Meet the Staff

Grant McGimpsey
Vice President for Research & Economic Development and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies
Chris Nelson
Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Department of English
  • 701.777.2786
  • Graduate Program Market Evaluation
    Growth and Development of Existing/New Programs
    Recruitment and Retention Best Practices
    Graduate Program Review and Assessment
Laura Look
Director of the School of Graduate Studies
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  • Petitions
    Faculty/Staff Training Coordinator
    Leave of Absense and Readmissions
    Probation and Dismissals
    Security Access Form requests
    ImageNow Liaison, Software Coordinator
    Catalog Revisions and Curriculum
Dee Melby
Administrative Specialist
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  • Budget
    Account Reconciliation
    Doctoral Travel/Research Support
    Payroll Forms
    Assistantship/Waiver Assistance
Staci Ortiz
Records and Student Services Specialist
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  • Student Records
    Programs of Study, Topic Proposals, Advisor/Committee Forms
    Doctoral Comprehesive Exam Forms
    Revalidation of overage courses
    Graduation & certificate completion
    Clear records for graduation
    Facilitate Graduate Commencement
    SED (Survey of Earned Doctorates)
Debbie Ford
Admissions and Student Services Specialist
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  • Domestic and International Admissions
    College of Arts & Sciences
    College of Business and Public Administration
    College of Education and Human Development
    School of Aerospace Sciences
Joshua Mormann
Admissions and Student Services Specialist
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  • Domestic and International Admissions
    College of Engineering and Mines
    College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines
    School of Medicine & Health Sciences
    Abul Rabbany
    Data Specialist
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    • Reports of graduate student data
      SGS workflow analysis
      Technical liaison, NDUS core Technology Team
      Technical Documentation
    Naomi Hansen
    Director of Marketing & Communications, School of Graduate Studies and Division of Research & Economic Development
    • 701.777.7000
    • Orientation
      Research Grand Challenges
      Graduate Research Achievement Day
      Event Coordinator
      Social Media
      The Graduate Student Experience

    Graduate Student Assistants

    Makinde Omojiba
    Yusuf Adam Marafa