The Graduate School Office is located on the ground floor of
Lister Hill Library, 1700 University Boulevard.

Regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
UAB is in the Central Time Zone.
Phone: (205) 934-8227
Fax: (205) 934-8413

Mailing Addresses

United States Postal Service:
UAB Graduate School
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294-0013
Shipping Companies:
UAB Graduate School
1700 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL  35294-0013


Graduate School Office 

Lori L. McMahon, Ph.D.

Dean, UAB Graduate School
Jarman F. Lowder Professor of Neuroscience
Director, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
Co-Director, Roadmap Scholars Program | (205) 975-8852 | LHL G03P 0013

Nancy G. Abney, M.A. TESOL

Program Manager I: Professional Development Program | (205) 934-8129 | LHL G03-D1 0013

Teaching Assistant and future faculty training; CIRTL teaching certificates

Cynthia Ballinger, M.B.A.

Business Officer II | (205) 975-7188 | LHL G03-J 0013

Human resources, finances

Kellie Carter, Ph.D.

Director of Mentoring and Leadership Certificate Program
Director of Professional Development Program
| (205) 975-8724 | LHL G03-G 0013

Oversees Professional Development Program, Director of Mentoring and Leadership Certificate Program

Jeffrey A. Engler, Ph.D.

Associate Dean: Graduate School
Director, CIRTL@UAB
Director, UAB PREP Scholars Program
( | (205) 934-4734 | LHL G03-N 0013

Oversees the CIRTL Certificate Program and UAB PREP Scholars Programs

Jennifer L. Greer, Ph.D.

Lead Instructor, Writing/Publishing: Professional Development Program | (205) 996-6355 | LHL G03-F 0013

Teaches and coordinates curriculum/instruction for professional writing and publishing courses, workshops, and services

Thomas Harris

Executive Assistant I | (205) 996-4062 | LHL G03-A2 0013

Administrative support for the Graduate School Dean and UAB PREP Scholars Program. Approves Thesis and Dissertation submissions. Updates website content.

Holly Hebard, M.S., NCC

Director of Student and Academic Services | (205) 996-5696 | LHL G03 0013

Oversee the Graduate School Admissions team, as well as handle residency reclassification, appeals, and other student services

Marla Jones

Program Administrator II | (205) 996-2583 | LHL G03-C 0013

Applications for Degree or Certificate (Graduation), Diploma Orders, Transfer of Graduate Credit

Julie McKinney, M.A.

Communications and Events Specialist | (205) 975-6539 | LHL G03 0013

Coordinates Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, Graduate Student Research Days, Graduate Student Research Exchange, Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentorship, Barker Awards. Manages Graduate School blog and social media.

Lori Naramore

Office Associate II | (205) 996-4061 | LHL G03-C1 0013

Processing graduate student committees, admissions to candidacy and graduate faculty paperwork, Professional Development Department support

Dawn Ribe

Office Services Specialist III | (205) 934-8227 | LHL G03-A1 0013

Graduate Admissions

Penny Seals, M.A.

Coordinator Student Admissions and Records | (205) 934-0656 | LHL G03-A1 0013

Graduate Admissions



Graduate Biomedical Sciences Office

David Schneider, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics | (205) 934-2845 | SHEL 120 2182

Nicole Cross

Program Manager I, Immunology and Microbiology Program | (205) 934-3857 | SHEL 120-A 2182

Manages, recruits and performs administrative tasks for the Immunology and Microbiology themes

Darrell Curtis Jones, M.B.A.

Financial Officer I | (205) 996-7485 | LHL G03-D 0013

Assists with various aspects of finances for the Graduate School Office, the Graduate Biomedical Sciences Office, the Graduate Student Government, and graduate student groups.

Patricia Matthews

Program Manager I, Cancer Biology and Neuroscience Program | (205) 934-7034 | SHEL 120-C 2182

Manages, recruits and performs administrative tasks for the Cancer Biology and Neuroscience biomedical themes

Savitha Memula

Data Processing Specialist II, Biomedical Training Data Service (205) 996-9798 | SHEL 121-B 2182

Provides data support for NIH training grants, institutional reports and GBS office

Felita Milon, M.S.A

Program Manager I, Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry, Structural and Stem Cell Biology | (205) 934-7810 | SHEL 120 2182

Manages, recruits and performs administrative tasks for the Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry, Structural and Stem Cell Biology themes

Nan Travis

Program Administrator II, Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology and Genetics & Genomic Sciences | (205) 934-1033 | SHEL 120-B 2182

Manages, recruits and performs administrative tasks for the Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology and Genetics & Genomics biomedical themes

Jasmine Williams

Office Services Spec I, Graduate Biomedical Sciences | (205) 996-6752 | SHEL 120 2182

General administrative support for Graduate Biomedical Sciences office


Graduate School - Office of Postdoctoral Education 

Lisa Schwiebert, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs
Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology
Director, Mentored Experiences in Research, Instruction, and Teaching (MERIT) Program | (205) 934-3970 | LHL G03 0013

Jami K Armbrester, M.S.

Doctoral Career Services | (205) 934-6809 | SHEL 171-A 2182

Susan Eades

Administrative Associate | (205) 975-7021 | SHEL 171-2182

Linda Luck

Program Manager I | (205) 975-7020 | SHEL 171-C 2182

Administrative support for current and potential postdocs, faculty mentors, and department administrators including recruitment, monitoring the centralized hiring process, database, financial statements, and coordination of professional development events