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Jacqueline Burke
Academic Administration Senior
(, Room 101 C, 859-257-7140)

Faculty Affairs

  • Promotion and Tenure Dossiers
  • PTI/FTI/Visiting Scholar/Post-Doc Appointments
  • Manage FMER process for Dept. Chair
  • Coordinates Faculty Recruitment/Hiring
  • Faculty Reviews (2nd, 3rd, 4th year)
  • Faculty and Post-Doc Reappointments
  • Assist Department Chair with DOEs
  • Onboarding of new faculty hires
  • Faculty Retirements and Post-Retirement Appointments
  • Coordinate Elections of Standing Committees


  • Department Account Approvals
  • Oversee Biology Department Budgets
  • Assist faculty as needed with the submission of Concur travel reports and Triage tickets
  • Point of contact for Business Unit


  • Faculty (overloads and summer salary)
  • Graduate Students
  • Postdoctoral Scholar contract renewals
  • Student SNWS/Work Study
  • Staff/Temporary 

Human Resources

  • Liaison to the College HR Group
  • Liaison for employee relations issues
  • Onboarding Faculty, Post-Docs, Staff, Graduate Students 
  • Offboarding Faculty, Post-Docs, Staff, Graduate Students
  •  Submits and Manages Hiring Authorization Forms 
    • Faculty
    • Post-Doctoral
    • Staff
    • Student SNWS
    • Work Study
    • Staff/Temporary 
    • STEPS
    • Visiting Scholar
    • Visiting Student

Departmental Management

  • Lead Department Manager - Manage the operations of the department
  • Biology POC for College Administration
  • Biology Department TCE Manager
  • Tableau entry of TAs, Instructors in correct courses and sections
  • Manages official departmental electronic files and records 

Graduate Program (all things financial)

  • Graduate Student Payroll
  • Graduate School Appointment Forms
  • Graduate Student Fellowships/Block Funding
  • Graduate Student Travel
  • Graduate Mini Pilot Ribble Grants
  • TA Credentials Database
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Student Ribble Scholarship SAG Forms
  • LCT Forms
  • Manages Summer FWS for Graduate Students


Kristina Morgan
Department Manager Senior 
(, Room 101 D, 859-257-3804)

Biology Events

  • Seminar Coordination
  • Biology Event Coordinator
  • Travel and Lodging Arrangements for visitors to Biology Department


  • Social Media Management
  • Biology Department Weekly and Annual Newsletter 
  • Assists with:
    • Alumni
    • Donors
    • Biology Philanthropy

Departmental Support

  • Chair Support
  • Updates Biology website on seminars, events and newsletters
  • Faculty Meeting Minutes
  • Office Supply Ordering

Graduate Program

  • Assists DGS with Graduate Orientation, TA Orientations and Language Screening
  • Graduate Recruitment Coordinator
  • Graduate Program POC for exam cards, committee meetings forms, qualifiers & dissertations
  • Degree Audits
  • Key Dates and Important Deadline Announcements
  • TA Observations/Evaluations Coordination
  • Assists graduate students as needed with the submission of Concur travel reports 

Allegra Solomon
Department Manager Associate
(,, Room 101 B THM, 859-562-2921)

DUS Support

  • Group Advising: Create polls, allot time slots to faculties, arrange rooms, sent canvas & listServ announcements, generate QR code for student sign-up, display signage
  • Undergraduate Resource email – help DUS monitor
  • Undergraduate List-Serv Announcements
  • Assists DUS with K-week.
  • Biology Department handout folders for prospective students: Make 6-10 copies each week for DUS
  • DUS/BUSA workshops: Create tickets, get Procard, purchase items, upload tickets
  • Add/ delete/ update users & contents in the Biology Majors listserv and Biology Majors Canvas shell
  • Biology Independent Research Course Tracking: BIO 394, BIO 395, BIO 397, BIO 398
  • Undergraduate Course Overrides

Course Scheduling Support

Assists DUS and Associate Chair with the following: 

  • Academic Course classroom & exam room scheduling
  • Pink sheeting courses
  • Class cancellations & reaching out to students in canceled courses/ sections to disenroll
  • Co-ordinating with A&S Scheduling for course catalog updates

Ribble, Scholars, and Graduation

  • Assists DUS with Undergraduate Ribble Scholarship 
  • Biology Departmental Scholars Program: Tally GPA, courses, and credits through myUK
  • Assist with Undergraduate Graduation Reception – RSVP Web Form, create honor certificates, provide names of Ribble Award Winners being recognized, and send out graduating ceremony invite via undergraduate listserv.  (Work with DUS and Senior DM)


  • Proctor Schedule Coordinator with Associate Chair Assistance
  • Co-ordinate for missed proctor assignments
  • UG Focus Group Alzheimer’s patients meet room co-ordinations

Neuroscience Program Support 

  • Support for Neuroscience Program and Director
  • Neuroscience Graduation Reception - (work with Director, DUS and Senior DM)

Departmental Support

  • Room Scheduling (lab meetings, meetings, qualifiers, dissertation, speaker meet, etc.)
  • Syllabi Collection (first week of each semester)
  • Biology Learning Center schedule updates on the department website
  • BLC hours tracking & weekly emails
  • Updating Biology controlled room Google calendar & link it to our website
  • Electronic Signage Content/Updates
  • FERPA/ SLCM accesses for new faculty & students
  • Apple TV reservations
  • Textbook Contact for Biology - (department contact if needed)





George White

(Room 106, 859-257-0512)

Mike Adams

(Room 106, 859-257-8898)

  • Facilities
  • New Phone Requests