Graduate School Staff


crowder

Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

Dr. Michael Crowder
crowdemw@MiamiOH.edu

Chief administrative officer for the Graduate School and Interim Vice President for Research and Innovation. Chair of Graduate Council and member of the Council of Academic Deans. Responsible for budget management and policy development and implementation. Serves as resource for all students, faculty, and staff members involved with graduate education.


ward

Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Dr. Rose Marie Ward
wardrm1@MiamiOH.edu

Chair of several financial assistance committees for graduate students, including the Academic Achievement Assistantship committee, Graduate Students' Achievement Fund, and the Student Financial Assistance committee. Primary resource for Graduate Directors, Department Chairs, and graduate faculty regarding Graduate School policies and procedures.


robinson

Assistant Dean of Graduate Admission

Dr. Valerie Robinson
robinsvo@MiamiOH.edu

Leads the Graduate Admissions Team and is the primary resource for the application process and admission procedure. Manage the Diversity Enhancement Pathway (DEP) and the Ronald E. McNair graduate assistantships. Advises the Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA). Represents the Graduate School at local, regional, and national recruitment events.


thach

International Admissions Coordinator

Jennifer Thach
thachj@MiamiOH.edu

Primary resource for the admission and recruitment of international graduate students and the International Grant-in-Aid (GIA) awards. Serves as liaison to other offices and groups that serve the international graduate population. Represents the Graduate School at local, regional, national, and international events.


 Shannon Speed

Assistant to the Dean and Manager of Graduate Student Services

Shannon Speed
speeds@MiamiOH.edu

Assist with day-to-day operations of the graduate school. Enforce policies of the Graduate School. Process graduate students' theses and dissertations. Provide counsel to students on the full range of policies and procedures for graduate students. Responsible for graduate student orientation and commencement planning. Process awards and scholarships for graduate students. Serve as the advisor of the Graduate Student Association.


 Donald Johnson

Business Analyst

Donald Johnson
johns572@MiamiOH.edu

Primary technical resource for the Admit and Prospect modules of the the CRM by CollegeNet, including configuration, reports, process flow, Banner interfaces and system support. Also works as liaison with other technical processes and issues concerning the Graduate School.


Christie Keller

Program Associate

Christie Keller
kellermh@MiamiOH.edu

The Graduate School's first point of contact for visitors to the office or telephone. Processes questions about Domestic Grant-in-Aid (GIA) awards, change of major requests, and credit transfer approval and also maintains the Graduate faculty level standing records.


Jessica Yeung

Administrative Assistant, Graduate Admissions

Jessica Yeung
yeungj@MiamiOH.edu

Process graduate applications, with an emphasis on international applications. Assist in creating graduate admissions' procedures. Responds to the admissions' email, phone calls, and in person inquires and questions. 


Deb Hansel

Program Associate, Graduate Admissions

Debbie Hansel
hanseld@MiamiOH.edu

Process graduate applications, with an emphasis on domestic applications. Assist in creating graduate admissions' procedures. Responds to the admissions' email, phone calls, and in person inquires and questions.