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Graduate School of Management
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Staff Directory

Staff Profile

Jenna Makus
Associate Director, Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Jenna Makus oversees the operations, communications and program planning at the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Before joining the Institute, she worked with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Career Services to implement their MBA Accelerator database, and served as a program manager for the School’s Executive Education.  Makus earned her UC Davis MBA in 2006. During her time as an MBA student, she was involved in many activities related to the Institute, including serving as the Big Bang!

Gallagher Hall, Room 2106
Ph: (530) 752-1827
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Andrew Walizer
Assistant Director of Admissions

Andrew joined the Graduate School of Management (GSM) at the University of California, Davis in November 2014. He is currently an Assistant Director of Admissions, with a primary focus on recruitment for the Part-Time MBA in the Bay Area.

Andrew has spent the last 4 years helping students find the right fit for them in higher education.  Andrew graduated from Washington & Jefferson College (PA) in 2010 with a BA in Psychology.  He then spent the next four years working as Senior Admission Counselor at Thiel College (PA).

M: (925) 336-0915
F: (925) 543-8097
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Stephanie Young-Birkle
Assistant to Interim Dean Ann Huff Stevens

Stephanie joined the Graduate School of Management in May of this year as the Energy Program Project Manager and has been working with Amy Myers Jaffe. She has also worked in the Academic Senate Office where she supported the faculty committees on Academic Freedom & Responsibility, Affirmative Action & Diversity, and Library as well as the Staff Assembly. Prior to working at UC Davis, she was a paralegal focusing on securities and business transactional law and a research assistant at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Alyssa Marks
Assistant Director, Academic Operations and Planning

As the Assistant Director of Academic Operations and Planning, Alyssa Marks manages the GSM Academic Personnel process, including the merit and promotion review process, courtesy and visiting academic appointments, faculty recruitments, and other academic personnel duties. She ensures that the GSM is in compliance with Academic Senate and Academic Personnel policies and she provides academic personnel recommendations to the Associate Dean after thorough policy research.

2402 Gallagher Hall
UC Davis Graduate School of Management
(530) 752-7406
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Amanda Steidlmayer
Director of Academic Operations and Planning

Amanda Steidlmayer is the lead staff member regarding academic affairs at the Graduate School of Management. She and her staff oversee the development and administration of curriculum and course schedules, as well all academic operations.  The Academic Operations and Planning group also manages all academic personnel matters including compensation, and instructional deployment.  Finally, she coordinates staff efforts regarding the school accreditation status, assessment of learning goals, and general academic research and analysis.  

2415 Gallagher Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-6466
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Will Snyder
Executive Director, Master of Professional Accountancy

Areas of expertise: Financial and tax accounting

Snyder served as a fulltime member of the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University (SDSU) for the past 24 years. Prior to that, he was an adjunct faculty at SDSU as well as a partner with Deloitte Haskins and Sells. He was also a professor at the University of Southern California, his alma mater, from 1992 to 1994.

Gallagher Hall
Room 3417
(530) 752-7403
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Amanda Kimball
Research Specialist, Author of UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders

Amanda Kimball is a research specialist collaborating on faculty research projects. She authors the School’s annual “UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders.” Kimball spent time in a PhD program for Economics at UC Davis, where she earned her masters degree in 2003, with concentrations in Microeconomic Theory and Industrial Organization. She has a background in business and economics including having worked for Capital One, the Investment Company Institute, and the Corporate Executive Board.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 3407
(530) 752-7371
(530) 752-2924 Fax

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