Administrative Staff


Kelly Culotta, Sr. Academic Program Coordinator| 410-516-8001 | Malone 325

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.

*A schedule of Kelly’s walk-in hours for the Spring 2021 semester are listed below. On Friday Feb 26th, Kelly’s hours will be from 2:30pm to 4:00pm instead of the time indicated below.

  • Monday: 9:30am-10:30am
  • Wednesday: 8:30am-9:30am
  • Friday: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Please note that all times are in EST, and that hours will be hosted over zoom using this link. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to her via email.

Kim FranklinAcademic Program Administrator| 410-516-7451 | Malone 160

Kim is responsible for the oversight and management of Ph.D. students in the CS Department. In her role, she coordinates and manages activities related to academic affairs – including recruitment, admissions, advising, scheduling, financial services, student services, and event planning.  Kim previously worked at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, in the Hopkins-Nanjing Center’s graduate program office in a similarly aligned position to that of her current work in CS.  She received her BA from Dickinson College in 1996, and her MA in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute in 2008.  When not in the office or spending time with family, she can be found training for her next triathlon, endurance swim, or cycling event.
Alex Fink, Sr. Grants and Contracts| 410-516-0455 | Malone 160
Alex supports faculty and staff with financial and administrative activities and assists with Pre and Post Award activities for our grants and contracts.
Breiona Ghee, Budget Specialist| 410-516-8775 |Malone 160
Breiona Ghee is the newest staff member to join the Department of Computer Science (CS). As a budget specialist, she works with the financial and administrative teams to provide financial and payroll support to: CS, JHU’s Information Security Institute, the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, and the Institute for Assured Autonomy. Prior to joining CS, Breiona worked as a personal banker for Eastern Savings Bank. On December 13, 2019, Breiona earned her banking and finance degree from Bowie State University and is currently enrolled online at UMUC Global Campus pursuing her master’s in financial management. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and binge-watching shows on Netflix.
  Laura GrahamAdministrator
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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.


SP Shani A. McPhersonCommunications Specialist | 410-516-4778 | Malone 160 D

Shani McPherson 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.
Kristin Ruth,Grants and Contracts Analyst | 410-516-8775| Malone 160

As Grants and Contracts Analyst, Kristin supports the faculty’s sponsored research activities.  This includes Pre and Post Award activities, account monitoring, financial transactions, and financial reporting. Kristin joined the Computer Science department in December 2019 after completing the John’s Hopkins Research Administration Training Program. The program includes rotations at Sponsored Projects Shared Services (SPSS), a Johns Hopkins academic department, Office of Hopkins Internal Audits (OHIA), and Johns Hopkins University Research Administration (JHURA). Before that, Kristin was a Development Coordinator for the Department of Neurology. Kristin enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts, and going on long walks.
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 gardening, biking, dancing, or playing music.



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