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Coco Zhang

Software Applications Developer

Graduate College Support Staff

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Angel Prewitt

Assistant Director of Business Affairs, Provost Office

310 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Responsible for all Graduate College business and financial matters; Responsible for distribution of GAS/GIA scholarship and assistantship budgets.

Graduate Assistants

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Luna Amin

Graphic Design and Photography Graduate Assistant

110 Van Wormer Hall


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

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Niles Jackson

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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Erin Michel

Writing and Editing Graduate Assistant

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Writing for the graduate student GradCURRENTS newsletter; Compiling and distributing the GradCURRENTS newsletter; Editing office publications and brochures.

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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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Marielle Newton

Mental Health Graduate Assistant

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Supporting mental health initiatives for graduate students; coordinate programs and workshops about mental health.