Tampa Campus

Office staff work a hybrid schedule and are on-campus three days per week. Staff may be reached via Teams or email on remote workdays. 

Name Description of Duties

OLivia McClamma

Department Operations Manager

Olivia McClamma

  • Manages Integrative Biology office and staff
  • Departmental HR liaison 
  • Oversight of departmental operating budgets
  • Faculty assignments, T&P, and annual evaluations
  • General office questions
  • Payroll processing
  • Travel and purchasing support
  • IB website administrator

Office: SCA 112A
Contact Olivia:

Christine Brubaker

Academic Services Administrator

Christine Brubaker

  • Administration and support of Tampa campus graduate programs
    • Admissions
    • Committees
    • Recruitment and appreciation events
    • Onboarding
    • Training
    • Graduate student timeline guidance
    • Graduation processes 
  • Tuition waivers
  • TA appointments

Office: SCA 112C
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Contact Christine:

Ben Peoples

Academic Program Specialist

Ben Peoples

  • Support of Tampa campus academic programs
    • Academic course schedule
    • Course syllabi
    • Collaboration with BioAdvise
    • Textbook orders
    • Undergraduate research permits
    • Graduate course permits
    • Enrollment reporting
  • Room bookings
  • Office purchasing
  • Key Requests
  • Travel arrangements for university guests

Office: SCA 112E
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Contact Ben:


Unit Research Administrator

Jessica Wilson

  • Grants administrator (federal, state, student, private and international fund sources)
  • Pre- & Post-award support
  • Preparation and submission grant proposals in compliance with sponsor and university policy
  • Monitors and reconciles expenditures on sponsored projects, start-up, and research initiatives
  • Departmental Liaison to USF Division of Sponsored Research
  • Grant funded travel
  • Research appointments

Office: SCA 112D
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Contact Jessica:

Mary Mangiapia, MS

Laboratory Manager


  • Laboratory curriculum development and TA supervision of BSC2011L – Bio II
  • Laboratory purchasing for teaching labs
  • Biohazardous waste disposal
  • Specimen collection and tank maintenance
  • Teaching laboratory safety officer

Contact Mary: | (813) 974-5059

Richard Romeo “Romeo”

Research Engineering Technologist

Richard Romeo

  • Maintenance of research and teaching laboratory equipment
  • Department vehicle and vessel maintenance
  • Autoclave maintenance and safety training
  • Environmental chamber and greenhouse

Contact Romeo: | (813) 974-2667

St. Petersburg Campus

Name Description of Duties

Reid Lesperance

Administrative Specialist

  • CAS representative for appointment renewals
  • Oversight of departmental operating budgets
  • Payroll processing

Contact Reid:


Teaching Lab Manager

  • Laboratory curriculum development and TA supervision of BSC2011L – Bio II
  • Laboratory purchasing for teaching labs
  • Teaching laboratory safety officer

Contact Deborah: | (727) 973-4380

Catherine Koziol, MBA

Internship Coordinator

  • Undergraduate Advising representative for internships

Contact Catherine:


Research Lab Manager

  • Responsible for all St. Petersburg research labs (Biology, ESP, and Chemistry)
  • Repairs and maintains research instrumentation, vessels, and vehicles
  • Research lab hurricane preparations
  • Training of grad students

Contact Mahmoud: