Graduate School welcomes two new directors

Two new staff members will join the Graduate School team this month, filling positions essential to the Graduate School’s mission to serve students and programs across campus.

Amy Kuether will assume the role of Director of Academic Services Jan. 22 and Scott Carter will join the Graduate School as Fellowship Director Jan. 10.

Kuether formerly worked as Program Manager for the University of Wisconsin collaborative Master of Science in Data Science program, where she worked with graduate students, faculty, and partners on six UW System campuses. She previously worked in the UW–Madison College of Letters and Sciences as a curriculum analyst, where her responsibilities included supporting academic progress and time to degree efforts on campus. She holds master’s degrees in Political Science and Linguistics.

As Director of Academic Services, Kuether will lead the Academic Dean’s Office for all graduate students, serving as a resource for prospective and current students, faculty, and graduate program coordinators. The Director of Academic Services oversees a broad range of services, including monitoring satisfactory academic progress, processing graduate student enrollment forms, providing interpretation of Graduate School policy, and coordinating the conferral of all degrees within the Graduate School.

Carter formerly served as the Assistant Director of the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at UW–Madison, where he focused on cultural heritage programming and educational outreach. He brings experience managing fellowship competitions and communications for the Institute for Research in the Humanities at UW–Madison and holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from UW–Madison.

As Fellowship Director, Carter will oversee graduate student support programs including the annual graduate student support allocations, the student research and travel grants competition, and the allocation of Graduate School supported fellowships. He will also manage the annual graduate assistant stipend rate setting process and the ongoing application fee grant initiative.