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Business Office Staff

Anja WellsAnja Wells
Dept. Business Administrator

Room: 312 SR1
(713) 743-3402
ajwells@uh.edu
  • Manages the business, IT and academic staff.
Ketkar Smita Ketkar
Asst. Dept. Business Administrator

Suite 312 SR1
(713) 743-6049
smita@uh.edu
  • Reconciles cost centers and gives account balance information to faculty.
  • Assists with budgeting
  • Assists DBA with general oversight of departmental staff.
  • Handles cash deposits
Bell Laura Bell
Travel Coordinator

Suite 312 SR1
(713) 743-3377
lbell4@uh.edu
  • Creates Travel Requests
  • Processes Travel Reimbursements
  • Field camp travel arrangements
  • Field trip travel arrangements

Tran Ashley Tran
Payroll/HR Coordinator for EAS

Suite 312 SR1
(713) 743-2821
uttran@uh.edu

  • Posts vacant positions (staff)
  • Processes paperwork for new hires, job changes and terminations
  • Processes Time sheets.
  • Handles payroll reports
  • Handles Effort Reporting

 

 

Payroll/HR Coordinator for AGL, ICAS and the Professional Masters Program

  • Post vacant postitions (staff)
  • Processes paperwork for new hires, job changes and terminations
  • Processes time sheets
  • Handles payroll reports
  • Handles Effort Reporting
leeann Lee Ann Carroll
Financial Coordinator 2

Suite 312 SR1
(713) 743-3385
lacarroll@uh.edu
  • Purchases research and teaching supplies
  • Pays invoices
  • Processes non-travel reimbursements
  • Processes monthly P-card reconciliations
  • Manages property/space inventory
  • Processes work orders
  • Other duties as assigned.
Jennifer Dowell Jennifer Dowell
Financial Coordinator 1

Suite 312 SR1
(713) 743-0317
jddowell@uh.edu
  • Serves as a resource in determining allowable grant expenditures
  • Reconciles grant cost centers
  • Assists with no-cost extensions and following up on anticipated amendments or awards
  • Assists with close outs and transfers to residual
HannahHannah Dahdouh
Assistant to the Chair

Suite 312 SR1
(713) 743-3390
hjwalker@uh.edu
  • Handles the chair’s calendar, purchasing and travel arrangements
  • Takes minutes for faculty meetings
  • Coordinates departmental events
  • Coordinates promotion and tenures
  • Coordinates faculty hiring and folders

BraxtonMarsha G. Braxton
Office Assistant 2

Suite 312 SR1
(713) 743-3399
mgbraxton@uh.edu

  • Receptionist to department main number and office
  • Assists others with filing and faxing
  • Distributes mail and packages
  • Assists with ordering office supplies
  • Other duties as assigned
   

Graduate Academic Advising Staff

 
Karen Karen Maldonado
Academic Advisor 2

Suite 312 SR1
(713) 743-3401
kaluna@uh.edu

For all Geology graduate students:

  • Advises current and prospective graduate students
  • Provides information on application status, financial aid and prerequisites
  • Provides course information
  • Processes student petitions
Parker Jim Parker
Academic Advisor 1

Suite 312-B SR1
(713) 743-6750
 jlparker9@uh.edu

For all Geophysics and Atmospheric graduate students:

  • Advises current and prospective graduate students
  • Provides information on application status, financial aid and prerequisites
  • Provides course information
  • Processes student petitions
   

Departmental IT Staff

 
Ognoksy Jason Ognosky
Computer Support Analyst

Suite 312 SR1
(713) 743-3276
jaognosky@uh.edu
  • Handles all desktop support for faculty, staff and student offices
  • Assists with annual software updates
  • Assists with IT equipment on departmental property inventory list
  • Other duties assigned.
Krishnan Jay Krishnan
Sr. System Administrator

Suite 312 SR1
(713) 743-1385
jkrishnan@uh.edu
  • Responsible for hardware/software in EAS Teaching Lab
  • Manages the data clusters in the department server room
  • Coordinates annual updates of software licenses
  • Assists faculty with purchasing quotes for IT equipment
  • Assists with IT equipment on departmental property inventory list
  • Other duties as assigned.