ACADEMIC OFFICE - GRADUATE OFFICE

Laura Alger

Academic Advising Manager
laura.alger@mse.gatech.edu
404-894-8414 | Love 298
  • Advise graduate students and track registration and student progress
  • Manage graduate office and support staff; work with the Graduate Committee
  • Monitor & award graduate fellowships
  • Recruitment of  prospective graduate students
  • Generate final reports for assessment
  • Coordinate graduate handbook changes and curriculum updates

Teresa Nelson

Academic Program Coordinator II
teresa.nelson@mse.gatech.edu
404-385-6315 | LOVE 297
  • Coordinate graduate application and recruitment processes
  • Coordinate graduate recruitment fair
  • Coordinate new graduate student orientation
  • Compile reports and statistics for OATS, Academic Program Review, Grad Committee, etc.
  • Graduate safety seminar coordinator, serve on safety committee
  • Coordinate graduate website updates

ACADEMIC OFFICE - UNDERGRAD

Tristen Jones

Educational Outreach Manager I
tjones388@gatech.edu
404-894-2430 | Love 290
  • Undergraduate recruitment lead, continuance of current recruitment activities, and the planning and implementation of new recruitment activities including representing MSE at on-campus recruitment events and in the metro-Atlanta high schools
  • MSE undergraduate scholarship program coordinator
  • Assist with the MSE Industry-Student Mentoring Program
  • Help coordinate and execute the MSE FASET sessions with Shirley
  • Meet with prospective students and their families to educate and inform about what MSE is and the opportunities they have as a student in our program

Shirley Manchester

Academic Advisor II
shirley.manchester@mse.gatech.edu
404-894-2850 | LOVE 292
  • Advise Undergraduate students on course planning and scheduling
  • Coordinate Student Awards Process
  • Degree Petitions (Backup)
  • Banner, Degree Works GT Reports
  • Change of Majors Process
  • FASET Coordinator
  • Career Services Liaison and Placement (uGrad)
  • Group Advisement Facilitator
  • MSE Minor Processing

Renita Washington

Academic Advising Manager
renita.washington@mse.gatech.edu
404-894-2852 | LOVE 294
  • Overall Management of Staff and academic processes in the UG office
  • Oversee UG Recruitment activities
  • Assessment and reports/ABET
  • Statistics
  • Recruitment Management, Planning and Assistance
  • Retention

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Dracy Blackwell

Assistant Director-Administrative Operations
dracy.blackwell@mse.gatech.edu
404-894-5823 | Love 285
  • Provide support to the School Chair
  • Coordinate activities of the Chair’s office, i.e. internal audits and program reviews
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Hiring processes of all personnel and researchers
  • Process J-1 and H1B visa requests
  • Supervise administrative, academic, and facilities support staff and activities

Xin (Coco) Ke

Administrative Manager II
coco@gatech.edu
404-894-1746 | Love 352
  • Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) Representative at MSE
  • Supervising MRDC admin support activities and main office
  • Supervising administrative staff, faculty support staff, and student assistants
  • Supporting: Facchetti, Hu, Himani, Melkote
  • Admin Support to faculty and their research groups for travel, BuzzMart and Workday
  • Enter purchase orders through accounting system; Compile information and reports; Process check and foundation requests including support documentation; Coordinate monthly procurement statement reconciliation.
  • Assist PI's regarding interpretation and application of administrative policies and procedures; Coordinate and participate in visits, meetings, seminars and video conferences, and conference room scheduling

Fonda Mason

Administrative Professional III
fmason8@gatech.edu
404-894-2490 |
  • Supporting: Gokhale, Jacob, McDowell, Singh, Speyer, Srinivasarao, Wang, Yao, Lectures, and Staff
  • Admin Support to faculty and their research groups for travel, BuzzMart and Workday
  • Enter purchase orders through accounting system; Compile information and reports; Process check and foundation requests including support documentation; Coordinate monthly procurement statement reconciliation.
  • Assist PI's regarding interpretation and application of administrative policies and procedures; Coordinate and participate in visits, meetings, seminars and video conferences, and conference room scheduling.
  • Prepare outgoing packages for shipping/track package activity/control inventory of incoming shipments
  • Processing of reimbursements for MSE buildings
  • Schedule travel and agendas for MSE Seminar Speakers
  • Ordering and maintaining office supplies for all MSE buildings
  • Manage the golf cart
  • MSE Faculty Recruiting process; travel logistics, interview schedules
  • Conference room confirming for MRDC and LOVE buildings

