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Meet the Staff

SSHA Leadership:

Jeffrey Gilger

Interim Dean

Professor of Psychological Sciences

Email: jgilger@ucmerced.edu

 

Executive Assistant:

Christine Howe

Phone: 209-228-7843

Email: chowe2@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 239

 

 

Anne Zanzucchi

Associate Dean, Student Services and Academics

Special Project Coordinator

Email: azanzucchi@ucmerced.edu

 

Executive Assistant:

Christine Howe

Phone: 209-228-7843

Email: chowe2@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 239

 

 

Rebecca Smith

Assistant Dean, Personnel

Phone: 209-228-2950

Email: rsmith@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 243

 

Megan Topete

Assistant Dean, Student and Instructional Services

Phone: 209-228-4594

Email: mtopete@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 227

Christine Tumonong

Assistant Dean, Finance and Administrative Operations

Phone: 209-228-4597

Email: ctumonong@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 249

 

 

Academic Advising: ssha.advising@ucmerced.edu

Megan Topete

Assistant Dean, Student and Instructional Services

Phone: 209-228-4594

Email: mtopete@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 227

 

Brenda Maldonado-Rosas

Manager of Student Services and Academic Advisor

Phone: 209-228-2366

Email: bmaldonado-rosas@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 223

 

Kou Her

Academic Advisor

Phone: 209-228-3028

Email: kher9@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 213

 

Lauren Brackett

Academic Advisor

Phone: 209-228-3029

Email: lbrackett@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 215

Kitsya Macias

Academic Advisor

Phone: 209-228-7962

Email: kmacias9@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 221

Jesus Galvan

Academic Advisor

Phone: 209-228-4131

Email: jgalvan2@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 216

 

Carolyn Barranco

Academic Advisor

Phone: 209-228-4105

Email: cbarrano@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 218

Evelyn Cardona

Student & Instructional Services Assistant

Phone: 209-228-2279

Email: ecardona2@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 225

 

 

Academic Personnel and Personnelssha.ap@ucmerced.edu

Rebecca Smith

Assistant Dean, Personnel

Phone: 209-228-2950

Email: rsmith@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 243

 

Amanda Khamo

Senior Academic Personnel Analyst

Phone: 209-228-4210

Email: akhamo@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 245

 

Vanessa Woodruff

Academic Personnel Analyst

Phone: 209-228-4599

Email: vwoodruff@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 229

 

Jeff Fuller

Academic Personnel Analyst

Phone: 209-228-3125

Email: jfuller7@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 229

Vacant

Personnel Analyst

Phone:

Email:

Office: COB-1, TBD

 

 

Assessment (Student and Program Assessment):

Vacant

Manager of Student and Programmatic Assessment

Phone:

Email:

Office:

 

 

 

Department Chairs Support:

Christine Tumonong

Assistant Dean, Finance and Administrative Operations

Phone: 209-228-4597

Email: ctumonong@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 249

 

 

 

Marta Holtz

Department Specialist

Phone: 209-201-5707

Email: mholtz3@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 255

 

Heidi Green

Department Specialist

Phone: 209-382-4073

Email: hgreen2@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 255

Nancy Higareda-Marquez

Department Specialist

Phone: 209-201-8167

Email: nhigareda@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 255

 

 

Financial Services: ssha.financial@ucmerced.edu

Christine Tumonong

Assistant Dean, Finance and Administrative Operations

Phone: 209-228-4597

Email: ctumonong@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 249

 

 

 

Holly Werner

Financial Analyst

Phone: 209-228-2263

Email: hwerner@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 247

 

Brian Baker

Financial Services Analyst

Phone: 209-228-3609

Email: bbaker9@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 247

Priya Lakireddy

Financial Services Analyst

Phone: 209-228-4471

Email: plakireddy@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 247

 

 

Graduate Services: ssha.grad@ucmerced.edu

Megan Topete

Assistant Dean, Student and Instructional Services

Phone: 209-228-4594

Email: mtopete@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 227

 

 

 

Mitch Ylarregui

Graduate Specialist

Phone: 209-233-1146

Email: mylarregui@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 231

 

Monica Garcia

Graduate Specialist

Phone: 209-382-4145

Email: mgarcia379@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 257

 

Pakou Thao

Graduate Specialist

Phone: 209-355-8507

Email: pthao29@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 257

 

 

 

Instructional Servicesssha.curriculum@ucmerced.edu

Megan Topete

Assistant Dean, Student and Instructional Services

Phone: 209-228-4594

Email: mtopete@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 227

 

Angela Dixon

Course and Curriculum Coordinator

Phone: 209-228-7839

Email: adixon2@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 233

 

Casey Delfino

Course Scheduler

Phone: 209-228-4495

Email: cdelfino@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 226

 

Vacant

Course Articulation Analyst

Phone:

Email:

Office: COB-1, TBD

 

Melissa Poe

Instructional Services Assistant

Phone: 209-228-4495

Email: mpoe@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 226

 

 

 

Research and Grant Support: ssha.grants@ucmerced.edu

Tuccoa Polk

Research Administrator

Phone: 209-201-5651

Email: tpolk@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 224

 

Vacant

Faculty Research Liaison

Phone:

Email:

Office: COB-1, TBD

 

 

 

Support Services (Operations and Events):

Christine Tumonong

Assistant Dean, Finance and Administrative Operations

Phone: 209-228-4597

Email: ctumonong@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 249

 

 

 

Austyn Smith

Events Coordinator

Phone: 209-228-2280

Email: asmith37@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 254

 

Roberto Godinez

Administrative Specialist

Phone: 209-228-2386

Email: rgodinez2@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 250

 

 

 

 

Center for the Humanities:

Mario Sifuentez

Director

Associate Professor of History

Phone: 209-228-4263

Email: msifuentez@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-2, 296

 

Christina Lux

Associate Director

Phone: 209-228-2297

Email: clux@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-2, 294

 

 

Claudia Silva

Administrative Support

Phone: 209-228-2453

Email: csilva29@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-2, 298

 

Marisol Espino

Junior Specialist

Phone: 209-228-2454

Email: mespino@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-2, 292

 

 

SSHA Organizational Chart

 

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Staff Mission Statement

We actively partner with our colleagues on campus and our local communities to support the educational and research mission of the university. We facilitate the success of our students and faculty, and we advance the success of UC Merced through our work.

We do so with these guiding principles in mind:

  1. We are mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the decisions we make, policies that guide us, and in our behavior towards others
  2. We aim to have empathy and understanding in daily interactions
  3. We practice honesty, integrity, respect, and trust with colleagues and those we serve
  4. We are diligent in our duties, committed and responsible in support of our School and Campus
  5. We are accountable and ethical
  6. We are innovative and adaptable
  7. We value teamwork and opportunities for collaboration
  8. We respond to change in positive ways
  9. We balance our work and personal lives, and recognize that each is an integral part of our success and health

 

Last Updated: December 2019

Questions: Please contact Christine Howe.