Administrative Staff


ZB Zack BurwellAcademic Program Administrator| 410-516-7451 | Malone 159

As member of the CS staff, Zack can be found informing prospective students, assisting applicants, and supporting current students with a wide-range of administrative and financial questions. He comes to JHU from the University of Pennsylvania where he worked in student services. He received his BA from the University of Michigan in 2009, and he earned his MLA from Penn in 2015, with a concentration in Political and Educational Studies. As a result of an early-childhood addiction to video games, Zack still sees Tetris pieces falling from the sky when he shuts his eyes.

Kelly Culotta, Sr. Academic Program Coordinator| 410-516-4778 | Malone 160

Kelly’s main responsibility is to support the undergraduates in the CS department through academic advising, course scheduling and assisting with event logistics. She received her BA in Psychology and French in 2018 from St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she also worked in both Student Activities and Student Services. When not at work, Kelly enjoys trying out new recipes and listening to French podcasts.

DD Debbie DeFord,  Budget Specialist | 410-516-8775| Malone 160

Debbie has been with the CS since 2006 as an Budget Specialist. Debbie’s primary responsibilities are reimbursements, purchasing, invoice payments, and CA payroll. Debbie’s activities outside of work include: Counted Cross Stitching, playing hand-bells, and babysitting her grandchildren.
  Laura GrahamAdministrator | 410-516-8577| Malone 157
Laura has been with Hopkins since 1996 starting first in the Purchasing department. She then moved to WSE with the Center for Language and Speech Processing before joining the CS department in 2006. She is responsible for the oversight of administrative and financial activities of the department and the Information Security Institute. Her top priority is ensuring that anyone who visits the office gets the information that they are seeking or a resolution to questions or concerns they may have. Outside of the office, Laura enjoys reading, going to movies, learning about Ayurveda, and being outside.
  Reatha Holt, Sr. Administrative Coordinator| 410-516-8001| Malone 160

Reatha began her career at Hopkins over 10 years ago in the Department of Surgery.  She will take over many of the tasks and responsibilities formerly handled by Debbie DeFord. Her responsibilities will include seminar scheduling and coordination, faculty and committee meetings planning, Malone Hall conference room scheduling, and front office operations including mail, packages, office supplies, and facilities. She will also provide administrative and project support to the administrator, the department chair, and ISI’s executive director.  In her free time, Reatha enjoys going to Broadway plays, spending time with her family and going to classic car shows.
TKM Tonette Harris, Financial Analyst | 410-516-4384 | Malone 160

As the Budget Analyst, Tonette supports faculty, staff, and students with financial and administrative activities. Some of the processes she assists with are: analyzing, reconciling, and monitoring financial accounts and extracting data; purchasing supplies and equipment; processing reimbursements for travel and supplies; assisting with Pre and Post Award activities for our contracts and grants; and Student Payroll and other administrative and financial tasks. Along the way, Tonette earned a BS in Business Administration a MS in Health Systems Management from the University of Baltimore. Tonette enjoys traveling and crafting.
SP Shani A. McPhersonCommunications Specialist | 410-516-4778 | Malone 160 D

Shani Provost joined CS as the Communications Specialist in May 2015. As the Communication Specialist, she is responsible for all marketing, print and online communications and social media for CS. She is also the liaison to the WSE and central communications office and assists with event logistics and outreach activities. Shani earned her B.A. in Communications from Johnson C. Smith University and a M.A. in Journalism & Public Affairs from American University. In her spare time, Shani enjoys reviewing the latest reads with her book club, jogging the Baltimore Harbor, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.
Revelie Niles, Academic Program Administrator | 410-516-6282 | Malone 160
Revelie joined Johns Hopkins staff after working in enrollment and academic advising at Walden University for 11 years. As Academic Program Administrator, she is primarily responsible for the day-to-day running of the graduate programs for the Computer Science Department and Information Security Institute. She assists students with the administrative aspects of the Master’s programs, ensuring they are supported from admissions through graduation. Revelie received her BS in Marketing from Providence College and then her MA in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy from Walden University. In her free time she is a member of a book club, exercises, and enjoys volunteering at her church.
Joanne Selinski Joanne Selinski, Director of Undergraduate Studies | 410-516-4117| Malone 225

Joanne started as a math major in college, earned her Ph.D. in computer science from JHU in 1996 and has been teaching and working with students since then.  She loves teaching and is always happy to welcome new students into the department.  Joanne also coordinates course schedules and  course assistant hiring in the department.  When not at JHU she may be found teaching dance at the Friday Night Swing Dance Club or at St. Pius X in their worship band, 40 More Days.
JT Javonnia ThomasSr. Financial Analyst | 410-516-0455| Malone 155

Javonnia Thomas joined CS in 2007 after working as a sole proprietor and in multiple organizations as a private contractor and bookkeeper.
As the Senior Financial Analyst, Javonnia provides financial analytical support to faculty and University Management for decision making purposes via oversight and tracking of sponsored and non-sponsored funding such as grants, contracts, and gifts. She also advises faculty and staff on relevant University and Federal policies and procedures that impact funding. Additionally, Javonnia works to bridge the gap for students who support the faculty labs and University research. You can contact Javonnia for assistance with the following: Pre and Post Sponsored award Activity; Proposal Submissions Single and Collaborative; Financial Reporting and Data; Q& A regarding Faculty or PhD Payroll, and Procurement Guidance for lab and departmental activities.



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