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Support 4 ECE

Support for the ECE Department is managed in part by a ticketing system which is integral to our business operations.  To initiate any task in our department, select the appropriate form from our employee resources menu or simply send an email request to create a help ticket.

Want to provide feedback? Take advantage of our 3-Minute Customer Satisfaction Survey.  Or, reach out to our Department Manager Jenn Ambrose directly.

About our Teams

Introduction

The ECE Department is supported by three teams of professionals organized around academic affairs, business services, and public relations.

Mission

Our mission is to offer inclusive, accessible, and compassionate support for our department community.

Goals

  1. Facilitate regular opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to connect.
  2. Offer training and guidance to help faculty and students navigate systems and processes.
  3. Host topical drop-in sessions for students and employees.
  4. Execute department business as effectively and transparently as possible.
  5. Build and maintain robust relationships with constituents.

Academic Team

Ann Delaney, Senior Academic Advisor

The academic team is led by Ann Delaney who works in conjunction with Dr. Elisa Barney to administer undergraduate programs and advise undergraduate students. Ann earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Boise State in Materials Science & Engineering. Prior to working for ECE, she ran the SAGE Scholars program and taught ENGR 130.

When she’s not busy helping students, Ann is out hiking with her dogs or putting her impressive making skills to use, doing some knitting, sewing, or weaving.

Travis Doherty, Graduate Programs Coordinator

Travis Doherty is our graduate programs coordinator, working in conjunction with Drs. Cantley and Smith to manage graduate admissions and assessment.  Travis supports our graduate students and their advisors as they navigate the milestones of their degree programs.  He is also an ex-officio member of the COEN undergraduate committee.

Travis is busy pursuing his bachelor’s degree and spends his free time with his family, including his dog Guinness.

Paris Colton, Academic Support Specialist

Paris Colton is a student employee supporting Ann’s undergraduate advising efforts.

Business Team

Kelly Martinez, Office Manager

Kelly Martinez

The business team is supervised by Kelly Martinez, our office manager. Kelly is responsible for the coordination of business operations for our department. She oversees daily functions, purchasing, p-card, travel, reimbursements, and hourly hiring. Her valuable efforts as the director of business functions is critical to the success of research efforts in ECE.

Kelly is currently working on a degree in administration.  Her favorite activities include watching her kids play sports and spending time with her active family outdoors.

Vienne Aberle, Business Services Specialist

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Vienne Aberle is a Business Services Specialist.  She manages the bulk of the purchasing and reconciliation activity for the department along with her teammate Morgan Roberts.

Vienne is earning her BA in Rhetoric and Technical Writing.  Her favorite things include writing, cooking, spending time with her partner, reading, and playing the piano.

Zane Miller, Financial Reporting Specialist

Zane Miller, who earned his accounting degree from UNLV, has recently joined the team as a part-time financials services specialist dedicated to helping PIs with accounts, personnel, and payroll reporting.

Morgan Roberts, Business Services Specialist

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Morgan Roberts is a Business Services Specialist.  She manages the bulk of the purchasing and reconciliation activity for the department along with her teammate Vienne Aberle.

Morgan is currently pursuing a Mechanical Engineering Degree in preparation for a career in Aerospace Engineering.

Promotions Team

Jenn Ambrose, Department Manager

Jenn has more than 25 years of experience as a program administrator for the State of Idaho, including 15 years with Boise State.  She earned a master’s degree in Organizational Development and is working towards an Ed.D. in Organizational Change and Leadership.

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In addition to leading the ECE support teams, Jenn built and maintains the department’s website, leads our public relations efforts, and directs undergraduate assessment. In her spare time, Jenn loves working in her garden and walking with her bassets.

Katelyn Muschamp, Media & Events Specialist

Katelyn is the Department’s Media and Events Specialist, supporting our weekly seminar series as well as managing our social media presence.