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Interdisciplinary Program Support

The following individuals serve as the first point of contact in the dean’s office for the UW Graduate School’s interdisciplinary programs:

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

David Canfield-Budde |

  • Faculty chair/director appointments
  • Significant curricular changes
  • Annual check-in meetings with Dean’s office
  • Program strategic direction
  • Growth planning
  • Student issues

Graduate School HR Director

Christy Sherwood |

  • Hiring, onboarding, and separations
  • Training and development
  • Performance and conflict management
  • Position, supervisory, and salary changes
  • Team/unit reorganizations
  • Leaves of absence
  • Student employment
  • Leadership/manager coaching

Graduate School Finance Director

Helene Obradovich |

  • Budget management
  • Resource request/reallocation
  • Student funding
  • TA/RA employment/ASE contract issues