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Meet the Dean's Office Team

The School of Science is only as strong as the team. Learn about all the individuals that make up the Dean's Office.
  • Shiaofen Fang
    Interim Dean, School of Science, Professor, Computer & Information Science
    (317) 274-9731

    My primary research interests are visualization, biomedical imaging, computer graphics, and geometric modeling. My early research focus was on Volume Visualization and Volume Graphics. Major projects included deformable volume modeling and rendering, hardware assisted voxelization, volume fusion, 3D microscopy visualization, and immersive volume visualization.

  • Rajeev R. Raje, Professor and Associate Dean of Finance and Planning, School of Science
    Associate Dean for Planning, Finance, and Faculty Affairs, School of Science, Professor, Computer and Information Science
    317-274-5174
  • David Skalnik Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, Dean's Office,
    Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, Dean's Office, Professor, Biology
    (317) 274-8510

    He serves as Chair of the School of Science's Graduate Education Committee and Research Committee.  He coordinates the review process for distribution of Purdue Research Foundation funds, and prepares annual requests to IUPUI for graduate program funding.

  • Jane R. Williams, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, Dean's Office
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, Associate Professor, Psychology, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Program
    (317) 274-2966

    Jane provides leadership and innovation in the areas of curriculum enhancement and undergraduate education.  She ensures efficient and effective administration in policies and procedures related to the success of students and faculty in the School of Science.

  • Web & Digital Media Specialist
    (317) 274-0616

    Jasdeep administers the School of Science website, performing a variety of tasks that range from executing design and development plans to authoring content.

  • Animal Research Technician
    (317) 274-0585

    The Science Animal Resource Center (SARC) contributes to the services and collaborative research efforts at the School of Science through facility operations, administering the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and ensuring regulatory compliance.  A team member of professionals providing husbandry, supplies, training, and research support.

  • System Analyst
    (317) 274-1844

    I am a systems analyst managing the infrastructure and network resources for the School of Science. These include instruction, research, and administration by faculty, staff, and graduate students.

  • Research Administrative Specialist
    (317) 278-4272

    Tina is responsible for IACUC administration, post-award account management, financial reporting, and database management.

  • Associate Project Manager
    (317) 274-0631

    Angel Campbell is the Building Manager for the LD and SL buildings, managing all building repairs and emergency issues, renovation and construction projects.

  • Coordinator for Pre-Professional Advising
    (317) 274-5677
  • Betsy Cooney
    Associate Director of Alumni Relations & Events
    (317) 274-4585

    Betsy's focus is on providing great event experiences to the whole IUPUI Science Community from potential students to alumni & donors. She also works closely with the Alumni office to try to increase alumni engagement through events, communications and visits to campus.

  • Senior Systems Analyst
    (317) 274-8481

    Debbie manages the infrastructure and research computing and network resources used by the School of Science. These resources are used for instruction, research, and administration by the faculty and staff, and research, instruction, and academics by undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Computer Support Specialist
    (317) 278-9077

    David supports end user hardware, software, and networking technology.

  • Network System Engineer
    (317) 278-2489

    Mark manages the IT staff in the School of Science.  The group provides computer support to faculty and staff; manages computer purchasing; manages the infrastructure and network resources; and oversees installation, troubleshooting and repair.

  • Administrative Specialist
    (317) 274-0585

    The Science Animal Resource Center (SARC) contributes to the services and collaborative research efforts at the School of Science through facility operations, administering the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and ensuring regulatory compliance. A team member of professionals providing husbandry, supplies, training, and research support.

  • Tasha Gilson, Associate Director of Research Administration
    Associate Director of Research Administration
    (317) 278-3422
  • Candace Gwaltney
    Associate Director of Communications
    (317) 274-0685

    Candace develops communications to engage and inform prospective students, current students, alumni and donors.  She also serves as the School of Science media liaison.

  • Mary Harden
    Executive Director of Research and Graduate Education
    (317) 278-0214

    Mary directs the business and administration of Research Services to support research investigators; manages the School's Research staff; monitors graduate degree progress and completion; assists grad student recruitment.

