Dean

Shaun Bowler

Shaun Bowler

Dean
graddean@ucr.edu

Cynthia Cardenas

Cynthia Cardenas

Executive Assistant to the Dean
cynthia.cardenas@ucr.edu
Provides executive level support to the Dean; coordinates fellowship awards.

 

Associate Deans

Associate Dean Emma Wilson
Emma Wilson

Associate Dean, Recruitment, Retention, Student Success
emma.wilson@ucr.edu
Responsibilities include graduate student recruitment and outreach, oversight of GradSuccess programs and graduate student funding opportunities. 

Associate Dean Ertem Tuncel
Ertem Tuncel

Associate Dean, Graduate Academic Affairs
ertem.tuncel@ucr.edu
Responsibilities include petitions, employment, grievances, and academic integrity.

Financial and Administrative Staff

100 University Office Building
(951) 827-4302

Assistant Dean Cheryl Gerry
Cheryl Gerry

Assistant Dean/CFAO
cheryl.gerry@ucr.edu
951-827-6117
Chief staff officer, budget control (graduate student financial aid and departmental budget).

Andrea Gonzales
Andrea Gonzales

Financial Operations Manager
andrea.gonzales@ucr.edu       
951-827-2635
Graduate Support Management: Manages fellowship budgets and works with programs to provide financial reporting and data analysis relating to fellowships and recruiting.

Cynthia Cardenas
Cindy Cardenas

Executive Assistant to the Dean
cynthia.cardenas@ucr.edu  
951-827-6119
Provides executive level support to the Dean; coordinates fellowship awards.

Carlos Rivas
Carlos Rivas

Financial Services Analyst
carlos.rivas@ucr.edu

951-827-6108
Purchasing, reimbursements, travel, payroll, and student deferments.

Graduate Admissions

116 University Office Building
951-827-3313
grdadmis@ucr.edu

The Graduate Admissions unit is part of the Graduate Dean’s Office within the Graduate Division.  The role of this unit is to pursue the recruitment and enrollment of qualified graduate applicants and to assist them through the application process.  This includes providing support as a liaison and point of resource to all graduate program faculty and staff, as well as providing admission counseling to prospective applicants.  The unit is also responsible for the review of graduate applications and execution of all graduate admissions offers and post admission tasks, keeping in line with the rules of the Office of the President and Graduate Council.

Elisa Gutierrez
Elisa Gutierrez

Manager
elisa.gutierrez@ucr.edu
Responsible for the management of the Graduate Admissions unit.  Provides direct support to the Graduate Dean implementing and overseeing administrative aspects relevant to graduate student recruitment, admission, and financial support offers.

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Michelle Griffiths

Student Affairs Officers
Processes Graduate Applications with last name A-I.
michelle.griffiths@ucr.edu

Julie Lakatos
Julie Lakatos

Student Affairs Officer
Processes Graduate Applications with last name J-P.
julie.lakatos@ucr.edu

Mandie Coen
Mandie Coen

Student Affairs Officer
Processes Graduate Applications with last name Q-Z.
mandie.coen@ucr.edu 

Graduate Academic Affairs

140 University Office Building
951-827-3315

The Academic Affairs section of the Graduate Division handles all matters pertaining to the academic record and academic policies governing graduate students. We work closely with program Graduate Advisors and Graduate Program Coordinators on problems that may arise in these areas with their graduate students. We do this by helping them interpret the rules and regulations of the Office of the President, Academic Senate, and Graduate Council pertaining to graduate student education. Academic Affairs also approves student petitions, dissertations, theses, qualifying exam and dissertation committees in addition to approving all advancement paperwork on behalf of the Dean. Additionally, we provide the certificate of completion of all degree requirements once graduation procedures are completed.

Kara Oswood
Kara Oswood

Director
kara.oswood@ucr.edu

Specific Programs: timetables, academic integrity, appeals, and dismissals.

Amanda Wong
Amanda Wong

Student Academic Advisor
amanda.wong@ucr.edu
Responsible for students last name A-L. 
Specific programs: Cooperating Faculty Information, Final Degree Lists, iLearn Graduate Community, Repeatable Coursework.

