Faculty and Staff



Kristen Brandt, Staff Assistant
Kristen joined USF in 2016 and assists primarily with faculty matters and supporting the department chair. Prior to working for the university, she worked at an elementary school for five years helping to run an after school and summer program with over 100 students. As a USF graduate, Kristen is very familiar with USF's Tampa campus and enjoys helping others feel at home at the university. When out of work, she enjoys traveling and being outdoors.

Contact Kristen for help with: Appointments with Dr. Ferekides, payroll, promotion and tenure, key requests, building access, purchasing supplies, and faculty-related travel.
E-mail: brandtk@usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-6293
Office: ENB 379B


Cherie Dilley, Academic Services Administrator
Cherie has worked at the University of South Florida for over 16 years, initially attending as a freshman in 1994. Cherie has completed 2 masters degrees, one in Adult Education and another in Instructional Technology and is currently working on an MBA. Outside of work, she spends time with her husband and 3 children.

Contact Cherie for help with: Online course assistance, undergraduate advising, course scheduling and undergraduate permits, accreditation questions, event planning, job postings, departmental web design, the 5 year program, graduation and Canvas (learning management system) issues.
E-mail: cdilley@usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-2659
Office: ENB 379E


Diana Hamilton, Academic Program Specialist
Diana has worked for the University of South Florida since 2002. The last 12 years were spent at the Florida Center for Advising and Academic Support working with high school and undergraduate students statewide. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Management and Management Information Systems from USF. She has a passion for assisting students and loves helping them succeed in their educational careers. When not working, you can find her with her husband and 2 daughters. They like to go to Disney World as much as possible.

Contact Diana for help with: Graduate admissions, graduate program questions, dissertation/thesis processes, permits for graduate courses and graduation.
E-mail: dlhamilton@usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-6318
Office: ENB 379B