  • Lindsay Heinzman
    Executive Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
    (317) 274-0611

    Lindsay is responsible for planning and directing programs aimed at cultivating and maintaining lifelong relationships with the School of Science alumni and donors.  She manages scholarship development, gift agreement, and relationships with corporation and foundations.

  • Human Resources and Payroll Director
    (317) 274-0632

    The primary role of this position is to provide accurate service, support, and advice on all aspects of Human Resource and Payroll matters to administration, faculty, staff and temporary employees in the School of Science.

  • Lauren Kay
    Executive Director of Marketing & Media Relations
    (317) 274-0618

    Lauren provides vision and organizational leadership to marketing, communications, recruitment, alumni and events staff in the School of Science.  She oversees the development, implementation and assessment of strategic marketing endeavors.

  • Director of PREPS
    (317) 274-0704

    Willow provides leadership to the Pre-Professional and Career Preparation staff in the School of Science.  She works with students and employers to help translate professional goals into reality.

  • Director of the Science Animal Resource Center
    (317) 274-2870

    The Science Animal Resource Center (SARC) contributes to the services and collaborative research efforts at the School of Science through facility operations, administering the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and ensuring regulatory compliance.  A team member of professionals providing husbandry, supplies, training, and research support.

  • Administrative Specialist
    (317) 274-5677

    Barbara manages the business affairs in the Pre-Professional and Career Planning office. 

  • Associate Professor, Director of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship Program
    (317) 278-4551
  • Grants Coordinator
    (317) 278-2495
  • Assistant Director of Internships and Career Advising
    (317) 274-5699
  • Coordinator of Project Lead the Way, Biomedical Sciences
    (317) 274-0625

    Marva manages the partnership between the School of Science and Project Lead The Way that helps create an engaging learning experience for high school students, teaching these students how to solve real-world challenges.

  • Administrative Recorder
    (317) 274-0684

    Daryl maintains student records and serves as a resource to students, staff and faculty concerning questions about undergraduate admissions, enrollment, graduation, and student services.

  • Academic Affairs Specialist
    (317) 274-0630

    Facilitate transfer course review processing, track the progress of existing requests and follow-up as needed. Maintain electronic degree information and assist with undergraduate admissions to the School of Science.

  • Animal Research Technician
    (317) 274-2870

    The Science Animal Resource Center (SARC) contributes to the services and collaborative research efforts at the School of Science through facility operations, administering the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and ensuring regulatory compliance.  A team member of professionals providing husbandry, supplies, training, and research support.

  • Academic Affairs Coordinator
    (317) 274-0672

    Molly provides statistical data for departments utilizing the Indiana University Information Environment (IUIE) reporting tool and the Information Management and Institutional Research (IMIR) website.

  • Student Affairs Assistant
    (317) 274-0625

    Michaela oversees our STEM Residential Based Learning Communities including the Women in Science House (WISH), the Purdue House, and the STEM Floors.

  • Assistant Director of Development
    317-278-1051

    Sarah assists with identifying and cultivating relationships with alumni and prospective donors.

  • Diana Sims-Harris
    Director of Student Affairs
    (317) 274-0637

    Diana coordinates programs and activities that support student success, leading to timely degree completion and achievement of learning outcomes.

  • Junior Webmaster
    (317) 278-8838
  • Annette Snyder
    Assistant to the Dean
    (317) 274-0625
  • Assistant Director of Pre-Professional Advising
    (317) 278-2025

    Jaime assists undergraduate students with professional and graduate school preparation. She provides guidance on prerequisite course planning, completing graduate and professional school applications, and preparing for interviews.

  • Executive Director of Academic and Student Affairs
    (317) 274-0626

    Joe interprets, implements, enforces and generally administers School and university undergraduate and graduate academic policies for students, faculty and administrative personnel.

  • Lori Vanatsky, Associate Director of Undergraduate Enrollment
    Associate Director of Undergraduate Enrollment
    (317) 274-4525
  • Marketing Coordinator
    (317) 274-0772
  • Fiscal Officer
    (317) 274-0629

    Crystal York is responsible for managing the finances for the School of Science.