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Graduate School Staff
Name Title Office Phone Email
Graduate School Deans and Dean's Assistant
Steven Matson Dean Bynum 214A (919) 962-3521 smatson@bio.unc.edu
Sandra Hoeflich Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education, Fellowships & Communication Bynum 215 (919) 962-6323 sandra@unc.edu
Leslie Lerea Associate Dean for Student Affairs Bynum 203 (919) 962-6329 lerea@unc.edu
Stephanie Schmitt Associate Dean for Academics Bynum 217 (919) 962-6306 sschmitt@email.unc.edu
Faye Lewis Executive Assistant to the Dean/Special Projects Coordinator Bynum 214 (919) 962-6311 flewis@email.unc.edu
Administrative Support
Beverly Wyrick Director of Finance and Administration Bynum 201 (919) 962-6318 beverly_wyrick@unc.edu
Medelia Stambach Financial Manager Bynum 216 (919) 843-6125 stambach@email.unc.edu
Lou Anne Phelps Program Review/ Student Services Coordinator Bynum 214 (919) 962-8145 laphelps@email.unc.edu
Alicia Rogers Human Resources Manager Bynum 200 (919) 962-7011 alicia_rogers@unc.edu
Rhonda Ethridge Administrative Support Bynum 200 (919) 966-2611 rhondae@email.unc.edu
Admissions & Enrolled Student Records Office
Sarah Jacobson Director of Admission/Enrolled Students Office Bynum 209 (919) 962-6312 sjacobson@unc.edu
Chris Harris Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist Bynum 205 (919) 843-9899 harriscr@email.unc.edu
Melissa Lawrence Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist Bynum 205 (919) 962-6206 mrlawrence@unc.edu
Betty Lewis Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist Bynum 205 (919) 962-6307 bhaggert@email.unc.edu
Jenny Lewis Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist Bynum 205 (919) 962-6322 lewis923@email.unc.edu
Shaun Rutherford Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist Bynum 205 (919) 966-4524 srutherford@unc.edu
Megan Totten Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist Bynum 205 (919) 962-6316 mtotten@email.unc.edu
Fellowships & Interdisciplinary Programs Office
Julie Montaigne Fellowship and Funding Manager Bynum 218 (919) 843-8392 julie_montaigne@unc.edu
Teresa Phan Fellowship Programs Administrator GSC 103 (919) 843-7262 teresa_phan@unc.edu
Student & Development Support
Vacant Director of Development Bynum 214 (919) 966-4933  
Pam Frome Research Associate for Graduate Education Studies Carr 306 (919) 843-8611 frome@unc.edu
Maria Erb Co-Director, Diversity and Student Success GSC 102 (919) 966-2613 maria.erb@unc.edu
Heidi Harkins Executive Director, Professional Science Master's Programs Bynum 209 (919) 962-4658 hharkins@email.unc.edu
Lian Niu Functional Data Analyst Bynum 207 (919) 962-1026 lniu@unc.edu
Brian Rybarczyk Director, Graduate Student Academic & Professional Development GSC 101 (919) 962-2505 brybar@unc.edu
Kathy Wood Co-Director, Diversity and Student Success GSC 201 (919) 962-2509 kathy_wood@unc.edu
Information Technology & Communications
Deb Saine Communications Manager Bynum 218 (919) 962-6326 saine@email.unc.edu
Rachell Underhill Web & Information Manager GSC 202 (919) 843-3494 runderhill@unc.edu
Graduate School Student and Temporary Employees

