Department Administration

Administrators / Support Staff


For contact info (phone, office, email) for individuals listed below, see the Math Directory.


Administrative Faculty Officers

James McKernan — Department Chair

Bo Li — Graduate Affairs Vice-Chair

  • In cooperation with the Chair, oversee all aspects of the graduate program except graduate course assignments.

Dan Rogalski — Undergraduate Affairs Vice-Chair

  • In cooperation with the Chair and the Council, oversee all undergraduate teaching and all course assignments.


Management Services Officer (MSO) / Business Officer

Faye Chou — Chief Operating Officer / MSO

  • Responsible for the management, strategic planning and leadership of all administrative activities in the department.

Academic Affairs

Miguel Ramirez — Academic Personnel/Human Resources Manager

  • Oversight of all aspects of Academic Personnel and Staff Human Resources in the Mathematics Department.
  • Provides expert advice, instruction and policy interpretation to the department on personnel management, classification, compensation, recruitment, payroll, benefits and employee relations.

    Joan Bahrini — Academic Analyst

    • Coordinate Recruitment Activities for Academic Appointments: Teaching Visitors, (Visiting Professors, and Lecturers)
    • Member of the Academic Personnel Team
    • Serve as a resource on visa requirements and application process for Academic Appointments
    • Appointment files for Teaching Visitors and SEWs

    Elizabeth Cuevas — Fiscal Specialist

    • Department Travel Administrator
    • Fiscal specialist for travel expenses and reimbursements
    • Department timekeeper

    Leslie Foley — Events Specialist

    • Responsible for all events coordination for assigned events.

    Maureen Gorman — Lead Academic Analyst

    • AP Lead - Point person for AP matters
    • Faculty recruitments
    • Faculty and SEW appointment files
    • Independently manage the electronic ballot program
    • Assistance with academic review files

    Antonio Greenwood — Academic Analyst

    • Responsible for academic review files
    • Manages the department Postdoctoral Scholar program
    • Process sabbaticals, leaves without pay (LWOP), Family Medical Leaves (FML), and Change of Locations (COL) requests
    • Member of the Academic Personnel Team

    TBA — Projects/Operations Coordinator

    • Coordinate long and short-term department visitors, advising faculty sponsors of processes and services.
    • Serve as resource on visa requirements and application process for all department visitors.
    • Manage office space assignments and security.
    • Facilities Management


Student Affairs

Scott Rollans — Director of Student Services

  • Oversight of all aspects of Undergraduate and Graduate programs
  • Responsible for quarterly scheduling, enrollment management, course and program planning, student advising
  • Responsible for undergraduate student employment

    Kelly Guerriero — Undergraduate/Graduate Advisor

    • Academic planning/advising for all mathematics students (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Manage all required forms for student progress
    • Responsible for student outreach and communications
    • Primary advisor for Math Ph.D. and CSME

    Diana Platero-Lopez — Student Affairs Manager

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    Holly Proudfoot — Instructional Support Manager

    • Responsible for non-major advising, textbooks, room scheduling, and ad hoc reporting
    • Oversee all exam accommodations
    • Responsible for undergraduate payroll

      Gayathri Sridhar — Student Affairs Assistant

      • Intake advising
      • Process student petitions and requests
      • Responsible for undergraduate student timekeeping

    Jeffrey Saikali — Undergraduate/Graduate Advisor

    • Academic planning/advising for all mathematics students (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Manage all required forms for student progress
    • Responsible for student outreach and communications
    • Primary advisor for Math M.A. and M.S.

    TBA — CSME Advisor

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    TBA — Instructional Support Specialist

    • Maintain weekly seminars and colloquia announcements
    • Manage office supplies, duplication requests and coordination with Imprints

    Mark Whelan — Graduate Support Specialist

    • Oversight of all graduate fiscal processes and procedures
    • Responsible for graduate student employment
    • Manage Ph.D. admissions financial support


Fiscal / Contracts & Grants Administration

Joyce Cheng — Fiscal Manager

  • Lead Fiscal team member for Mathematics Fiscal unit providing oversight of all Fiscal matters within the Mathematics Department.
  • Serve as contact for PIs regarding proposal, award, reporting and audit requirements for complex programs.
  • Provide policy and procedural review, analysis and direction to ensure compliance with campus and external agency requirements.
  • Coordinate all post award administration of contracts, grants, state funds, private gifts, and donations.

    Sofia Azizan — Fiscal Analyst

    • Responsible for all pre- and post- fund management functions for assigned PIs.
    • Reviews and authorizes appropriateness of expenditure, availability of funds and duplicate funding restrictions.
    • Coordinate assigned PIs research visitors funding and appointments.

    James Ferris — Fiscal Analyst

    • Responsible for all pre- and post- fund management functions for assigned PIs.
    • Reviews and authorizes appropriateness of expenditure, availability of funds and duplicate funding restrictions.
    • Coordinate assigned PIs research visitors funding and appointments.

    Josie Medina — Fiscal Analyst

    • Responsible for all pre- and post- fund management functions for assigned PIs.
    • Reviews and authorizes appropriateness of expenditure, availability of funds and duplicate funding restrictions.
    • Coordinate assigned PIs research visitors funding and appointments.
    • Responsible for Teaching Visitor appointment processes.


Information Technology / Computing Support

Wilson Cheung — IT / Computing Support Manager

  • Lead technical team member for the Mathematics computing unit.
  • Provides advanced technical support to the department via a variety of administrative, instructional and research computing systems.
  • Evaluates, deploys and maintains cross-platform software and hardware solutions, integrating them into the complex departmental infrastructure.
  • Monitors projects during implementation and provides team leadership and work flow direction.
  • Monitors software, system hardware and security at all device levels.
  • Provides technical consultation for software and hardware systems, security auditing and system patching, adherence to campus computer and network standards.

    Daryl Eisner — IT Systems Administrator

    • Provides advanced technical guidance and support to faculty, staff visitors and graduate students in the department.
    • Continuously implements innovations and improvements to daily operations and seeks opportunities to automate these tasks whenever feasible.
    • Maintains computer laboratories for research and educational uses and technological upkeep of all department hardware.

    Saul Molina — IT Systems Administrator

    • Provides advanced technical guidance and support to faculty, staff visitors and graduate students in the department.
    • Continuously implements innovations and improvements to daily operations and seeks opportunities to automate these tasks whenever feasible.
    • Maintains computer laboratories for research and educational uses and technological upkeep of all department hardware.