Meet the Staff


Abby Mifflin Abby Mifflin
Office Manager
Phone: (217) 206-8524
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I am a native of Springfield, Illinois and alumni of the Environmental Studies graduate program, where I received a Master of Arts in Environmental Planning and Management, with Graduate Certificate in GIS.  After graduation, I worked for the local city government in a variety of ways, managing the waste and recycling program, community outreach, grant writing, and GIS work. While I enjoyed my work experience, I was excited for the opportunity to work with students in the ENS Department. I hope I can assist students and encourage them along their journey.

Larry “Bud” PriceBud Price
Office Manager
Phone: (217) 206-6720
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I am married to Cathy Price, who works in the Office of Cashiering Operations here at UIS. We have two sons. Larry is a Computer Programmer at Wells-Fargo Bank in Den Moines, and Dr. Ken is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh.

My first career was in radio broadcasting. I built a new FM station, WKXQ 92.5, in Rushville, Illinois, in 1985 and purchased WPWQ FM 106.7 at Quincy in 1995. I sold both stations in 1999 and came to UIS to finish by undergrad degree, earning a BA in Liberal Studies, focusing on multimedia communications in 2001. I continued in graduate studies, focusing on Human Resource Management. I then earned a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Labor Relations (Public Administration Department), and a Certificate in Workforce Development through Human Development Counseling as part of my Master of Arts, Individual Option in 2002. I worked as a business consultant before coming to work at UIS as an Office Support Specialist for LIS, LNT, SOA, and WGS in 2007.

Tim Mayer
GIS Lab Graduate Assistant
Phone: (217) 206-8403
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Tim is in his second year as a Graduate Research Assistant for the GIS lab and a student in the M.S. Environmental Sciences program. He graduated in 2011 with his B.S. degree in Biology and specialization Ecology from Central Washington University. Before moving to Springfield, Tim worked throughout the Pacific Northwest as part of university research teams and local, state, and federal government organizations on mammal and habitat restoration projects.