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Family Social Science Staff


Bonnie Anderson

Bonnie Anderson

Graduate Student Services Support

290B McNeal Hall
Tel: 612-625-3116
Email: ander742@umn.edu

I joined the department in 2012. I provide support for the graduate programs and student services areas within Family Social Science. I work directly with the collegiate graduate program, department head, director of graduate studies, directors of department programs in the areas of admissions, recruiting, registration, program management, and graduation.


Roz Elstrom

Technical Coordinator

48E McNeal Hall
Tel: 612-626-5698
Email: relstrom@umn.edu

I provide desktop support for the faculty, staff, and students as the department's Technical Coordinator (TC). I've been in this position with FSoS since 2005.



Brook Hofstad

Brooklyn Hofstad

Communications Associate

290C McNeal Hall
Tel: 612-626-9877
Email: hofs0039@umn.edu


Nikki Wakkal

Nikki Wakal

Student & HR Support Liaison

290 McNeal Hall
Tel: 612-626-3248
Email: waka0002@umn.edu


Steven Pearthree

Steven Pearthree

Assistant to the Department Head

290E McNeal Hall
Tel: 612-625-8771
Email: spearthr@umn.edu

I assist the department head with unit administration, provide human resources, financial administration, and space management for the department.


Amy Ramaker

Amy Ramaker

Executive Administrative Specialist

290 McNeal Hall
Tel: 612-625-6272
Email: aramaker@umn.edu

Amy supports the department in administrative, business, and financial areas.


Cathy Schulz

Research Associate

299G McNeal Hall
Tel: 612-625-2705
Email: cschulz@umn.edu

I support the research needs of faculty and graduate students – ranging from SPSS to online surveys to serving as a sounding board for students exploring their research ideas. I teach FSoS 5015, Family Research Laboratory. I also coordinate departmental academic technology needs with the Instructional Technology Fellow, oversee the research lab, and coordinate the purchase and licensing of software.


Student Office Workers

Alyssa Kampsen & Hannah Vaughn

290 McNeal Hall
Tel: 612-625-1900
Email: fsosinfo@umn.edu