Administration and Staff in EEB and Partnered Units


EEB Administration and Staff

EEB's administration and staff are housed in Haworth Hall

EEB Administration and Staff

  • Chair provides advice and assistance in any matter related to the department
  • Office space
  • Endowment funding
  • Instructional technology
  • Agenda items for department meetings
  • Grievances and concerns about department affecting graduate students

Contact information for Lena Hileman

  • Any and all matters related to the EEB Graduate Program Committee
  • Concerns regarding departmental rules and regulations
  • Concerns regarding advisers and switching advisers
  • Addresses student grievances and concerns
  • Questions regarding annual student evaluations
  • Award and fellowship nominations

Contact information for Andrew Short

  • Any and all matters related to the Graduate Admissions Committee
  • Applications for admission to graduate program
  • Involvement in graduate student recruitment activities
  • Organizes new student orientation

Contact information for Justin Blumenstiel

  • General resource person for EEB graduate students in EEB, Biodiversity Institute and Kansas Biological Survey
  • Informs about graduate program, graduate student rules, regulations and logistics (Graduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and EEB)
  • Acts as the liaison between EEB and the Office of Graduate Studies and the College Office of Graduate Affairs (COGA) for
    • Processing of “Progress to Degree” forms – the online system used by the department to report degree benchmarks and degree completion to the College e.g.,:
      • Petitions – Leave of Absence, Time Limit Extensions, etc.
      • Reporting exam outcomes – Comprehensive Oral Exam, Final Oral Exam and Dissertation Defense for the Doctoral, and Master’s Exam and Thesis Defense.
      • Other forms – Change in Plan, Change in Academic Status, Reduced Hour degrees, etc.
  • Resource for graduation requirements
  • Resource for enrollment questions
  • GTA appointments and performance evaluations
  • GRA appointments
  • Coordinates and processes new student admissions
  • Submits requests for faculty appointments to doctoral and master’s committees

Contact information for Ryan Zeigler

  • Schedule appointments with the chair
  • EEB administrative matters
  • EEB endowed scholarship information
  • Graduate student travel authorizations
  • Obtain contractual services form for department seminar speakers
  • Processes reimbursement requests
  • Graduate concerns when Graduate Program Coordinator is not available
  • Department fax
  • Department conference room scheduling
  • Department stationery
  • Vehicle scheduling

Contact information for Sharon Suppes

  • Manages use of and maintains Haworth and KBS green houses.

Contact Info

  • Maintenance and service lab equipment
  • Construction custom shelving/lab furniture
  • Woodworking projects
  • Maintenance and service machinery and electronics

Contact Info

 

Shared Service Centers

The Strong Hall Shared Service Center assists Ecology and Evolutionary Biology while the Eaton Hall Shared Service Center assists the Biodiversity Institute and the Kansas Biological Survey.

Shared Service Centers

The Strong Hall Shared Service Center staff assist EEB with a variety of Human Resources, grant tracking, and Finance concerns. The department contact email for this unit is stronghall_ssc@ku.edu. Individual staff contacts can be found on the SSC support staff page.

The Eaton Hall Shared Service Center staff assist the BI and KBS with a variety of Human Resources, grant tracking, and Finance concerns. The department contact email for this unit is eatonhall_ssc@ku.edu. Individual staff contacts can be found on the SSC support staff page.

Other Biology Staff in Haworth Hall

Other Biology Staff in Haworth Hall

  • Assistance with anything related to your computer
  • KU Card registration for building entrance
  • Internet connections

Contact Info

Office: 1006 Haworth

Phone: 785-864-5198

Email: tsteiner@ku.edu or tsc_biol@ku.edu

  • Postage
  • Add/drop, special permit, and change of section cards
  • Permission numbers
  • Bulk photocopying
  • Questions about mail delivered in Haworth mailboxes
  • Problems with photocopiers or shredder in Haworth Hall mail room
  • Building key accounts
  • Undergraduate biology tutor list
  • Sorting and distribution of course evaluation

Contact Info

Office: 2045 Haworth

Phone: 785-864-4301

Email: cvenezia@ku.edu   

  • Overnight and bulk mail service
  • Office/lab supplies
  • Chemicals and enzymes

Contact Info

Office: 3027 Haworth

Email: arlenewhitten@ku.edu

 

Until position is filled, contact Tyler Steiner

  • Use or check out of Audiovisual equipment    
  • Videotapes and slide/sound sets
  • Use or checkout of Windows and Mac computers for student use

Contact Info

Office: Biological Teaching Resource Center, 1004 Haworth

Phone:

Email:

  • Building maintenance requests
  • Equipment repair
  • Assist with BioStore operations

Contact Info

Office: 2045 Haworth

Phone: 785-864-5882

Email: kmwhite@ukans.edu

Biodiversity Institute

Biodiversity Institute administration and staff are housed in Dyche Hall

Biodiversity Institute Administration and Staff

  • Personnel related matters
  • Budget issues
  • GRA appointments for BI administered grants

Contact Info

Office: 602 Dyche Hall

Email: 785-864-1204

Email: jrkeeler@ku.edu

  • Publication requests
  • Maintenance requests
  • Federal and campus mail
  • Photocopier and fax
  • Vehicle scheduling
  • FedEx and UPS (general, hazardous materials, and shipping specimens internationally)
  • Keys and Omni Lock card access
  • Reserving rooms in Dyche

Contact Info

Office: 602 Dyche

Phone: 785-864-4540

Email: tchambers@ku.edu

  • Internet access
  • Computer troubleshooting

Contact Info

Phone: 785-864-4862

Email: rpe@ku.edu

Kansas Biological Survey

Kansas Biological Survey administration and staff are housed in Higuchi Hall

Kansas Biological Survey Administration and Staff

  • Payroll matters for students in Higuchi Hall
  • Initiates GTA/GRA appointments for KBS graduate students
  • Office supplies including letterhead
  • Fax
  • Mail
  • Photocopies
  • Room reservations

Contact Info

Office: 108 Higuchi

Phone: 785-864-1500

Email: hildreth@ku.edu

  • Office assignments
  • Office and building keys
  • Vehicle checkout and keys
  • Report vehicle maintenance issues

Contact Info

Office: 152 Higuchi

Phone: 785-864-1502

Email: swcamp@ku.edu

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

  • Assists with student loan deferral qualifications
  • Manages requests for Graduate Faculty Appointments
  • Manages university policies related to graduate programs
  • Develops research grants
  • Director and Managing Trustee of the Self Doctoral Fellowship program.
  • Oversight of Office of Admissions and Graduate Military Programs
  • Principle point of contact between the College and the Office of Graduate Affairs
  • Director College Office of Graduate Affairs
  • Handles graduate professional development programming and projects and tracks alumni
  • Main point of communication for the Office of Graduate Studies
  • Management graduate student funding awards

College Office of Graduate Affairs (COGA)

COGA’s mission is to support the College graduate programs. Its team of graduate advisers serves the graduate departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

COGA Administration and Staff

  • Liaison between COGA and the Office of Graduate Studies
  • In charge of COGA’s day to day operations including management of Advising and Student Assistants teams 
  • Oversees Curriculum Information Management and KU Catalog system and provides support for College Committees
  • Front desk operations
  • Informs the College community about policies and best practices
  • Assists with management of Progress to Degree system and verifies graduate degrees
  • Coordinates preparations for the Master’s Hooding Ceremony