Trina Elerts
Trina Elerts

Student Academic Advisor
trina.elerts@ucr.edu
Responsible for students last names M-Z. 
Specific programs: Change Degree Objective, Change/Add Major, Commencement, Incomplete Extension, Intercampus Exchange.

Graduate Financial Support

Andrea Gonzales
Andrea Gonzales

Financial Operations Manager
andrea.gonzales@ucr.edu       
951-827-2635
Graduate Support Management: Manages fellowship budgets and works with programs to provide financial reporting and data analysis relating to fellowships and recruiting.

Maria Pimentel
Maria Pimentel

Financial Aid Officer 3
maria.pimentel@ucr.edu
951-827-3157
Manages graduate student financial aid awards administered by the Graduate Division through the campus financial aid system.

Patrick Napier
Patrick Napier

Student Financial Support
patrick.napier@ucr.edu
951-827-3390
Oversees graduate student employment and postdoctoral studies.  

Postdoctoral Studies

134 University Office Building
951-827-6108

Patrick Napier
Patrick Napier

Graduate Employment and Postdoctoral Studies Analyst
patrick.napier@ucr.edu
951-827-3390
Oversees graduate student employment and postdoctoral studies. 

Academic Preparation and Outreach

University Office Building
951-827-3680

Academic Preparation and Outreach is a vital component of the Graduate Division (and the campus as a whole) and strives to diversify and increase our graduate student population by facilitating the recruitment and retention of highly qualified students in UCR's 45 graduate programs.

Maria Franco Gallardo
Maria Franco-Gallardo

Director
maria.franco@ucr.edu

951-827-3680
Conducts graduate student outreach and recruitment activities. Coordinates diversity fellowship competitions, Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program, UC LEADS and AGEP. Assists in development of special projects and grant proposals pertinent to graduate student recruitment.

Nancy Cruz
Nancy Cruz

Recruitment Specialist II
nancy.cruz@ucr.edu
951-827-6118

 

 

 

GradSuccess

141 University Office Building
951-827-3386

GradSuccess offers student services specifically tailored to suit graduate students' needs.  The office focuses on the academic and professional development of the graduate student community.  GradSuccess is comprised of the Graduate Student Resource Center, the Teaching Assistant Development Program, the Graduate Writing Center, the Graduate Student Mentorship Program, and the Graduate Quantitative Methods Center (GradQuant).

Hillary Jenks
Hillary Jenks

Director
hillary.jenks@ucr.edu

951-827-6113
In addition to managing GradSuccess, Hillary is the Fulbright Program Advisor for graduate students and the lead contact for the annual UC-wide Grad Slam competition, the Liebmann Fellowship application process, and iEval questions for Teaching Assistants.

 

Graduate Writing Center

122 University Office Building
951-827-4307
gwrc@ucr.edu

Christina Trujillo
Christina Trujillo

Coordinator
951-827-4307
christina.trujillo@ucr.edu

The Graduate Writing Center offers writing support and instruction to all UCR graduate students and postdoctoral scholars through programming and free writing consultations. We provide writing assistance in any academic genre during any stage of the writing process.

GradQuant

1425 Life Sciences
951-827-4291
gradquant@ucr.edu 

Yelda Serin
Yelda Serin

Coordinator
yelda.serin@ucr.edu

GradQuant offers training for graduate students in probability and statistical inference, statistical software and computing, math for statistics, data management, computer programming, research methods, data analysis, digital humanities, and professional ethics in the management and analysis of data. The educational support ranges from remedial and introductory methods to advanced, specialized training. Graduate students can receive quantitative support via one-on-one consultations with GradQuant staff and via workshops offered by staff and outside experts. GradQuant also provides support for coursework in quantitative classes.

Research Ethics Education Program

133 University Office Building
951-827-4312, 858-752-9585 (cell)

Dena Plemmons
Dena Plemmons

Director
dena.plemmons@ucr.edu

The Research Ethics Education Program at the University of California, Riverside is a campus-wide resource for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty across all areas of research and scholarship. We encourage proactive approaches to research integrity and professional conduct through collaborative training and education efforts intended to increase awareness of practices that foster responsible research/scholarship and scientific integrity. The courses and seminars offered by the program are options for meeting federal funding requirements [NIH, NSF, and NIFA/USDA] for training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR).