Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and Program Directors

Academic Year 2014-2015

Fine Arts

  • Associate Dean – Mary Griep
  • Chair, Department of Art and Art History – Nancy Thompson
  • Vice-Chair, Department of Art and Art History – Irve Dell
  • Chair, Department of Dance – Sherry Saterstrom
  • Chair, Department of Music – Alison Feldt
  • Vice-Chair, Department of Music – Kent McWilliams
  • Chair, Department of Theater – Brian Bjorklund

Humanities

  • Associate Dean – Corliss Swain
  • Chair, Department of Classics – Anne Groton
  • Chair, Department of English – Colin Wells
  • Chair, Department of German – Margaret Hayford O’Leary
  • Chair, Department of History – Judy Kutulas
  • Chair, Department of Norwegian – Margaret Hayford O’Leary
  • Chair, Department of Philosphy – Charles Taliaferro
  • Chair, Department of Religion – DeAne Lagerquist
  • Chair, Department of Romance Languages – Wendy Allen
  • Director, Ethical Issues and Normative Perspectives (EIN) – Charles Taliaferro
  • Director, Ancient & Medieval Studies – Anne Groton
  • Director, Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) – Jolene Barjasteh
  • Director, The Great Conversation – Laurel Carrinton
  • Associate Director, The Great Conversation – Doug Casson
  • Director, World Languages Center – Renata Debska-McWilliams

Interdisciplinary and General Studies

  • Associate Dean – Dana Gross
  • Chair, Department of Asian Studies – Karil Kucera
  • Vice Chair, Department of Asian Studies – Rika Ito
  • Chair, Department of Environmental Studies – Beckie Judge
  • Chair, Department of Russian Language and Area Studies – Marc Robinson
  • Curator of Natural Lands – Kathy Shea
  • Director, Africa and the Americas – Abdulai Iddrisu
  • Director, American Conversations – Colin Wells
  • Director, American Studies – Mark Allister
  • Director, Asian Conversations – Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak
  • Director, Civic Engagement - Dan Hofrenning
  • Director, Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) –Greg Muth
  • Director, Integrative Studies – Dana Gross
  • Director, International and Off-Campus Studies (IOS) –Jodi Malmgren
  • Director, Latin American Studies – Ariel Strichartz
  • Director, Library and Information Services – Roberta Lembke
  • Director, Linguistic Studies – Rika Ito
  • Director, Media and Film Studies –Bill Sonnega
  • Director, Middle East Studies – Jamie Schillinger
  • Director, Nordic Studies – Margaret Hayford O’Leary
  • Director, Oral Communications – Jeanne Willcoxon
  • Director, Race and Ethnic Studies – Bruce Nordstrom-Loeb
  • Director, Women’s and Gender Studies – Anna Kuxhausen
  • Director, Writing in Context (WRI) – Diane LeBlanc

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • Associate Dean – Mary Walczak
  • Chair, Department of Biology – Jean Porterfield
  • Chair, Department of Chemistry – Bob Hanson
  • Chair, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science – Jill Dietz
  • Chair, Department of Physics – Brian Borovsky
  • Chair, Department of Psychology – Shelly Dickinson
  • Director, Biomedical Studies – Jean Porterfield
  • Director, Biomolecular Science – Jeff Schwinefus
  • Director, Computer Science – Olaf Hall-Holt
  • Director, Neuroscience – Kevin Crisp
  • Director, Pre-Health Professions Advising – Kevin Crisp
  • Director, Science Conversation – Brian Borovsky
  • Director, Statistics – Paul Roback

Social Sciences

  • Associate Dean – Dan Hofrenning
  • Chair, Department of Economics – Tony Becker
  • Chair, Department of Education – Elizabeth Leer
  • Chair, Department of Exercise Science – Cindy Book
  • Chair, Department of Nursing – Diana Neal
  • Chair, Department of Political Science – Tony Lott
  • Chair, Department of Social Work and Family Studies – Mary Carlsen
  • Chair, Department of Sociology/Anthropology – Tom Williamson
  • Director, Education Assessment – Heather Campbell
  • Director, Education Field Experiences and Licensure – Rosie Pfarr-Baker
  • Director, Education Social Studies – Robert McClure
  • Director, Educational Talent Search – Heidi Gilles
  • Director, Management Studies – Rick Goedde
  • Director, Social Work Field Coordinator – Susan Smalling
  • Director, Upward Bound – Mari Tototzintle