Graduate School Staff Listing

Jacqueline Huntoon

Jacqueline Huntoon

Dean of the Graduate School

Associate Provost for Graduate Education

Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Administration Building 413A


  • Oversees all aspects of graduate education
  • Evaluates programs and student outcomes
Nancy Byers-Sprague

Nancy Byers-Sprague

Director of Graduate Degree Services

Administration Building 409A


  • Processes and certifies forms related to re-admission, transfer, degree progress & completion
  • Manages graduate student participation in commencement
  • Processes late drops

Debra D. Charlesworth

Assistant Dean, Graduate School

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


  • Review of theses and dissertations
  • Presents and organizes professional development seminars
  • Manages Graduate School website
  • Processes withdrawals
  • Manages new student orientation
  • Coordinates NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Shellie Crisman

Business Systems & Data Analyst

(906) 487-3659
Administration Building 402


  • Manages Banner system projects and upgrades
  • Develops reports, processes and procedures
  • Provides support and training for the Graduate Staff

Alexandria Guth

Online and Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Coordinator


  • Provides institutional support for online and interdisciplinary programs
  • Monitors compliance of online programs with state laws
  • Assists with recruiting, website management, thesis/dissertation review

Pushpalatha Murthy

Professor, Chemistry

Associate Dean, Graduate School

Chem Sci 505

Research Interests

  • Structure, metabolism, and biological role of phosphoinositides in plant cells
  • Catalytic and structural aspects of phytases, including specificity of hydrolysis, molecular weight and subunit structure, amino acid sequence, and molecular biology
  • Biosynthesis, subcellular localization, and biological role of novel scyllo-inositol containing phosphoinositides
Nicole Rubino

Nicole Rubino

Office Assistant 4

Administration Building 414
Jacque Smith

Jacque Smith

Director of Graduate Enrollment Services

Administration Building 401A


  • Recruits graduate students
  • Develops advancement initiatives and marketing strategies
  • Facilitates alumni relations
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Ashli Sniegowski

Graduate Admissions Manager

Administration Building 401
Heather Suokas

Heather Suokas

Finance Coordinator & Office Manager


  • Manages finances
  • Manages GTSP funds
  • Administers tuition-only fellowships
  • Oversees GACS
Carol Wingerson

Carol Wingerson

Administrative Aide

Administration Building 410


  • Manages admissions application process
  • Administers graduate student visa paperwork
  • Serves on safety committee