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).
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Ave., Stop 8075
Pocatello ID 83209-8075
Phone: (208) 282-2150
Fax: (208) 282-4847
Cornelis J. Van der Schyf, B. Pharm., D.Sc., DTE
Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Office: Room 411, Museum Building
Tracy Collum, Ed.D.
Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Office: Room 409, Museum Building
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.
Tracy joined ISU in May 2014 after 12 years working with adult completion programs and graduate students in North Carolina. With degrees from North Carolina State (Ed.D. Adult & Higher Education), Springfield College (M.S. Physical Education- Sport Psychology) and High Point University (B.S. Psychology), Tracy has worked in higher education since 2002. Recent presentations in the areas of leadership, Q-methodology, recruitment, admission, and enrollment at regional, national and international conferences include: National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals (NAGAP), Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS), and International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (ISSSS). Tracy has also been part of panels, presentations, and published articles on student service in higher education.
Previously, Tracy has been the President and Vice-President of the NC Adult Education Association and founding Vice-President of the Southeastern Regional Chapter of NAGAP. With an extensive administrative background in higher education, Tracy has been part of multiple steering committees to move from a 3 credit to a 4 credit curriculum, bringing student conferences to campus, strategic planning, and research/assessment – amongst others.
Tracy has been instrumental in bringing a graduate research poster session/symposium to two universities to promote and showcase the academic efforts graduate students are conducting, growing participation each year.
Amanda Eakins, M.Ed.
Associate Director for Operations
Office: Room 412, Museum Building
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); staff Advisor for the Graduate Student Association; as well as HR, payroll, staff supervision and development.
Amanda joined the Graduate School in February 2016. Her professional experience is enriched by a B.S. in Management and a M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning with a student services cognate. She is currently a doctoral student in the Ed Leadership and Management Program at St. Thomas University. Amanda has more than 10 years of progressive leadership and management experience of operations in fields such as Medical, Dental, Real Estate, Logistics and Construction. She began her higher education career in 2014 at the University of Oregon, College of Education. She is an active member of Kappa Delta Pi (KPD) and serves on the International committee and International Partnership subcommittee. Amanda has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at numerous conferences on Student Success initiatives for students from marginalized populations. She is a Veteran of the United States Army and has received awards such as “Soldier of the Year” for her Unit and Battalion.
Student Engagement & Success
Office: Room 401, Museum Building
Anna’s responsibilities include Degree Clearance, Programs of Study, Event Planning, Current Student Support, and Petitions.
Anna Siddoway grew up in the rural town of Mud Lake, Idaho, and came to Idaho State University to study Dietetics. She has worked for the Graduate School since 2008. She started while in her undergraduate program as a student intern working with applications and email correspondences. Currently, she is a graduate student in the Health Education program. Anna has worked for the Graduate School since 2008.
Elizabeth "Liz" Christensen
Office: Room 416, Museum Building
Liz works with processing new applications and admissions for new and current students. Her latest project is working in conjunction with the CollegeNet team where she leads the operations for the new application system for the Graduate School.
Liz has been with the Graduate School since the spring of 2014. Liz has earned degrees in Biology and Theatre from Idaho State University. She completed the ISU Leadership Development Program in 2015 and has been awarded the ISU Customer Service Spot Award. She has held a variety of positions focusing on improving the customer experience and customer service.
Outreach & International Admissions Coordinator
Office: Room 415, Museum Building
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.
Bea was born and raised in Reno, NV and graduated from Pershing County High School. She then attended Idaho State Univesity and obtained a B.A in Sociology/Criminology. The Graduate School welcomed Bea in October 2016. Prior, she worked at the International Programs Office doing International Recruitment and the Study Abroad Program for two years. As an ISU undergraduate student, Bea was a 2 year ASISU senator for the College of Education and apart of diverse student and community organizations. Bea is now a candidate for the Masters in Public Administration Program at Idaho State University.
Career Path Interns
Kailey assists faculty, students, and prospective graduates during the graduation process.
Kailey has worked at the Graduate School as a CPI for two and a half years. She is a senior studying Communication Sciences and Disorders with an emphasis in Audiology along with a minor in Professional and Technical Writing.