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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; UNM Deans' Council.
Dr. Jesse Aleman
jman@unm.edu
(505) 277-0950
Associate DeanSupervises 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) 277-3488

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 insure 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; audit student eligibility for graduation; verifies the accuracy of student records; manages the scanning of documents within Graduate Studies. Provide guidance to enhance the success of graduate and professional students.
Kylie Talamante
kyliect@unm.edu
(505) 277-2711
Administrative AssistantManages the front desk responsibilities including certifying federal employment documents and responding to general inquiries; manages the scanning of documents within Graduate Studies; provides support with various special projects. Provide guidance to enhance the success of graduate and professional students.
Anabelle Torres
atorres15@unm.edu
(505) 277-2711
Administrative AssistantManages the front desk responsibilities including certifying federal employment documents and responding to general inquiries; manages the scanning of documents within Graduate Studies; provides support with various special projects. Provide 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; evaluate graduate curricula changes, new/revised degree/certificate programs, represent Graduate Studies for Academic Program Reviews; directly oversee the Senate Graduate & Professional Committee; assist the NM Council of Graduate Deans; manages all student petitions and grievances. Advise faculty and students on policy governing graduate education; develop 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; reviews requests for committee service and committee composition; tracks academic standing; manages probation and suspension. Advise 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 Student Employees

Nina Cooper
nmcooper@unm.edu
(505) 277-1135
OmbudspersonWorks 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
shellc@unm.edu
(505) 277-3488
Graphic Design, Marketing, and Web MaintenanceInitiates 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 (including the Shared Knowledge Conference) and the Professional & Academic Workshops (PAW) series. Develops and maintains websites for Graduate Studies and PNMGC.
Sue Wilder
swilder@unm.edu
(505) 277-3488
Learning Objects and Process ImprovementDevelops 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.

PNMGC Team

Brandon De Flon
bdeflon1@unm.edu
(505) 277-7397
Graduate Project Assistant
Theresah Napetey
tnapetey@unm.edu
(505) 277-7397
Graduate Project Assistant
Mark Narvaez
narvaezm@unm.edu
(505) 277-7397
Graduate Project Assistant

Water Resources

John Fleck
(505) 277-7397
Director
Annamarie Cordova
acordova@unm.edu
(505) 277-7759
Admin 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
Daniel Shattuck
shattuck@unm.edu
(505) 277-8728
Graduate Assistant

Global and National Security Policy Institute

Emile Nakhleh
enakhleh@unm.edu
(505) 277-2711
Director
Guinevere Beard
gbeard@unm.edu
(505) 277-2611