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, PhD

Interim Associate Dean

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Laura Dell, EdD

Special Assistant to the Dean

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Megan Tischner Carroll, MA

Program Director

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Supervise Graduate College staff; Manage Graduate College website and social media; Coordinate Graduate College fellowship and award competitions

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Sarah Matthews, MBA

Sr Data Reporting Analyst

110 Van Wormer Hall

Roles: Data Analytics, Reporting, Survey Coordination

Graduate College Staff

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Virginia Dennis, BSW

Program Manager, Student Services

110B Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Access requests; 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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Keirstin Mason, BA

Associate to the Dean

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Associate to the Dean of the Graduate College and Vice Provost for Academic Programs

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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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Kaitlin Shields, MA

Academic Evaluator

110 Van Wormer Hall

Roles: Degree audits, eCurriculum Major Map approvals

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Amy Wheeler, MAHR

Program Manager, Student Success & Retention

110B Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Graduate College Events, New Student Orientation, Recruitment, Graduate Program Review

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Brady Wright

Executive Staff Assistant and Office Manager

110 Van Wormer


Roles: Provide administrative support to Graduate College leadership; oversee office-wide administrative functions involving scheduling, correspondence, event organizing, and assorted clerical tasks

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


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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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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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Ellie Montenegro

Student Success and Outreach Graduate Assistant

110 Van Wormer Hall


Roles: Manage the Graduate College's social media accounts; Assisting with Graduate College events, including the Open House and New Student Orientation; Serving as a liaison with graduate students.

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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.