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School of Graduate Studies and Research

About Us

GSR Staff

Kevin Archer
Interim Dean, Graduate Studies and Research

Phone: (509) 963-3101

Natalie Lupton
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research

Phone: (509) 963-3104


Julie Guggino
Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Phone: (509) 963-2640

Julie serves as the university's research administrator/director of research. She assists faculty and staff in identifying external funding sources, aids in the grant writing process, especially the development of budgets, and ensures that grants are submitted on time and in compliance with University requirements. She also serves as the fiscal and office manager for Graduate Studies and Research. Julie has been employed at CWU since 1986. She received her M.S. from CWU in 1992.


Dawn Anderson
Program Coordinator, Post Admissions
Phone: (509) 963-3108

Dawn serves as the Post Admissions Program Coordinator in the Graduate School. She assists master's students with the policies and procedures, required forms, graduation, posting degrees and thesis processing. She also handles the graduate faculty recommendation process and assists the Graduate Council committee.


Justine Eason
Program Coordinator, Graduate Admissions
Phone: (509) 963-3103

Justine serves as the graduate admissions program coordinator. She assists students and faculty throughout the application/admissions process. She also manages the on-leave program, assists in recruitment efforts and provides back up for the post admissions coordinator.


Lynn Niemi
Program Coordinator
Phone: (509) 963-2243

Lynn serves as the program coordinator to the Director of Research and Sponsored Programs. She is the support person for the IACUC and FDRC. She provides administrative support to the administrative staff in Graduate Studies and general office support for the unit.


Diane Houser
Fiscal Specialist / Graduate Assistantship Coordinator
Phone: (509) 963-3102

Diane is a fiscal specialist in the School of Graduate Studies and Research. She has been an employee of the university since 2002. She coordinates graduate school financial affairs and the graduate assistantship program.


Lila Harper
Program Assistant
Phone: (509) 963-1793

Dr. Harper serves as the thesis editor. She has taught at Central for 20 years in the English department and also teaches in Computer Science and in the Douglas Honors program. Her job is to provide documentation and writing guidance to the graduate students and review the theses once they are completed for adherence to the thesis regulations, along with documentation, formatting, research methodology, and writing correctness. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1996 with a focus on Victorian science and literature.


Kayley Snider
Temporary Office Assistant
Phone: (509) 963-3106