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Staff Directory

The staff members in Graduate Studies are always available to answer your questions. Please email or call 404.894.1610.

  • Marla Bruner, Director
  • Nazanin Tork, Assistant Director
  • Alan Glass, Information Analyst II
  • Erin Ninesling, Administrative Professional Senior
  • Sean Porter, Business Analyst I
  • Cynthia Young, Administrative Professional II



  • Jennifer Collins, Admission Manager
  • Justin Cornelius, Enrollment Services Specialist II
  • Shawn Crawford, Enrollment Services Specialist III
  • Fatima Diarrassouba, Enrollment Services Specialist II 
  • Patrice Hewitt, Enrollment Services Specialist III 
  • Karissa Jones, Enrollment Services Specialist II
  • Justin Mathis, Enrollment Services Specialist II
  • Emily Nicholson, Enrollment Services Specialist II
  • Heather Presley, Enrollment Services Specialist II
  • Rachel Saylor, Enrollment Services Specialist II
  • Michael Whitfield, Enrollment Services Specialist II


Conflict Resolution & Ombuds

  • Kyla Ross, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Provost for Advocacy and Conflict Resolution
  • Russ Callen, Ph.D., Faculty and Graduate Student Ombuds


Communications & Marketing

  • Amelia Pavlik, Communications Manager II


Fellowships & Graduate Student Hiring

  • Corey McAllister, Academic Program Coordinator II
  • Jacquelyn Strickland, Fellowships Coordinator


Grad Groups & Orientation

  • James Black, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives and Grad Life


Professional Development for Graduate Students

  • Clarence Anthony Jr., Assistant Director of Graduate Career Development 
  • Casey (Kevin) Hampton, Career Development Advisor II
  • Robbie Ouzts, Career Development Advisor II


Responsible Conduct of Research Program

  • Jason Borenstein, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Research Ethics Programs
  • Judy Willis, Administrator of Graduate Research Ethics Programs


Thesis and Dissertation Support

  • Tatianna Richardson, Academic Program Manager I

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