Hope Payne

Faculty Support Coordinator
hope.payne@mse.gatech.edu
404-894-0496 | MRDC 3506
  • Supporting: Brettmann, Correa-Baena, Deneke, Garten, Gerhardt, Jayaraman, Kumar, Milam, Muhlstein, Qin, Realff, Shofner, Stingelin, Tsukruk
  • Admin Support to faculty and their research groups for travel, BuzzMart and Workday
  • Enter purchase orders through accounting system; Compile information and reports; Process check and foundation requests including support documentation; Coordinate monthly procurement statement reconciliation.
  • Assist PI's regarding interpretation and application of administrative policies and procedures; Coordinate and participate in visits, meetings, seminars and video conferences, and conference room scheduling.
  • Prepare outgoing packages for shipping/track package activity/control inventory of incoming shipments
  • Organize Receipts and Invoices
  • MSE Ambassador for the Georgia Tech Charitable Campaign

Cassandra Trawick

Event Coordinator I
ctrawick6@gatech.edu
404.385.7303 |
  • Coordinate and plan School events
  • Work with other staff on area specific events
  • Schedule conference room and event space
  • Serve as backup for Love front desk Admin Professional III (greeting guests, assisting with receptionist area mail, package distribution, and supplies)

DEVELOPMENT

Sarah Flake

Development Assistant for ChBE and MSE
sarah.flake@chbe.gatech.edu
404-894-4881 | Ford ES&T 1310
  • Administrative support to Directors of Development for MSE & ChBE
  • Participates in planning, promotion, donor interaction and record keeping and reporting
  • Assist potential donor, donors or donor reps as required

Lauren Kennedy

Director of Development I , Individuals and Foundations
lauren.kennedy@mse.gatech.edu
404-894-6345 | MRDC 3505
  • Major gift fundraiser
  • Develop and enhance relationships with alumni and friends
  • Work with Chairs and faculty to enhance alumni relationships while focusing on securing permanent endowment support for faculty, students and programs.
  • Work with Central Development to enhance alumni relationships
  • Steward gifts to School

Donna Peyton

Director Office of Corporate Engagement
donna.peyton@chbe.gatech.edu
404-894-0987 | Ford ES&T 1372
  • Major gift fundraiser
  • Develop and enhance relationships with corporations
  • Work with Chairs and faculty to enhance corporate relationships
  • Work with Central Development to enhance corporate relationships
  • Steward gifts to School

FACILITIES

Frank Moss

Senior Facilities Manager
frank.moss@mse.gatech.edu
404-894-6763 | Love 271
  • Facilities maintenance upkeep/prevention operations for MSE buildings, UG labs, and offices
  • Building renovation, lab fit-up/upgrade, and office buildout projects
  • MSE Space Utilization Surveyor and a member of MSE space committee for faculty office/lab assignments
  • GRA office space assignment and coordinating lab, office, and large equipment moves
  • Building safety/security manager, Right-to-know coordinator, and assistant lab safety manager for UG labs
  • Asset manager for MSE inventory equipment
  • MSE keys/door access controls system and coordinator for proxy reader installations
  • Telecommunications coordinator for phone repairs, upgrades, and installations
  • Event logistics, staging, audio/visual, and coordinating equipment set-up/break down

Masood Ebrahimi

Lab Manager
masood.ebrahimi@mse.gatech.edu
404-894-6020 | Love 173
  • MSE Lab Manager
  • Maintains and upgrades all MSE Labs
  • Main instructor for MSE lab training

