Staff - Who Does What

ACADEMIC OFFICE - GRADUATE OFFICE

Dracy R. Blackwell

Academic Advising Manager
404-894-8414
dracy.blackwell@mse.gatech.edu
  • Advise graduate students and track registration and student progress
  • Manage graduate office and support staff; work with the Graduate Committee
  • Monitor & award graduate fellowships
  • Recruitment of  prospective graduate students
  • Generate final reports for assessment
  • Coordinate graduate website and handbook changes and updates

Teresa Nelson

Academic Program Coordinator I
404.385.6315
teresa.nelson@mse.gatech.edu
  • Coordinate graduate application and recruitment processes
  • Student visa processing and renewals; liaison with Grad Admissions
  • Coordinate exit surveys and audit degree petitions
  • Compile reports and statistics for OATS, Academic Program Review, Grad Committee, etc.
  • Coordinate PKU/GT joint Ph.D. program; exchange students, and all other international initiatives
  • Graduate safety seminar coordinator, serve on safety committee
  • Curriculum updates

ACADEMIC OFFICE - UNDERGRAD

Sarah Craft

Enrollment Manager, Undergraduate Program
404.894.2430
sarah.craft@mse.gatech.edu
  • Undergraduate recruitment lead, continuance of current recruitment activities, and the planning and implementation of new recruitment activities including representing MSE at on-campus recruitment events and in the metro-Atlanta high schools
  • Spearhead and coordinate MSE's social media initiatives via Twitter and Facebook
  • MSE undergraduate scholarship program coordinator
  • Assist with the MSE Industry-Student Mentoring Program
  • MSE SURF/GIFT coordinator
  • Help coordinate and execute the MSE FASET sessions with Shirley
  • Meet with prospective students and their families to educate and inform about what MSE is and the opportunities they have as a student in our program

Shirley Manchester

Academic Advisor II
404.894.2850
shirley.manchester@mse.gatech.edu
  • Advising Freshman 
  • Registration Holds
  • Exit Surveys
  • Student Awards
  • Commencement Coordinator
  • Degree Petitions (Backup)
  • Banner, Degree Works GT Reports
  • Change of Majors
  • FASET Coordinator
  • Career Services Liaison  and Placement (uGrad)

Renita Washington, Ph.D.

Academic Advising Manager
404.894.2852
renita.washington@mse.gatech.edu
  • Overall Management of Staff and academic processes in the UG office
  • Oversee UG Recruitment activities
  • Assessment and reports/ABET
  • Statistics
  • Recruitment Management, Planning and Assistance
  • Class Scheduling
  • Retention
  • WEI Coordination
  • Textbook Ordering
  • BS/MS (MSE) Program

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

James A. Godard

Assistant Director, Administrative Operations
404.894.5823
james.godard@mse.gatech.edu
  • Provide support to the School Chair
  • Coordinate activities of the Chair’s office, i.e. internal audits, program reviews,
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Hiring processes of all personnel and researchers
  • Process J-1 and H1B visa requests
  • Supervise administrative, academic, and facilities support staff and activities

Mechelle Kitchings

Administrative Manager I
404-894-1746
mechelle.kitchings@mse.gatech.edu
  • Retention, Promotion, Tenure/Periodic Peer Review
  • Printing of posters
  • Processing / approving of purchase orders
  • MSE Faculty Recruiting process; travel logistics, interview schedules

Hope Payne

Administrative Professional III
404.894.0496
hope.payne@mse.gatech.edu
  • Admin support to faculty and their students for travel, Buzzmart and other duties;  (Carr, Cook, Jacob, Jayaraman, Kumar, Losego, Realff, Shofner, Srinivasarao, Y.Wang, Yao, Yushin, Gerhardt)
  • Order and maintain office supplies for all of MSE Bldg.
  • Provide support to the development officer
  • MRDC Bldg. receptionist for mail, package distribution, supplies and conference room scheduling
  • Supervise student assistants
  • Order food and organize conferences for SPE and PhiPsi organization

La Juana Whitner-Bason

Events Coordinator
404.385.7303
LaJuana@mse.gatech.edu
  • Administrative Support to faculty and their students for  travel, Buzzmart and other duties: (Alamgir, Gokhale, Jang, Li, Singh, Speyer, Sanders, Vogel, Liu, Gall, Summers, Cochran, Thadhani, Muhlstein)
  • Conference room scheduling
  • Love Bldg. receptionist for mail, package distribution, supplies and conference room scheduling
  • Supervise Student Assistants
  • Coordinate MSE general events and work with other staff on area specific events

