Meet Our Admin Staff

Andy Bielski

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Department Assistant

Phone: 216.368.0290


Andy is available for all administrative needs within the department. He is here to provide you with the best possible information, and refer you to the appropriate member of our team most suited to answer your questions.

Dawn Brown

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Grants and Finance Administrator

Phone: 216.368.3344



Dawn is here to assist you with pre- and post-award sponsored projects administration.

Mario Cane

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Procurement Administrator

Phone: 216.368.4992


Mario handles Purchasing, Travel and Expense reimbursements, and Pcard issues. He also is the go-to for anything dealing with service contracts.

Cynthia Ernst

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Administrative Manager for Education

Phone: 216.368.1232


As the Administrative Manager of Education, Cynthia provides guidance and administrative support to undergraduates, MS Students and PhD Students. She serves as your first line of correspondence and support for any issues unrelated to your actual school work.

Meetha Gould

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Director of Administrative Operations

Phone: 216.368.3467



Deandra Lynch-Morris

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Administrative Support to Department Chair

Phone: 216.368.5991


Deandra Lynch-Morris is responsible for all matters related to meeting requests and scheduling for Department Chair Dr. J. Alan Diehl.

Leslie Severt

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Teaching Lab Manager

Phone: 216.368.4973


Leslie manages the BIOC Teaching lab and helps with instructing industry lab standards to Masters students. Departmentally, she manages the autoclaves, dishwasher, and shared centrifuges. Leslie loves her pet cats and all things related to Halloween.

Gera Snelling

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HR Coordinator

Phone: 216.368.2286


Gera received a Bachelor's degree in Applied Conflict Management and a Bachelor's in Russian Literature & Translation from Kent State University in 2018. She is a native Floridian. Please see Gera for any HR-related questions or concerns.