Graduate Administration

Director of Graduate StudiesProfessor Mercedes Alcalá-Galán

  • oversees all aspects of the Graduate Program

Graduate Program CoordinatorMorgan Zimmer

  • coordinates all aspects of the program, including applications, admissions, onboarding and benefits
  • counsels graduate students about Departmental and Graduate School degree requirements
  • distributes office keys
  • manages teaching materials, course evaluations, and exams
  • reserves rooms for dissertation defenses, job interviews, makeup exams, etc.

Department AdministratorTammi Simpson

  • payroll specialist
  • manages building and copier access permissions
  • coordinates summer insurance continuation
  • generally has chocolate on hand

Director of the Spanish Language ProgramProfessor Rajiv Rao

  • oversees and coordinates the Undergraduate Spanish Language Program
  • heads the Teaching Assistant Review Committee

Memorial Library Liaison (Interim)Laura Martin

  • helps students connect to resources on campus and elsewhere
  • advises students on information needs

Financial Specialist

  • processes awards, scholarships, grants, and reimbursements

Program Assistant Gail Tanner

  • greets visitors and provides administrative assistance
  • orders supplies
  • creates calendar events on the SpanPort website
  • processes reimbursements
  • manages tutor and translator lists
  • copier and fax machine guru
  • resource for a large variety of subjects; provides referrals as needed

Undergraduate AdvisorKaren Francis

  • manages Department classroom assignments, enrollment authorizations, and course waitlists