Department Chair & Staff

Department Head/Chair

Name Role Phone Email Office
John A Pojman Chair of Chemistry 225-578-3361 232 Choppin Hall

Department Staff

Name Role Phone Email Office
Amy Commander
Senior HR Specialist: Human Resources, Payroll, Leave Tracking
232G Choppin Hall
Tonia Givens
Coordinator of Procurement: LaCarte, Foundation Check Requests, and Deposits
232F Choppin Hall
Kate Beard
Business Office Coordinator: Keys, Mailboxes, Copier Codes, Seminar Organization, Room Reservations, Equipment Checkout
232 Choppin Hall
Silvia Mena
Coordinator of Shipping & Receiving: Packages, Gas Cylinders, Liquid Nitrogen, Dry Ice, Accounts Payable
133 Choppin Hall (Shipping) / 
B28 Choppin Hall (Glassblowing)
Charlotte Moore
Business Manager (Pre-Award): Proposal Preparation, Proposal Submission, Grant Reporting
232 Choppin Hall
Megan McKay
Coordinator of Travel & Student Employment: Travel, Event Planning, Student Employment
232 Choppin Hall
Melina Phillip
Coordinator of Procurement & Internal Billing: Purchase Orders, LaCarte >$1000, Direct Charges, Departmental (Internal) Billing
232F Choppin Hall
Haleh Samadnouri
Business Manager (Post-Award): Grant Accounting, Reconciliations
232 Choppin Hall
Gretchen Schneider
Manager of Public Relations & Communications: Public Relations, Marketing, Media Relations, Alumni Relations, Corporate Relations, Recruiting
201 CAMB
Attres Tagge
Assistant to the Chair: Budget & Office Management
232E Choppin Hall
Vickie Tate Thornton
Operations Manager: Building Operations, Safety Compliance, Property & Space Inventory
114 Choppin Hall
Brad Weeks
IT Manager: Servers, Computer Support, Troubleshooting, Website
112 Choppin Hall

Academic Support Staff

Name Role Phone Email Office
Rachel D'Arensbourg Undergraduate Coordinator 225-578-2940 109 Choppin Hall
Kim Mollere  Graduate Coordinator 225-578-3466 113 Choppin Hall
Anne Power-Donnarumma Stockroom Coordinator - Choppin 1st Floor Stockroom 225-578-3301 122 Choppin Hall
Nicole Reid Stockroom Coordinator - Williams 3rd Floor Stockroom  225-578-7536 303 Williams Hall
Kateryna Tsymbal Stockroom Coordinator - Analytical