Student Services Contacts

Academic Chairs Student Services Department Finance Technicians

Academic Chairs

Adda Athanasopoulos-ZekkosAdda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Graduate Chair

Room 2024 GGB
addazekk@umich.edu

Professor Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos oversees all graduate programs (PhD, MSE, and MEng) in CEE. She is available to meet to discuss many topics related to current student issues. Please email her at addazekk@umich.edu to request an appointment.

Jim WightJim Wight, Master's Program Chair

Room 113 EWRE
jwight@umich.edu

Professor Jim Wight oversees all graduate programs (PhD, MSE, and MEng) in CEE. He is available to meet to discuss many topics related to current student issues. Please email him  at jwight@umich.edu to request an appointment.

 

Student Services

JessicaJessica Randolph, Graduate Coordinator

Room 2166 GGB
jrand@umich.edu

Jessica coordinates all aspects of students’ graduate programs in CEE. This includes coordinating admissions and recruiting, scheduling qualifying and preliminary examinations, processing GSI and GSRA appointments, Master’s student degree audits, and coordinating the annual PhD evaluation process. Jessica also coordinates various grad student recruiting and informational events.

Matt​Matt Blank, Undergraduate Coordinator

Room 2166 GGB
blankm@umich.edu

Matt is responsible for all undergraduate student services including coordinating the department schedule of classes. He assists the Undergraduate Program Advisors. Matt can also help you with a class permission (override) and with reserving classrooms and conference rooms.

Ariane Smith​Ariane Smith, Student Services Assistant

Room 2166 GGB
brariane@umich.edu

Ariane assists with administrative tasks associated with both undergraduate and graduate student services. This includes issuing room & building keys, troubleshooting registration issues, grad student photo boards, defense scheduling, and assisting student groups. Please see Ariane for student desk keys. Grad students should also see Ariane if they need a standard letter from the department for any variety of reasons.

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Department

Pat​Pat Brainard, Department Manager

Room 2105B GGB
pbrainar@umich.edu

Pat assists the chair in planning and managing the department’s administrative operations and financial planning, supervises the departmental staff and coordinates efforts to streamline administrative processes.  She assists student groups with funding requests.  She can assist grad students with escalating issues not able to be resolved through normal channels. 

Sherry​Sherry Brueger, Faculty Support Coordinator

Room 2105A GGB
sbrueger@umich.edu

Sherry provides administrative support to all faculty and assists with department activities. She manages the faculty search process, and processes all visiting scholar and visiting research student visas, and assists with HR documentation. She also processes Pcard reports and reimbursements for faculty and students.

Amy"Amy Shepherd, Administrative Assistant to the Chair

Room 2105 GGB
shepamy@umich.edu

Amy provides administrative support to the CEE Chair and assists with department activities. She orders office supplies, organizes various meetings and can assist students with making appointments with the Chair. She also processes P-card reports and reimbursements for faculty and staff.

Ingra"Ingra Stimach, Administrative Assistant

Room 117 EWRE
istimach@umich.edu

Ingra provides administrative support to the Environmental Engineering faculty. Ingra is responsible for travel and expense reimbursements for faculty and students, P-card reconciling and managing office supply inventory for the EWRE building.

Levi​Levi Powis, Desktop Support Specialist

Room 215 EWRE
cee-it@umich.edu

Levi is the main computer support for the department. He provides support to the faculty, staff and students and is a point of contact with CAEN for CEE. He deals with hardware and software questions and is also in charge of the network for the department. Levi is an administrator of the CEE website and a contact for A/V equipment questions, and most other computer-related technical questions within the department.

Rebi​Rebi Varghese, Desktop Support Specialist

Room 215 EWRE
cee-it@umich.edu

Rebi is part-time computer support for the department. He provides support to the faculty, staff and students and is a contact with CAEN for CEE. He deals with hardware, software and network questions. Rebi is an administrator of the CEE website and a contact for A/V equipment questions, and computer-related technical questions within the department.

Rebi​Katherine Johnson, Marketing Communications Specialist

Room 2105E GGB
kamjohns@umich.edu

Katherine creates printed and digital pieces promoting the work of CEE faculty, staff and students. She maintains the CEE website, manages all of the social media accounts, designs illustrations & graphics, take photographs, and writes news stories highlighting CEE.

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Finance

The finance team takes care of general financial reporting and grant/proposal budgeting, including Rackham travel grants, Dow funding and external fellowship balances. They monitor and track financial and budgeting activities for HR-related events. Each month they provide e-reconciliation for Statement of Activity (SOA). They streamline financial processes and develop resource materials. They also create and monitor POs with procurement to facilitate prompt payment to vendors. In addition, they process M-marketsite carts and answer questions and provide resources regarding account balances, HR issues, purchasing or sole source justifications (when needing to use a specific vendor for a large purchase).

Steph​Stephanie Ford, Research Administrator

Room 2160 GGB
zeeford@umich.edu

Stephanie is primarily responsible for research accounting for the faculty.

JacobsJocelyn Jacobs, Contracts and Grants Specialist

Room 2156 GGB
jmariej@umich.edu

Jocelyn is primarily responsible for research accounting for the faculty.

RohnTabitha Rohn, Financial Specialist

Room 2152 GGB
trohn@umich.edu

Tabby assists the Financial Team with grants and contracts and general accounting management. Tabby also processes temporary research and instructional support appointments for students.

 

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Technicians

Jan​Jan Pantolin, Technical Services Supervisor

Room 1171A GGB
jpantoli@umich.edu

Jan supervises the teaching and research laboratories in Geotechnical, Hydraulic, Materials and Structural Engineering. Jan is a primary contact for safety as well as a facilities representative for the G.G. Brown building.

Spence​Bob Spence, Lab Technician

Room 1171A GGB
bspence@umich.edu

Bob performs complex laboratory assignments and selects materials, methods & equipment for use in research projects. He also provides functional lab supervision to students and manages safety issues and training. 

Tom​Tom Yavaraski, Laboratory Services Supervisor

Room 209 EWRE
recycler@umich.edu

Tom coordinates the operations of analytical facilities and equipment for the department.  He is the first contact for safety issues when working in the laboratory and/or working with hazardous compounds.  He also coordinates the training, operation and repair of the analytical equipment in the environmental laboratories.  Tom is the facility representative for EWRE and an emergency response floor marshal.

Steve​Steve Donajkowski, Mechanical Technician

Room 209 EWRE
sdona@umich.edu

Steve selects materials, methods and equipment to be used in laboratory experiments and research projects. He provides functional supervision of students in the department labs, including assistance with experiments and safety procedures.


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