Student Academic Services

John Paulson

Assistant Director of SAS

Phone: 206.685.1762

John manages SAS and oversees and participates in student advising and recruitment across all programs, plans and leads programmatic services for current students, facilitates the overall admission process, and supervises SAS staff.

Kevin Schuda

Curriculum & Student Services Specialist

Phone: 206.543.6302

Kevin serves as the main support individual for all aspects of curriculum, the UW Time Schedule, course evaluations, and grading. In addition, Kevin also contributes to student advising, recruitment, admissions, Visit-Days, and student orientation activities.

Stephen Schwartz

Graduate Program Director

Phone: 206.685.1799

Steve oversees the strategic and programmatic activities of Student Academic Services (SAS), directing and participating in current and prospective student advising, admissions, and recruitment. He also consults on the development of curriculum.

Jalen Smith

Student Lifecycle & Community Engagement Coordinator

Jalen plays a critical role in facilitating our department’s success in meeting our equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) goals outlined in our Strategic Plan, and provides continuity across Epi’s groups and teams toward implementing an anti-racist/EDI-focused lens across the full student lifecycle, while more broadly strengthening community engagement and partnerships.

Julie Nevins

Systems Analyst


Julie manages student and alumni records, student progress tracking and degree audits, and program data reporting. She also assists with student advising, recruitment, admissions, and orientation activities.

Nick Smith

Graduate Program Associate Director

Phone: 206.221.5477

Nick supports the Graduate Program Director in overseeing all the strategic and programmatic activities of SAS and participates in current and prospective student advising, admissions, recruitment. He also consults on the development of curriculum.