Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) Directories

For graduate admissions and application information, please go to the admissions web site, or email gradadmissions@ucsd.edu. This site provides general information about graduate admissions and about the degree programs offered.

For follow-up on an application for graduate study or specific admissions requirements, contact the department directly. Information regarding the status of an application will be limited—an admissions decision will not be given by e-mail or telephone. Applicants must wait for the official letter from OGS for a decision.

For general information, email gradconnect@ucsd.edu.

University of California, San Diego
Office of Graduate Studies
Student Services Center (SSC), 4th floor
Mail Code 0003
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0003 


Organization Chart

 

Dean's Unit

Kim BARRETT, Dean of the Graduate Division

graduatedean@ucsd.edu

4-6655

445

 

Steve CASSEDY, Associate Dean of the Graduate Division

scassedy@ucsd.edu

2-0655

  • Oversight of Graduate Program Reviews
  • Analysis of new academic programs
  • Review of student Master’s degrees and non-routine matters
  • Backup to Dean

449

 

Glenda WHEELER, Executive Assistant to the Dean

gjwheeler@ucsd.edu

4-6655

  • Administrative support for Dean of Graduate Division
  • Graduate Division records management and distribution
  • Academic personnel, general support
  • General office assistance

449-B

Christopher MICHAELS, Publications Assistant

camichaels@ucsd.edu

2-7965

  • Administrative support for the Dean’s role as Vice Publications Chair for the American Physiological Society
  • General office assistance

449-B

 

Administrative Services Unit

Steve GARDEPIE, Director/MSO

sgardepie@ucsd.edu

4-7735

  • Departmental administrative oversight and compliance
  • Employment and labor relations matters
  • Strategic management planning and analysis
  • Policy and process development and analysis
  • Department safety coordination and emergency preparedness
  • Department approval authority
  • Benefits advisor
  • Space and housing management

429

 

Indra PEREZ, Assistant Director

iperez@ucsd.edu

4-3436

  • Unit's daily operations lead
  • Departmental fiscal analysis and reporting
  • Human resources/personnel administration
  • Contracts and Grants departmental administration
  • Program implementation/special project analysis
  • Facility and equipment administration
  • Backup to Director/MSO

430

 

Jacqueline RIZO, HR Personnel/Facilities Assistant

jarizo@ucsd.edu

2-1732

  • Staff and student personnel support
  • Departmental accounting and financial support
  • Departmental facility and safety contact
  • Backup for staff and student payroll and timekeeping

428-A

Sylvia VIVAS, Graduate Division Receptionist

svivas@ucsd.edu 

4-3555

  • Main Graduate Division receptionist
  • Informational resource on Graduate Division services
  • Informational resource on general UCSD information
  • Mail distribution and sorting
  • Primary contact for staff/student payroll/timekeeping

401-A

 

Graduate Academic Affairs

Mary Lillis ALLEN, Director

mallen@ucsd.edu

4-3552

Academic affairs policies and procedures including:

  • Academic planning and advising
  • Enrollment
  • Graduate Council (including time limit extension requests)
  • Graduate program reviews
  • New degree programs
  • Registration matters
  • Commencement: student participation

443

Norienne SAIGN, Assistant Director

nsaign@ucsd.edu

4-3709

Matters including:

  • Academic probation and progress
  • Time to the doctorate policy
  • Annual/Spring student evaluations
  • Graduate Division Communications and Public Relations Coordinator
  • Academic personnel: management, review, and analysis of all non-sentate personnel actions for the Rady School of Management and IR/PS

444

 

Sara HOGUE, Academic Personnel Administrator/Academic Affairs Adviser

sphogue@ucsd.edu

4-6977

Professional degree (AuD, DMA, EdD, MAS, MBA, MEd, MEng, MIA & MPIA) and Joint Doctoral Program matters including:

  • Final degree checks and conferral for professional degrees & joint doctoral programs
  • General petitions
  • Grades, enrollment and registration matters
  • Leaves of absence and/or withdrawals
  • Half-time study
  • Readmission
  • Secondary adviser pertaining to both doctoral and masters degrees
  • Academic personnel: management, review, and analysis of all senate personnel actions for the Rady School of Management and IR/PS

442

 

Susan VAN DUREN, Graduate Academic Affairs Adviser

svanduren@ucsd.edu

4-3551

Academic Masters degree (MA, MS & MFA) matters including:

  • Degree checks and final reports for Masters Plans I, II, and III
  • Final degree checks and conferral for Ph.D. programs R-Z
  • General petitions
  • Grades, enrollment and registration matters
  • Leaves of absence and/or withdrawals
  • Half-time study
  • Readmission
  • Dept. and Grad. Pro. Contact list & Grad Coords and Grad Chair List Serves
  • Secondary adviser pertaining to both doctoral and professional degrees

439

Jennifer KIM, Graduate Academic Affairs Adviser/ Intercampus Exchange Program Coordinator

j4kim@ucsd.edu

2-7832

Ph.D. degree matters including:

