Wayne State University

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Academic Services

Academic Services: Staff & Duties

Division of Academic Services

Assistant Dean

Janice W. Green, Ph.D.
(313) 577-1605

  • Provide overall administrative leadership to the Division of Academic Services
  • Graduate Officer of College of Education
  • Prepare reports for American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and U.S. News and World Report
  • Supervise Graduate Faculty Status
  • Process changes in courses & time extensions
  • Supervise outreach activities
  • Director of Morris Hood Program
  • Liaison to Curriculum Committee, Doctoral Standards Committee and the Alumni Association

Graduate & Teacher Placement Office (489, Education)

Support Staff

Cindy Campbell-Jones
(313) 577-1606


  • Process degrees for Masters & Ed.D. students 
  • Process certificates for Education Specialist Certificate students and Graduate Certificate students
  • Prepare Graduate Commencement information
  • Prepare letters of Graduate Degree completion
  • Approve, process, and change Masters Plans of Work
  • Assist with Masters and Education Specialist time extensions
  • Order and monitor office supplies
  • Process SPA, P.O., TAER and IRB forms
  • Coordinate Expenditures

Sonya Landrum
(313) 577-1635

  • Secretary to the Assistant Dean
  • Maintain the Undergraduate & Graduate Bulletins
  • Maintain database for Schedule of Classes
  • Monitor room assignments
  • Review initial course proposals
  • Enter grade changes for ED courses
  • Liaison for the Annual Teacher Placement Job Fair
  •  Assist with teacher placement activities

Lanita Stewart
(313) 577-1909

  • Process graduate applications & change of status applications
  • Maintain graduate student database
  • Maintain doctoral student database
  • Maintain graduate files
  • Assist with approval of doctoral Plans of Work
  • Assist with doctoral Qualifying Exams
  • Assist with approval of dissertation proposals
  • Assist with doctoral time extensions
  • Assist with Administrator Certification
  • Assist with Payroll

Graduate Officers

Paul Johnson
(313) 577-1635

  • Supervise Graduate and Placement Services staff
  • Coordinate Graduation Policies and Procedures
  • Administer Doctoral Services
  • Recommend Candidates for the Michigan School Administrator Certificate
  • Recommend Candidates for Supervisor and/or Director of Special Education
  • Coordinate the Annual Teacher Placement Job Fair
  • Coordinate Technology for the Division of Academic Services

Cynthia Ward
(313) 577-1605

  • Retention Committee Chair
  • Render M.A.T. Admission decisions
  • Coordinate Master’s Orientation
  • Approve Education Specialist Plans of Work
  • Coordinate Chinese Teacher Certification Program
  • Coordinate special admission programs: Pathways
  • Coordinate Southfield Public Schools Dual Enrollment Program
  • Update curriculum guides for graduate programs

Kevin Williams
(313) 577-1605

  • Process initial certification for M.A.T.
  • Coordinator of the Morris Hood Scholars Program
  • Coodinate special admission programs: Pathways and Canadian Teacher Certification Program
  • Coordinator of office communication enhancements
  • Chair, COE Recruitment Committee

Undergraduate & Certification Office (469, Education)

Support Staff

Daphne Cochran
(313) 577-1601

  • Process Level 2 applications for admission
  • Coordinate Level 2 orientations
  • Maintain undergraduate & graduate forms and documents
  • Maintain undergraduate & graduate curriculum guides
  • Maintain office equipment
  • Coordinates information packages for Certification Information Meetings
  • Assist with Master's Orientation
  • Assist with Alumni Affairs

Patricia Hayes
(313) 577-1788

  • Process data entry for M.A.T., administrator, renewals of provisional, endorsement, professional and vocational certification applications
  • Review certification applications and verify teaching experience with school districts
  • Process out-of-state verification forms
  • Verify certification application through MOECS
  • Notify candidates to apply online through MOECS
  • Interview, train and supervise new student assistants
  • Process Payroll

Undergraduate Officers

Fawne Allossery
(313) 577-1601


  • Verify degree requirements for undergraduate degrees and initial teacher certification
  • Verify requirements for initial teacher certification for post bachelor & combined degree students
  • Process requests for “degree only” or “major only”
  • Update post bachelor major/minor and undergraduate curriculum guides
  • Update Teacher Certification Information Handbook
  • Coordinate the Dean’s list and Honors Programs
  • Writer/Editor for the College of Education Newsletter (Educator)

Janet Andrews
(313) 577-1601


  • Supervise undergraduate staff
  • Certification Officer
  • Process renewals, endorsements, professional and occupational (vocational) certification
  • Process School Psychologist and School Counseling Licenses
  • Coordinate undergraduate databases (STARS and 4D)
  • Transfer Credit Liaison/Coordinate Articulation Agreements & Community College Activities

Ebony Green
(313) 577-1601

  • Coordinate special programs: Pathways and Pre-Morris Hood Scholars Learning Community
  • Render Level 2 admission decisions
  • Coordinate Level 2 Orientations
  • Prepare plans of work for Level 2 and post-bachelor certification students
Cassandra Tackett
(313) 577-1601
  • Coordinate Level 1 activities
  • Coordinate Level 1 retention efforts
  • Monitor Level 1 academic probation
  • Coordinator of Success Track Learning Community
  • Determine NCAA eligibility
  • Maintain AskCOE@wayne.edu


LaSondra Dawn
(313) 577-1605

  • Meet with students, grad & undergrad, who have stopped out
  • Assist students in distress
  • Oversee marketing programs and services
  • Maintain Teacher Certification Information Meeting schedule
  • Coordinate recruitment activities for potential students interested in undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Coordinate special retention strategies for students
  • Assist with Academic Services' website

Sherry Cormier-Khun
(313) 577-1605

  • Coordinate marketing activities and campaigns for the College of Education
  • Collaborate with other WSU units to create and implement marketing strategies for COE programs
  • Coordinator of off-campus academic programs
  • Assist COE divisions in developing special instructional programs and provide support in resolving issues related to off-campus scheduling
  • Manage registrations for field-based programs
  •  Level 1 & 2 advisor for Macomb University Center Undergraduate Students