Wayne State University

Academic Services Staff

Assistant Dean

Janice W. Green, Ph.D.
(313) 577-1601
Email: jwgreen@wayne.edu

  • Provide overall administrative leadership to the Division of Academic Services: Undergraduate, Graduate, and Certification Office
  • Graduate Director for the College of Education
  • Prepare reports for U.S. News and World Report
  • Supervise Graduate Faculty Status
  • Process changes in courses
  • Supervise outreach activities
  • Director of Morris Hood Program
  • Liaison to Curriculum Committee and the Doctoral Advisory Committee

Graduate Academic Services Officers

LaSondra Dawn
(313) 577-1011
Email: ag1646@wayne.edu

  • Coordinator of Graduate Admissions: Liaison to the Office of Graduate Admission, Supervise Graduate Admissions staff, and manage the admission process
  • Coordinator of Master's Degree time extensions
  • Coordinator of Incentive Scholarship Program
  • Writer/Editor for College of Education Newsletter

Paul Johnson
(313) 577-4941
Email: ay3138@wayne.edu 

  • Graduate Officer: Liaison to the Graduate School; supervise Graduate Education staff; administer college and graduate school policies; administer doctoral services (e.g. approve plans of work, dissertation proposals and time extensions); graduate testing coordinator for the Final Qualifying Examinations; and coordinate graduation policies and procedures
  • Certification Officer: Liaison to the Michigan Department of Education; supervise Certification Office staff; and recommend candidates for administrator certification, school psychologist certification, school counselor license, endorsements to vocational certificates, and approvals for supervisor and director of Special Education
  • Maintain the COE undergraduate and graduate bulletins

Jeff Lisiecki

(313) 577-1910

Email: gc2394@wayne.edu

  • Coordinator of recruitment efforts for undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) Intervention coordinator
  • Return to Wayne graduate retention program coordinator
  • Coordinate graduate academic probation and exclusion policy
  • Coordinate career planning activities
  • Coordinate outreach to PK-12 schools, ISDs/RESAs, and community colleges
  • Coordinate graduate Degree Works implementation

Mary Waker
(313) 577-8552
Email: ad2349@wayne.edu

  • Coordinator of the Education Specialist Certificate Program (approve plans of work and time extensions)
  • Coordinator of Master of Arts in Teaching, Education Specialist, and Doctoral program admission
  • Coordinator of Master's Orientation
  • Coordinator of special admission programs: Pathways, Arabic and Chinese Certification Programs
  • Coordinator of the annual Education Placement Job Fair
  • Update curriculum guides for graduate programs
  • Mobile Learning Initiatives
  • Coordinate online applications

Kevin Williams
(313) 577-8233
Email: ae2921@wayne.edu

  • Recommend candidates for initial certification for the Master of Arts in Teaching Program
  • Supervise degree audits for Master's and Education Specialist students
  • Process endorsements to teaching certificates
  • Coordinator of the Morris Hood Scholars Program

Undergraduate Advisors and Academic Services Officers

Fawne Allossery
(313) 577-8291
Email: ac9010@wayne.edu

  • Advise Community Health, Exercise and Sport Science, Physical Education (Level 1) and School Health (Level 1)
  • Advise Secondary Education students
  • Verify requirements for undergraduate degrees and certification (undergraduate, combined degree and post bachelor students)
  • Process requests for "degree only" or "major only"
  • Process out-of-state verification forms
  • Update post bachelor major/minor and undergraduate curriculum guides
  • Coordinator of the Dean's list and Honors Programs
  • Transfer Credit Liaison
  • Liaison to the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

Chelsea Smith

(313) 577-6285
Email: fg4595@wayne.edu

  • Advise Elementary, Special Education, and undecided/undeclared students
  • Coordinator of the Level 1 application process
  • Coordinator of Communication for Academic Services
  • Writer/Editor for College of Education Newsletter
  • Liaison to Elementary Education and the Student Disability Services Office

Cassandra Tackett
(313) 577-8342
Email: dx6182@wayne.edu

  • Advise Elementary and Special Education students including Level 1 Early Childhood Students
  • Coordinator of Success Track Learning Community
  • Coordinator of New Student Orientations: Freshman and transfer students
  • Maintain AskCOE e-mail systems
  • Liaison to Early Childhood Education, the Office of Military and Veteran Education Benefits, Athletics, and the University Orientation Office

Kurt Troutman
(313) 577-1717
Email: fz4394@wayne.edu

  • Advise Secondary Education, Career and Technical Education, Physical Education and School Health and Visual Arts Education with last names L-Z
  • Advise (new) Exercise and Sport Science students N-Z
  • Design and implement retention programs and services
  • Coordinator of Alumni activities
  • Coordinator of Pre-Morris Hood Scholars Learning Community
  • Maintain the Academic Services website
  • Enhance social media outreach efforts
  • Liaison to Secondary Education and to the Office of Dual Enrollment

Tanesha Watkins
(313) 577-9258
Email: gc2297@wayne.edu

  • Advise Secondary Education, Career and Technical Education, Physical Education and School Health and Visual Arts Education with last names A-K
  • Coordinate undergraduate academic probation interventions and exclusion process
  • Coordinate the Criminal History review process
  • Return to Wayne undergraduate retention program coordinator
  • Liaison to the Office of Financial Aid

Support Staff

Daphne Cochran
(313) 577-1788
Email: ab9385@wayne.edu

  • Process Level 2 applications for admission
  • Assist with orientations
  • Maintain forms, documents and curriculum guides
  • Assist with COE Alumni Association events
  • Coordinator of Student Employment
  • Process payroll, payment forms (i.e., SPA, P.O., TAER and IRB forms), and travel for the Division

Michael Foley
(313) 577-1606
Email: ai1906@wayne.edu  

  • Approve Plans of Work for Graduate Certificates and Masters programs
  • Graduate Auditor: Process graduate degrees and certificates for graduation and letters of completion
  • Prepare Graduate Commencement information
  • Assist with Doctoral Student Services and the Doctoral Orientation
  • Review initial course proposals and assist with curriculum activities

Sonya Landrum
(313) 577-1635
Email: aj0044@wayne.edu

  • Maintain database for Schedule of Classes, monitor room assignments, textbook requirements posted online for courses, and prepare schedule and grade reports
  • Process applications for initial certification, additional endorsements, school counselor licenses, and school psychologist certificates
  • Assist students with Wayne State and State of Michigan certification policy and procedures
  • Process data entry for certification applications
  • Enter grade changes for ED courses, monitor overdue withdrawals, deferred and incomplete marks
  • Maintain test results from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)


Cynthia Redwine, Ph.D.
(313) 577-1602
Email: ac8512@wayne.edu

  • Marketing support to COE Communication Team
  • Evaluate and enhance marketing initiatives
  • Develop strategies to reach target populations
  • Design program and event promotional content