Washington University, St. LouisEngineering

Department Staff

Kristen Jones

Theresa Kenyon

Shauna Dollison

Elaine Murray






Kristen Jones
Assistant to the Chair
(314) 935-5565

Administrative support to the Department Chair
  • Liaison between chair and individuals
  • Schedule appointments
  • Office procedures and policies
  • Special projects
  • Events coordinator
  • Faculty recruiting process administrator
  • New faculty liaison
  • Faculty visa application requests (J1, H1B, Permanent Residency)






Theresa Kenyon
Department Administrator
(314) 935.8568

Departmental financial reporting & analysis
  • Monthly financial statements
  • Expense and budget variance and other analysis reporting
  • Budgeting and forecasting

Financial reporting for grants, contracts & funds
  • Salary and non-salary expense analysis and projection
  • Direct current balances, encumbrances and expenditures
  • Record current & past payroll sourcing

Grant & Contracts
  • Budgets and functions for all grants
  • Maintain all grant and contract documentation
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and university regulations

Monthly payroll authorization
  • Supervise payroll for all monthly employees including faculty and supported graduate students
  • Distribution and collection of monthly payroll authorization forms (sourcing)






Shauna Dollison
Graduate Program Coordinator
(314) 935-4830

Graduate student admissions
  • Student applications
  • Liaison to Graduate Admissions Committee and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Graduate student progress, changes & questions
  • MS, DSc and PhD student graduation paperwork
  • Track defenses and projects
  • Student status changes including advisor, programs, course and grade changes
  • Graduate student files
  • Statistics and surveys regarding graduate students
  • E-mail alias management
  • Graduate Students Payroll
  • Website Editor
  • New and existing graduate student contact






Elaine Murray
Grant & Administrative Coordinator
(314) 935-8428

Biweekly/ Monthly personnel
  • Employee paperwork
  • Process time sheets
  • Departmental Payroll Reports

Administrative Information System
  • Purchasing
  • Travel Reports
  • Check Requests
  • Compliance Management

Grant & Contracts
  • Budgets and functions for all grants
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and university regulations
  • Maintain all grant and contract documentation
  • Financial Reporting

Asset/ Inventory Records

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500

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