UMKC School of Graduate Studies Staff

Dr. Peggy Ward-Smith 
Interim Dean, School of Graduate Studies 
WardSmithP@umkc.edu
344 Administrative Center
(816) 235-5624

Jennifer Friend, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor
FriendJI@umkc.edu
347 Administrative Center
(816) 235-1196

 

 

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Nancy Hoover
Student Services Coordinator II
HooverN@umkc.edu
346 Administrative Center
(816) 235-1731

Responsibilities:
Conduct technical review of theses and dissertations and advise students on formatting problems
Maintain databases, coordinate graduate course requests and graduate/doctoral faculty appointment process
Maintain/update Graduate Regulations section of catalog
Maintain/update Graduate Studies website

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Quincy Bennett Johnson
Student Services Coordinator II
BennettQ@umkc.edu
345 Administrative Center
(816) 235-1559

Responsibilities:
Coordinate admissions process for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program
Coordinate Plan of Study approvals for Interdisciplinary Ph.D. students
Facilitate recruitment activities for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program
Manage SGS Fellowship Competitions

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Alphia Curry 
Business Support Specialist II 
CurryA@umkc.edu
340 Administrative Center
(816) 235-6281

Responsibilities:
Handle monthly financial reconciliation & process Non-PO vouchers
Manage academic dishonesty process
Manage fellowships, fee remissions, non-resident fee waivers, & SGS student travel grants Provide administrative support to the Dean’s office

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Michelle Heiman
Office Support Assistant IV 
HeimanM@umkc.edu
343 Administrative Center
(816) 235-1161

Responsibilities:
Assist in monitoring Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student progress
Certification and Cultural Orientation of international GTA/GRA applicants
Commencement Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Ph.D. students
Coordinate graduate assessment activities
Monitor regulation compliance for undergraduates in graduate classes
Provide clerical assistance