Staff Profile

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.  

Steidlmayer comes to the GSM from the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS), a professional graduate program at the University of California, San Diego.  At IRPS, she was the Director of Degree Programs, where her responsibilities included the management of four degree programs and three summer preparatory programs, curriculum planning, academic personnel management, and international education programs and student services.

Before joining the staff at IRPS, Steidlmayer was an analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. She has also served as the coordinator for the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy, a research unit jointly sponsored by the Haas School of Business and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Before working with the University of California, she was a consultant at Peterson Consulting, and specialized in data collection, regulatory compliance and cost analysis.  

Steidlmayer earned her bachelor of science in community and regional development at UC Davis and her Master of Pacific International Affairs at UC San Diego. 

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