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About the Graduate School & International Education

The Dean of the Graduate School and International Education has authority for all matters pertaining to graduate education and concerning graduate students. The Dean also oversees international education at the undergraduate, graduate and faculty level. For International Education, seehttp://international.uark.edu.

The Graduate School assists post-baccalaureate students with the opportunity to further their educational goals through programs of study, teaching, and research in an environment that promotes freedom of expression, intellectual inquiry, and professional integrity. Additionally, the Graduate School assists the development of degree programs that are relevant and responsive to the needs of its students and the student’s communities - state, nation and world - and the demands of technology, while maintaining a high standard of excellence in graduate education.

The University of Arkansas Graduate School

Office of the Dean
213 Ozark Hall
340 N. Campus Drive
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
E-mail: gradinfo@uark.edu
Web Address: http://grad.uark.edu

Toll-free (866) 234-3957
Telephone (479) 575-4401
FAX (479) 575-5908

GRADUATE SCHOOL & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
CONTACT INFORMATION

  • The Dean of the Graduate School and International Education is Dr. Kim Needy (kneedy@uark.edu; 575-7762; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive).
  • The Associate Dean of the Graduate School and International Education is Dr. Patricia Koski (pkoski@uark.edu; 575-4402; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive).
  • The Director of the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Graduate & International Admissions is Lynn Mosesso ( mosesso@uark.edu; 575-5869; OZAR 213; the office of Admissions is in 340 N. Campus Drive; the office of Recruitment is also in 340 N. Campus Drive, OZAR 213).
  • The Director of Graduate Recruitment and Student Financial Support is Vicky Hartwell (hartwell@uark.edu; 575-4327; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive).
  • Amanda Cantu (ac030@uark.edu; 575-5809; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive), Director of Graduate Retention and Communication for Graduate School and International Education, for questions about New Graduate Student Orientation and other professional development programs for graduate students.
  • The Director of the Office of Student Information System Support is Nicholas Daehn, Uptown East.

The Graduate School is composed of the following offices:

  • The Graduate School Dean’s Office in 340 N. Campus Drive. The main phone number is 575-4401 and Michelle Bachelor can direct you to the appropriate person for your question or concern or can answer general questions about the Graduate School. The campus mailing address is OZAR 213.
  • The Office of Graduate Recruitment is in 340 N. Campus Drive. The main phone number is 575-5869 and Mike Rau can direct you to the appropriate person for your question or concern or can answer general questions about recruitment. The campus mailing address is OZAR 213.
  • The Office of Graduate and International Admissions and Sponsored Student Programs is in 340 N. Campus Drive. The main phone number is 575-6246 and Kinsey Dickey can direct your concerns and questions to the appropriate person, or can answer general questions about admissions. The campus mailing address is OZAR 213.
  • The Division of Interdisciplinary Studies in 340 N. Campus Drive. Michelle Bachelor (575-4401) can direct you to the appropriate person for your questions or concerns about the graduate programs in Cell & Molecular Biology (M.S., Ph.D.), Gerontology (graduate certificate),Preparing for the Professoriate (graduate certificate), Microelectronics-Photonics (M.S., Ph.D.), Public Policy (Ph.D.), and Space & Planetary Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.). The campus mailing address is OZAR 213.
  • The Office of Student Information System Support, Uptown East. Nicholas Daehn is the Director of Office.
  • The Office of Testing Services in 1435 W. Walton. Jacob London answers the phone (575-3948). The campus mailing address is 100 TEST.

Scheduling Appointments

Dr. Needy:
ContactCassie Franklin (cfrankli@uark.edu; 575-7762; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive)
Dr. Koski:
ContactTerri Fisher(tfisher@uark.edu; 575-4402; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive)
Others should be contacted directly.

GRADUATE SCHOOL DEAN’S OFFICE

Graduate Assistantships/Tuition Payments

  • Contact Paula Lasner (plasner@uark.edu; 575-5904; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) for questions about graduate assistantships, tuition payments, student committee or title forms, letters of good standing, loan deferrals, budget and statistical reports related to graduate assistantships.

