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Administrative functions: Who does what?

Curt Winkle, Head and Associate Professor, is responsible for all aspects of the Department's management. The Head is also available to meet with prospective students. If you need to consult with the Head, you can contact Vicky Lim to schedule an appointment.

Marty Jaffe, Director of Graduate Studies, is responsible for the admissions process and general oversight of student progress. The Director of Graduate Studies typically must sign student petitions, approve requests for waivers, ensures that students successfully meet the internship requirement, and approves Masters Projects.

Ann Barnds, Assistant to the Head for Administration, coordinates the Department's schedule of courses, staffs faculty committees, assists the student organizations, maintains the Department's webpage, coordinates the Department's student travel and financial awards, provides career development assistance to students, and coordinates the Peace Corps Master's International program.

Hazel Brown, Admissions and Records Officer, coordinates the admissions process, maintains student records, provides information to students about the department, Graduate College, and University regulations and processes, and prepares student files for approval by the Graduate College prior to graduation.

Wei Liu, Assistant to the Head for Budgeting, is responsible for fiscal management, processes adjunct and faculty HR appointments. She also processes appointments for students who are employed by the Department.

For detailed contact information, check the Staff page.