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Office of the Director

Office of the Director

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Name
Lolita Jenkins
Administrative Specialist
480-727-8987
Kenro Kusumi
Professor, Associate Dean and Director

Director of the School of Life Sciences and associate dean for strategic partnerships in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Kusumi's research focuses on vertebrate genomics.

480-965-9215
Life Sciences E-wing, Room 219, 427 E Tyler Mall
Marie Lawrence
Administrative Director and Chief of Staff

Lawrence directs the administrative, personnel and financial functions of a large science school within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

480-965-8731
Life Sciences E Wing-LSE 223 School of Life Sciences
Christine Willett
Assistant to Director

Business Office

Business Office

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Name
Jennifer Cox
Business Operations Manager, Sr.

Manages the Business Office staff. Responsible for the preparation and projection analysis of major operational and special budgets. Acts as a resource for faculty, staff, and students on a wide range of complex situations.

480-965-5428
Krista Hartrick
Business Ops Specialist Sr

Manages Workday, Travel, and iLab approvals. Monitors/oversees a variety of account expenditures and organizes/prepares departmental administrative and financial reports. Administers stipend/participant payment coordination.

Kayleen Lilly
Business Operations Specialist

Provides order placement and status follow up assistance. Responsible for, cash handling, supplier registration, and parking validations. Acts as department P-Card holder.

480-965-9119
LSE 222
Maricel Scalzo
Business Ops Specialist Sr
480-727-7444
Alishia White
Business Operations Specialist, Sr.

Responsibilities: Reconciliations, new accounts, DRR maint., Class fees, Voyager Cards/Field Research Vehicle P.O.C., transfers, PCard mgr., foundation acts, office machines, scholarships, STAR budgeting & forecasting

480-965-3577

ASU Center for Biology and Society

ASU Center for Biology and Society

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Name
Jessica Sheldon
Program Coordinator
Karin Ellison
Administrative Professional

Ellison's research and teaching focus on research ethics and ethics education. She directs the School of Life Science Ethics Program, is an editor for the Online Ethics Center (onlineethics.org), and serves on the APPE board.

480-727-7111
LSC 270
Jane Maienschein
University Professor of History of Science; Regents, President's, and Parents Association Professor; Dir., Center for Biology and Society; Faculty Leader, Human Dimensions; Distinguished Sustainability Scientist

Maienschein and her team research embryology, genetics, and cell biology. She specializes in the history and philosophy of biology and the way biology, bioethics and bio-policy play out in society.

480-965-6105
LSC 284
Jessica Ranney
Assistant Director
480-965-5364
Life Science C-wing 284 BOX 873301

ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

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Name
Leah Gerber
Professor; Director, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes; Senior Sustainability Scientist

Gerber aims to accelerate the success of biodiversity management and sustainable biodiversity outcomes by fostering relationships among academics and decision makers.

480-727-3109
LSA 212

Facilities

Facilities

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Name
David Bello
Administrative Asst
Miguel Carrillo Dominguez
Academic Facilities Specialist
Christopher McAdams
Project Manager, Construction & Laboratory Operations SOLS Environmental Health and Safety Officer
480-965-9914
427 East Tyler Mall LSE 251
Kevin McGraw
Professor and SoLS Associate Director

McGraw is an integrative behavioral ecologist who primarily studies the colors of animals such as birds to understand the costs, benefits and evolution of visual signals.

480-965-5518
LSC 522
DREMUND POWELL
Health and Safety Officer
Judy Swartz
Academic Facilities Spec Sr
480-727-6004
LSE 237

Graduate Office

Graduate Office

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Name
Emilia Martins
Professor; Assoc. Director, Graduate Programs

Martins studies behavioral evolution by mapping the ancient history of lizard communication in the southwestern US and by studying how sensory systems impact social behavior in the biomedically-important zebrafish.

480-965-0864
School of Life Sciences 372 Life Sciences Building A
Amina Hajdarovic
Academic Success Specialist
Kevin Martin
Manager Graduate Programs
480-965-4016
Wendi Simonson
Events/Admin Program Cdr
480-965-7490
LSA 184

IT Support

IT Support

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Name
Mark Frazier
Systems Support Specialist(IT)
Rodney Ito
Principal Sys Support (IT)
480-965-5496
SOLS LSE B72
James Lagnese
Systems Support Analyst (IT), CC Tempe Deskside Support

Born, raised, lived on Long Island almost forever, Iowa then Arizona.

480-965-7863
LSE B72 427 E Tyler Mall
Carlos Stockdale
Systems Support Analyst (IT), CC Tempe Deskside Support

Laboratory Coordinators

Laboratory Coordinators

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Name
Anup Abraham
Laboratory Coordinator
R Armer
Laboratory Manager
480-965-9046
LSE B-70
Laboratory Coordinator
LSC L2-64
Joanna Henry
Laboratory Coordinator
480-965-3317
LSA L1-90
Heather Hutcherson
Laboratory Coordinator
LSC L1-54 Basement Level of LSC
Kim Michel
Laboratory Coordinator
480-965-1653
LSC 226
Gary Tahmahkera
Laboratory Coordinator
480-965-4138
LSE 218 LSE B19

Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Communications

Name
Carl Jimenez
Events/Admin Program Cdr
480-727-3617
Megan Joyce
Graphic Design Specialist
Sandra Leander
Manager, Media Relations and Marketing

Leander manages communications for one of the largest academic units at ASU. She has more than 25 years of experience in multiple industries, including higher ed, non-profit, utility, and television news broadcasting.

480-965-9865
Samantha Lloyd
MultiMedia Specialist

A videographer in the VisLab working with departments across ASU to tell their stories in the most compelling and visually interesting way possible.