COMMUNICATIONS

Alyssa Barnes

Communications Officer
404-385-1650
alyssa.barnes@mse.gatech.edu
  • External communications:  newsletter and monthly e-News, media liaison
  • Marketing communications: flyers, brochures, letters for Grad and UG program
  • MSE Rep for CoE and Research Communications
  • Communications support to EAB and Development

DEVELOPMENT

Mary McEneaney

Director of Development
404.894.6345
mary.mceneaney@mse.gatech.edu
  • Major gift fundraiser
  • Develop and enhance relationships with alumni and corporations
  • Work with Chairs and faculty to enhance corporate relationships
  • Work with Central Development to enhance alumni and corporate relationships
  • Steward gifts to School

FACILITIES

Roosevelt Bryant

Building Manager
404-385-4364
roosevelt.bryant@mse.gatech.edu
  • Review gas orders and place on-line orders; maintain inventory
  • Assist with tagging new equipment
  • Assist with master inventory of equipment
  • Work within labs doing equipment setup
  • Work with faculty on their projects and move equipment as needed
  • Office space assignment

Frank Moss

Senior Facilities Manager
404.894.6763
frank.moss@mse.gatech.edu
  • Ensure maintenance of facilities: UG labs, equipment, water chillers, classrooms and video/camera operations
  • Maintain inventory of labs, gas cylinders
  • Coordinate with facilities for building repair and additions
  • Review gas orders and place on-line orders
  • Maintain master sheets for Capital Assets and conduct on-line tagging for MSE
  • Assistant lab safety advisor, Right to Know Coordinator
  • Conduct tagging for new equipment; Maintain master inventory list of equipment
  • Main Capital Assets inventory
  • Phone issues
  • Event set up
  • Buzzcard access to buildings
  • Laboratory Space issues

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Nadia Barr

Financial Admin I
404-385-5494
nadia.barr@mse.gatech.edu
  • Processing of all travel
  • Processing of bi-weekly time documents
  • Processing / approving of purchase orders

Sheri Calhoun-Mayes

Grants Administrator
404-894-2816
sheri.calhoun@mse.gatech.edu
  •  Research funding opportunities and disseminate results to applicable faculty
  •  Coordinate and manage proposal preparation and submission process
  •  Serves as department point-of-contact with MSE Accounting office, OSP, Legal, etc.
  •  Assist with coordinating and preparing paperwork to granting agencies involved with grant proposal submittals
  •  Review/Edit proposals
  •  Track upcoming and overdue deliverables

Jasmin Frett-Hodge

Financial Manager I
404.894.5792
jasmin.frett-hodge@mse.gatech.edu
  • Management of finance staff
  • Payment of invoices
  • Preparing of hiring paperwork (students)
  • Proposal preparation
  • Processing of Foundation and AP check requests

Roderick Ray

Financial Admin I
404-385-5684
roderick.ray@mse.gatech.edu
  • Processing of all travel
  • Processing of bi-weekly time documents
  • Processing / approving of purchase orders

COMPUTING SERVICES

James Cagle

Computer Systems ManagerResearch Scientist II
404.894.3454
james.cagle@mse.gatech.edu
  • Provide hardware and software computer support
  • Oversee computing capability and the connectivity for those systems to the resources on the network
  • Assist in the selection and configuration of new computers; maintain functionality of desk
  • computers and computer lab
  • Support x-ray lab, used for research and instructional purposes
  • First tier support for OIT accounts, services & software.

Kevin Green

IT Support Professional II
404.894.2851
kevin.green@mse.gatech.edu
  • General maintenance and technical support of daily IT operations
  • Software upgrades, disk back-up, utility maintenance, repairs, technical and network support, testing of new equipment
  • Directory organization
  • Web content updates and modifications
  • Assists in maintaining main & secondary MSE websites (back-end software).
  • Primary support of Apple products and software (ipad/osx/imac/laptops)
  • First tier support for OIT accounts, services & software.
  • Research and procurement of IT and AV related equipment

Bill Miller

IT Support Professional Manager
404.894.3287
bill.miller@mse.gatech.edu
  • General maintenance and technical support of daily IT operations
  • Software upgrades, disk back-up, utility maintenance, repairs, technical and network support, testing of new equipment
  • Directory organization
  • First tier support for OIT accounts, services & software.
  • Research and procurement of IT and AV related equipment
  • Provide hardware and software computer support for faculty/staff/students.
  • Oversee computing capability and the connectivity for those systems to the resources on the network.
  • Assist in the selection and configuration of new computers; maintain functionality of desk computers.
  • Administers MSE specific servers and databases.
  • Creates and maintains MSE online systems and services (mseforms, etc).
  • Assists in maintaining main & secondary mse websites.
  • Manages MSE computer support personnel