Fellowship & Travel Grants

  • Vicky Hartwell is the Director of Graduate Fellowships. She can be contacted at (hartwell@uark.edu; 575-4327; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) for questions about travel grant applications and awards, and fellowships (Distinguished, Doctoral, Lever, Kuroda, Leggett, Walton, SREB, etc.).

Graduate Student Activities and Retention

  • Amanda Cantu (ac030@uark.edu; 575-5809; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive), Director of Graduate Retention and Communication for Graduate School and International Education, for questions about New Graduate Student Orientation and other professional development programs for graduate students.

Commencement/Graduation

  • Co-coordinators for the All-University Commencement Ceremony are Patricia Koski (pkoski@uark.edu; 575-4402; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) and Dave Dawson, Registrar (daved@uark.edu; 575-5451; UPTE 141).
  • Position to be decided (575-4402; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) for questions about graduate commencement, degrees received, graduation, and transfer of credit.
(Note: Professor John Norwood, who reads the names of the graduate students receiving degrees at the All-University Commencement Ceremony, wishes to remind students to check in with him on the day of commencement to confirm the correct pronunciation of their names. A check-in point will be available on the day of commencement.)

Out-of-Career Registration

  • Camille Ferguson (cjohnso@uark.edu; 575-5865; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) is responsible for registering students out-of-career. She can be contacted for any questions pertaining to those processes. Out-of-career registration forms are available on our website (grad.uark.edu).

Graduate School Policies/Graduate Council

  • Patricia Koski(pkoski@uark.edu; 575-4402; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive), Associate Dean, can be contacted directly about any Graduate School Policy, the Graduate Council, or requests for exemptions from any Graduate School requirement.

Alternatively, contact:

  • Terri Fisher (tfisher@uark.edu; 575-4402; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) for questions pertaining to requests for exemptions from any Graduate School requirement; changes of major; declarations of intent; graduate faculty status; the Graduate Council; requests for time extensions; and the Graduate School web-site.

University Course and Programs Committee

  • Patricia Koski (pkoski@uark.edu; 575-4402; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) for questions pertaining to course or program change proposals (both undergraduate and graduate) and for questions pertaining to the committee.
  • Terri Fisher (tfisher@uark.edu; 575-4402; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) for questions pertaining to course or program change proposals (both undergraduate and graduate).

Computer/Technical & Web Support

  • Andrew Dorman (adorman@uark.edu; 575-6184; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) is the Webmaster. Please contact him regarding any issues pertaining to Graduate School and International Education websites.
  • Jerusha White (jew008@uark.edu; 575-2271; Uptown East) provides technical support for all units reporting to the Dean of the Graduate School and International Education.

Graduate School Management

  • Sedivy Reigh (sreigh@uark.edu; 575-5903; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) is the Office Manager for the Graduate school. Questions pertaining to the office staff may be directed to Ms. Reigh.

Budget Management

  • Melissa Erwin (mpalmat@uark.edu; 575-3616, OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) is the Financial Manager and is responsible for finance and administration for all units reporting to the Dean of the Graduate School and International Education.

GRADUATE AND INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND ADMISSIONS

  • Lynn Mosesso (mosesso@uark.edu; 575-5869; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) is the Director of Graduate Recruitment and Graduate & International Admissions for the Graduate School, including both undergraduate and graduate international admissions. Ms. Mosesso can be contacted about questions regarding graduate recruitment, domestic or international admissions policies, and sponsored student programs and concerns.
  • Susan Byram (sbyram@uark.edu; 575-6469; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) is the Assistant Director of Graduate & International Admissions. Ms. Byram can be contacted about questions regarding processes and procedures relative to domestic and international graduate admissions, and international undergraduate admissions, ISIS and registration issues, and SEVIS.

Alternatively, contact:

  • Mike Rau (mrau@uark.edu; 575-5869; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) for general questions about anything related to graduate recruitment or the functioning of the office.
  • Kinsey Dickey (krdickey@uark.edu; 575-6246; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) is for general questions about admissions, receipt of test scores and transcripts, and registration.

