Office of the Dean

The Office of the Dean strives to provide quality service and a warm environment for all constituents of the College of Nursing, including faculty, staff, and students. Thank you for taking the time to visit us.

Dean's Office

Cathy Durham

Catherine Durham
Associate Professor

Major Areas of Responsibility:
- Leadership
- Strategic and vision planning for advancing excellence and innovation to the college in education, research and practice
- Faculty affairs and appointments
- Academic programs and policies
- Research infrastructure and support
- Financial operations and institutional budget planning and administration
- Collaboration with faculty, staff, community partners and other stakeholders

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Jo Smith
Executive Assistant to the Dean

Areas of Responsibility:
- Daily administrative operations of the dean’s office
- Dean's calendar
- Faculty affairs processes (appointments, promotions, tenure, search)

Finance and Human Resources

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Terri Fowler
Interim Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration
Associate Dean for Practice, Innovative Partnerships and Advocacy

Areas of Responsibility:
- Principal business officer and Finance and Administration team leader
- Decision support for CON leaders
- Financial reporting to Dean, Controller, University leadership, and external parties
- University funds flow (RCM)
- New program support (feasibility, modeling, and analysis)
- Implements Finance and Administration components of strategic initiatives

Carlos Lopez 

Carlos Lopez
Grants Finance Business Manager

Areas of Responsibility:
- Grants management and reporting
- Research finance
- Annual budgeting (research lead)
- PI training (research administration)
- Research effort oversight (Costing Allocations/Payroll Accounting Adjustments/TAMS)
- TACHL account management

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Lauryn Ward
HR Services Business Manager

Areas of Responsibility:
- HR Services Director
- Compensation management, analysis
- Compliance, policies, procedures
- Faculty contracts
- General operations
- OurDay timekeeping oversight
- Employee relations
- Pcard administrator / Purchase approver
- Surveys, data compilation, and reporting

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Mary Catherine Williams
Finance Business Manager

Areas of Responsibility:
- College budget manager (annual budgeting lead)
- Development of financial analysis and reporting tools
- Financial forecasting
- Practice contracts
- Financial reporting (non-research)
- Daily financial reviews and approvals
- Costing allocations and payroll accounting adjustments (non-research)
- Back-up to HR Service Director
- Year-end closeout

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Jenny Converse-Dodd
Accounting Operations Manager

Areas of Responsibility:
- Practice invoicing
- Unrestricted (non-research) accounting (fund balances, journal entries)
- Unrestricted (non-research) financial reporting
- Costing allocations and payroll accounting adjustments (non-research)
- Year-end closeout
- Scholarship award process (support)
- Accounts receivable (check deposits)
- Financial modeling and analysis
- Symplr contract management system oversight of non-research contracts

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Kathy Franks
Fiscal Analyst, Grants Accounting and Foundation Funds

Areas of Responsibility:
- Post award Grants accounting
- PI reports
- Foundation fund balances, reimbursements, check requests
- Symplr contract management system oversight of research contracts

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Fiscal Analyst, Payroll and General Accounting

Areas of Responsibility:
- OurDay timekeeping
- FE&D fund balance reporting
- Data tracking and validation
- Employee onboarding and offboarding support
- PCard liaison, training lead, and record keeper
- General administrative support

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Meredith Kerr
Procurement Specialist (research and non-research)

Areas of Responsibility:
- Reimbursements (travel/personal)
- Procurement (including MUSCP)

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Leona Frazier
Procurement Specialist (research and non-research)

Areas of Responsibility:
- Reimbursements (travel/personal)
- Procurement

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Rosalba Adrian
Faculty Compliance Manager

Areas of Responsibility:
- Faculty files (contracts, licensure, certifications, transcripts, CV’s)
- Administrative support
- Special events support
- Arrangements for visiting professors and other external guests

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Julie Horton
Administrative Coordinator I

Areas of Responsibility:
- Administrative Coordinator providing support to the Assistant Dean of the PhD Program and the Associate Dean for Research & PhD Studies
- Facilities Coordinator for the College of Nursing
- Events Coordinator for the College of Nursing
- Special projects

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Iris Majer
Administrative Coordinator I

Areas of Responsibility:
- Administrative and Travel Support to the Associate Dean for Academics and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
- Supplementary Administrative Support to the Dean of Nursing
- Travel and Purchasing Support for the Dean of Nursing
- Assist with Annual Report and Accreditation Reporting
- CON Facilities back up support
- CON Emergency Test Proctoring

Communications and Marketing

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Jennifer Turner
Director of Communications and Marketing

Areas of Responsibility:
- External and internal communications
- Print and digital publications and social media
- Marketing and advertising
- Storytelling and content creation
- Website Content Owner
- Brand strategy and management
- Media Relations
- Graphic design
- Digital signage


Kaitlin Epperson 

Kaitlin Epperson
Director of Development

Areas of Responsibility:
- Philanthropy and institutional advancement
- Alumni and community engagement
- College of Nursing Board
- Major gifts

Isabelle Livoti 

Isabelle Livoti
Development Coordinator

Areas of Responsibility:
- Annual gifts
- Alumni and community engagement
- Donor stewardship and acknowledgment
- Fundraising events

Nursing Technology Center (NTC)

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Brian Getsinger
Technology Center Director

Areas of Responsibility:
- Technical support
- Website support
- IT project management
- Technology vendor management

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Shane Petry
IT Business Analyst II

Areas of Responsibility:
- Technical Support
- Educational Technology Support
- Website Support

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Josh Goodwin
Media Resources Consultant

Areas of Responsibility:
- Photography and video support
- Photo/video editing
- Social media visual content

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Harshal Patel
Educational Technology Specialist

Areas of Responsibility:
- Educational technology management and support (BrightSpace, Moodle,
- ExamSoft, Panopto, Poll Everywhere, Ally, data analytics)
- Instructional design consultations
- Training (pedagogy and technology)

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Devin Brown
Web Developer

Areas of Responsibility:
- Website Management and Support
- Marketing Support
- Instructional Design Support
- Hardware and Software Technical Support