The Graduate School
Terrell Hall, 210 S. Jackson St.
Athens, GA 30602
Front Desk/General Information – 706-542-1739

Admissions – gradadm@uga.edu
Enrolled Student Services – gradinfo@uga.edu
Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives – grecruit@uga.edu
Business Office – gsfinanc@uga.edu
Dean’s Office – graddean@uga.edu

Graduate School Directory
Contacts for Specific Questions

If you have a question about…

Accounts Payable

Sabrina Woods Work Phone: 706-542-6244
Business Office Work Email: gsfinanc@uga.edu

Admission Flags

Todd Dorsey Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Admissions Work Email: gradadm@uga.edu
Amie Jones Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Graduate Student Services Work Email: gradinfo@uga.edu

Admissions Questions

Robert Warren Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Admissions Work Email: gradadm@uga.edu

Announcements, Doctoral Final Defense of Dissertation, Doctoral Oral Comprehensive Exams

Jamie Smith Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Graduate Student Services Work Email: gradinfo@uga.edu

Application Status

Amie Jones Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Graduate Student Services Work Email: gradinfo@uga.edu

Assistantship Waiver Codes, Tuition Waiver Codes

Business Office Staff Work Phone: 706-542-6244
Business Office Work Email: gsfinanc@uga.edu

Assistantships, Graduate School’s Payroll (After Awarded)

Angela Jewell Work Phone: 706-542-6174
Business Office Work Email: ajewell@uga.edu

Dissertation Completion Awards, Graduate School Assistantship Competitions (Not Payroll)

Karen Young Work Phone: 706-542-5375
Dean’s Office Work Email: karen.young@uga.edu

Domestic Admissions Recommendations

Todd Dorsey Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Admissions Work Email: gradadm@uga.edu

Enrollment Policy, Leave of Absence from Enrollment

Jamie Smith Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Graduate Student Services Work Email: gradinfo@uga.edu

Exceptions to Policies: Admission, Registration, Graduation, Deadlines

Cheri Bliss Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Senior Director, Graduate Student Services Work Email: gradinfo@uga.edu

Financial Policy Clarification and Exceptions

Tonia Austin-Brown Work Phone: 706-542-6269
Senior Director, Business Office Work Email: gsfinanc@uga.edu

Graduate School Awards & Scholarships

Karen Young Work Phone: 706-542-5375
Dean’s Office Work Email: karen.young@uga.edu

Graduation Questions

Amie Jones Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Graduate Student Services Work Email: gradinfo@uga.edu

Graduation Requirements

Cheri Bliss Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Senior Director, Admissions Work Email: gradadm@uga.edu

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

Meredith Welch-Devine Ph.D. Work Phone: 706-542-6002
Director, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Work Email: mwdevine@uga.edu

International Admissions Recommendations, Visa Questions, New Applicants

Vickie Bridges Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Associate Director, Admissions Work Email: gradadm@uga.edu

Orientation

Judy Milton Work Phone: 706-542-6086
Assistant Dean of the Graduate School Work Email: jmilton@uga.edu
Rachel L. Mcdaniel Work Phone: 706-542-6343
Dean’s Office Work Email: racmcd08@uga.edu

Out-of-State Tuition Waivers: Enrollment Policy

Jamie Smith Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Graduate Student Services Work Email: gradinfo@uga.edu

Presidential Fellows

Ron Walcott, PhD Work Phone: 706-542-6392
Associate Dean of the Graduate School Work Email: gradassociatedean@uga.edu

Probation and Dismissal

Jamie Smith Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Graduate Student Services Work Email: gradinfo@uga.edu

Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives

Lisa Sperling, Ph.D. Work Phone: 706-542-6413
Director, Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives Work Email: sperling@uga.edu
Geo Ayala Work Phone: 706-542-6416
Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives Work Email: grecruit@uga.edu
Deborah Martinez, MEd Work Phone: 706-542-9648
Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives Work Email: deborah.martinez@uga.edu

Regents Out-of-State Waivers

Ron Walcott, PhD Work Phone: 706-542-6394
Associate Dean of the Graduate School Work Email: gradassociatedean@uga.edu

Registration Flags

Amie Jones Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Graduate Student Services Work Email: gradinfo@uga.edu

Thesis/Dissertation Formatting

Enrolled Student Services Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Enrolled Student Services staff Work Email: gradinfo@uga.edu

Travel Awards (Domestic)

Sabrina Woods Work Phone: 706-542-6244
Business Office Work Email: gsfinanc@uga.edu

