Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and Program Directors

Academic Year 2021-22

Fine Arts

  • Associate Dean – through 12/31/21 – Irve Dell
  • Associate Dean – effective 1/1/22 – Alison Feldt
  • Chair, Department of Art and Art History – Peter Nelson
  • Chair, Department of Dance – Heather Klopchin
  • Interim Chair, Department of Dance – 9/1/21 – 12/31/21 – Anne von Bibra
  • Chair, Department of Music – Kathryn Ananda-Owens
  • Vice-Chair, Department of Music – David Carter
  • Interim Chair, Department of Theater – 7/1/21 – 12/31/21 – Alison Feldt
  • Interim Chair, Department of Theater – 1/1/22 – 5/31/22 – Dan Dressen

Humanities

  • Associate Dean – Colin Wells
  • Chair, Department of Classics – Anne Groton
  • Chair, Department of English – Jon Naito
  • Chair, Department of German – Kari Lie Dorer
  • Chair, Department of History – Anna Kuxhausen
  • Interim Chair, Department of History – 10/1/21 – 1/21/22 – Steve Hahn
  • Chair, Department of Norwegian – Kari Lie Dorer
  • Chair, Department of Philosophy – Danny Muñoz-Hutchinson
  • Chair, Department of Religion – Gregory Walter
  • Chair, Department of Romance Languages – Ariel Strichartz
  • Section Head, French – Maria Vendetti
  • Director, Ancient & Medieval Studies – Anne Groton
  • Director, Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) – Gwen Barnes-Karol
  • Director, The Great Conversation – Mary Trull

Interdisciplinary and General Studies

  • Associate Dean – Karil Kucera
  • Chair, Department of Asian Studies – Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak
  • Chair, Department of Environmental Studies – Dan Hofrenning
  • Chair, Department of Russian Language and Area Studies – Marc Robinson
  • Director, Africa and the African Diaspora – Abdulai Iddrisu
  • Director, American Conversations – Kristina Medina-Vilariño
  • Director, Asian Conversations – Ka Wong
  • Section Head, Chinese – Ying Zhou
  • Director, Environmental Conversation – Kiara Jorgenson
  • Director, Film and Media Studies – Björn Nordfjörd
  • Director, Integrative Studies – Karil Kucera
  • Section Head, Japanese – Joanne Quimby
  • Director, Latin American Studies – Jonathan O’Conner
  • Director, Linguistic Studies – Jeremy Loebach
  • Director, Middle East Studies – Jamie Schillinger
  • Director, Nordic Studies – Kari Lie Dorer
  • Director, Public Affairs Conversation – Jason Marsh
  • Director, Race and Ethnic Studies – Jennifer Kwon Dobbs
  • Director, Race Matters Learning Community – Jon Naito
  • Director, Gender and Sexuality Studies – Nancy Thompson
  • Director, Writing Program – Diane LeBlanc

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • Associate Dean – Jason Engbrecht
  • Chair, Department of Biology – Steve Freedberg
  • Chair, Department of Chemistry – Doug Beussman
  • Chair, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science – Tina Garrett
  • Chair, Department of Physics – Brian Borovsky
  • Chair, Department of Psychology – Gary Muir
  • Director, Biomolecular Science – Lisa Bowers
  • Director, Computer Science – Ryota Matsuura
  • Director, Engineering Studies – Alden Adolph
  • Director, Mathematical Biology – Anne Walter
  • Director, Neuroscience – Jay Demas
  • Director, Science Conversation – Jeremy Loebach
  • Director, Statistics – Paul Roback

Social Sciences

  • Associate Dean – Susan Smalling
  • Chair, Department of Economics – Ashley Hodgson
  • Chair, Department of Education – Elizabeth Leer
  • Chair, Department of Kinesiology – Cindy Book
  • Chair, Department of Nursing – Susan Huehn
  • Chair, Department of Political Science – Chris Chapp
  • Chair, Department of Social Work and Family Studies – Mary Carlsen
  • Chair, Department of Sociology/Anthropology – Christopher Chiappari
  • Director, Family Studies – Mary Carlsen
  • Director, International Relations Concentration – Menevis Cilizglu
  • Interim Director, International Relations Concentration – 9/1/21 – 12/31/2 – Tony Lott
  • Director, Management Studies – Sian Christie

TRIO

  • Director, McNair Scholars – Janis Johnson
  • Director, Student Support Services – Brian Greening

Updated June 30, 2021