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The Nuclear Engineering Department staff consists of seven administrative staff members, one professional student advisor, and two technical staff members. They are listed below along with their job title.

Business Office Staff

Ami McBrideAmi McBride
Business Manager
315 Pasqua Engineering Building

Business Manager Functions:

  • Project Administration
  • Accounts Payable, Travel, and HR Approvals
  • Ledger Review
  • RIF Calculations
  • Faculty Start-up
  • Department/College/University Reporting
  • Business Office Oversight
  • Backup for Financial Specialist

Tonya MathesTonya Mathes
Accounting Specialist III
215 Pasqua Engineering Building

Accounting Specialist Functions:

  • Ledger Reconciliation
  • Proposal Assistance/Review
  • Project Extensions
  • Project Re-Budgets
  • Project Close Outs

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Brittany Parkman
HR Specialist
104 Pasqua Engineering Building

HR Specialist Functions:

  • All Human Resource Functions
  • Payroll
  • Monthly Timesheet
  • Biweekly Timesheet
  • New Hire Paperwork
  • Terminations
  • Pay Funding Changes
  • Effort Certification
  • International Visiting Scholar Paperwork

Caitlyn AdamsCaitlyn Hardy
Accounting Specialist I
207 Pasqua Engineering Building

Accounting Specialist Functions:

  • Travel
  • Event Coordination
  • Conference Room Scheduling
  • Office Supply Purchases

The Department of Nuclear Engineering’s Business Office is located in Pasqua Nuclear Engineering Building, Room 315.

Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. If you have any special requirements, please contact Ami McBride at 865-974-2525.

Candy AndersonCandy Anderson
Financial Specialist I
215 Pasqua Engineering Building

Financial Specialist Functions:

  • Accounts Payable, Travel, and HR Reviewer
  • Ledger Reconciliation
  • Proposal Assistance/Review
  • Project Extensions
  • Project Re-Budgets
  • Project Close Outs
  • Backup for Business Manager

Lydia SharpLydia Sharp
Administrative Specialist II
315 Pasqua Engineering Building

Academic Specialist Functions:

  • Assistant to Department Head
  • Scholarship Assistance
  • Timetable
  • Student Profile Scheduling Assistance
  • Textbook Purchasing
  • Event Parking
  • Departmental/College Academic Surveys

Jaclyn Swaney 
Accounting Specialist I
315 Pasqua Engineering Building

Accounting Specialist Functions:

  • Accounts Payable Invoices
  • Accounts Payable Contracts
  • Purchase Requisitions over $10,000
  • Purchase Requisition NCJs and Bid Paperwork
  • Asset Creation
  • Miscellaneous Reimbursement
  • Verify/Submit Procurement Card Statements
  • Website, Social Media, and Digital Messaging

Student Advising Staff

amanda lovelaceAmanda Lovelace
Professional Advisor
315 Pasqua Engineering Building



Technical Staff

Scott EmertScott Emert
Technical Specialist III
106 Pasqua Engineering Building

Technical Specialist Functions:

  • Machine Shop Support
  • Teaching Lab Support
  • Research Technical Support
  • Radiation Safety
  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Research Purchasing

Ashly PearsonAshly Pearson
Electronics & Communications Specialist III
106 Pasqua Engineering Building

Electronics Specialist Functions:

  • Computer Support
  • Research Electronics Support
  • Student Seating
  • Electronics Purchasing
  • Copier ID Assignments
  • Shipping and Receiving Backup
  • Asset Administration

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