965-9167
LSE B60
Jo Ramirez
Desktop Publishing Spec

Jo works to assist with the daily needs of designers in the production of creative work for both the School of Life Sciences and other departments while attending a rigorous curriculum toward a degree in Music Therapy.

480-965-8109
Jacob Sahertian
Dir Academic Media

Mr. Sahertian runs the VisLab, an ASU design studio offering a complete range of graphic, web and video design services for various marketing needs.

480-727-8743
LSE B58

Personnel Office

Personnel Office

Name
Susan Sapergia
Dept HR Manager
480-965-9299
Department HR Specialist
Mariana Maldonado
Department HR Specialist Sr

In 2009, graduated with her baccalaureate in Public Administration & Public Management and Communication from Arizona State University. She is currently completing a Masters in Legal Studies in HR & Employment Law.

480-965-5574
School of Life Sciences  
Lisa Nuttall
Department HR Specialist
480-727-8319

Research Advancement

Research Advancement

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Name
Meghan Stell
Resrch Advancement Admin
480-965-1087
Amanda Stubbs
Research Advancement Spec
480-965-2705
Wim Vermaas
Foundation Professor and Assoc. Director

Vermaas and his team conduct basic and applied research on cyanobacteria, a group of photosynthetic microbes, using these organisms as a chassis to produce useful compounds (biofuels, green chemicals) from sunlight and CO2.

480-965-6250
LSE 549
Nellie Voise
Research Advancement Administrator, Sr.
480-965-9971
LSE 210 PO Box 4501

Research Staff

Research Staff

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Name
Michael Bliss
Research/Lab Assistant
Frank Bungartz
Herbarium Research Specialist

Arizona State University
July 2017 - present: Curator of Lichens and Digital Data

Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands
November 2004 - present: Adjunct Scientist (CDF Lichen Inventory)

480-727-5867
Natural History Collections, Room 151D 734 W Alameda Dr
Bianca Cruz
Research/Lab Aide
David Fleming
Research Technician
Kevin Haight
Research Specialist Sr
480-727-0954
LSE 218
Murray Johnston
Research Specialist
Osman Kaftanoglu
Research Technologist

Kaftanoglu is an apiculturist working on honey bee colony management, honey bee behavior, reproductive biology, genetics and breeding

480-727-1889
Honey Bee Research Lab 6858 E. Old Pecos Rd
Sangmi Lee
Research Specialist Sr
480-727-5977
Elizabeth Makings
Research Specialist

I am a botanist with expertise in Southwestern floristics. I am particularly interested in the diversity, distribution, and evolutionary history of plants and applying this knowledge toward conservation and outreach.

ASU Herbarium 734 W. Alameda
Kimberly Olney
Research Technician
Lindsey Pollard
Research Specialist
James Roth
Research Technician
480-965-5232
LSC 410
Yvette Ruiz
Research Specialist Sr
480-301-4998
MCCRB

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

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Name
Michael Angilletta
Professor and SoLS Associate Director

Angilletta combines models and experiments to understand how animal populations adapt to changing environments.

480-965-4321
Joshua Caulkins
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs
Joni Fesler
Program Coordinator
Amy Pate
Assistant Director of Faculty Support
480-965-1033
LSC 226E
Sarah Prosory
Instructional Designer Assoc

Instructional Designer Associate, School of Life Sciences

Courtney Shobert
Associate Director, Academic Programs
Laura Zafirakis
Business Analyst

Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising

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Name
Michael Angilletta
Professor and SoLS Associate Director

Angilletta combines models and experiments to understand how animal populations adapt to changing environments.

480-965-4321
Gabriel Bushnell
Student Services Coord Assoc

Bushnell assists students at the advising front office with scheduling, overrides, and general questions. In his freetime, he enjoys going to concerts, spending time outside, and playing basketball.

Serena Christianson
Academic Success Coordinator

Christianson is the lead coordinator for all career and internship-related programming and advising for SOLS. She also manages undergraduate communications in addition to advising for academic and extracurricular success.

Brittnie Donzella
Academic Success Coordinator

Donzella is an adviser in the School of Life Sciences. Her emphasis is working with the online student population.

Ivy Esquibel
Academic Success Coordinator

Ivy helps match students with relevant, high-impact experiences to complement their education and help them achieve their goals. Ivy promotes SOLS in the community and works with student development and retention.

480-965-0952
Marlene Garcia
Academic Success Specialist

Marlene is an Academic Success Specialist for the School of Life Sciences.

Jenny Gibbs
Manager, Academic Advising

Jenny Gibbs has been the Academic Success Manager in the School of Life Sciences since July 2019. She is an advocate for increasing access to higher education and elevating the successes of our students.

480-965-1269
LSA 166
Yanet Penaloza
Student Services Assistant

Penaloza is part of the SoLS advising team, where she assists in all front office operations. Penaloza is currently pursuign her M.Ed in Higher and Post-secondary education at Arizona State University.

480-727-0652
Scot Schoenborn
Assoc Director Academic Svcs

Schoenborn has managed academic advising in the School of Life Sciences for the past ten years. He takes a transformational approach to his advising, inspiring students to reach their full academic and career potential.

480-965-3721
LSA 128
Emily Vedder
Academic Success Coordinator

Vedder has been with ASU since 2016. She also oversees the Learning Resource Center, SOLS Ambassadors, and the SOLS Undergraduate Newsletter.

480-965-2282
Shea Ziccarelli
Academic Success Specialist

VisLab

VisLab

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Name
Megan Joyce
Graphic Design Specialist
Samantha Lloyd
MultiMedia Specialist
 
965-9167
LSE B60
Jo Ramirez
Desktop Publishing Spec
 
480-965-8109
Jacob Sahertian
Dir Academic Media
 
480-727-8743
LSE B58