Office of Sponsored Student Programs

  • Gloria Flores Passmore (gflores@uark.edu; 575-6809; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) is the Director of The Office of Sponsored Student Programs. Ms. Flores Passmore may be contacted for questions about sponsors and sponsored students
  • Alternately, contact Catherine Cunningham (ccunnin@uark.edu; 575-6857; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive).
  • Or contact Lynne Marie Lukas (llukas@uark.edu; 575-6661; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive), especially for questions regarding arrival and fiscal matters related to sponsored students.

Graduate and International Recruitment

  • Our graduate recruiters are Alfred Dowe, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Community Outreach (atdowe@uark.edu; 575-5623; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive). Karl Anderson, International Recruiter (karl001@uark.edu; 575-3207; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive).

Special Programs

  • Patricia Gamboa (pgamboa@uark.edu; 575-4911; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) is the Associate Director for Special Programs. Ms. Gamboa oversees the undergraduate Pre-Academic Program for SENACYT Scholars (PAPSS) and may be contacted for questions about the recruitment of students from Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) and Latin America.

George Washington Carver Research Program

  • Shani Farr Newton (sfarr@uark.edu; 575-7038; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) is the Coordinator of the George Washington Carver Research Program.

Graduate and International Admissions

We are located in Ozark Hall (OZAR 213), with mailing address 340 N. Campus Drive. For questions about application status, test scores, transcripts or other documents received for all applicants, contact:

Domestic graduate students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents):

Operations Management Program (MSOM):

International undergraduate and graduate students (including questions about initial I-20s):

  • Stacey Clay (stacey@uark.edu) – Alphabet A-G (graduate students), all international undergraduates
  • Jennifer Kohnke Wald (jkohnke@uark.edu) – Alphabet H-Z (graduate students), all international visiting and exchange students

International Credit Evaluation and Transfer Credit

  • Chris Serio (cserio@uark.edu; 575-8756) is the International Credential Evaluation and Transfer Credit Specialist. Mr. Serio can be contacted for questions regarding foreign credential evaluation for UA applicants, evaluation of foreign transcripts for UA study abroad students, and international undergraduate transfer of credit issues.

DIVISION of INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

  • Professor Doug Rhoads (drhoads@uark.edu; 575-3251; SCEN 524), Program Director, can be contacted for questions pertaining to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Cell and Molecular Biology. Michelle Bachelor (mbachelo@uark.edu; 575-4401; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) can also address any questions about the Cell and Molecular Biology program.
  • Professor Brinck Kerr (jbkerr@uark.edu; 575-3356; MAIN 439), Program Director, or Professor Valerie H. Hunt, Associate Director (vhunt@uark.edu; 575-3205; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive), can be contacted for questions pertaining to the Ph.D. program in Public Policy. Michelle Bachelor (mbachelo@uark.edu; 575-4401; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive) can also address any questions about the Public Policy program.
  • Professor John Dixon (jcdixon@uark.edu; 575-6571; PHYS 216), Graduate Coordinator for the M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Space and Planetary Sciences, can answer questions about those programs.
  • Professor Ken Vickers (vickers@uark.edu; 575-2875; NANO 103), Program Director, can be contacted for questions about the M.S. and Ph.D. program in Microelectronics-Photonics. Renee Hearon (rhearon@uark.edu; 575-3175; NANO 103) can also address any questions about the Microelectronics-Photonics program.

OFFICE of STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM SUPPORT

  • Nicholas Daehn, Director of the Office of Student Information System Support, and LeAnn Suggs, Assistant Director, are the Graduate School representatives to the ISIS project. For questions pertaining to this effort, please contact Patricia Koski (pkoski@uark.edu; 575-4402; OZAR 213; office is in 340 N. Campus Drive).

OFFICE of TESTING SERVICES

Web Site http://test.uark.edu

  • Dr. Yassaman Mirdamadi (ymirdam@uark.edu; 575-3948; 100 TEST; office is in 1435 W. Walton) is the Director of Testing Services. Dr. Mirdamadi can answer any questions pertaining to undergraduate and graduate testing.
  • Alternatively, contact Jacob London jrlondo@uark.edu; Heather London hmlondon@uark.edu; or Thom Krone tkrone@uark.edu; (575-3948; 100 TEST; office is in 1435 W. Walton) for questions about anything related to collegiate testing.

Revised: May 1, 2014 tmf