Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and Program Directors

Academic Year 2017-18

Fine Arts

  • Associate Dean – Kent McWilliams
  • Chair, Department of Art and Art History- Nancy Thompson
  • Vice Chair, Department of Art and Art History – John Saurer
  • Chair, Department of Dance – Heather Klopchin
  • Chair, Department of Music – Justin Merritt
  • Chair, Department of Theater – Bill Sonnega
  • Vice-Chair, Department of Theater – Karen Wilson

Humanities

  • Associate Dean – Margaret O’Leary
  • Chair, Department of Classics – Anne Groton
  • Chair, Department of English – Colin Wells
  • Chair, Department of German – Wendy Allen
  • Chair, Department of History – Steve Hahn
  • Chair, Department of Norwegian – Kari Lie Dorer
  • Chair, Department of Philosophy – Charles Taliaferro
  • Chair, Department of Religion – Jamie Schillinger
  • Chair, Department of Romance Languages – Maggie Broner
  • Director, Ethical Issues and Normative Perspectives (EIN) – Charles Taliaferro
  • Director, Ancient & Medieval Studies – Anne Groton
  • Director, Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) – Jeane DeLaney
  • 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
  • Chair, Department of Environmental Studies – Paul Jackson
  • Chair, Department of Russian Language and Area Studies – Anna Kuxhausen
  • Director, Africa and the Americas – Abdulai Iddrisu
  • Director, American Conversations – DeAne Lagerquist
  • Director, American Studies – DeAne Lagerquist
  • Director, Asian Conversations – Karil Kucera
  • Director, Chinese – Ka Wong
  • Director, Environmental Conversation – David Booth
  • Director, Film Studies – Linda Mokdad
  • Director, Integrative Studies – Dana Gross
  • Director, International and Off-Campus Studies (IOS) – Jodi Malmgren
  • Director, Japanese – Rika Ito
  • Director, Latin American Studies – Kristina Thallhammer
  • Director, Linguistic Studies – Ying Zhou
  • Director, Media Studies – William Sonnega
  • Director, Middle East Studies – Jamie Schillinger
  • Director, Nordic Studies – Kari Lie Dorer
  • Director, Oral Communication (ORC) – William Sonnega
  • Director, Public Affairs Conversation – Michael Fuerstein
  • Director, Race and Ethnic Studies – Jennifer Kwon Dobbs
  • Director, Women’s and Gender Studies – Jolene Barjasteh
  • Director, Writing Program (FYW, WRI) – Diane LeBlanc

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • Associate Dean – Mary Walczak
  • Chair, Department of Biology – Kim Kandl
  • Chair, Department of Chemistry – Doug Beussman
  • Chair, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science – Kristina Garrett
  • Chair, Department of Physics – Jason Engbrecht
  • Chair, Department of Psychology – Grace Cho
  • Director, Biomolecular Science – Eric Cole
  • Director, Computer Science – Richard Brown
  • Director, Mathematical Biology – Steven Freedberg
  • Director, Neuroscience – Shelly Dickinson
  • Director, Pre-Health Professions Advising – Kevin Crisp
  • Director, Science Conversation – Arthur Cunningham
  • Director, Statistics – Kathryn Ziegler-Graham

Social Sciences

  • Associate Dean – Rebecca Judge
  • Chair, Department of Economics – Paul Wojick (Semester I)
  • Chair, Department of Economics – Anthony Becker (Interim and Semester II)
  • Chair, Department of Education – Heather Campbell
  • Chair, Department of Exercise Science – Cindy Book
  • Chair, Department of Nursing – Mary Beth Kuehn
  • Chair, Department of Political Science – Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak
  • Chair, Department of Social Work and Family Studies – Susan Smalling (Semester I and Interim)
  • Chair, Department of Social Work and Family Studies – Mary Carlsen (Semester II)
  • Chair, Department of Sociology/Anthropology – Chris Chiappari
  • 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 O’Hair
  • Director, Management Studies – Rick Goedde
  • Director, Social Work Field Coordinator – Susan Smalling
  • Director, TRiO McNair – Janis Johnson
  • Director, Upward Bound – Mari Avaloz

 

Updated July 31, 2017