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Staff Directory

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Office of the Dean

Paula D. McClain
Paula D. McClain

Dean of The Graduate School and Vice Provost

  • Serves as the senior administrator in The Graduate School
  • Is responsible for all policies and procedures in the graduate programs

919-681-1560
pmcclain@duke.edu


Marsha Adams-Parker

Human Resources Manager

  • Coordinates human resource needs of employees, student workers, and fellows
  • Interprets personnel policies and employee relations functions to meet federal, state, University, and Graduate School objectives
  • Assists hiring managers in employee recruitment and termination, position classification, and salary administration

919-681-1562
map10@duke.edu


Pakis BessiasPakis Bessias

IT Manager

  • Oversees The Graduate School's internal computer data systems

919-681-3227
pakis.bessias@duke.edu


Mike ByerleyMike Byerley

Director of Development

  • Oversees and implements the fundraising program for The Graduate School
  • Manages the Graduate School Board of Visitors

919-681-0401
mike.byerley@duke.edu


Carlus WaltersCarlus Walters

Administrative Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean

  • Assists with Graduate School management and schedules appointments for the dean

919-681-1560
carlus.walters@duke.edu


John ZhuJohn Zhu

Senior Public Affairs Officer and Communications Strategist

  • Leads the development and implementation of The Graduate School's communications strategy

919-684-1665
john.zhu@duke.edu


VACANT

Assistant Director of Development

  • Serves as a fundraiser for The Graduate School, including frontline fundraising at the major gift level, pipeline development, and coordinating Annual Fund efforts

919-681-6384
 


 

Academic Affairs

John KlingensmithJohn Klingensmith

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Develops and administers the academic regulations of the Graduate School, including those involving disciplinary matters, time limitations, leaves, examination/advisory committees and milestone examinations
  • Is responsible for the external review of University academic departments and programs, and the internal review of proposed curriculum changes in graduate programs
  • Serves as admissions reviewer and as general academic advisor for students who wish to talk to someone outside their own graduate degree programs

919-681-1559
john.klingensmith@duke.edu


Hugh CrumleyHugh Crumley

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Coordinates Responsible Conduct of Research training for all graduate students
  • Directs the Certificate in College Teaching program
  • Directs the Preparing Future Faculty program
  • Teaches graduate courses in college teaching methods, technology and design
  • Offers workshops and consulting on technology and teaching for graduate students

919-660-5975
crumley@duke.edu


Natavan Khan

Staff Assistant

  • Provides administrative support to Academic Affairs
  • Handles coordination of workshops and events
  • Records preliminary exam information
  • Manages the thesis/dissertation process

919-681-5985
natavan.khan@duke.edu


Denise LeathersDenise Leathers

Staff Specialist

  • Tracks and reports graduate student placement
  • Manages the graduate faculty nominations and graduate student committees processes
  • Edits the Graduate School Bulletin and the Director of Graduate Studies Manual
  • Oversees the Graduate Certificate Process
  • Updates the Academic Affairs portion of The Graduate School website, including descriptions of departments, and programs
  • Manages DGS appointment process

919-681-3252
denise.leathers@duke.edu


Helene McAdams

Coordinator, Student Records

  • Audits and manages degree records and requirements
  • Acts as liaison between Graduate School and departments regarding academic requirements and policies
  • Oversees JD/Masters programs
  • Resolves registration problems

919-681-3248
helene.mcadams@duke.edu


Francisco RamosFrancisco Ramos

Manager of Program Evaluation and Assessment

  • Develops, coordinates, and provides support for graduate educational assessment and evaluation.
  • Directs The Graduate School's student learning outcomes assessment program.
  • Assists the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the management of the external review process for academic departments and programs.
  • Contributes to the professional training of doctoral students interested in academic careers, including the teaching of graduate-level courses.

919-681-3251
francisco.ramos@duke.edu


Vacant

Staff Specialist

  • Conduct format check reviews of assigned dissertations and theses submitted by graduate students to ProQuest
  • Advise students on needed changes to submitted work and facilitate final examination and graduation processes by checking to make sure procedures are properly followed
  • Assist coordinator of student records with assigned tasks

919-681-2018
 


 

Admissions

General Admissions Line: 919-684-3913

Elizabeth HuttonElizabeth Hutton

Associate Dean, Graduate Admissions

  • Manages daily operations of the Admissions Office, including workflow, staff supervision and implementation of new technology to the admissions process
  • Is responsible for set-up, monitoring, and data integrity of automated systems
  • Assists with upgrades
  • Hires and trains additional seasonal staff
  • Provides ongoing admissions analysis and reports

919-684-3913
elizabeth.hutton@duke.edu


Scott AndrewsScott C. Andrews

Data Manager

  • Provides support for PeopleSoft, ApplyYourself, Admissions Center databases
  • Performs setup for new processes, assists with upgrades and staff training
  • Is responsible for direct communication to admissions candidates, including final admissions decisions
  • Provides admissions data, statistical analysis, and reports

919-681-1556
scott.andrews@duke.edu


Yvonne RestaniYvonne Restani

Program Coordinator

  • Manages image capturing process
  • Performs thesis and dissertation format checks
  • Serves as admissions liaison with graduate departments in business administration, basic medical sciences, economics, and various others
  • Assists incoming international students with visa processing

919-681-1561
yvonne.restani@duke.edu


Randi SmithRandi Smith

Duke Kunshan Admissions Specialist

  • Processes applications for admission to Duke Kunshan University
  • Serves as the liaison for the Global Health and Medical Physics master’s programs at Duke Kunshan University. Assists Duke Kunshan students with obtaining visas for study at Duke.
  • Responds to prospect, applicant and admitted student inquiries
  • Responsible for scanning/capturing application materials into imaging database for both Duke and Duke Kunshan.