Graduate School Staff Roles

Alphabetical by last name

Maria Erb, Co-Director, Diversity and Student Success
Directs a number of initiatives within the Diversity and Student Success program
Maria.Erb@unc.edu, (919) 966-2613
Rhonda Ethridge, Administrative Support
Provides information to prospective applicants, currently enrolled students, visitors, and faculty and staff members of the campus community; provides accounting and administrative support for The Graduate School
rhondae@email.unc.edu, (919) 966-2611
Pam Frome, Research Associate for Graduate Education Studies
Conducts research and tracks data related to graduate students and graduate education
frome@unc.edu, (919) 843-8611
Betty Lewis, Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist
College of Arts & Sciences- Social Sciences, School of Information & Library Science, and School of Social Work
Serves as the first line of contact providing information and administrative assistance for applicants, students and staff members in the programs listed above. Administers admissions applications, enrollment, registration and graduation. Reviews graduate student applications for in-state residence and assists graduate students in submitting electronic theses and dissertations.
bhaggert@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-6307
Heidi Harkins, Executive Director, Professional Science Master's Programs
Directs Professional Science Master's Programs in Biomedical and Health Informatics and Toxiciology
hharkins@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-4658
Chris Harris, Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist
College of Arts & Sciences- Natural Sciences and Mathematics and School of Dentistry
Serves as the first line of contact providing information and administrative assistance for applicants, students and staff members in the programs listed above. Administers admissions applications, enrollment, registration and graduation. Reviews graduate student applications for in-state residence and assists graduate students in submitting electronic theses and dissertations.
harriscr@email.unc.edu, (919) 843-9899
Sandra Hoeflich, Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education, Fellowships, and Communication
About Associate Dean Hoeflich…
sandra@unc.edu, (919) 962-6323
Sarah Jacobson, Director of Admission/Enrolled Students
Manages the office of Admissions and Enrolled Students Services, and ETD Site Administrator, providing statistical information and responses to inquiries regarding admission, enrolled student services and graduation
sjacobson@unc.edu, (919) 962-6312
Melissa Lawrence, Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist
School of Medicine, School of Nursing, College of Arts & Sciences- Exercise & Sport Science, and Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Serves as the first line of contact providing information and administrative assistance for applicants, students and staff members in the programs listed above. Administers admissions applications, enrollment, registration and graduation. Reviews graduate student applications for in-state residence and assists graduate students in submitting electronic theses and dissertations.
mrlawrence@unc.edu, (919) 962-6206
Leslie Lerea, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
About Associate Dean Lerea…
lerea@unc.edu, (919) 962-6329
Betty Lewis, Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist
College of Arts & Sciences- Social Sciences, School of Information & Library Science, and School of Social Work
Serves as the first line of contact providing information and administrative assistance for applicants, students and staff members in the programs listed above. Administers admissions applications, enrollment, registration and graduation. Reviews graduate student applications for in-state residence and assists graduate students in submitting electronic theses and dissertations.
bhaggert@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-6307
Faye Lewis, Executive Assistant to the Dean/Special Projects Coordinator
Organizes special projects and activities events; assistant for annual fund, Graduate Education Advancement Board meetings and graduate alumni special events; develops communications for the Dean of The Graduate School
flewis@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-6311
Jenny Lewis, Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist
College of Arts & Sciences- Fine Arts & Humanities, School of Education and School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Serves as the first line of contact providing information and administrative assistance for applicants, students and staff members in the programs listed above. Administers admissions applications, enrollment, registration and graduation. Reviews graduate student applications for in-state residence and assists graduate students in submitting electronic theses and dissertations.
lewis923@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-6322
Steven Matson, Dean of the Graduate School
About Dean Matson…
smatson@bio.unc.edu, (919) 962-3521
Julie Montaigne, Fellowship and Funding Manager
Coordinates internal and external fellowship support, including funding initiatives and The Graduate School fellowship review process and processes payments of tuition, grants and fellowships
julie_montaigne@unc.edu, (919) 843-8392
Lian Niu, Functional Data Analyst
Reporting and presentation of data related to graduate students and graduate education
lniu@unc.edu, (919) 962-1026
Teresa Phan, Fellowship Programs Coordinator and Events Planner
Planning and implementing the various activities and events relating to the Fellowship Programs
teresa_phan@unc.edu, (919) 843-7262
Lou Anne Phelps, Program Review & Student Services Coordinator
Assists with scheduling student services, such as the Foreign Language Proficiency Assessment and GRAD professional development courses, assists with revising publications, coordinating workshops, scheduling academic program reviews, and special projects and maintains the Graduate School Contact Directory
laphelps@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-8145
Alicia Rogers, Human Resources Manager
Manages the overall provision of Human Resources services and policies for the Graduate School.
alicia_rogers@unc.edu, (919) 962-7011
Shaun Rutherford, Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist
School of Government and Kenan-Flager Business School (PhD)
Serves as the first line of contact providing information and administrative assistance for applicants, students and staff members in the programs listed above. Administers admissions applications, enrollment, registration, and graduation. Reviews graduate student applications for in-state residence and assists graduate students in submitting electronic theses and dissertations.
srutherford@unc.edu, (919) 966-4524
Brian Rybarczyk, Director of Graduate Student Academic & Professional Development
Coordinates and implements academic and professional development training for graduate students across disciplines. Teaches courses and directs the Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program (PITAP) and is program coordinator for the SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship program.
brybar@unc.edu, (919) 962-2505
Deb Saine, Communications Manager
Specializes in communications for The Graduate School
saine@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-6326
Stephanie Schmitt, Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives
About Associate Dean Schmitt…
sschmitt@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-6306
Medelia Stambach, Financial Manager
Provides financial support for the Graduate School, including operational and fellowship accounts, responsible for account reconciliation, journal entries, processing stipends and tuition awards for Graduate School fellows, and assisting with other accounting related functions.
stambach@email.unc.edu, (919) 843-6125
Megan Totten, Admissions and Enrolled Students Specialist
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Serves as the first line of contact providing information and administrative assistance for applicants, students and staff members in the programs listed above. Administers admissions applications, enrollment, registration and graduation. Reviews graduate student applications for in-state residence and assists graduate students in submitting electronic theses and dissertations.
mtotten@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-6316
Rachell Underhill, Web & Information Manager
Designs and develops Graduate School web sites, produces publications, builds and administers internal databases, and programs web applications
runderhill@unc.edu, (919) 843-3494
Kathy Wood, Co-Director, Diversity and Student Success
Directs a number of initiatives within the Diversity and Student Success program
kathy_wood@unc.edu, (919) 962-2509
Beverly Wyrick, Director, Administration and Finance
Directs and oversees personnel, budgets, and the office of The Graduate School. Manages financial accounting for all Graduate School awards to graduate students including fellowships, grants, and tuition support
beverly_wyrick@unc.edu, (919) 962-6318
 
 
Vacant, Director of Development
Directs development and fundraising efforts for The Graduate School