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Office of the Dean

Administration

Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean and Distinguished Service Professor of Nursing
412-624-7838

Betty Braxter, PhD, CNM

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
bjbst32@pitt.edu | 412-624-7188
Oversees the baccalaureate programs, accreditation, evaluation, and Nursing Honors program.

Julius Kitutu, PhD, MSc, MEd

Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Alumni Relations and Associate Professor
Chief  Diversity Officer
jmm@pitt.edu | 412-624-2408
Provides academic and non-academic support services for students, including recruitment, admissions, graduation, placement processes and administering of scholarships.  Implements School of Nursing goals related to Public Relations, Marketing, Website and Special Events.

Elizabeth A. Schlenk, PhD, RN, CNL, FAAN

Associate Dean for Graduate Clinical Education and Associate Professor
els100@pitt.edu | 412-624-4103
Oversees the MSN and DNP degree programs, accreditation, evaluation, and faculty practice. 

Susan Sereika, PhD

Associate Dean for Research and Education Support Services
ssereika@pitt.edu | 412-624-0799
Oversees research and education support services through the Center for Research and Education (CRE) and Educational Technology and Innovation (ETI).

Cynthia Allshouse, MBA, CPA

Assistant Dean for Administration
cea32@pitt.edu | 412-624-6905
Manages key administrative functions of the School, including financial and grants administration, space management, personnel management and administrative support.

Cassandra Abramski, BA 

Administrative Assistant
CAA139@pitt.edu | 412-624-5731
Serves as administrative assistant to the Associate Dean for Graduate Clinical Education. Staff support for MSN Program Director, MSN Council, and Academic Integrity

TBA

Administrative Assistant Serves as administrative assistant to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. Staff support for BSN Program Director and BSN Council.

Nancy Cottom, MA

Grants Analyst
cottom@pitt.edu| 412-624-3898
Assigned to HCS, has accounting responsibility for all pre and post award sponsored research projects, including individual fellowship grants (F series) for students whose mentor is assigned to HCS.  Also provides grants management to all training grants (T series) for the School.

Stephanine Duplaga, BA

Executive Assistant to Dean Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob
sdup@pitt.edu | 412-624-7838
Serves as Executive Assistant to the Dean, Office Manager, and administrator of the Dean's calendar, NIH funded research, and budgets. Handles faculty reviews, Board of Visitors, and new faculty orientation. Support staff for Dean’s Council, Total Faculty, and ARPT.

Debra Evansky, BA

Grants Manager
devansky@pitt.edu | 412-624-8392
Develops, directs and supervises the Grants Administration function within the school. Accounting responsibility for research-related scholarships and endowments. Serves as the primary liaison with the Office of Sponsored Programs.  

Janine Gould, BS, CRA

Grants Analyst
jsg49@pitt.edu | 412-648-8511
Assigned to ATC, has accounting responsibility for all post award sponsored research projects, including individual fellowship grants (F series) for students whose mentor is assigned to ATC.  Coordinates SPAR and effort certification process for the School. 

James Harris,BS, CAPM

Building Operations Manager
jwh37@pitt.edu | 412-648-4668
Serves as building manager for the Victoria Building, including all aspects of the building operations as they affect the residents. Coordinates building construction and space management.

Sharon Joyner, MPW

Personnel Administrator
Slj49@pitt.edu
Coordinates and processes employee actions for staff, temporary staff, student worker personnel and appointments of graduate students.  Assists supervisors and administrators with employee actions.

Jennifer Larson, MS

Clinical Placement Administrator
jal312@pitt.edu | 412-624-6082
Manages affiliation agreements utilized by the undergraduate and graduate programs. Monitors compliance with faculty and student clinical requirements. Provides electronic medical record access for individuals and follow-up on potential violations. Maintains student tracking databases for academic service partners.

Alice Liang, MBA

Grants Analyst
jil33pitt.edu| 412-383-2803
Assigned to HPD and DNA, has accounting responsibility for all pre and post award sponsored research projects, including individual fellowship grants (F series) for students whose mentor is assigned to those departments. 

Beth Marchal, BA

Personnel Administrator
Bam131@pitt.edu | 412-624-5320
Coordinates and processes employee actions for appointments of faculty, post docs and adjunct/secondary faculty.  Assists supervisors and administrators with employee actions. Staff support for the Faculty Search Committee.

James A. Miller, BA

Personnel Manager
jamiller@pitt.edu | 412-624-3866
Coordinates HR functions and services for staff personnel and appointments of faculty, post docs, students and adjunct/secondary faculty.  Assists supervisors and administrators with employee actions. Oversees personnel data, analysis and reports.

Lucinda Morgan, MEd

Director for International Affairs
lmorgan227@pitt.edu | 412-624-7868
Collaborates in the (1) planning, development, execution, and evaluation of international programs and (2) arrangement of curricula and formation of policies/procedures for international students, visiting scholars, and partnerships. Liaison for global activities and initiatives.

Greg Scott, BS 

Financial Coordinator
GLS68@pitt.edu | 412-383-8841
Accounting responsibility for payroll expenses/registers, Dean’s RDF, restricted (non-scholarship), and capital accounts; oversight of Dean’s office operating expenses.  

Karen Sellitto

Laboratory Support
kas349@pitt.edu | 412-624-9016
Supports the skills and simulation laboratories, including setting-up, scheduling, operating equipment, interacting with WISER staff, ordering/maintaining inventory and reconciling the budget.

Mohammed Abdel Fattah, MBA

Associate Budget Director
maa215@pitt.edu | 412-383-9585
Prepares the annual operating budget, monitors spending, evaluates fiscal operations and oversees payroll. Serves as administrative supervisor for financial grant activities.