Graduate School Staff

oris

Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship and Dean of the Graduate School

Dr. Jim Oris
orisjt@MiamiOH.edu

Chief administrative officer for the Graduate School and Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship. 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.


Lou Haines

Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School and Manager, Graduate Student Services

Lou Haines
hainesla@MiamiOH.edu

Primary resource for current graduate students with questions and concerns from orientation through graduation. Manages the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Services (ETD) and supports Graduate Council and the Student Financial Aid Assistance committee. Works with Academic Personnel, Student Financial Assistance, the Bursar, and Accounts Payable for student awards and scholarships.


 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.