GNS+ Department Staff

Nicole Senter

Academic Department Manager


834 Van Hise Hall
Office Hours: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Nicole is the Academic Department Manager for GNS. She oversees the human resources for the department personal(payroll), is the departments budget and financial officer, helps set policy, and serves on various departmental committees.  She is also the contact person for the external and internal KnowledgeBase.

Mark Mears

Graduate Coordinator


810 Van Hise Hall
Office Hours: 7:45 AM - 4:15 PM

Mark is the Graduate Coordinator  for GNS. He is the first contact for all graduate student admissions.  He assists graduate students with navigating both Department and Graduate School policies and procedures from their initial recruitment…

Rebecca Forbes Wank

Financial Specialist


812 Van Hise Hall
Office Hours: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Rebecca is the Financial Specialist for GNS. She is the contact person for department funds, grants, approving reimbursements, and travel arrangements.

Joanna Schuth

Undergraduate Adviser


836 Van Hise Hall
Office Hours: 7:45 AM - 4:15 PM

Joanna is the Undergraduate Advisor for GNS.  She is the first contact for all of our Majors and Certificates, Curriculum, Lumen, AEFIS, and WiSH. Make an appointment with Joanna through Starfish. Through Summer 2021, Joanna…

Thor Rothering

Communications Specialist


814 Van Hise Hall
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thor is the Communications Specialist for GNS. He handles any tasks regarding the GNS website, social media posting, and other departmental related outreach.