Staff

 
Name TitleRole

Leadership

Dr. Julie A. Coonrod
jcoonrod@unm.edu
(505) 277-3354
DeanChief academic officer of Graduate Studies; manages all matters pertaining to graduate academic programs, students and faculty; member of the UNM Deans' Council.
Dr. Jesse Alemán
jman@unm.edu
(505) 277-0950
Associate Dean; Special Assistant for Equity and ExcellenceSupervises current student support programs, including the Graduate Teaching Academy 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
wgannon@unm.edu
(505) 277-2711
(505) 249-7906

Academic Integrity and Research Ethics DirectorDirects 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 Gonzales
margo@unm.edu
(505) 277-6062
Senior Operations ManagerManages the fiscal affairs for contracts, grants, endowments, and instructional and general funds for Graduate Studies, Water Resources, and Global and National Security programs; supervises the support staff; manages the human resource functions and payroll; manages recruitment visits from colleges and universities from around the world; manages the Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color including programmatic efforts, training, and financial oversight. Provides direct service to students to ensure their retention and success; develop new initiatives to enhance the success of graduate and professional students.
Heidi Krupicka
hkrupick@unm.edu
(505) 277-1206
Sr. Student Records AnalystManages the front desk responsibilities including certifying federal employment documents and responding to general inquiries; audits student eligibility for graduation; verifies the accuracy of student records; manages the scanning of documents within Graduate Studies. Provides guidance to enhance the success of graduate and professional students.

Assistantships and Contracts

Marisa Castaneda
mcastan@unm.edu
(505) 277-7344
Graduate Contracts ManagerProvides financial aid advice, supervises processing of assistantship contracts.
Paul Brault
pbrault@unm.edu
(505) 277-5112
Graduate Contracts RepresentativeProvides general assistance with graduate assistantships processing.
Sissy Gonzales
scordero@unm.edu
(505) 277-2714
Graduate Contracts RepresentativeProvides general assistance with graduate assistantships processing.

Program Advancement and Completion

Robben Brown
rbaca@unm.edu
(505) 277-7398
Academic Affairs SpecialistDirects all aspects of advisement; evaluates graduate curricula changes, new/revised degree/certificate programs, and represents Graduate Studies for Academic Program Reviews; directly oversees the Senate Graduate & Professional Committee; assists the NM Council of Graduate Deans; manages all student petitions (including petitions to the Dean) and grievances. Advises faculty and students on policy governing graduate education; develops new initiatives to enhance the success of graduate and professional students.
Tammie Ellis
tellis@unm.edu
(505) 277-6061
Sr. Academic AdvisorEvaluates student eligibility for examination and graduation; processes Announcement of Examination and Report of Examination forms; reviews requests for committee service and committee composition; tracks academic standing; manages probation and suspension. Advises students and assist in enhancing the success of graduate and professional students.
Mayra Estrada
mayra85@unm.edu
(505) 277-1578
Sr. Academic AdvisorEvaluates Programs of Studies and Applications for Candidacy; reviews formatting of theses and dissertations; manages Electronic Thesis/Dissertations in coordination with UNM Libraries. As needed, provides bilingual services to augment her advisement and assistance in enhancing the success of graduate and professional students.

Graduate Assistants

Christine Shell
shellc@unm.edu
Graduate Assistant for Design, Marketing, Web, and Instructional/Learning Object DesignProvides design services and administrative support focused particularly upon the promotion and coordination of meetings and events for Graduate Studies (including the Shared Knowledge Conference) and the Professional & Academic Workshops (PAW) series. Develops and maintains websites for Graduate Studies and PNMGC. Assists Graduate Studies in producing learning objects and web-based interactive instructional materials to provide asynchronous learning opportunities in issues vital to graduate education.

Faculty Mentoring

Juan Larranaga
Larranaga@unm.edu
(505) 277-3488
Faculty Mentoring 

PNMGC Team

Shaikh Ahmad
shaikh@unm.edu
(505) 277-7397
Graduate Project Assistant and Project Lead 
Bryan Baldizan
baldizanb@unm.edu
(505) 277-7397
Graduate Project Assistant 
Valerie Chavez
vchavez17@unm.edu
(505) 277-7397
Graduate Project Assistant 
Zaid Lerma-Orozco
zlerma@unm.edu 
(505) 277-7397
Graduate Project Assistant 

Graduate Teaching Academy

Aeron Haynie
ahaynie@unm.edu
(505) 277-8728
Executive Director: Center for Teaching and Learning 
Abdelbaset Haridy
baset@unm.edu
(505) 277-8728
Teaching Assistant 

Jordan James
james79j@unm.edu
(505) 277-8728

Graduate Assistant