Staff Directory and Contact Information

CORE DEPARTMENT STAFF DUTIES

Arianne Burroughs,  Administrative Assistant II

aburroug@umbc.edu ; Please email Ari and make an appointment

  • Faculty Hiring Searches
  • Page-Up Manager for staff searches
  • Payroll
  • Payroll File Management
  • Travel for Faculty, Students and Staff
  • Travel-related purchasing
  • Guest Parking Permits
  • Inventory
  • Copiers / Printers
    • Supplies
    • Maintenance

Trevor Pitts, Graduate Program Coordinator

Trevor3@umbc.edu ; In office Monday, Wednesday, Fridays from 9am to 5pm, WFH Tuesday and Thursdays

  • Graduate Admissions
    • Process graduate applications
    • Process ETS documents and transcripts
    • Respond to graduate program inquiries
  • Graduate Program Support
  • Graduate Assistant Support
  • PCARD holder and primary purchaser for the department
    • Office and lab items and equipment
  • Processes department scholarships for supported GA fees
  • Compiles and submits GA Internship travel expenses for reimbursement
  • Backup Payroll Preparer
  • Website Management and Social Media Content Specialist
  • Manage DCARD
  • Issue Parking Permits

Stephanie Totsch, Graduate Program Coordinator

Stotsch@umbc.edu; In office Monday- Thursday 8am-4pm, WFH Fridays

  • Graduate Program Support
    • Accreditation and reporting support
    • Graduate program blackboard management
    • Graduate student data base management
    • Graduate student paperwork assistance
  • Graduate Assistant Support
    • A. / G.A. / R.A. Contracts
    • Health Insurance
    • Graduate student travel support
    • Graduate student tuition remission / health benefit questions
  • Maintain student files and databases
  • Collect TA evaluations
  • Gather annual Student Evaluations
  • Room Scheduling for department controlled rooms (back up)
  • Room Scheduling for Graduate student proposals and defenses.
  • Paycheck pick-up and distribution.
  • Website Management
  • P&T Support Backup
  • Place AIM Requests
  • Event coordinator for:
    • Graduate interview day
    • Graduate student orientation
    • Graduate program events

Elaine O’Heir, Department Coordinator

oheir@umbc.edu ; In office Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, WFH on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Annual Giving Campaign Coordinator
  • AV Technology in Classrooms
  • Course Scheduling
  • Course Syllabi (Collection and Archiving)
  • Department Faculty and Staff Blackboard Management
  • DoIT problems with computer software
  • Events Coordinator for:
    • Distinguished Lecture
    • Eminent Scholar-Mentor Visits
    • Faculty Retreat
    • Undergrad Program Events
  • Facilities Management
    • Oversight of lab cleaning and maintenance
    • Problems with classrooms
    • Lab renovation management
  • Faculty Meeting Support
    • Minutes
    • Materials
  • Keys
  • Part-Time Faculty Support
  • Promotion & Tenure
  • Room Scheduling for department controlled rooms
  • Student Learning Outcome / Assessment Support
  • Undergraduate Program Support
  • Member of the Classroom Committee

Amy Schneider, Business Manager

aschneid@umbc.edu ; email to set up an appointment. WFH on Wednesdays and Fridays

  • Budget Management
  • CRI (Computer Replacement Initiative)
  • Grant Accounting and Compliance
  • Grant Preparation and Submission
  • Oversight of Department Business and Business Processes
    • Grants
    • Payroll
    • Purchasing
    • Travel
    • Other Business-Related Activities
  • Part-time Faculty Contracts
  • Manage department and program listservs
  • Annual Surveys (GGS, APA, APA ARO, Peterson, etc)
  • Payroll Review
  • Position Management
  • Purchasing Requests
    • Office and lab furniture
  • Time-Sheet Review (faculty)

Debbie Paul, Academic Advisor for student with the last names starting A-L

dpaul@umbc.edu ; Office hours Monday thru Friday 11-12pm via email

Jenae Wilson, Academic Advisor for student with the last names starting M-Z

jwilso8@umbc.edu ; Please email to set up an Appointment

  • Appeals for Student Readmits
  • ARTSYS updates (course articulation data base)
  • Community College Liaison
  • Excess Credit Waiver Requests
  • FYI (First Year Intervention)
  • Graduation Clearance Reviews (incl. concentration & certificate clearance reviews)
  • Student Academic Progress Appeals (SAP appeals)
  • Student Probation/Suspension Cases
  • Transfer Course Evaluations (incl. course articulations; study abroad courses)
  • Undergraduate Blackboard Management (including communication blasts to majors)
  • Undergraduate Catalog Edits and Revisions
  • Updates all program/concentration checklists
  • Updates faculty research interest poster
  • Back-up for pay-check pick-up and distribution.