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

Dr. Joe Parisi
Director, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program
ParisiJo@umkc.edu
345 Administrative Center
(816) 235-1057

Dr. Candace Schlein
Interim Program Director, Graduate Student Development
SchleinC@umkc.edu
Education building, room 319
(816) 235-5754

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Nancy Hoover
Program Manager I, Student Support Services
HooverN@umkc.edu
346 Administrative Center
(816) 235-1731

Responsibilities:
Conduct technical review of theses and dissertations and advise students on formatting problems
Liaison for Graduate Council and Graduate Officers Committee
Maintain databases, coordinate graduate course requests and graduate/doctoral faculty appointment process
Maintain/update Graduate Regulations section of catalog
Monitor regulation compliance for undergraduates in graduate classes and graduates in undergraduate classes, as well as graduate student exceptions to half- and full-time status
Oversee departmental solicitation in consultation with the UMKC Foundation
Planning for annual events – 3-Minute Thesis and Community of Scholars
Program and curriculum monitoring for graduate programs

 

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Michelle Heiman
Senior Student Support Specialist
HeimanM@umkc.edu
343 Administrative Center
(816) 235-1161

Responsibilities:
Admissions for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program
Annual Evaluation of Interdisciplinary Ph.D. students
Assessment of Interdisciplinary Ph.D. and Preparing Future Faculty programs
Assist in monitoring Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student progress
Certification and Cultural Orientation of international GTA/GRA applicants
Commencement Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Ph.D. students
Liaison for Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Executive Committee
Manage student account holds for Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program
Serve on Graduate Writing Committee
Supervise Graduate Assistant
Website management