Who to Contact

Dean's Office Contacts

Leadership

Rick Travis
Dean
(662) 325-8071
rtravis@deanas.msstate.edu

Tommy Anderson
Associate Dean
662-325-2646
tpanderson@english.msstate.edu

Giselle Thibaudeau
Associate Dean
662-325-8534
giselle@deanas.msstate.edu

Melanie Loehwing
Interim Assistant Dean
mloehwing@deanas.msstate.edu

Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Interim Assistant Dean
kathy@deanas.msstate.edu

Alisa Semmes
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
662-32
5-8071
alisa@deanas.msstate.edu

Academic Affairs

Tommy Anderson
Associate Dean
662-325-2646
tpanderson@english.msstate.edu

Melanie Loehwing
Interim Assistant Dean
mloehwing@deanas.msstate.edu

Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Interim Assistant Dean
kathy@deanas.msstate.edu

Emily Cain
Academic Coordinator
662-325-2646
ecain@deanas.msstate.edu

Kasondra Harris
Academic Coordinator
662-325-2646
kharris@deanas.msstate.edu

Kate Sawaya
Academic Advisor
662-325-2646
kate@deanas.msstate.edu

Hannah Bateman
Admissions Coordinator
662-32
5-8309
hbateman@deanas.msstate.edu

Where to send eForms
Change of grade request Registrar's Office Handle (Registrar will route to Dean's Office)
Department Head Leave Rick Travis (rlt12) Approve
Instructor of record change request A&S Dean's Office Approve
Outside Employment Giselle Thibaudeau (gt24) Approve
Section add request A&S Dean's Office Approve
Section change request A&S Dean's Office Approve
Special topics course proposal A&S Dean's Office Approve
SSN User Electronic Access Request Nicole Rader (nr91) Approve
Course Proposals (not an eForm, must use courseleaf) College Curriculum Committee via Courseleaf system
Degree Program Changes/additions (not an eForm, must use courseleaf) College Curriculum Committee via Courseleaf system
 Who to Contact for Undergraduate Affairs
75-Hour Checksheets Academic Affairs Office
Academic Amnesty / Fresh Start Melanie Loehwing
Add/Drop/ Withdrawals/Audi Forms Academic Affairs Office
All Academic MOUs-other universities, practicum sites, etc. Melanie Loehwing
BSIS Advising Academic Affairs Office
Change of Major Forms Academic Affairs Office
Course Substitution Forms Academic Affairs Office
Distance Education Development and Management Melanie Loehwing
Faculty-led Study Abroad Proposals Melanie Loehwing
Grade Appeals Questions Melanie Loehwing
New or Revised Degree/Program/Course Proposals Melanie Loehwing
Off-Campus course request forms Academic Affairs Office
Permission to take Grad Courses as an Undergraduate Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Readmissions after Dismissal Melanie Loehwing
Readmissions after Suspension  Melanie Loehwing
Retroactive Withdrawals Melanie Loehwing
Study Abroad Student Approval  Academic Affairs Office
Transient student letters/forms Academic Affairs Office
Undergraduate Student Recruiting Hannah Bateman
Waiver for overload Hannah Bateman
 Who to Contact for Graduate Affairs
Dissertation Fellowships (Off-campus applications) Giselle Thibaudeau/Silas Knox
Grade Appeals Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Graduate Add/Drop forms Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Graduate Appeals/Student Complaints Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Graduate Committee Participant forms Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Graduate Retroactive Withdrawal forms Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Graduate Student Travel Support Giselle Thibaudeau / Lakeisha Knox
H1-B visa processing Lakeisha Knox
New or Revised Degree/Program/Course Proposals Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Thesis/Dissertation Review (including signature pages) Lakeisha Knox
Distance Education Development and Management (Graduate) Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Faculty-led Study Abroad Proposals (Graduate) Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Graduate Enrollment Slate Management System/ Approve/ Deny Applicants Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Who to Contact for Scheduling/Enrollment Management
Department Course Scheduling Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Summer School Scheduling Kathleen Sherman-Morris
Low Enrollment Justifications/Cancellations Kathleen Sherman-Morris

Communication

Karyn Brown
Director of Communication
662-32
5-6650
kbrown@deanas.msstate.edu

Kelli Anthony
Graphic Designer
kanthony@comm.msstate.edu

John Burrow
Communication & Institute for the Humanities GA
jrb603@msstate.edu

Sam Kealhofer
Coordinator, Comm. & Research Support
sgk33@msstate.edu

Sarah Nicholas
Editor & Writer
snicholas@deanas.msstate.edu

Who to Contact in Communication
Events: A&S Calendar / A&S Weekly Event Email Karyn Brown / Sam Kealhofer
Marketing/Branding (including graphics approval & design) Karyn Brown
News & Accomplishments (faculty/Students/Staff) Karyn Brown / Sarah Nicholas
Publications/Ads Karyn Brown
Social Media Karyn Brown / John Burrow/Hannah Bateman
The Conversation Sam Kealhofer 
Vision Magazine Karyn Brown / Sarah Nicholas 
Vision Podcast Karyn Brown / John Burrow 
Vision TV Karyn Brown / Sam Kealhofer 
Website Karyn Brown / John Burrow