  • General petitions
  • Final degree checks and conferral for Ph.D. programs A-P
  • Grades, enrollment and registration matters
  • Half-time study
  • Leaves of absence and/or withdrawals
  • Readmission
  • Intercampus Exchange Program
  • Secondary adviser pertaining to masters degrees

441

Vacant, Academic Affairs Assistant

2-2244

  • General Academic Affairs assistance
  • Doctoral committees
  • Qualifying examinations and advancements
  • Program Review assistance
  • Travel arrangements for Academic Affairs Unit
  • Distribution of all graduate forms
  • Culling of Student Files
  • University Extension Vouchers

440-C

 

Michael WEINFELD, Institutional Research Officer

mweinfeld@ucsd.edu

4-7736

  • Graduate education, research data, analytical studies, and postdoctoral placement
  • Management of Databooks on campus graduate education
  • Data collection for graduate program reviews
  • Provide statistical data for campus, Systemwide and national entities

421

Erin ESPALDON, Institutional Research Assistant

eespaldon@ucsd.edu

4-6230

  • Analytical assistance and research support in graduate education
  • Retrieval, analysis and presentation of student information
  • Analytical support related to program reviews and student surveys

418

 

Student Affairs and Admissions

April BJORNSEN, Assistant Dean & Director

abjornsen@ucsd.edu

4-3550

Student Affairs including:

  • Diversity programs
  • Due process, grievances
  • Collective bargaining
  • Outreach and Recruitment
  • Retention and student services workshops, graduate student events
  • Student conduct
  • Student health insurance
  • Graduate student housing development
  • Winter meetings, Commencement, Open House, New Grad Orientation
  • Oversight of unit responsibilities

Programs including: San Diego Fellowship, Cota Robles, Tribal Membership Initiative Fellowship, Dissertation Year Fellowship, Name Exchange, Diversity Forum, UC LEADS, Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, UCSD Howard University Partnership for Graduate Success

402

 

Taneshia HIGGINS, Program Administrator

thiggins@ucsd.edu

4-2770

  • Housing Programs – SHORE, Summer, Housing Advisory Committe
  • Winter Meetings coordination
  • Student Affairs budget monitoring and financial processing
  • Programmatic support for: UC LEADS, STARS Summer Program, GEM Fellows, and National Physical Sciences Fellows
  • Supervise student assistants
403

Christopher MURPHY, Student Affairs Specialist

cpmurphy@ucsd.edu

2-1492

  • Graduate and prospective student advising
  • Outreach and recruitment activities
  • Student retention activities
  • Workshop development
  • Liaison with Graduate Student Association
  • Partnership development
  • UCSD UC LEADS program coordinator
  • Diversity Forum Planning Committee
  • Outreach List Coordinator: McNair, Name Exchange, Outreach and Recruitment leads
  • Mentoring Program Coordinator
  • Supervision of Graduate Division Grad Life Intern and Graduate Climate Intern
    Programs including: Diversity Outreach Collaboration, UC LEADS, Grad Programming Council, GEM

416

 

Elisa MALDONADO, Student Affairs Officer: Diversity Outreach, Recruitment and Retention

emmaldonado@mail.ucsd.edu

2-3536

Student Affairs and diversity programs including:

  • Graduate and prospective student advising
  • Outreach and Recruitment activities
  • Student retention activities
  • Workshop development
  • Liaison with Graduate Student Association
  • Partnership development
  • STARS summer research program director
  • Student tracking coordination
  • Graduate Programming Council, Coordinator
    Programs including: STARS, Project 1000, Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), National Physical Sciences Fellowships, Spellman and Morehouse Exchange Program 

404

Erin DICKERSON, Graduate Admissions Supervisor

edickerson@ucsd.edu

2-2030

  • Direct the campus-wide annual graduate admissions application cycle
  • Oversee the implementation of graduate admissions policies and procedures
  • Unit specialist with international applicant credential evaluation
  • Graduate Division primary contact for Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony
  • Oversight of Graduate Admissions Staff

409

Rossana DURMIENDO, Graduate Admissions Assistant

rdurmiendo@ucsd.edu

4-5312

  • Grad Admissions Processor
  • International Applicant Processing
  • Visa processing
  • Admissions publications review
  • Application system review

407

 

Gina SOLOMKO, Graduate Admissions Assistant

gsolomko@ucsd.edu

4-5502

  • Grad Admissions Processor
  • International Applicant Processing
  • Visa processing
  • Admissions publications review
  • Application system review

406

 

Rose MARINE, Graduate Admissions Assistant

 rmarine@ucsd.edu

2-4489

  • Grad Admissions Processor
  • International Applicant Processing
  • Visa processing
  • Admissions publications review
  • Application system review

408

 

Belinda SANBORN, Graduate Admissions Administrative Assistant

bmsanborn@ucsd.edu

4-3554

  • Primary contact for Graduate Admission Information
  • Maintain student files
  • Contact for corrections or changes to online graduate application
  • Contact for application fees and application fee waivers

405

 

Haydee SMITH, Grad Intern

gradlife@ucsd.edu

2-4543

  • Work with campus administrators and Graduate Division administration
  • Develop programs and activities for graduate students
  • Improve the campus environment for graduate students

