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Marilyn Hall

Business Administrator
Phone: 847-491-3587
Office: Cook 2043
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  • Oversees operations and finance for the department 
  • Manages staff and HR-related matters for the department 
  • Administers department space and coordinates major facility requests 
  • Prepares and administers department annual budget
  • McCormick Mental Health Ally
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Sharlene Andrewin

Manager of Research Administration
Phone: 847-491-4309
Office: 1007 Church St.
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  • Manages MSE Research Administration Team
  • Manages pre-award and post-award activities for the following MSE faculty: Marks, Wessels
  • Approve level 3 transactions for sponsored chartstrings
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Joy Chatman

Accounting Specialist
Phone: 847-491-4541
Office: Cook 2036
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Rajat Dawar

Research Administrator
Phone: 847-491-3213
Office: 1007 Church St.
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  • Manages pre-award and post-award activities for the following MSE faculty: Chazot, Lauhon,  Luijten, McCue, Rondinelli, Shull, Snyder, Truby, Olson
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William Gomez Murcia

Financial Assistant
Phone: 847-491-7819
Office: Cook 2036
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  • Manages payroll for postdocs and visiting scholars
  • Reconciles payroll transactions
  • Department Level 1 Approver
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Willie James

Program Coordinator Senior
Phone: 847-491-5007
Office: Cook 2036
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  • Manages MSE Academic and Outreach Team
  • Organizes department seminars and events
  • Department Level 1 Back-up Approver 
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Julian Kanagy

Program Assistant
Phone: 847-491-3537
Office: Cook 2036A
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  • Oversees key distribution (key assignments, returns, and deposit reimbursements)
  • Assists with general office management, including facilitating room reservations, website support, Wildcard access requests, faculty appointments, printer registration, and mail intake
  • Provides event and administrative support to MSE community
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Jumana Khalifeh

Research Administrator
Phone: 847-467-1455
Office: 1007 Church St.
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  • Manages pre-award and post-award activities for the following MSE faculty: Hersam, Joester, Alveres, Olvera de la Cruz, Petford-Long, Seidman, Isheim
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Melissa Koelling

Program Coordinator
Phone: 847-491-3002
Office: Cook 1127
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  • Administrative & academic support for Prof. Stupp & Stupp Research Group 

Shannon Lally

Accounting Specialist
Office: 2036
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  • Processes purchase order requests for MSE labs, PIs, and offices
  • Prepares vendor additions and maintains vendor relationships
  • Generates payment requests and initiates wire transfers
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John Latham

Sr. Research Administrator
Phone: 847-491-7225
Office: 1007 Church St.
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  • Manages pre-award and post-award activities for Barnett, Barton, Bedzyk, Chung, Dravid, Dunand, Shekhawat, Fowlie, Haile, Schuh, Stair, Voorhees, Wolverton
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Ryan Lecky

Financial Coordinator
Phone: 847-467-0553
Office: Cook 2036
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  • Manages payroll for graduate, temps, and work-study students 
  • Department Level 1 Approver 
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Leah Lunstrum

Grad Program Assistant
Office: Cook 2049
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  • Assists with graduate applications, admissions, and recruitment
  • Assists with registration, enrollment, quarterly class schedules
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Allison Macknick

Program Assistant
Office: Cook 2036
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  • Facilitates department seminars and events
  • Provides administrative support to MSE community
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Laura Olson

Financial Administrator
Phone: 847-467-7320
Office: Cook 2036
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  • Manages MSE Finance Team 
  • Department Level 2 Approver 
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Kamari Perry

Associate Research Administrator
Phone: 847-491-3533
Office: 1007 Church St.
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  • Supports Sr. Research Administrator John Latham in managing pre-award and post-award activities for: Barnett, Barton, Bedzyk, Chung, Dravid, Dunand, Shekhawat, Fowlie, Haile, Schuh, Stair, Voorhees, Wolverton
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MJ Ray

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 847-491-7785
Office: Cook 2036
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  • Supports MSE Chair and Advisory Board
  • Administrator for Faculty Search process
  • Coordinates annual Hilliard Symposium
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Murphy Sharp

Grad Program Assistant
Phone: 847-491-7896
Office: Cook 2036
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  • Manages graduate applications, admissions and recruitment
  • Primary contact for graduate student affairs, including:
    • Registration and enrollment (e.g. permission numbers) 
    • Textbook ordering 
    • Quarterly class schedules 
  • Provides assistance with fellowships 
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Wade Tischhauser

Accounting Specialist
Phone: 847-491-7822
Office: Cook 2036
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  • Process expense reports for MSE students and Postdocs and faculty for MSE related expenses
  • Provide students with access to Egencia
  • Process payment requests
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Tiffany Zhang

Program Assistant
Phone: 847-491-7817
Office: Silverman 4617
  • Administrative & academic support for Professor Olvera de la Cruz