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Use the links below to schedule an appointment with one of our advisors. If you graduated more than one year ago, please email us to request an appointment. 

In-person appointments will be held in 24 Capen Hall. If you would prefer a telephone appointment, please include your phone number in the comments section of the appointment request. Students scheduling Zoom appointments should click on the Zoom link listed at the time of your appointment. You will be let in from the waiting room. Please enable your web cam and microphone for this meeting.

Office Location

24 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-9100

Our Staff

Megan Stewart, Director of Fellowships and Scholarships

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Megan Stewart grew up in the Mid-Hudson Valley, outside of Poughkeepsie, New York. She completed both her graduate and undergraduate work at UB. She has previously worked in the UB Career Design Center (formerly Career Services) and the Honors College as an advisor.

Stewart has two sons and loves spending time with her family. She enjoys reading, traveling, running and cheering on the Buffalo Bills. Stewart is also a volunteer with Just Buffalo Literary Center. 

Elizabeth Colucci, Assistant Dean for Graduate Professional Development

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Elizabeth Colucci received her undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University and her master's degree from Boston College. She has worked at Simmons College, Boston College and Michigan State University. At UB, she has worked in the Graduate School and the Honors College prior to becoming the director of fellowships and scholarships.

Colucci has two sons, Peter and Andrew, and three bonus kids, Catherine, Julie and John. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking, reading and gardening. She and her partner Greg are foodies who love to shop, cook and entertain. They love to travel and are always planning their next trip.

Hannah Griffith, Graduate Assistant

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Hannah Griffith grew up in the tiny town of Bemus Point, NY and completed her undergrad degree at UB with majors in international studies and Spanish. During undergrad, she was a teaching assistant for the Honors College and studied abroad in Mexico and Russia. After graduating in 2017, she worked for Wegmans, The Buffalo Zoo, and a grassroots nonprofit called Let Them LOL.

Griffith is excited to be back at UB pursuing a master’s degree in history. In her free time, she loves hiking with her awesome parents, reading, sunrise runs, smothering her cat with love and affection, and cooking. She is passionate about the environment and volunteers at a local wildlife refuge so she can continue working with animals, a love that was sparked by working at the zoo.

Faculty Fellows

Patrick McDevitt, PhD

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Patrick McDevitt, PhD, is a cultural historian of the Britain, Ireland, and the British empire with a particular interest in the history of everyday life, including gender, sport, fashion, religion and popular culture. After graduating from NYU, McDevitt won a Fulbright to New Zealand and earned a First Class Honors degree from the University of Canterbury. He returned to the states and completed his MA and PhD at Rutgers in European history. His first book is entitled May the Best Man Win: Sport, Masculinity, and Nationalism in Great Britain and the Empire 1880-1935.

His current work is divided between a history of Catholicism in Ireland since Vatican II and the history of sport in the British military at home and in the empire. Since coming to UB, McDevitt has served as Fulbright program advisor and the director of graduate studies for the history department. He is a past officer of UB’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, America’s oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences.

McDevitt is the UB Fulbright faculty fellow and will provide feedback on drafts for students applying for the Fulbright research/study grants. 

Ashlee N. Ford Versypt, PhD

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Ashlee N. Ford Versypt, PhD, leads the Systems Biomedicine and Pharmaceutics Laboratory. The long-term goal for her research program is to develop multi-scale mathematical and computational models to enhance understanding of the mechanisms governing tissue remodeling and damage as a result of diseases and infections and to simulate the treatment of those conditions to improve human health. The Systems Biomedicine and Pharmaceutics Laboratory specializes in modeling kinetics and transport processes involved in biological and chemical interactions related to both physiological microenvironments and engineered biomedical and pharmaceutical systems, particularly those involved in tissue damage and treatment. Her research program is funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, Ford Versypt also disseminates educational scholarship through publications, presentations, and software related to chemical engineering instruction, computational activities, student development, and outreach.

While earning her PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ford Versypt was awarded the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP). 

Ford Versypt is the UB NSF GRFP faculty fellow and will provide feedback on the research proposal for students applying for the NSF GRFP. 

Center for Excellence in Writing Consultant

Callie Ingram

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Callie Ingram (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University at Buffalo and the Graduate Convention Assistant for the Northeast Modern Language Association. She has nine years of experience in teaching college writing and literature, writing consulting and pedagogy and editorial work.

Her research interests include 20th and 21st-century US fiction, narrative ethics and phenomenologies of reading, and her dissertation explores how contemporary women writers interrogate the popular and disciplinary investment in “encounter” as the site of literary ethics. Her scholarly work has been published in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, and her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in P-QUEUE, Dream Pop, and on (as recipient of the 2021 Dan Liberthson Poetry Prize).

She enjoys working with writers of all different kinds and at any stage of the writing process.

Callie Ingram is available to meet with applicants on Tuesday and Thursday 1-4 p.m., or other times as needed.