Administration

Leadership

Naomi Ward, Ph.D.

Department Head
Professor

Zaid Abdo, Ph.D.

Associate Department Head for Graduate Education
Associate Professor

Anne Avery, V.M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Department Head of DVM and Service
Professor

Candace Mathiason, Ph.D.

Associate Department Head of Research
Director, Infectious Disease Research and Response Network
Associate Professor

Jennifer McLean, Ph.D.

Associate Department Head for Undergrad Education
Associate Professor

Program Directors

Karen Dobos, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Mycobacteria Research Laboratories
Professor

Greg Ebel, Sc.D.

Director, Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases
Professor

Marcela Henao Tamayo
Marcela Henao-Tamayo, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Director, Mycobacteria Research Laboratories
Monfort Professor
Associate Professor

Kristy Pabilonia, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.M.

Director of Clinical Diagnostics, Veterinary Health System
Professor

Glenn Telling, Ph.D.

Director, Prion Research Center
Professor

Brian Geiss, Ph.D.

Director, Online Microbiology-Immunology Masters Program
Associate Professor

Amy MacNeill, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P.

Residency Program Coordinator
Professor

Jeffrey Wilusz, Ph.D.

Grant Success and Award Nominations Manager
Professor

Administrative Staff

Madi Ballard

Financial & Accounting Assistant Manager

Bailey Baumgardener

Business Operations Support Intern

Dana Blanks

Department Administrative Support

Tach Costello

Research Support Technician

Lexi Garriott, M.B.A.

Financial & Accounting Manager

Alex Hauser

Financial & Accounting Support Intern

Lailah Hoover

Business Operations Support Intern

Lesley Jones

Executive Assistant to the Department Head

Jennifer Kahrs

Facilities Coordinator

Gift Kasongo

Financial & Accounting Analyst

Kelly Kleinman

Business Operations Technician

Madelein Lopez, M.C.M.M.

Digital Communications Coordinator

Lisa McCann, M.A.

Academic Support Coordinator for Undergraduate Education

Kelsey Miskulin

Financial & Accounting Analyst

Riane Olsen

Business Operations Support Intern

Samuel Osei Boakye
Samuel Osei Boakye

Digital Communications Intern

Stefan Ream

Business Operations Technician

Kari Schlobohm, M.A.

Academic Support Coordinator for Undergraduate Education

Trey Seale

Financial & Accounting Assistant Manager

Kailee Tharnish

Business Operations Technician - Graduate Programs

Kelilah Wise

Business Operations Technician - HR

Maria Yusuf, M.B.A., P.H.R.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Employee Advocate
Human Resources Manager

Stephie Zellner

Administrative Coordinator for Graduate Programs