Staff Directory

David Schneider.

David Schneider, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Professor, Biochemistry


Phone: (205) 934-4781 or (205) 934-2845
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Lakesia Battle

Lakesia Battle

Human Resource & Finance Manager

Phone: (205) 934-7810
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  • HR, budget, finance oversight
  • Student on- and off-boarding
  • KRONOS monitor/editor
  • Leave of absence
  • Withdrawal & dismissal
  • Mentor selection
  • Tuition & stipend payment (e.g., fellowships, scholarships, & training grants)
  • Displaced students
  • HR budget & finance data management
  • Office supply ordering requests
Keondria Moon

Keondria Moon

Office Administrator & HR

Phone: (205) 996-6752
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  • Manage GBS phone line & mail distribution
  • ACT document entry & follow-up
  • Maintain student files
  • Payment request entry & follow-up
  • PO/requisition entry & follow-up
  • Manage Carmichael Scholarship
  • Manage calendar requests
  • Effort reporting management
  • Assists with Admission to Candidacy & tuition/stipend payments
Jessica Stephenson, NCC

Jessica Stephenson, NCC

Curriculum & Website Manager

Phone: (205) 934-7034
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  • First-year course administrator
  • Course catalog management
  • Maintain curriculum & training plans
  • Conduct IDEA course evaluations & distribute results
  • Facilitate all syllabi & evaluate teaching hours
  • Canvas administrator
  • Manage faculty guides
  • Collect & collate scholarly activity
  • Track student process to degree with GPS
  • Manage registration updates & issues
  • Tutoring Services
  • Application for Degree
  • Manage GBS website
Nan Travis

Nan Travis

Process Manager

Phone: (205) 934-1033
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  • Academic appeal processing & follow-up
  • Rotation management
  • Change of theme processing
  • Committee documentation
  • Manage monthly theme meetings
  • GBSO liaison
  • Manage dissertation defense process
  • Monitor GBS Faculty lists
  • Manage student probation
  • Transfer student management
  • Readmission from leave
Alyssa Zasada, M.Ed.

Alyssa Zasada, M.Ed.

Admissions, Events, & Communications Manager

Phone: (205) 934-3857
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  • Coordinate recruitment weekends, orientation, research symposium, & other events
  • Facilitate application & admissions processes
  • Manage recruitment of prospective students
  • Manage GBS email, social media, online chat, & student/faculty newsletters
  • Develop & maintain connections with alumni