Graduate College Leadership

Amanda Thein

Amanda Haertling Thein, PhD, MA

Dean, Graduate College
Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Education
Steven Varga headshot

Steven Varga, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Student Development

Graduate program reviews & formal academic grievances

Shelly Campo

Shelly Campo, PhD, MA

Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs

Fellowships, DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), postdoc affairs, responsible conduct of research, commencement & GA overloads

Administration, Finance, HR, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Katie Bottorff

Katie Bottorff, MSE

Administrative Affairs Coordinator

Internal fellowships, graduate student employment, postdocs, commencement, and scholarly integrity

Jennifer Crawford

Jennifer Crawford

Administrative Services Specialist

Internal fellowships, NSF fellow support, graduate assistant tuition and mandatory fees scholarships, general graduate appointment questions

Tanesha Herman

Tanesha Herman, MBA

Human Relations Director

Human Resources

Amy Welter

Amy Welter

Budget/Financial Officer

Direct financial management, budget planning, scholarships & facilities

Wendy Danger

Wendy Danger

Assistant to the Dean

Calendar and meeting planning, commencement, program accreditation reporting, professional program action & general questions/data requests

Paul Meintel

Paul Meintel

Administrative Services Coordinator

Underrepresented Minority (URM) fellowships/scholarships, Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP), Summer Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC), professional development (operational support/scholarships) & postdocs

Academic Programs/Progress, Dissertation/Thesis

Heidi Arbisi-Kelm

Heidi Arbisi-Kelm, MEd, MA

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

AAO administration, student concerns, DGS assistance & program actions

Erin Kaufman

Erin Kaufman, PhD

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Thesis & dissertation

Anne Sparks

Anne Sparks, MA

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Degree clearance, non-degree study advising & registration

Fran Boyken

Fran Boyken, MA

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Degree audit & U2G (Undergraduate to Graduate) program

Cindy Fetters

Cindy Fetters

General questions, reception & form intake

Wanda Osborn

Wanda Osborn

Professional Employee

Sample Plans, Academic & Curricular Planning Projects

Graduate Student Success

Jennifer Teitle

Jennifer Teitle, PhD

Assistant Dean for Graduate Development and Postdoctoral Affairs

Supervises the Graduate College’s student services and helps campus integrate professional development into existing graduate curriculum

Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly, PhD, MFA

CIRTL Program Coordinator

Leads the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning (CIRTL) program

Brady Krien

Brady Krien, MA, MLIS

Graduate Careers and National Fellowship Advisor

Graduate Careers and Fellowships Advisor (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts)

Elizabeth Savelkoul

Elizabeth Savelkoul, PhD

Graduate Fellowships Specialist

National fellowships & career advising (STEM graduate students and postdocs)

Vivian Sheridan

Vivian Sheridan, MEd

Manages the Grad Success workshops, GradNav professional development newsletter, Graduate Student Orientation, 3MT Competition, Dinner for Twelve series, etc.

Taylor Wertheim

Taylor Wertheim

Grad Success Graduate Assistant

Collaborates with Grad Success team to support 3MT, CIRTL, Fellowship information, and other resources offered to graduate students.

Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Jacquelyne Chu

Jacquelyne Chu

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Coordinator

Broadly supports DEI efforts

Elia Farias

Elia Farias

Grad DEI Graduate Assistant

Technical Support

Andy Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins

Director of Information Technology

Business process and data support, academic and administrative IT liaison, IT purchasing & IT planning

Sean Adams-Hiett

Sean Adams-Hiett

Web platform management, web strategy, technical support, and training to the Graduate College and the programs and organizations for which it provides services

Archit Agarwal

Archit Agarwal

Senior Business Intel Analyst

Business intelligence, data reporting & visualization

John Riehl

John Riehl

Web Content Strategist, Technical Support

Web content creation and technical support for the Graduate College website and websites managed by the Graduate College

External Relations

Katie McKibben

Katie McKibben, MA

Director of External Relations

Strategic Communications, Alumni Engagement, Development, Event Coordination & External Advisory Board Liaison

Cale Stelken

Cale Stelken

Creative Coordinator

Videography, photography & graphic design

Torie Burns

Torie Burns, MA

Graduate Research Assistant

Writer/editor

Madison Long

Madison Long

Graduate Research Assistant

Writer/editor, social media content creation

Contact Information

Offices

Dean's Administrative Offices

201 Gilmore Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1320
319-335-2143

Academic Affairs Office

205 Gilmore Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1320
319-335-2144

Graduate Student Success

413 Gilmore Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1320
319-335-2147

Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

201 Gilmore Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1320
319-335-2147

Office of Postdoctoral Scholars

201 Gilmore Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1320
319-335-2136

Other University Offices