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Graduate College

If you need assistance, please visit the College of Graduate Studies and we will help you find the appropriate support.

Campus Address
Millican Hall, 230
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Phone: 407-823-2766 Fax: 407-823-6442

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 160112, Orlando, FL 32816-0112


Dr. Elizabeth KlonoffDr. Elizabeth Klonoff
Vice President for Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies

  John WeishampelDr. John Weishampel
Senior Associate Dean
College of Graduate Studies
Dr. Devon Jensen  Dr. Devon Jensen
  Associate Dean
  College of Graduate Studies
  Dr. Jennifer Parham  Dr. Jennifer Parham
  Assistant Dean
  College of Graduate Studies

  • Melanie Warren, College Budget Director
  • Kelli Marini, Project Manager to Vice President for Research and Dean
  • Michele Pozdoll, Administrative Assistant


Admissions and Recruiting

  • Dr. Devon Jensen, Associate Dean


General Admissions Inquiry -
Graduate Residency Inquiry - 

  • Leben Goldman, Associate Director, Graduate Recruitment
  • Brandy Pieper, Associate Director, Admissions 
  • George Fulginiti, Assistant Director, Admissions
  • Emily Stettner, Assistant Director, Graduate Curriculum
  • Chris Mucha, Coordinator, Administrative Services
  • Rebekah Shbeeb, Coordinator, Credential Evaluations
  • Adam Springer, Coordinator, Credential Evaluations
  • Saima Owens, Admissions Counselor, Residency 
  • Keri Corbett, Admissions Counselor, Business Administration, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, and Health and Public Affairs
  • Kourtney Siano, Admissions Counselor, Sciences, Optics, Modeling and Simulation, and Medicine
  • Cameron Leonard, Admissions Counselor, Education
  • Mollie Johnson, Admissions Counselor, Arts and Humanities, Nondegree, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Nursing
  • Khue Duong-Rhymer, Admissions Counselor, Engineering and Computer Science, Nanotechnology 
  • Anthony Tufano, Receptionist
  • Ashley Rivera Mercado, Receptionist



  • Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala, Executive Director, Communications


Graduate Catalog - 

  • Carreen Krapf, Assistant Director, Communications
  • Andy Torres, Web Designer

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Dr. John Weishampel, Senior Associate Dean
  • Elizabeth Smock, Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Programs

Student Services and Graduation 

Student Services –
Academic Progress – 
Graduation - 
Graduate Residency Reclassification –
Graduate Handbooks -

  • Jessica Cheatwood-Alvarez, Director, Student Services and Graduation 
  • Elsa Nieves, Coordinator, Student Services
  • TBD, Specialist, Academic Progress and Graduation
  • Rodel Beredo, Specialist, Academic Progress and Graduation
  • Morgan Reed, Specialist, Academic Progress and Graduation
  • Debbie Christian, Specialist, Academic Progress and Graduation
  • Elizabeth Cooper, Student Services Program Assistant


Funding, Professional Development, and Scholarship

  • Dr. Jennifer Parham, Assistant Dean


Fellowships -
Assistantships -
Presentation Fellowships -

  • Joy Kittredge, Assistant Director
  • Riva Heinrich, Coordinator
  • Evelyn Morales, Coordinator
  • Mary Bermudez, Assistantships


Pathways and ETD 

Thesis/Dissertation Format Review -
Pathways to Success -
Graduate Student Center -


  • Nathalia Bauer, Assistant Director (Thesis and Dissertation, Pathways to Success)
  • Tara Levine, Assistant Director (Graduate Student Center, Pathways to Success)
  • Wendy Cartier, Coordinator (Thesis and Dissertation)


Information Technology

  • Brian Graham, Manager, Information Technology
  • Miguel Pellot, Systems Administrator
  • John Aedo, Application Development Team Lead
  • Brandon Counts, Programmer
  • Zihang Zou, Programmer
  • Nick Whidden, Data Reporting Team Lead
  • Robert Valladares, Data Warehouse Analyst
  • TBD, Data Warehouse Analyst
  • Miryana Blesso, IT Business Analyst Senior
  • Marie Malazarte, PeopleSoft Business Analyst 



Graduate News

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Contact Information

Campus Address:
Millican Hall, Suite 230
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Phone: 407-823-2766
Fax: 407-823-6442
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160112, Orlando, FL 32816-0112

UCF Stands for Opportunity


The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

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