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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

Lisa Brawley Associate Dean of the Faculty and Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies
Brian Daly Associate Dean of the Faculty and Academic Resource and Professor of Physics
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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Hong Zhu Academic Data Manager (845) 437-5319

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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 Assistant Director of Academic Administration (845) 437-5376

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Melissa Rose Office Specialist (845) 437-5300
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 of Education, Coordinator of Secondary Education Certification, and Faculty Director of Teaching Development (845) 437-7360

Vassar College Observatory

Susan Hiner Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Director of Global Nineteenth-Century Studies on the John Guy Vassar Chair and Director of Faculty Research Development (845) 437-5728

Chicago Hall

Angela Anderson Registrar (845) 437-5276

Main Building

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

Old Laundry Building

Elizabeth Cannon Director of the Office of Community Engaged Learning (845) 437-5280
Christina Johnson Assistant Dean for Grants Development and Administration (845) 437-7615

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Kerry Stamp Assistant Dean for Global Partnerships and 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
AnthropologyApril Beisawx5295701apbeisaw
ArtLaura Newmanx5220134lanewman
Athletics &
Physical Education
Bruce Gillmanx7452
x7460
750
472
brgillman
BiologyMargaret Ronsheimx7411513maronsheim
ChemistryChristopher Smartx5744100chsmart
Chinese and JapaneseHaoming Liux7630285haliu
Cognitive ScienceJan Andrewsx7369146amdrewsj
Computer ScienceTom Ellmanx5985444thellman
DanceMiriam Mahdavianix7472743mimahdaviani
DramaStephen Jonesx5250734stjones
Earth Science & GeographyYu Zhoux5540735yuzhou
EconomicsSarah Pearlmanx5212497sapearlman
EducationErin McCloskeyx7841709ermccloskey
EnglishWendy Grahamx5643250wegraham
FilmShane Slattery-Quintanillax5588535shslatteryquintanilla
French & Francophone StudiesThomas Parkerx5720705thparker
German StudiesJeffrey Schneiderx7666501jeschneider
Greek and
Roman Studies
Rachel Friedmanx5947244rafriedman
Hispanic StudiesMichael Aronnax5619377miaronna
HistoryMita Choudhuryx5670711michoudhury
ItalianSimona Bondavallix5827121sibondavalli 
Mathematics &
Statistics
Benjamin Lottox5525257lotto
MusicChristine Howlettx7319232chhowlett
PhilosophyJamie Kellyx552855jamkelly
Physics & AstronomyJenny Magnesx7081200jemagnes
Political ScienceSamson Opondox5560260saopondo
Psychological ScienceMark Cleavelandx7375298macleaveland
ReligionChristopher Whitex5519322chwhite
Russian StudiesNikolai Firtich
Dan Ungurianu
x5610269nifirtich
diungurianu
SociologyLeonard Nevarezx7597231lenevarez

Multidisciplinary and Interdepartmental Programs

ProgramDirectorPhoneBoxEmail
Africana StudiesDiane Harrifordx5812659diharriford
American StudiesLisa Collinsx7117626licollins
Asian StudiesHiromi Dollasex7500740hidollase
BiochemistryZachary Donhauserx5730748zadonhauser
Environmental StudiesMary Ann Cunninghamx5547261macunningham
Global Nineteenth-Century StudiesSusan Hinerx5728147suhiner
Independent ProgramTBDx5676597
International StudiesTim Koechlinx714347tikoechlin
Jewish StudiesMarc Epsteinx5517544maepstein
Latin American & Latino/x StudiesEréndira Ruedax7500222errueda
Media StudiesDara Greenwoodx5535136dagreenwood
Medieval & Renaissance StudiesZoltan Markusx567881zomarkus
Neuroscience and
Behavior
Bojana Zupanx7367620bozupan
Science, Technology
& Society
José Perillánx7236264joperillan
Urban StudiesTobias Armborstx7483574toarmborst
Women, Feminist and Queer Studies Paulina Brenx5658242pabren

Special Studies Coordinators

ProgramDirectorPhoneBoxEmail
College CourseLisa Brawleyx53064lbrawley
Nursery SchoolCarol Murrayx5627714cmurray
Self-Instructional
Language Program (SILP)
Lioba Gerhardix5622534ligerhardi
Faculty Appointment &
Salary Committee (FASC) Chair
Denise Walenx7548532dewalen

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