Academic and Faculty Affairs Staff


Elizabeth A. Graddy
Executive Vice Provost
(213) 740‑6715

Brigid Balcom
Assistant Vice Provost
(213) 821-4546

Janette Brown
Assistant Vice Provost for Emeriti Center
(213) 740‑7121

Dan Carino
Senior Manager for Postdoctoral Affairs
(213) 740-5485

Debora Chan-Southwell
Manager of Policies and Procedures
(213) 740‑6725

Donna Garcia
Associate Director for Academic Affairs
(213) 740‑9584 |

Donna Garcia manages the Academic Program Review process, serves as a point of the contact for Online Programs, and the Faculty Application Manager.

Leana Golubchik
WISE Director and Professor
(213) 740‑4524 |

Leana is the director of the Women in Science and Engineering Program and Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering-Systems in the Viterbi School of Engineering.

David Haugland
Associate Vice Provost
(213) 740‑2545

Dana Irwin
Director of Faculty Affairs
(213) 740‑6715

Deborah Jones
Faculty Retirement Navigator
(213) 740‑7641

Jacob Kroeze
Program Analyst III
(213) 740‑3487 |

Jacob coordinates and programs data flow, data transformation for a research database, and changes to the Faculty Application Manager.

Jacob Laux
Administrative Assistant II
(213) 740‑6715

Mallory Redel | Program Administrator
(213) 740‑0996 |
Mallory manages program development, disbursement of fellowships and grants, coordination of committees, and the day-to-day administrative operations of the Women in Science and Engineering Program.

Robin Romans | Associate Vice Provost
(213) 740‑2101 |

Robin oversees the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the International Artist Fellowship, Visions & Voices, and the Progressive Degree programs.  Manages strategic planning, represents the Provost on the University Committee on Curriculum, and serves as USC’s accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO).

Heather Rosoff
Director, Data and Policy Analysis
(213) 740‑4343

Omar Villa | Special Events Program Coordinator
(213) 740‑9563 |

Omar plans and directs special events and programs for the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs. He also provides support to the Provost Office, Emeriti Center, Undergraduate Programs, Graduate School, Society of Fellows, and selected university-wide committees.


Trista Beard | Associate Director
(213) 740‑1743 |

Trista’s primary responsibilities include overseeing the Norman Topping Student Aid Fund (NTSAF) Exceptional Funding Program, implementation of retention programs for the Fund, and offering comprehensive academic advising and holistic support of first-generation college students.

Juliana Calhoun | Assistant Director/Learning Specialist
(213) 740‑7177 |

As the Assistant Director/Learning Specialist in the Kortschak Center For Learning and Creativity, I assist students whom learn differently in discovering how best they individually learn, stay motivated, and can self-regulate in areas such as study skills, time management, organization and more.

Katie Capra | Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs
(213) 740‑9116 |

Katie, along with her colleagues in AHF, helps to educate the USC community about university awards and competitive fellowships. Her primary role is to mentor high-achieving, motivated students and recent alumni in their pursuit of these opportunities.

Willa Erickson
Program Coordinator
(213) 740-1741
Renata Figueroa
Academic Advisor I
(213) 740‑9757

David Glasgow
Assistant Vice Provost
(213) 740‑6146

Carina Gonzalez
Student Services Advisor I
(213) 740‑7575

Jeanne Herman
Lead Academic Advisor
(213) 740‑5489

Sarah Holdren
Manager, Academic Advising and Retention
(213) 821-3902

Anique James
Lead Academic Advisor
(213) 740-1741

Julie Loppacher
Director of Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity
(213) 740-7884

Andy Liang | Assitant Director for Undergraduate Programs
(213) 740-9116 |

Andy helps to educate the USC community about university awards and competitive fellowships. He advises merit scholarship students, including Mork, Stamps, Trustee and Presidential scholars, and oversees the Trojan Scholars Society student organization.

Erica Lovano McCann | Director of Academic Honors and Fellowships
(213) 740‑6680 |

Erica, along with her colleagues in AHF, helps to educate the USC community about university awards and competitive fellowships. Her primary role is to mentor high-achieving, motivated students and recent alumni in their pursuit of these opportunities.

Rashelle Nagata
Student Programs Advisor I
(213) 740‑0443

Althea Myrie
Administrative Services Manager
(213) 740‑1367

Patricia Tobey
Research Director
(213) 740‑7884

Anthony Tritto
Student Services Advisor II
(213) 740‑8671

Janice Schafrik
Clinical Staff Psychologist
(213) 740‑0776


Alesia Calhoun
Administrative Manager
(213) 740‑9033 |

Alesia organizes and manages the day-to-day departmental administrative and operation functions for The Graduate School, Office of the Provost.

Geoffrey Chu | Programmer Analyst IV
(213) 740-7608 |

Geoffrey designs, develops and implement software systems at the USC Graduate School.

Meredith Drake Reitan
Associate Dean of Graduate Fellowships
(213) 740‑9037

Kelly L. Kernaghan
Coordinator, Academic Services
(213) 740‑9033

Kamille Mosqueda |Project Specialist – Administrative
(213) 740‑8078 |

Kamille Mosqueda is part of the IT/Data team at the Graduate School. His main responsibilities include managing external users of the various web applications hosted by the Graduate School; internally, he works with the engineering team tasked with developing and maintaining these web applications.

Kate Tegmeyer
Administrative Assistant II
(213) 740‑9037

Laura Yoneda
Associate Dean
(213) 740‑9059


Ginger Clark | Center for Excellence in Teaching Director
(213) 740‑3959 |

Ginger serves as a liaison between the Vice Provost’s office and the schools on policies and practices for RTPC faculty. She is also responsible for elevating the stature of teaching by leading efforts to develop incentive structures, criteria for excellence in teaching, and resources for faculty development in teaching.

Ellen Nagamine
Office Manager
(213) 740‑3959 |

As office manager, Ellen supports CET’s instructional designers and department initiatives.

Ingrid Steiner
Instructional Designer
(213) 821-6048 |

Robert Sweeney | Instructional Designer
(213) 821‑6108 |

Bob works with faculty and programs to improve the quality and effectiveness of instruction through collaboration on course design, pedagogical consultation, and workshops.

Last updated July 2020