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Division deans and department chairs

Position Description- Division Deans

2023-2024 Academic Year

Arts and Communication

Michael Zemek, Division Dean

Art Vickie Phipps
Communication Studies David Schwartz
Music James Lambrecht and Jacob Bancks
Theatre Arts Jennifer Popple and Jeff Coussens


Umme Al-wazedi, Division Dean (fall); Lisa Seidlitz Acting Division Dean (spring)

Africana Studies TBD
American Studies Brett Biebel and Jane Simonsen
Asian Studies

Mari Nagase (fall); Elizabeth Lawrence (spring) and Peter Xiao

Classics Kirsten Day
English David Crowe
FYI Farah Marklevits
History Brian Leech 
Latin American Studies TBD (fall) and Chris Strunk
Philosophy Tim Bloser
Religion Jason Mahn and Dan Lee
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Jennifer Heacock-Renaud
World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Megan Havard Rockwell


Jennifer Burnham, Division Dean

Biology Kimberly Murphy
Chemistry and Biochemistry Patrick Crawford
Environmental Studies Michael Reisner and Jason Koontz
Geography Chris Strunk
Geology Jeff Strasser
Mathematics and Computer Science Andrew Sward
Physics, Engineering, and Astronomy Jim Van Howe Acting Chair (fall) and Nathan Frank (spring)

Social Sciences

Jessica Schultz, Division Dean

Accounting Nadia Schwartz
Business Administration Ann Ericson and Lina Zhou
Communication Sciences and Disorders Grad Program Director Alli Haskill
Communication Sciences and Disorders Ann Perreau
Data Analytics Marty Coe
Economics Joanna Short and Chris Marmé 
Education Mike Egan
Physical Education Michael Zapolski
Political Science Xiaowen Zhang
Psychology & Neuroscience Ian Harrington
Neuroscience Shara Stough
Public Health Dara Wegman-Geedey
Sociology and Anthropology Adam Kaul

Interdisciplinary and Experiential Minors

Aging Studies Sangeetha Rayapati
Entrepreneurial Studies David Thornblad
Ethics Tim Bloser and Dan Lee
Food Studies Brian Leech and Chris Strunk
Honors David Snowball
Interreligious Leadership Nirmala Salgado
Nonprofit Leadership Development Melinda Mahon