School of Graduate Studies & Research Staff
Graduate School Staff (L to R: Leslie Lotspeich, Justine Eason, Dawn Anderson, Kevin Archer, Natalie Lupton, Lynn Niemi, Julie Guggino - camera shy: Diane Houser, Lila Harper, Sandy Martinez)
Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
Phone: (509) 963-3100
Webpage: Kevin Archer
CV: Kevin Archer CV
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 serves as the post admissions program support supervisor 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 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.
Leslie Lotspeich Grant and Contract Specialist, Research and Sponsored Programs
Leslie serves as the Grant and Contract Specialist and works with the Director of Research and Sponsored Programs to identify new funding opportunities for faculty and staff. She works with external funding agencies preparing proposals, coordinating contracts/subcontracts, and processing awards. She also provides administrative support to the campus Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Leslie brings years of grant writing experience from the private sector to her position with Graduate Studies.
Sandy is the administrator responsible for screening and
Lynn provides administrative support to the Director and Associate Director and assists with pre and post admission processes. She also helps coordinate the internal faculty and student award competitions and nonresident tuition waivers.
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.
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.
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