Research

Giselle Thibaudeau
Associate Dean
662-325-8534
giselle@deanas.msstate.edu

Lakeisha Knox
Business Coordinator
662-32
5-0034
lknox@deanas.msstate.edu

Silas Knox
Grants & Contracts
662-325-2679
sknox@deanas.msstate.edu

Ashley Miller
Grants & Contracts
662-325-7095
amiller@deanas.msstate.edu

Who to Contact in Research
Faculty Start up Funds Giselle Thibaudeau
Extramural Funding
Award transfer/termination Giselle Thibaudeau
Change of PI Giselle Thibaudeau
Cost Share Giselle Thibaudeau
Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs Silas Knox / Ashley Miller
Graduate/Dissertation Fellowship Programs (External) Giselle Thibaudeau/Silas Knox
Grants/Contracts (Research/Service; identify; pre-award; review; approvals) Ashley Miller / Silas Knox
Limited Submissions (Int. Preproposals) Giselle Thibaudeau / Ashley Miller
Material Transfer Agreement Giselle Thibaudeau / Silas Knox
NEH (University Representative) Giselle Thibaudeau / Ashley Miller
Research/Service MOU's/MOA's (institutions and industry) Giselle Thibaudeau
Tracking/Reporting Research Outcomes Silas Knox
Univ/College-wide Grants (e.g. HHMI, EPSCoR, COBRE, ADVANCE) Giselle Thibaudeau
Workshops - proposal development etc Giselle Thibaudeau
Intramural Funding
ACADEX-applications & travel reports Giselle Thibaudeau / Lakeisha Knox
Graduate Student Travel Support Giselle Thibaudeau / Lakeisha Knox
Strategic Research Initiatives: FSF, RRR Giselle Thibaudeau / Lakeisha Knox
Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity Funds Giselle Thibaudeau / Lakeisha Knox
Technology Management
Export Control Giselle Thibaudeau
Intellectual property  Giselle Thibaudeau
NDA / Patents Giselle Thibaudeau
Technology Transfer Giselle Thibaudeau
Visiting Scholars Giselle Thibaudeau

Business Affairs

Sheryl Kinard
Business Manager II
662-32
5-8533
skinard@deanas.msstate.edu

Latoya Rogers
Business Coordinator
662-32
5-7094
lrogers@deanas.msstate.edu

Jas Ashford
Administrative Assistant
662-32
5-1665
Jashford@deanas.msstate.edu

Who to Contact in Business Affairs
eform Generic Routing Slip (RAP, SARF, etc.) A&S Fiscal Affairs (Handle)
Audits Sheryl Kinard
Budget Sheryl Kinard
Contracts (guest speakers/equipment) Latoya Rogers
Distance Education Budget Usage Sheryl Kinard
Email list maintenance  Alisa Semmes
Faculty & Staff Salary/Appointment Issues (EAF, JLRF, BT, RAP, SARF) Sheryl Kinard
Faculty Advertising Approval Sheryl Kinard
Inventory Latoya Rogers/Jas Ashford
Leave Latoya Rogers
Offer letters & startup formatting/wording Sheryl Kinard
Overload Teaching Budget Sheryl Kinard
Page-Up Sheryl Kinard/Latoya Rogers
Payroll Latoya Rogers/Sheryl Kinard
Post-Award Grant Management Sheryl Kinard
ProCard Latoya Rogers/Jas Ashford/Sheryl Kinard
Procurement Latoya Rogers/Sheryl Kinard
Speaker & Program Funding Requests Alisa Semmes
Staff Hiring Approval Sheryl Kinard
Transfer of Funds  Sheryl Kinard/Latoya Rogers
Travel (include Int'l Travel Approval) Giselle Thibaudeau / Lakeisha Knox

Admissions & Scholarships

Hannah Bateman
Admissions Coordinator
662-32
5-8309
hbateman@deanas.msstate.edu

Nikki Robinson
Alumni and Donor Engagement Coordinator
662-32
5-6341
nikki@deanas.msstate.edu 

Admissions & Scholarships

Where to send eForms
Academic Works Nikki Robinson
A&S College Scholarship ceremony event Nikki Robinson/Kate Sawaya
Admissions Information (questions, issues) Hannah Bateman
College of Arts & Sciences Ambassadors (CASA) Hannah Bateman
Orientation/Recruitment (Insight, Fairs, Preview Days, Scholars’ Recognition Day) Hannah Bateman
Scholarship Information (Graduate & Undergraduate) Nikki Robinson/Hannah Bateman
Summer Camps - HS students Hannah Bateman

Alumni

Sara Frederic
Director
662-32
5-3240
sfrederic@foundation.msstate.edu

Nikki Robinson
Alumni and Donor Engagement Coordinator
662-32
5-6341
nikki@deanas.msstate.edu

Who to Contact in Development & Alumni
Alumni Relations (including visits to campus) Nikki Robison
Board & Alumni Events Nikki Robinson
College Advisory Board Nikki Robinson
Gift Agreements Nikki Robinson

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs
College Mentoring Program Alisa Semmes / Melanie Loehwing / Karyn Brown
Dean's Eminent Scholars Alisa Semmes
Faculty Awards-MS Humanities Council, Fall & Spring Research, Teaching Alisa Semmes
Faculty Candidate Scheduling Alisa Semmes
Faculty Committees and Elections Alisa Semmes
Faculty and Dept. Head Annual Reviews Alisa Semmes
Graduate Faculty Status Alisa Semmes/Giselle Thibaudeau
H1-B visa processing Lakeisha Knox
Post-Tenure Review Rick Travis
Promotion & Tenure Rick Travis / Alisa Semmes
Sabbaticals Rick Travis / Alisa Semmes
Verification of Faculty & Teaching Credentials Giselle Thibaudeau (Form found on Bannner, under Personal Info)