401-C

 

Jahmese FORT, Community Intern

grad-community@ucsd.edu

2-4543

  • Work with community center directors and Graduate Division administration
  • Develop programs and activities for graduate students
  • Improve the campus environment for graduate students

401-C

 

Graduate Student Financial Support

Kathryn MURPHY, Director

kjmurphy@ucsd.edu

4-3724

Merit-based financial support and academic appointment policies and procedures including:

  • Oversight of unit responsibilities
  • Pre- and post-award administration
  • Long-term financial support planning and analysis
  • Financial support advising

433

 

Tanya REESE, Graduate Fellowship Supervisor

treese@ucsd.edu

4-0720

  • Stipend, tuition and fee payments
  • Traineeships
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboratories administration
  • Student Business Service billing liaison

438

 

Rebecca (Becky) BURROLA, Sr. Graduate Employment Coordinator

rburrola@ucsd.edu

4-3727

  • Student academic employment appointments (A-L)
  • GSR tuition and fee remission
  • Federal tax information for graduate students, including 1098-T's
  • Academic appointment policies and policy exceptions
  • Financial support eligibility
  • Exception letter – non-student Tutor and Reader employment

432

 

Linda VONG, Graduate Employment Coordinator

lkvong@ucsd.edu

4-6562

  • Student academic employment appointments (M-Z)
  • TA loan and fee deferment program
  • TA health insurance fee payments and refunds
  • TA fee remission payments and refunds
  • Exceptions letters – greater-than-50% employment

431

 

Vacant, Graduate Fellowship Coordinator

4-6464

  • Foreign and outside agency (third-party) billing
  • HHMI administration
  • NSF administration
  • Stipend, tuition and fee payments

434

 

Zoe ZILIAK MICHEL, Graduate Fellowship Advisor  

gradadvisor@ucsd.edu

2-2938

  • Extramural fellowship advising
  • Sponsoring agency liaison
  • Merit-based financial support workshops and outreach programs

413

 

Ha TRUONG, Financial Support Assistant

hatruong@usd.edu

2-2596

  • Employment actions – review for compliance
  • Stipend, tuition and fee payments
  • Leave of Absence/Withdrawals/Part-Time petitions for financial support
  • Off-campus study (In-Absentia) Waiver

440

 

Information Systems

Cynthia (Linh) VU, Director

lvu@ucsd.edu

4-2255

  • Oversight of all unit responsibilities
  • Data Steward, Graduate Information on mainframe systems
  • Departmental Security Administrator for IFIS/IFIS/SAM/PPS/SQLDSE/Darwin
  • Liaison for mainframe and campus computing systems
  • Computing equipment and software acquisition and installation

422

 

Tommy DUONG, Programmer/Analyst

tmduong@ucsd.edu

2-1735

  • Lead Programmer
  • Database Administration, Security, and Development
  • Project Leadership
  • Systems and Applications Architect
  • Consulting and Training
  • Publications Manager
  • Web Master

423

 

 

 

Hong NGUYEN, Programmer/Analyst

hpnguyen@ucsd.edu

4-1602

  • Applications Development
  • Production Support
  • Operational Support
  • User Support

426

 

 

Brian VO, Programmer/Analyst

bxvo@ucsd.edu

4-1603

  • Applications Development
  • Production Support
  • Operational Support
  • User Support

424

 

 

Vacant, Programmer/Analyst

4-8978

  • Technical and programming services for staff
  • User access for all systems except IFIS/ISIS/SAM/PPS
  • Administrator of Graduate Division servers and Intraweb
  • Systems security

425

 


Center for Teaching Development (307-309 Center Hall)

Steve CASSEDY, 50% Interim Director

scassedy@ucsd.edu
Graduate Division

4-3958
2-0655

  • Overall administrative oversight of CTD
  • CTD Strategic growth, service to graduate students and faculty, application of instructional technology and distance learning
  • Primary CTD liaison and public relations representative
  • Principal advisor to the dean and campus departments on CTD matters, pedagogical training and assessment design
  • System for training campus TAs, Teaching Fellows, and aspiring academicians
  • Formulation of policies and procedures and statistical data

Peter NEWBURY, Associate Director

pnewbury@ucsd.edu

4-6767

  • Management of CTD’s daily operation
  • Oversee of the CTD budget
  • Design, implement, and manage pedagogical training programs, CTD workshops, seminars, and activities
  • Application of instructional technology teaching techniques
  • Outreach action plans development and implementation
  • Course instruction, observation, evaluation, and consultation

307 Ctr Hall

 

 

Martha STACKLIN, Coordinator

mstacklin@ucsd.edu

4-3981

Facilitates instructional courses including:

  • Language proficiency screening.
  • ESL for international teaching assistants
  • Public speaking

307 Ctr Hall

 

Wesley KOSEKI, 50% Program Assistant

wkoseki@ucsd.edu

2-1992

  • Administrative and technical office support
  • TA training activity databases and listservs
  • CTD Office accounting and reporting
  • Staff and student personnel, payroll/timekeeping

307 Ctr Hall