About The Graduate School

About the Graduate School

The Graduate School staff invites you to contact us for information about any of our graduate programs. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM mountain standard time. If you pay a visit to campus, please stop by our office in the Lommasson Center - Griz Central, Room 224.

E-mail: Grad.School@umontana.edu
Phone: (406) 243-2572
FAX: (406) 243-4593

Mailing address:
The University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

The Staff of the Graduate School

Scott Whittenburg
Vice President for Research and Creative Scholarship
Dean of The Graduate School 

Scott Whittenburg

Ashby Kinch
Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of English (Medieval Literature)


As Associate Dean, Dr. Kinch acts on graduate student petitions, evaluates admissions for the Interdisciplinary Studies Masters program, and works with the Admissions Committee for the Interdisciplinary Doctoral programs. He also acts as the liaison between the Graduate School and Graduate Council, and co-ordinates with the GPSA on their outreach and professional development activities. 

Kelly Speer - Computer Systems Analyst


Kelly Speer photo

Kelly manages the Graduate School office staff and work flow processes.  She directs all technology initiatives and trains staff members in the use of technology.  She completes data requests and manages the Graduate School website.  She serves as the Communications Officer for the Graduate School by representing and speaking for the Graduate School at campus meetings and co-ordinating recruiting efforts with programs and departments.

Brittany Groesbeck (Calderwood) - Admissions Coordinator


Brittany Groesbeck

Brittany answers prospective student questions and processes admissions decisions. She inputs scores and transcripts for current students, including transfer credits. She determines residency for students new to the University of Montana. Brittany has worked with the Graduate School starting January 2015, Admissions Coordinator as of January 2017.

Cassie Clark - Graduation Coordinator 


 Cassie helps answer Graduation Application questions and processes the degree audit for each semester, she works with students and departments on graduation policies and requirements. She also processes the Graduation Contracts for the Departments and gets them ready for Human Resources. Cassie is excited to be here and looking forward to helping Graduate Students succeed in their academic career.