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Staff and Contact Information

The Main Office of the Graduate School is located in Room 401, on the top floor of the Museum Building (Idaho Museum of Natural History).

Graduate School
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Ave., Stop 8075
Pocatello ID 83209-8075

Phone: (208) 282-2150

Karen Wilson Scott, Ph.D.

Interim Dean of the Graduate School

Office: Room 411, Museum Building

(208) 282-2490

Karen Wilson Scott earned her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in adult education and self-directed learning in 2002 from Idaho State University. She earned her M.Ed. degree in adult education from the University of Idaho and her B.A in Communications from Lindfield College.  She has been a member of the Organizational Learning and Performance (OLP) Department at Idaho State University since 2005. Scott was appointed Chairperson of OLP from 2011-2016. She served as interim associate dean of the College of Education from 2016-2018. She was appointed interim Dean of the Graduate School in 2019.

Prior to working in academia, Scott was a communications specialist and project manager at the Idaho National Laboratory 1977-2002.

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Tracy Collum, Ed.D.

Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Office: Room 409, Museum Building

(208) 282-3140

Tracy’s role in the graduate school is to implement strategies to reach enrollment goals, provide services to help students with their professional development, evaluate policies, petitions, and requests, as well as support faculty and departments in the development and recruitment of graduate programs.


Amanda Eakins, Ed.D.

Associate Director of Operations

Office: Room 412, Museum Building

(208) 282-2665

Amanda’s role in the graduate school is to manage funding accounts such as student travel scholarship; nonresident tuition Waivers (NRTW); ASISU scholarships; Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA); Graduate Assistantship Teaching Experience (GATE); and Graduate Recruitment Assistantships for Faculty (GRAF). She is the staff advisor for the Graduate Student Association; processes oral examination schedules and ballots; manages the  day-to day operations of the Grad School Office to include HR, payroll, staff supervision and development; and serves as the administrator of the Grauduate Council.


Student Engagement & Success

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Anna Siddoway

Graduate Pathway Specialist

Office: Room 416 , Museum Building

(208) 282-3362

Anna guides inquiry through graduation for the Colleges of Business, Health Professions, and Nursing.



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Bea Valencia

Outreach & International Admissions Coordinator

Office: Room 415, Museum Building

(208) 282-2270

Bea’s role in the graduate school focuses on International Admissions which includes International Student Assistance, Admissions, Recruitment Support, and the managing of College Week Live, an online platform used for real-time dialogue between the Graduate School and international students.


Braeden Udy

Graduate Pathway Specialist


Technical Process Coordinator

Cory Astin

Technical Process Coordinator





Idaho State University

921 S. 8th Ave, Mail Stop 8075

Pocatello, ID 83209-8075