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Dean’s Office

Office of the Dean

Dan Wells, Ph.D., Dean
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
University of Houston
3507 Cullen Blvd, Room 214
Science & Research Building 1
Houston, TX 77204-5008
Phone: 713-743-2611
Fax: 713-743-0512

For appointments with the dean, contact:

Alexandra Gilles, Assistant to the Dean

NSM Organizational Charts

Programs under the Office of the Dean include Academic Affairs (including NSM Career Center and Undergraduate Advising Center), Advancement, Business Office, Communications, Facilities, Faculty Affairs, Information Technology and the Office of Research. Information on these programs is listed below.

Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs is located in 202 Science & Research Building 1.

  • Jeremy May, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs,
  • Donna Stokes, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Student Success,
Tristan Sims
Program Director for Undergraduate Studies
(Undergraduate Degree Certification)
Office: 202B SR1
Melissa Lowrey
Program Director for Graduate Studies
(Graduate Degree Certification)
Sharonda Glass
Academic Advisor
(Submission of Theses or Dissertations)
Office: 202A SR1
Kayla Molnar
Program Director
(Office of First Year Programs)
Office: 204C SR1
Sophia Lesperance
Program Manager
(Office of First Year Programs)
Office: 204A SR1
Ashley Askew
Director of Special Programs and Data Specialist
(TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy)
Office: 214 SR1

NSM Career Center

The NSM Career Center is located in 114 Science & Research Building 2.

Dawnelle Prince
Director, NSM Career Center
Office: 114 SR2

Undergraduate Advising Center

The Undergraduate Advising Center is located in 115 Fleming.

Natalie M. Sumrow
Executive Director, Undergraduate Advising Center
Office: 115 Fleming
Ashley Cook
Director, Undergraduate Advising Center
Office: 115 Fleming


The Advancement Office is located in 203 Science & Research Building 1. To make a gift, share alumni news or explore volunteer opportunities, contact Olivia Thompson at or 713-743-8026.

Senior Director of Advancement
Development Officer
Jennifer Knobloch
Development Coordinator
Office: 203 SR1

Business Office

The Business Office is located in 209 Science & Research Building 1. For assistance with human resources, payroll, purchasing, and budgeting: NSM Business Office.

Main Phone: 713–743-7586

Fred McGhee
Executive Director, Academic Affairs
Office: 209C SR1
Program Director III

Office: 209B SR1
Rachell Marks
College Business Administrator
Office: 209D SR1
Jonathan Jordan
Program Director II
Office: 209 SR1
Lakesha Barnwell
Department Business Administrator
Office: 209 SR1
Ashley Berotte
Assistant Business Administrator
(HR, Payroll, Travel)
Office: 209 SR1
Ashley Lucien
Program Manager I
(Deposits, Purchasing, Contracts, Reimbursements)
Office: 209 SR1
Vy Pham
Program Manager I
(Credit Card Reconciliation, NSM Ticketing System)
Office: 209 SR1
Quentin Stewart
Business Services Assistant
(PCard Reconciliation, General Office Duties)
Office: 209 SR1


For information on submitting news, scheduling a portrait/headshot, or obtaining UH, NSM or departmental logos, see NSM Communication Services.

For issues with the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and department websites:

Kathy Major
Executive Director of Communications
Office: 214 SR1
Chris Guillory
Communications Manager
Office: 214 SR1
Chris Watts
Web Project Manager
Office: 204D SR1


The Facilities Office is located in 221 Fleming. For assistance with NSM Labor/Work Orders: NSM Facilities Office. You can also reach the Facilities Office at

Louis Medina
Senior Project Manager
(Renovation Projects)
Emilio Benavidez
Building Maintenance Supervisor
(Day-to-Day Operations -- building related issues, moving items, equipment repair/diagnosis, etc.)
Jose Contreras
Skilled Trades Tech II

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs is located in 214 Science & Research 1. For assistance with faculty issues, including tenure and promotion, faculty hiring, retention, development, and mentoring: Contact Faculty Affairs at 832-842-8821. Faculty Resources

  • Scott R. Gilbertson, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Information Technology

For 3D printing and scanning, large-format poster printing, multimedia development, and other IT services and access requests: NSM Information Technology

For issues with the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and department websites:

Gosfrey Gutierrez
Interim Associate Director of College IT
Office: 127 Fleming

Office of Research

For assistance with grant proposals and administration: Office of Research

T. Randall Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
Office: 5004 SERC
Huanyi Greg Chu, CRA, M.S.
Research Liaison Officer
Office: 207 SR1
Stacy J. Smeal, Ph.D.
Research Liaison Officer
Office: 207 SR1
M. David Stewart, Ph.D.
Research Liaison Officer
Office: 207 SR1