Conflict Resolution

Below is a list of resources if you are having issues with your advisor or manager and need outside advice or help:

 

Univeristy Ombuds Office

The Ombuds are confidential advice-givers. If necessary, the can act as mediators between conflicting parties, but their role is to behave impartially.

 

Departmental Resources

  • BMEGG Graduate Program Advisor
    • Christal Wintersmith (cdwinter@ucdavis.edu)
  • BMEGG Program Chair
    • Professor David Hawkins (dahawkins@ucdavis.edu)
  • BME Department Chair
    • Professor Steven George (scgeorge@ucdavis.edu)

 

College of Engineering Resources

  • Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Engineering
    • Ricardo Castro (rhrcastro@ucdavis.edu)
  • Dean of Engineering
    • Jennifer Curtis (jscurtis@ucdavis.edu)

 

Graduate Affairs

  • Graduate Student Affairs Officer (SAO)
    • Amelia Brown (amebrown@ucdavis.edu)
  • Associate Dean for Graduate Students
    • Ellen Hartigan-O'Conner
  • Dean of Graduate School
    • Jean-Pierre (JP) Delplanque

 

Whistleblowing

If you witness improper activities and want to report them, you can submit a Whistleblower complaint form or call the University Whistleblower hotline at (800) 403-4744.

*Employees, students, and others are protected from retaliation for filing a whistleblower report.*

 

 

Note: If your issue deals with sexual harassment, the person you reach out to is required to report the incident