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Program Advancement and Completion
Graduate Student Employees

Name

TitlePhoneEmailOffice Hours**Role
Dr. Julie A. CoonrodDean(505) 277-6062jcoonrod@unm.eduBy appointment.Chief academic officer of Graduate Studies; manages all matters pertaining to graduate academic programs, students and faculty; Member; UNM Deans' Council.
Dr. Tim LowreyAssociate Dean(505) 277-0950tlowrey@unm.eduBy appointment.Supervises current student support programs, including the Teaching Assistants' Resource Center (TARC) and the fellowship, scholarship, and assistantship awards; assists the Dean in fundraising for Graduate Studies; represents Graduate Studies for Academic Program Reviews; and develops new initiatives to enhance the success of graduate and professional students.

Dr. William L. Gannon

Publications

Academic Integrity and Research Ethics Director(505) 277-3488wgannon@unm.eduBy appointment.Directs all activities regarding academic and research integrity for Graduate Studies and as a liaison with the OVPR (research office). Along with assurance of RCR compliance and a number of other urgent priorities, also contributes to the effort of recruiting, retention, and graduation of outstanding students by analyzing trends in enrollment.

Administrative

Margaret GonzalesSenior Operations Manager(505) 277-6062margo@unm.edu

Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Manages Graduate Studies fiscal affairs and purchasing for office; supervises Graduate Studies support staff; handles all Graduate Studies Financial Aid awards, manages all staff Human Resource functions and payroll.
Heidi KrupickaAdministrative Assistant(505) 277-1206hkrupick@unm.eduMonday - Thursday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Manages incoming phone calls and inquiries, student records and the scanning of graduate assistantship contracts; greets visitors; provides general information concerning Graduate Studies policies and procedures and assists PACT.
Joshua HumistonAdministrative Assistant(505) 277-4954ilearns@unm.edu

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Manages incoming phone calls and inquiries, student records and the scanning of graduate assistantship contracts; greets visitors; provides general information concerning Graduate Studies policies and procedures and assists PACT.
Kylie TalamanteAdministrative Assistant(505) 277-4954kyliect@unm.edu
Manages incoming phone calls and inquiries, student records and the scanning of graduate assistantship contracts; greets visitors; provides general information concerning Graduate Studies policies and procedures and assists PACT.

Assistantships and Contracts

Marisa CastanedaGraduate Contracts Manager(505) 277-7344mcastan@unm.edu

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Provides financial aid advice, supervises processing of assistantship contracts.
Paul BraultGraduate Contracts Representative(505) 277-5112pbrault@unm.edu

Monday - Friday*
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

*Off on Wednesdays

Provides general assistance with graduate assistantships processing.
Sissy GonzalesGraduate Contracts Representative(505) 277-2711scordero@unm.edu

Tuesday - Friday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Provides general assistance with graduate assistantships processing.

Program Advancement and Completion

Robben Baca

Academic Affairs Specialist

(505) 277-7398
rbaca@unm.edu

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Processes forms for graduate curricula, new/revised degree/certificate programs, program reviews; maintains graduate faculty database; Graduate Studies liaison to Senate Graduate Committee and Project LINK; graduate catalog coordinator.

Tammie Ellis

Sr. Academic Advisor(505) 277-6061tellis@unm.edu

Tuesday - Friday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Evaluates student eligibility for examination and graduation; processes approvals for student committees; tracks academic standing; manages probation and suspension; serves as contact for petitions.

Mayra Estrada

Senior Academic Advisor(505) 277-1578mayra85@unm.edu

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Processes Programs of Studies and Applications for Candidacy; reviews theses and dissertations' format; files manuscripts with UNM Libraries.

Graduate Student Employees

Lindsay ScottOmbuds(505) 277-1135lindsayscott@unm.edu 

By appointment

Works with graduate students to navigate difficult conversations and manage conflict. By providing a space for students to share their concerns, helps clarify issues and assists by providing communication responses and/or recommending additional campus resources.
Christine Shell

Graphic Design, Marketing, and Web Maintenance

(505) 277-3488shellc@unm.edu 

Tuesday-Friday, 10:30 am-4:00 pm

Initiates and maintains Graduate Studies marketing and communications. Provides graphic design services and administrative support focused particularly upon the promotion and coordination of meetings and events for Graduate Studies and the Professional & Academic Workshops (PAW) series. Develops and maintains websites for Graduate Studies and PNMGC.Assists in analyzing and presenting data for trends in enrollment, programming, and graduation.

Sue WilderLearning Objects and Process Improvement(505) 277-3488swilder@unm.edu

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Develops teaching workshops and materials; prepares written and on-line informational and promotional documents; completes basic research of higher education policies and procedures; assists Graduate Studies and the GRC in producing learning objects and web-based interactive instructional materials to provide asynchronous learning opportunities in best practices for graduate teaching, academic integrity and research ethics, and other issues vital to graduate education.

**Subject to change without notice. It is advisable to call the office in advance and schedule an appointment.