Student Services Contacts

Academic Chairs Student Services Department Finance Technicians

Academic Chairs

Adda Athanasopoulos-ZekkosAdda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Graduate Chair

Room 2024 GGB

Professor Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos oversees all graduate programs (PhD, MSE, and MEng) in CEE. She is available to meet to discuss many topics related to current student issues. Please email her at to request an appointment.

Jim WightJim Wight, Master's Program Chair

Room 2036 GGB

Professor Jim Wight oversees all graduate programs (PhD, MSE, and MEng) in CEE. He is available to meet to discuss many topics related to current student issues. Please email him  at to request an appointment.


Student Services

JessicaJessica Randolph, Student Services Manager

Room 2166 GGB

Jessica oversees all aspects of graduate and undergraduate student services in CEE. She also processes GSI, GSRA, and lecturer appointments, manages our student services related budgets, and handles student organization funding requests.

Matt​Matt Blank, Advising and Curriculum Specialist

Room 2166 GGB

Matt is responsible for all undergraduate student services, including the CEE schedule of classes. He helps students register and supports the faculty program advisors with the undergraduate advising effort of the department. Matt also assists with the continuing re-accreditation of our undergraduate degree programs.

Ariane Smith​Ariane Smith, Student Services Assistant

Room 2166 GGB

Ariane assists with administrative tasks associated with both undergraduate and graduate student services. This includes issuing room & building keys, troubleshooting registration issues, grad student photo boards, classroom/conference room scheduling and assisting student groups. Please see Ariane for student desk keys. Grad students should also see Ariane if they need a standard letter from the department for any variety of reasons.

Stacey Stites​Stacey Stites, Graduate Coordinator

Room 2166 GGB

Stacey assists with administrative tasks associated with graduate student services including masters and PhD related questions. This includes responding to prospective student emails, coordinating the graduate admissions process, defense scheduling, graduation questions, and assisting with various grad student recruiting and informational events.


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Pat​Pat Brainard, Department Manager

Room 2105B GGB

Pat assists the chair in planning and managing the department’s administrative operations and financial planning, supervises the departmental staff and coordinates efforts to streamline administrative processes.  She assists student groups with funding requests.  She can assist grad students with escalating issues not able to be resolved through normal channels. 

Sherry​Sherry Brueger, Faculty Support Coordinator

Room 2105A GGB

Sherry provides administrative support to all faculty and assists with department activities. She manages the faculty search process, and processes all visiting scholar and visiting research student visas, and assists with HR documentation. She also processes Pcard reports and reimbursements for faculty and students.

Amy ShepherdAmy Shepherd, Administrative Assistant to the Chair

Room 2105 GGB

Amy provides administrative support to the CEE Chair and assists with department activities. She orders office supplies, organizes various meetings and can assist students with making appointments with the Chair. She also processes P-card reports and reimbursements for faculty and staff.

Ingra"Ingra Stimach, Administrative Assistant

Room 117 EWRE

Ingra provides administrative support to the Environmental Engineering faculty. Ingra is responsible for travel and expense reimbursements for faculty and students, P-card reconciling and managing office supply inventory for the EWRE building.

Levi​Levi Powis, Desktop Support Specialist

Room 215 EWRE

Levi is the main computer support for the department. He provides support to the faculty, staff and students and is a point of contact with CAEN for CEE. He deals with hardware and software questions and is also in charge of the network for the department. Levi is an administrator of the CEE website and a contact for A/V equipment questions, and most other computer-related technical questions within the department.

Jessica PetrasJessica Petras, Marketing Communications Specialist

Room 2105E GGB

Jessica creates printed and digital pieces promoting the work of CEE faculty, staff and students. She maintains the CEE website, manages all of the social media accounts, designs illustrations & graphics, take photographs, and writes news stories highlighting CEE.

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The finance team takes care of general financial reporting and grant/proposal budgeting, including Rackham travel grants, Dow funding and external fellowship balances. They monitor and track financial and budgeting activities for HR-related events. Each month they provide e-reconciliation for Statement of Activity (SOA). They streamline financial processes and develop resource materials. They also create and monitor POs with procurement to facilitate prompt payment to vendors. In addition, they process M-marketsite carts and answer questions and provide resources regarding account balances, HR issues, purchasing or sole source justifications (when needing to use a specific vendor for a large purchase).

Steph​Stephanie Ford, Research Administrator

Room 2160 GGB

Stephanie is primarily responsible for research accounting for the faculty.

RohnTabitha Rohn, Financial Specialist

Room 2152 GGB

Tabby assists the Financial Team with grants and contracts and general accounting management. Tabby also processes temporary research and instructional support appointments for students.

KropelnyckyjChristine Kropelnyckyj, Grants Specialist

Room 2156 GGB

Chris is primarily responsible for research accounting for the faculty.


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Jan​Jan Pantolin, Technical Services Supervisor

Room 1171A GGB

Jan supervises the teaching and research laboratories in Geotechnical, Hydraulic, Materials and Structural Engineering. Jan is a primary contact for safety as well as a facilities representative for the G.G. Brown building.

Spence​Bob Spence, Lab Technician

Room 1171A GGB

Bob performs complex laboratory assignments and selects materials, methods & equipment for use in research projects. He also provides functional lab supervision to students and manages safety issues and training. 

Tom​Tom Yavaraski, Laboratory Services Supervisor

Room 209 EWRE

Tom coordinates the operations of analytical facilities and equipment for the department.  He is the first contact for safety issues when working in the laboratory and/or working with hazardous compounds.  He also coordinates the training, operation and repair of the analytical equipment in the environmental laboratories.  Tom is the facility representative for EWRE and an emergency response floor marshal.

Nivea​Nivea Vydiswaran, Laboratory Technician

Room 117 EWRE

Nivea provides lab training for all labs on the EWRE ground floor, including training for biosafety labs and instrument-specific training. She coordinates ordering lab supplies, hazardous waste disposal and general lab maintenance. 

Steve​Steve Donajkowski, Mechanical Technician

Room 209 EWRE

Steve selects materials, methods and equipment to be used in laboratory experiments and research projects. He provides functional supervision of students in the department labs, including assistance with experiments and safety procedures.

Ethan Kennedy​Ethan Kennedy, Electronics Technician

Room 1171 GGB

Ethan answers electrical questions and provides assistance on development of instrumentation and control systems for research projects. He is responsible for repair of existing electrical systems, setting up and assisting in the instruction and running of undergrad labs, assisting with data acquisition and troubleshooting.


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