Graduate School Staff Listing

Pushpalatha Murthy

Pushpalatha Murthy

Dean of the Graduate School

Associate Provost for Graduate Education

Professor, Chemistry

906-487-3007
ppmurthy@mtu.edu
Administration Building 412

Links of Interest

Specialties

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

Nancy Byers-Sprague

Director of Graduate Degree Services

906-487-2755
nspr@mtu.edu
Administration Building 409A

Specialties

  • 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

Specialties

  • 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
smcrisma@mtu.edu
Administration Building 402

Specialties

  • 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

Specialties

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

Nicole Rubino

Office Assistant 4

906-487-2815
nrubino@mtu.edu
Administration Building 414

Specialties

  • Assistant to the Associate Dean of the Graduate School
  • Supports admissions team and finance coordinator
  • Manages room reservations for Admin 404
Jacque Smith

Jacque Smith

Director of Graduate Enrollment Services

906-487-1434
jacque@mtu.edu
Administration Building 401A

Specialties

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

Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment Services

906-487-3513
aesniego@mtu.edu
Administration Building 401

Specialties

  • Manages admissions application process
  • Recruiting
  • Communications
Heather Suokas

Heather Suokas

Finance Coordinator & Office Manager

Specialties

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

Carol Wingerson

Administrative Aide

906-487-2328
ctwinger@mtu.edu
Administration Building 410

Specialties

  • Admissions application processing
  • Administers graduate student visa paperwork
  • Serves on safety committee