Administration & Staff
Project Management Certificate – UNC Wilmington-2012
M.A. Management and Leadership- Webster University-2011
B.A. History- UNC Wilmington-2008
US Navy- 2003-2007
Oversees the Department of English and Comparative Literature as the Business Officer. Directs the fiscal & personnel management including hiring, recruitment, human resources, scheduling, budgeting, fiscal & project management as well as day to day functions for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Business Services Coordinator
Office Hours: M-F, 8:15am-5:00pm
Assists Business Officer with all matters and helps direct hiring, recruitment, human resources, scheduling, as well as day to day functions for the Department. Supervises the Business Unit’s Student Services Team (consisting of Graduate Student Services Manager, Writing Program Coordinator, Departmental Registrar/Undergraduate Students Services Manager and Creative Writing Coordinator). Organizes recruitment, hiring and payroll efforts for assigned permanent and temporary position types within the business unit Handles hiring and payroll for SHRA & EHRA Students. Serves as TIM Administrator and I-9 Representative.
Executive Associate & Event Planner
Executive Assistant for the Chair of English & Comparative Literature and the Events Coordinator for the Department and Southern Futures. Duties include performing and consulting on scheduling, planning guidelines for new events, events coordination, budgeting, project management, and communications.
Greenlaw Hall 204
Office Hours: M-F, 7:30am-4:30pm
Oversees front office operations, manages Work Study students, as well as, assists Business Officer with building management, project management and various day-today functions of the Department.
Office Hours: M–Th, 8:00am-6:30pm
Oversees reimbursements (research, travel, & recruitment), coordinates travel & events, accounting & budgeting for the Department.
Office Hours: Tu-F, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Prepare and process travel, 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, 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
Office Hours: M-F, 8:15am-5:00pm (by appointment on Fridays)
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 hiring, SWB and RWB of TF’s, TA’s, and RA’s. Works with Program Coordinator, Supervisor and Business Officer to coordinator information needed to communicate during Orientation to all new and returning Grad Students
Coordinator for the Writing Program; Literature, Medicine, and Culture MA Program; and Latino/a Studies Minor Program
Office Hours: M-F, 8:15am-5:00pm
Coordinate the Teaching Fellow assignment process for ENGL 105 and 105i each academic term, manage the Writing Program listserv, assist with the LMC graduate program and the Latino/a Studies Undergraduate Minor program.
Amy L. Merritt
Departmental Registrar and Undergraduate Student Services Manager
Office Hours: 8am-5pm
Responsible for course maintenance and assignments, and classroom scheduling for all undergraduate and graduate courses, registering students after the enrollment period has ended, course descriptions, collecting syllabi and course evaluations, as well as assisting students with their schedule.
Creative Writing and Honors Program Coordinator
Serves as the Creative Writing Program and Honors Program Coordinator for the English and Comparative Literature Department.