Kenneth Garrick

Building Coordinator
kenney.garrick@mse.gatech.edu
404-385-4364 | LOVE 181
  • Review gas orders and place on-line orders; maintain inventory
  • Assist with tagging new equipment
  • Assist with master inventory of equipment
  • Work within labs doing equipment setup
  • Work with faculty on their projects and move equipment as needed
  • Office space assignment

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Lola Foye

Grants Administrator
lola.foye@mse.gatech.edu
404-894-2816 | MRDC 3507
  • Research funding opportunities and disseminate results to applicable faculty
  • Coordinate and manage proposal preparation and submission process
  • Serves as department point-of-contact with MSE Accounting office, OSP, Legal, etc.
  • Assist with coordinating and preparing paperwork to granting agencies involved with grant proposal submittals
  • Review/Edit proposals Track upcoming and overdue deliverables

Jasmin Frett-Hodge

Assistant Director – Financial Operations
jasmin.frett-hodge@mse.gatech.edu
404-894-5792, 404-894-5791 | MRDC 3512
  • Head of Finance Office
  • Reconciliation of all projects
  • Processing of budget amendments
  • Proposal preparation
  • Salary distribution
  • Portfolio project management

Jonathan Jones

Financial Admin lll
jonathan.jones@mse.gatech.edu
404-894-6694 | MRDC 3513
  • This position has critical responsibilities, which involve compiling financial data and conducting analyses, reconciliations and projections in support of MSE
  • Prepare financially related reports.
  • Perform, analyze and resolve compliance reviews. Areas of involvement may include costs studies, budget forecasts.
  • Collaborate with Asst Director of Finance Op to provide recommendations on effectiveness of existing processes for the unit.
  • Interacts on a consistent basis by advising and counseling MSE Leadership

Catherine Washington

Financial Manager I
catherine.washington@mse.gatech.edu
404-385-5494 | Love, Rm 363
  • Portfolio project management (Garmestani, Gerhardt, Jang, Parachuru, Realff, Shofner, Singh, Russo, Jayaraman)
  • Prepare data for use in budget amendments
  • Perform financial records maintenance, report preparation and reconciliation
  • Post transactions to internal ledgers
  • Processing of all travel
  • Processing of bi-weekly time documents
  • Processing / approving of purchase orders

COMPUTING SERVICES

James Cagle

Computer Systems Manager, Research Scientist II
james.cagle@mse.gatech.edu
404.894.3454 | LOVE 178
  • Provide hardware and software computer support
  • Oversee computing capability and the connectivity for those systems to the resources on the network
  • Assist in the selection and configuration of new computers
  • maintain functionality of desk computers and computer lab
  • Support x-ray lab, used for research and instructional purposes
  • First tier support for OIT accounts, services & software.

Kevin Green

IT Support Professional II
kevin.green@mse.gatech.edu
404.894.2851 | MRDC 4403
  • General maintenance and technical support of daily IT operations
  • Software upgrades, disk back-up, utility maintenance, repairs, technical and network support, testing of new equipment
  • Directory organization
  • Web content updates and modifications
  • Assists in maintaining main & secondary MSE websites (back-end software).
  • Primary support of Apple products and software (ipad/osx/imac/laptops)
  • First tier support for OIT accounts, services & software.
  • Research and procurement of IT and AV related equipment

Bill Miller

IT Support Professional Manager
bill.miller@mse.gatech.edu
404.894.3287 | Love 172
  • General maintenance and technical support of daily IT operations Software upgrades, disk back-up, utility maintenance, repairs, technical and network support, testing of new equipment
  • Directory organization
  • First tier support for OIT accounts, services & software.
  • Research and procurement of IT and AV related equipment
  • Provide hardware and software computer support for faculty/staff/students.
  • Oversee computing capability and the connectivity for those systems to the resources on the network.
  • Assist in the selection and configuration of new computers; maintain functionality of desk computers.
  • Administers MSE specific servers and databases. Creates and maintains MSE online systems and services (mseforms, etc).
  • Assists in maintaining main & secondary mse websites.
  • Manages MSE computer support personnel