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Patricia Sawin | Chair, American Studies
Greenlaw 326
Dan Cobb | Associate Chair, American Studies
Greenlaw 215
Gabrielle Berlinger | Director of Graduate Studies, American Studies
Greenlaw 228
Tim Marr | Director of Undergraduate Studies, American Studies
Greenlaw 416
Associate Chair for Business Operations
Email | 919-962-5483
Greenlaw 210
Office Hours: by appointments
Job Duties:
Oversees the fiscal and personnel management for the department. Directs hiring, recruitment, human resources, scheduling, budgeting, & project management, day-to-day functions, and events.
Cheryl Siler-Jones | Associate Business Manager
Email | 919-962-6248
Greenlaw 208
Office Hours: M-W, 8 am to 4 pm Th-F by Zoom
Job Duties:
Manages the Student Services Team (consisting of Graduate Student Services Manager, Departmental Registrar and Undergraduate Student Services Manager, Departmental Program Coordinators for Creative Writing, Writing Program, HHIVE Lab, LMC, Latino/a Studies). Assists Associate Chair of Business Operations with the day-to-day operations of the combined business unit and ensures continuous operation of the business unit in times of increased workload or the absence of the Associate Chair of Business Operations; assists with all matters including human resources, direct hiring, recruitment, scheduling, budgeting, & project management. Oversees hiring of all SHRA and EHRA student hiring; Serves as the Departmental TIM Administrator, Departmental Summer School Manager, Departmental Access Coordinator, Departmental Work Study HR Hiring Manager, and one of the Departmental I-9 Agents.
Richard Aillen Taylor | Office Manager
Email | 919-962-2312
Greenlaw 204
Hours: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Job Duties:
Oversees front office operations, manages Work-Study students, assists Business Officer with building management project management, and maintains the AMST Website, AMST intranet site, and the ECL intranet site. He also does many day-to-day functions of the Department.
Robin Samuels | Accountant
Email 919-843-9676
Greenlaw 207-B
Hours: 8:00 am-6:30 pm, Mon-Thurs
Job Duties:
Oversees reimbursements (research, travel, & recruitment), coordinates travel & events, accounting & budgeting for the Department.
Linda Horne | Accounting Associate
Email | 919-962-1055
Greenlaw 202
Hours: 7:30 am-12:30 pm, Tues-Fri
Job Duties:
Prepare and process travel and receipt reimbursements for students and faculty. Advise faculty of accounting regulations and maintain files to track claims. Work with co-workers to ensure all travel and award payments are received and processed. Review and obtain necessary approvals to submit faculty Arts & Sciences Travel requests. Process the receipt and deposit of all incoming checks to appropriate offices.
Graduate Student Services Manager
Email | 919-962-1454
Greenlaw 204bJob Duties:
Serves as 1st point of contact for Graduate Program. Maintains Graduate Database. Handles all Fellowships and Awards. Enroll eligible students in the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GShip). Processes Waiver of Hours forms. Processes tuition remissions. Process Admissions and Degree Applications. Process employment/payroll actions and tuition payments for all eligible graduate students who teach or serve in year-long research assistant positions. Handles all ePar processing for hire, SWB, and RWB of TF’s, TA’s, and RA’s. Works with Program Coordinator, Supervisor, and Business Officer to coordinate information needed to communicate during Orientation to all new and returning Grad Students
Kristin Wisniewski | Accounting Associate/Administrative Support Specialist
Email | 919-962-6871
Greenlaw 204b
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Job Duties:
To assist and be a resource in helping the faculty and students in travel and other finance transactions, to help our team with accounting and budgeting for the departments, and to provide administrative support.
 | Executive Associate to the Chair, Event Coordinator
Email | 919-962-4061
Greenlaw 202
Job Duties:
Executive Associate to the Chair of English & Comparative Literature and the Events Coordinator for the Department. Duties include performing and consulting on scheduling, planning guidelines for new events, events coordination, budgeting, project management, and communications.
Michael Meznar | Departmental Registrar and Undergraduate Student Services Manager
Email  919-962-5484
Greenlaw 200
Job Duties:
Responsible for course maintenance and assignments, classroom scheduling for all undergraduate and graduate courses, registering students after enrollment, course descriptions, collecting syllabi and course evaluations, and assisting students with their schedules.