Graduate College Staff



Sarah Gordon

Dr. Sarah Gordon 

 Interim - Dean of Research and Graduate Studies 
 Phone: (479) 968-0398 

 Dr. Gordon is the Interim Dean of the Research and Graduate Studies  Her primary area of expertise is Research, Evaluation,       Measurement, and Statistics (REMS). Dr. Gordon worked for eight years in Student Affairs at Oklahoma State University and served for     three years OSU's Director of University Assessment and Testing.


 Dr. Gordon's research interests include perceptions of evaluation and assessment in P-12 and higher education, general education   assessment, and diversity as a concept and learning outcome. 

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Michan Chowritmootoo

 Graduate Student Support Services Coordinator
 (479) 880-4112

 Michan joined the ATU family in Oct of 2021. She has over ten years experience in higher education with over 8 years experience   working with graduate students. Michan recently relocated to Arkansas from Knoxville TN. Her roles include: Degree Audits,  Graduate   Candidacy, Graduate Reader for Dissertations and Theses, and Co-advisor for Graduate Student Council.

  • Research, Ethics and Compliance Certification - CITI
  • Graduate Certificate - International Affairs and Diplomacy - Texas A&M
  • Master of Arts – Government – Texas Woman’s University
  • Master of Arts – History – Texas Woman’s University
  • Bachelors of Science – History – Texas Woman’s University



Denise wallis

Direct Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (479) 968-0398 (Ext: 2672)

Denise Wallis started working for Arkansas Tech University in 2016. She has recently transitioned to the position of Administrative Specialist for the Graduate College. Her roles include collecting and recording student information to assist them with the graduate school application process and assisting in overseeing graduate assistants.

Denise is a lifelong resident of Pope County and currently resides in Dover with her husband, Randall, and their two sons, Baxter and Kenlee.

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Farhana Khandoker

Graduate Assistant
Phone: (479) 968-0398 (Ext: 2674)

  • MBA in Human Resource Management - The University of Asia Pacific (Bangladesh) 
  • BBA in Human Resource Management - The University of Asia Pacific (Bangladesh) 

Farhana Khandoker is a Graduate Student and currently pursuing her Master of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. She has started working as a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Research and Graduate Studies in September 2021. She is from Bangladesh and has completed her first Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resource Management in 2016 there. Her roles include maintaining the webpage, and social media platforms, taking meeting minutes, supporting the graduate student council as a member, among other responsibilities.