Graduate College Staff

Front Desk


Questions?

  • General Inquiries

515-294-4531

Charlene Shaw

Receptionist

  • Academic Awards
  • Admissions
  • DOGE List
  • Graduate College Newsletter

515-294-4531

Melissa Stolt

Receptionist

  • Dissertations and Theses
  • English Exam Holds
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

515-294-1170


Student Services


Sebastian Speer

Student Services Specialist

  • Graduate College Curriculum Committee
  • Non Degree Students
  • Registration

515-294-5020

Lisa Elm

Student Services Specialist

  • Coursework Only Degrees
  • Final Oral Examinations
  • Graduation Requirements

515-294-4532

Natalie Robinson

Student Services Specialist

  • Academic Records and Holds
  • Certificate Programs
  • Preliminary Oral Examinations
  • Program of Study and Committee Forms

515-294-7916


Finance, Scholarships, and Fellowships


Lynette McBirnie Sprecher

Fiscal and Operations Manager

  • Assistantships
  • Fellowships
  • Letter of Intent Appointments
  • Tuition Scholarship

515-294-7811


Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs

Career Services


Karin Lawton-Dunn

Graduate / Postdoctoral Career Services Coordinator

  • Career Coaching / Advising
  • Networking
  • Interviewing
  • Resume / CV

515-294-6954


Center for Communication Excellence


Elena Cotos

Director

  • Academic and Professional Communication
  • Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Communication Programming
  • Research and Development
  • Cross-Campus Initiatives

515-294-1958

Sarah Huffman

Assistant Director

  • Individual Writing Consultations
  • Research, Grant, Job Application, Thesis/Dissertation Writing
  • Seminars, Workshops, Courses
  • Outreach and Needs-Based Activities

515-294-0175

Lily Compton

English Language Development Specialist

  • English Speaking and Writing Consultations
  • Peer Speaking Practice Groups
  • International Teaching Assistants

515-294-7996


Postdoctoral Affairs


Misty Treanor

Postdoctoral Scholar Coordinator

  • Postdoctoral Policies / Procedures
  • Postdoctoral Professional Development

515-294-0419


Diversity Programs and Initiatives


Thelma Harding

Coordinator

  • Recruitment and Retention
  • GMAP, GWC, and AGEP
  • AGEP CIRTL Grant Support
  • McNair Program Director

515-294-2868

Ashley Garrin

McNair Program Assistant Director

  • Research Instruction and Development
  • Oversight of Faculty and Graduate Mentoring
  • Design and Implementation of Program Assessments

515-294-7310

Arnold Woods III

Program Assistant

  • McNair Program
  • AGEP CIRTL Grant
  • IINSPIRE LSAMP

515-294-2059


Office of the Dean


William Graves

Dean of the Graduate College

  • Administrative Oversight
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Support for Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Scholars, and Graduate Faculty

515-294-2682

Carolyn Cutrona

Associate Dean of the Graduate College

  • Disability Accommodations for Graduate Students Completing an Assistantship
  • Postdoctoral Scholars
  • Interdepartmental Graduate Programs

515-294-5990

Judy Strand

Assistant to the Dean

  • Dissertations and Theses
  • Graduate Council
  • Associate Graduate Faculty Membership
  • Title IX Deputy Coordinator

515-294-5285


Jack Polifka

IT Specialist

  • Website Access / Questions
  • Electronic Forms
  • Data / Reports

515-294-6248

Sarah Igram

Communications Specialist

  • Student Profiles
  • Event Promotion and Publicity
  • Graduate College Newsletter
  • Social Media

515-294-9234


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