MATHEMATICS GRADUATE
STUDENT HANDBOOK
UCSD Mathematics

Contacts

The Autumn Ivy on the math building
The Autumn Ivy on the math building

Below is a list of some of the people in the Department of Mathematics who you may need to talk with at various points during your time at UC San Diego.

The Senior Teaching Assistants (Samir Canning and Daniel Kroes) are the first people one should talk to with teaching issues.

For academic issues, one should first go to his/her faculty advisor and then to the Graduate Vice Chair, Bo Li if the situation is not resolved.

Most other issues, including advancing to candidacy and graduation are handled by the Graduate Advisors.

Faculty Contacts

Bo Li – Graduate Vice Chair
The Graduate Vice Chair heads the Qualifying Exam Appeals Committee, the Admissions Committee, and advises the department about the administration of graduate exams, recruiting graduate students, policy issues, and recommendations for graduate student awards, etc.

Jeff Rabin – Training Supervisor for Teaching Assistants
Faculty member who oversees training for first-year teaching assistants; works closely with the Senior TA and Assistant Senior TA

Grad Student Representatives

Ryan Schneider and Jason O’Neill – Senior Teaching Assistants (2021-2022)
Holds trainings for first-time TAs, attends discussion sections throughout the quarter to check TA compliance, attends monthly Graduate Affairs meetings, assists with any problems that come up regarding TAs.

Gregory Patchell and Andres Rodriguez – Assistant Senior Teaching Assistants (2021-2022)
Assists Senior TA in all above duties.

Staff Contacts

Mark Whelan – Graduate Support Specialist
Graduate admissions, fiscal processes, financial aid, student employment

Holly Proudfoot – Director of Instructional Support
Class scheduling, room reservations, general departmental information, supplies for teaching assistants

Diana Platero-Lopez – Student Services Manager
Academic forms, rules/regulations, administrator of student files, alumni relations

Elizabeth Cuevas – Facilities Coordinator
Programs ID cards to gain entry for offices and department spaces, assigns office space for department visitors

Kelly Guerriero  – Graduate Advisor (focus: Ph.D. students)
Academic forms, rules/regulations, administrator of student files

Jennifer Trefftzs  – Graduate Advisor (focus: CSME students and Masters students)
Academic forms, rules/regulations, administrator of student files

Scott Rollans – Director of Student Services
Office assignments for graduate students, quarterly scheduling of all department courses, general departmental information, hiring of teaching assistants