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Office of Graduate Studies Staff

Senior Administration

Dwayne Smith, Ph.D.Senior Vice Provost & Dean, Office of Graduate Studies
Ruth Huntley Bahr, Ph.D.Associate Dean


Kokita WilsonHR Liaison & Office Manager
Heidi PaintnerExecutive Administrative Specialist
Matthew Cordner, M.A.Administrative Specialist
Jessica SonnenscheinReceptionist


Carol Hines-CobbAssistant Director, Academics
Joseph ButtsAssistant Director, Academics
Maggie HogarthAcademic Support Specialist
Mathdany ClarkAcademic Services Administrator
David HamiltonAcademic Services Administrator, Cybersecurity


Mildred HowardAssociate Director
Kimberly CarterFiscal & Business Analyst
Javier RodriguezFiscal & Business Specialist

Student Affairs

Gary D. OliverAssistant Director
Laurie Ann SpencerAcademic Program Specialist

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Eric Hoyer, Ph.D.Associate Director of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate Student Development
Marci Sanders, M.B.A.Academic Program Specialist, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs