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Dean of the Faculty Office Administration and Staff

Name Title Contact
William Hoynes Dean of the Faculty (845) 437-5300

Main Building

Kathleen M. Susman Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Biology (845) 437-5306

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Christina Johnson Assistant Dean for Grants Development and Administration (845) 437-7615

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Melissa R. Naitza Assistant Dean for Academic Administration (845) 437-5301

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Erica Leman Assistant Director of Academic Administration (845) 437-5310

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Andrea Monteleone Dean of the Faculty Coordinator (845) 437-5307

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Patricia A. Turner Executive Assistant (845) 437-5302

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Amy Jo Arndt Office Specialist (845) 437-5300

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Diane Zocchi Administrative Assistant (845) 437-5308

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Directors Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty

Name Title Contact
John Bradley Executive Director of Vassar Education Collaboration VEC (845) 437-7308
Maria Hantzopoulos Associate Professor and Chair of Education and Coordinator of Secondary Teacher Education (845) 437-7360

Vassar College Observatory

Katherine Hite Professor of Political Science on the F. Thompson Chair and Director of Research Development (845) 437-7661

Rockefeller Hall

Colleen R. Mallet Registrar (845) 437-5276

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Thomas Pacio Director of Creative Arts and Community Engagement (845) 437-7039

Old Laundry Building

Lisa Radhika Kaul Director of Community-Engaged Learning (845) 437-5280

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Christina Johnson Assistant Dean for Grants Development and Administration (845) 437-7615

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Kerry Stamp Director of International Programs (845) 437-5260

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Amanda L. Thornton Director of Grants Administration (845) 437-5309

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Academic Departments

DepartmentChairPhoneBoxEmail
AnthropologyMartha Kaplanx5504220makaplan
ArtLisa Collinsx7029134licollins
Athletics &
Physical Education
Michelle Walsh
Kathy Campbell
x7452
x7460
750
472
michwalsh
kacampbell
BiologyMargaret Ronsheimx7411513maronsheim
ChemistryAlison Keimowitzx5744100alkeimowitz
Chinese and JapaneseHaoming Liux5252506haliu
Cognitive ScienceJan Andrewsx7369146amdrewsj
Computer ScienceLuke Hunsbergerx5992444hunsberger
DanceJohn Meehanx7832154jomeehan
DramaShona Tuckerx7256178shtucker
Earth Science &
Geography
Jill Schneidermanx5542312schneiderman
EconomicsSarah Pearlmanx5212497sapearlman
EducationMaria
Hantzopoulos
x7360487mahantzopoulos
EnglishWendy Grahamx5643250wegraham
FilmShane Slattery-Quintanillax5588535shslatteryquintanilla
French & Francophone StudiesThomas Parkerx7572319thparker
German StudiesJeffrey Schneiderx7666501jeschneider
Greek and
Roman Studies
Rachel Friedmanx5602342rafriedman
Hispanic StudiesNicolás Vivaldax5619377nivivalda
HistoryLydia Murdochx5664638lymurdoch
ItalianSimona Bondavallix5827121sibondavalli 
Mathematics &
Statistics
Charles Steinhornx5524453steinhorn
MusicKathryn Libinx7330232kalibin
PhilosophyBarry Lamx552855balam
Physics & AstronomyJenny Magnesx7081200jemagnes
Political ScienceFubing Sux7617525fusu
Psychological ScienceMark Cleavelandx7375298macleaveland
ReligionMichael Walshx5519322miwalsh
Russian StudiesDan Ungurianux5621211daungurianu
SociologyLeonard Nevarezx7597231lenevarez

Multidisciplinary and Interdepartmental Programs

ProgramDirectorPhoneBoxEmail
Africana StudiesTyrone Simpsonx5812659tysimpson
American StudiesMolly McGlennenx7117626momcglennen
Asian StudiesChris Bjorkx7841330chbjork
Biochemistry(a) Sarjit Kaur
(b) Jennifer Kennell
x5740
x7438
287
616
sakaur
jekennell
Environmental StudiesMary Ann Cunninghamx5547261macunningham
Independent ProgramJoshua Schreierx5676597joschreier
International StudiesTim Koechlinx714347tikoechlin
Jewish StudiesMarc Epsteinx5517544maepstein
Latin American &
Latino/a Studies
David Tavarezx5508430tavarez
Media StudiesGiovanna Borradorix5535136giborradori
Medieval & Renaissance StudiesNancy Bisahax567881nabisaha
Neuroscience and
Behavior
Bojana Zupanx7367620bozupan
Science, Technology
& Society
David Estebanx7433554daesteban
Urban StudiesLisa Brawleyx7483574lbrawley
Victorian StudiesSusan Zlotnickx5648158zlotnick
Women’s StudiesHiram Perezx5658242hiperez

Special Studies Coordinators

ProgramDirectorPhoneBoxEmail
College CourseKathleen Susmanx5306189kasusman
Nursery SchoolJulie Riessx5630492juriess
Self-Instructional
Language Program (SILP)
Lioba Gerhardix5622534ligerhardi
Faculty Appointment &
Salary Committee (FASC) Chair
Stephen Rockx5728282strock

About the Dean of the Faculty

The dean of the faculty is the chief academic officer of the college and is charged with general supervision over the departments of instruction and consulting with the president on appointments to the departments of instruction.

The dean is responsible for the continuing study of the education offered by the college and for initiating changes in curriculum and educational policy, as needed. Chairs of departments and directors of multidisciplinary programs, as well as the offices of community-engaged learning, grants administration, international programs and the registrar, are responsible to the dean of the faculty. The dean works with chairs and directors to provide an appropriate level of staffing for the curriculum. The dean also works with departments, programs, the Faculty Appointments and Salary Committee, and the president on faculty reviews. Chairs of departments and directors of multidisciplinary programs, grants administration, the office of community-engaged learning, international programs, the registrar, office of equal opportunity and affirmation action and the learning, teaching and research center are responsible to the dean of the faculty.

Dean of the Faculty

124 Raymond Avenue
Box 4
Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0004
Main Building
Vassar College Box 4

(845) 437-5300