With over ten years of experience as an administrative professional, Jana supports multiple areas in the Department of African American Studies. She coordinates front-desk activities, answers general questions about the department and its programs, and provides calendar management for the seminar rooms.
Working with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Curriculum Committee, she serves as administrative support for the undergraduate program and coordinates the department’s course offerings; working with faculty on the planning and scheduling of courses, onboarding and assigning Assistant Instructors, serving as the point person for cross-listings, and maintaining and updating the approved cognate list. She provides travel and administrative support to guest speakers and organizes course trips. Jana is also responsible for SAFE administration for the department’s undergraduate program.
Jana serves as the department liaison for the Undergraduate Board of Advisors (UBA). She also works closely with the students during the independent work process, including coordination of the Senior Colloquium.