919-681-3988
randi.smith@duke.edu


Stacy TorianStacy Torian

Communications Specialist

  • Develops, edits, and manages admissions communications
  • Communicates final admissions decisions to applicants
  • Responds to prospect, applicant, and admitted student inquiries
  • Matriculates admitted students

919-684-5737
stacy.torian@duke.edu


Nancy WinesNancy Wines

Admissions Specialist

  • Processes admissions applications
  • Performs thesis and dissertation format checks
  • Serves as admissions liaison with graduate departments in computer science, engineering, liberal studies, and various others
  • Assists incoming international students with visa processing

919-668-0424
nancy.wines@duke.edu


 

Finance and Administration

Shanna FitzpatrickShanna Fitzpatrick

Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
Chief Financial Officer

  • Develops, implements and communicates all Graduate School financial operations
  • Maintains student records and reports enrollment
  • Serves as liaison between University departments and external entities regarding financial and administrative policies and procedures

919-681-3249
shanna.fitzpatrick@duke.edu


Regina Nowicki de GuerraRegina Nowicki de Guerra

Data Analyst

  • Develops and implements all data management processes
  • Performs data reporting and statistical analysis to be used by internal Graduate School units as well as external Duke offices

919-668-3045
regina.guerra@duke.edu


Lynette RoeschLynette Roesch

Staff Assistant

  • Assists the associate dean for finance and administration
  • Maintains the financial support section of The Graduate School website
  • Schedules administration and finance unit calendars
  • Directs communication with other departments
  • Coordinates continuing student fellowships
  • Manages building facility and front desk services

919-681-3257
lynette.roesch@duke.edu


Lisa Roop-WioskowskiLisa Wioskowski

Financial Aid Coordinator

  • Manages all aspects of graduate financial aid in conjunction with federal regulations and programs
  • Determines eligibility and processes student loans
  • Serves as contact for national fellowships
  • Maintains updated information on federal tax law regarding student aid

919-681-3247
lisa.wioskowski@duke.edu


Budgets and Finance

Iryna MerenbloomIryna Merenbloom

Assistant Dean, Budgets and Finance

  • Directs financial operations
  • Oversees development and implementation of financial policies, processes and technologies
  • Manages daily operation and staff supervision
  • Prepares and monitors administrative and financial aid budgets and expenditures

919-681-1555
iryna.merenbloom@duke.edu


Tammy DickensTammy Dickens

Staff Accountant

  • Administers The Graduate School's conference travel program
  • Maintains accounting of procurement card payments and office invoices
  • Provides additional assistance in managing department operations

919-681-1552
tammy.dickens@duke.edu


Caroline MorrisCaroline Morris

Fellowship Coordinator

  • Manages Graduate Fellowship application and selection processes
  • Maintains WebApp and payroll processing

919-684-4665
caroline.morris@duke.edu


Cynthia Wilcock

Financial Analyst

  • Compiles, analyzes and prepares reports on the financial compliance and performance of graduate student funding and the operating units of The Graduate School

919-684-6710
cynthia.wilcock@duke.edu


 

Graduate Student Affairs

Jacqueline LooneyJacqueline Looney

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity

  • Serves as the senior administrator for the Office of Graduate Student Affairs
  • Collaborates with graduate departments, student organizations, and other administrative units to provide services that enhance the academic, social, personal, and cultural needs of graduate students

919-684-2056
jlooney@duke.edu


Melissa BostromMelissa Bostrom

Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development

  • Provides strategic direction and leadership for graduate student professional development
  • Organizes, develops, implements, and evaluates professional development services

919-684-1407
melissa.bostrom@duke.edu


Latishia FutrellLatishia Futrell

Program Coordinator

  • Manages communication networks and databases
  • Prepares programmatic reports
  • Assists in the implementation of programming efforts
  • Serves as a liaison with University departments

919-684-2056
latishia.futrell@duke.edu


Alan KendrickAlan Kendrick

Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development

  • Oversees efforts to design, deliver, and improve services and programs that support graduate students from entry to completion of their degrees
  • Creates mechanisms for developing and coordinating The Graduate School's diversity initiatives, including the daily administration and development of recruitment and retention activities

919-668-0416
alan.kendrick@duke.edu


Sondra PonziSondra Ponzi

Senior Program Coordinator

  • Manages and implements student programs
  • Is responsible for budgeting, preparing programmatic reports, and providing counseling and advising of students
  • Acts as the disability services liaison and the harassment prevention advisor

919-681-1551
sondra.ponzi@duke.edu


Maria WisdomMaria LaMonaca Wisdom

Director of Graduate Student Advising and Engagement for the Humanities

  • Advises humanities graduate students on developing versatile skill sets and exploring diverse career options
  • Collaborates with faculty, administrators and alumni in support of humanities Ph.D. students
  • Directs programs supported by Duke’s  NEH-funded initiative: Doctoral Training for the Versatile Humanist

919-681-8626
maria.wisdom@duke.edu

 


English for International Students

Brad TeagueBrad Teague

Assistant Dean and EIS Director

  • Leads the design and delivery of English-language courses and services for international graduate students 
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures
  • Hires and supervises EIS faculty and staff
  • Establishes collaborations and partnerships with other programs at Duke
  • Teaches EIS courses

919-613-8129
brad.teague@duke.edu


Kaitlyn AignerKaitlyn Aigner

Program Coordinator

  • Provides administrative support to the EIS director
  • Coordinates placement testing
  • Develops and implements data-management systems
  • Serves as a liaison with other programs, offices, and departments at Duke
  • Teaches EIS courses

919-613-8029
kaitlyn.aigner@duke.edu

 

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