Website

Judy Milton Work Phone: 706-542-6086
Assistant Dean of the Graduate School Work Email: jmilton@uga.edu
Rachel L. Mcdaniel Work Phone: 706-542-6343
Dean’s Office Work Email: racmcd08@uga.edu
Graduate School Divisions

Mailing Address:

The Graduate School The University of Georgia 210 S. Jackson St. Athens, GA 30602

Office of the Dean

Suzanne Barbour Ph.D. Work Phone: 706-542-6392
Dean of the Graduate School Work Email: graddean@uga.edu
Ron Walcott Work Phone: 706-542-6392
Associate Dean of the Graduate School Work Email: gradassociatedean@uga.edu
Judy Milton Work Phone: 706-542-6086
Assistant Dean of the Graduate School Work Email: jmilton@uga.edu

Development Office

The Development Office for the UGA Graduate School secures financial support for fellowships and other graduate programs from alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations who wish to strengthen and sustain Graduate School goals and initiatives. Current, pledged, and estate gifts to the Graduate School allow masters and doctoral candidates the freedom to study without financial hardship. For more information about gift and naming opportunities at the Graduate School, please call 706-542-6104 or email hdcox@uga.edu.

Hayley Cox Work Phone: 706-542-6102
Development Coordinator Work Email: hdcox@uga.edu

Enrolled Student Services

This division maintains files of all graduate students who have been fully admitted and have enrolled for their first semester. For questions about registration flags, drop/add, degree objective changes, grade changes, probation/dismissal, and letters of good standing, contact gradinfo@uga.edu or 706-542-6300. For questions about graduation, advisory committee, program of study, admission to candidacy, transfer of credit, announcements for oral comprehensive exams or final defense of the dissertation, format check of electronic thesis or dissertation, contact gradinfo@uga.edu or 706-542-6300.

Cheri Bliss Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Senior Director, Graduate Student Services Work Email: gradoff@uga.edu

Graduate School Admissions

Graduate Admissions in the Graduate School works collaboratively with academic departments to assist prospective students in applying for admission to graduate study. Upon initial review of a new application, Graduate Admissions provides a web-link to each applicant who can then monitor the status of his or her own application and materials that have been received. To request admissions materials, click on Request Information. If you have submitted an application for admission and have questions about Graduate School admissions requirements, send an email request to gradadm@uga.edu or call (706) 542-1739. If you have submitted an application for admission and have questions about supplemental requirements of the academic department, please call or e-mail the academic department contact as listed on the Department Contacts page. Note to applicants: Our primary communication with you is by email and we plan to keep in close contact. It is very important that you put UGA email domain names on your internet provider’s Safe List, so our messages reach you.

Cheri Bliss Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Senior Director, Admissions Work Email: gradoff@uga.edu

Graduate School Business Office

The Graduate School Business Office oversees the administration of graduate assistantships campus wide and disperses Graduate School funded assistantship funds and other financial awards. This office assesses tuition for graduate assistants, monitors their enrollment, and handles related problems. The office also administers the Graduate School assistantship programs, various fellowships, and student travel funds for doctoral students. Questions may be directed to gsfinanc@uga.edu.

Tonia Austin-Brown Work Phone: 706-542-6269
Senior Director, Business Office Work Email: gsfinanc@uga.edu

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

Interdisciplinary graduate programs offer exciting opportunities for faculty and students to come together across traditional divides to produce cutting-edge research and scholarship. The Graduate School is committed to enhancing the culture of innovation and interdisciplinary in graduate education at UGA.

Meredith Welch-Devine Ph.D. Work Phone: 706-542-6002
Director, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Work Email: mwdevine@uga.edu

Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives

The Graduate School promotes excellence in graduate education by recruiting top students to The University of Georgia. While striving to increase overall enrollment, the Graduate School also seeks to promote diversity by encouraging enrollment of students from historically underrepresented groups and qualified programs abroad. Every effort is made to facilitate a smooth transition for new students from matriculation to graduation as well as heighten the graduate experience of all students. The Graduate School sponsors academic, social, and professional programs and activities, and serves as an advocate for students and faculty. We encourage students to utilize our resources at some point during their academic and professional career. Our office is always prepared to assist you with your endeavors.

Lisa Sperling Ph.D. Work Phone: 706-542-6413
Director, Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives Work Email: sperling@uga.edu

Technology Office

The Graduate School Technology Office provides reliable and integrated technology solutions to support academic and administrative goals. This department works closely with all types of users to ensure that our IT solutions are practical and useful to their business operations. Please email your concerns, questions, or suggestions to gradit@uga.edu.

Andrey Dub Work Phone: 706-542-6418
Director, Technology Office Work Email: adub@uga.edu

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