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Ewell Hall
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Phone: 757-221-2465

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Dean's Office, Arts & Sciences
William & Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

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Dean's Office, Arts & Sciences
William & Mary
Ewell Hall
221 Jamestown Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Academic Management || Arts || Communications || Development || Diversity, Equity & Inclusion || Educational Policy & Undergraduate Curriculum || Finance & Administration || Research & Graduate Affairs


Dean, Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Suzanne Raitt (Bio)
134 Ewell Hall

Erica MacLeod
Executive Assistant

Erica MacLeod
132 Ewell Hall

Direct support of the Dean; contact for the Council of Arts & Sciences, Faculty Affairs Committee, Council of Chairs & Program Directors, advisory groups, special initiatives, professorships and awards administration; distinguished visitors; special events

Academic Management
Rob Hinkle
Vice Dean for Natural, Physical & Computational Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Robert J. (Rob) Hinkle (Bio)
125 Ewell Hall

Applied Science (APSC); Biology (BIOL); Computational & Applied Mathematics & Statistics (CAMS); Computational Operations Research (COR); Center for Geospatial Analysis (CGA); Computer Science (CSCI); English (ENGL); Geology (GEOL); Keck Lab; Kinesiology (KINE); Marine Science (MASC); Mathematics (MATH); Neuroscience (NSCI); Physics (PHYS); Public Health minor

Vice Dean for Arts, Humanities, & Interdisciplinary Studies
Richard Lowry (Bio)
126 Ewell Hall


Africana Studies (AFST); Art & Art History (ARTH); Biochemistry minor; Chemistry (CHEM); Classical Studies (CLST); Global Studies (GBST); Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies (GSWS); Linguistics (LING); self-designed majors and INTR-prefix courses, approval; Judaic Studies (JDST); Modern Languages & Literatures (MDLL); Medieval & Renaissance Studies (MRST); Music (MUSC); Philosophy (PHIL); Religious Studies (RLST); Speech; Theatre & Performance

Liaison to: Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC); Wellness Apps

Vice Dean for Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Silvia R. Tandeciarz (Bio)
124 Ewell Hall

American Studies (AMST); Anthropology (ANTH); Economics (ECON); Data Science (DATA); Environmental Science & Policy (ENSP); Film and Media Studies (FMST); Government (GOVT); History (HIST); International Relations (INRL); Military Science (MLSC); Native Studies minor; Pilgrimage Studies; Psychological Sciences (PSYC); Public Policy (PUBP); Sociology (SOCL); St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme (JDP)

Liaison to: Global Research Institute; National Institute for American History & Democracy (NIAHD); Vertebrate Animal Care Unit; Whole of Government Center of Excellence

Research & Graduate Affairs
Chris Carone
Vice Dean for Research & Graduate Studies

Chris Carone (Bio)
123 Ewell Hall

Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Center

Liaison to: Graduate Studies Advisory Board; Jefferson Laboratory; Office of Grants Research Administration; Registrar’s Office (graduate issues); Southeastern University Research Association (SURA); University Research Association (URA); Virginia Council of Graduate Schools; Virginia Microelectronics Consortium; Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Committees: Graduate Studies; Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund

Trey Mayo
Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies

Trey Mayo
326 Blow Hall

Office of Graduate Studies; Student academic progress & degree conferral; coordination of graduate student services; graduate student communication; graduate fellowships, grants and awards

Liaison to: Graduate Studies Advisory Board, Graduate Student Association, Campus Partners, Virginia Council of Graduate Schools

Vicki Dopp
Administrative Coordinator

Victoria "Vicki" Thompson Dopp
Blow Hall

Support and contact for Office of Graduate Studies and for director, A&S Graduate Center

Eric Despard Arts & Sciences Executive Director of the Arts Quarter
Executive & Artistic Director of the Arts

Eric Despard

Development of integrated vision for the arts at W&M; coordination and oversight of performing arts facilities in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and the Music Building; Collaborates with the Andrews Gallery, the Muscarelle Museum of Art, the departments of Art & Art History, Music, Theatre & Performance, and the programs of Creative Writing and Film & Media Studies; Arts liaison to: University Events, University Marketing, University Advancement

Adminstrative & Fiscal Coordinator

Stephanie Schultze

Provides administrative and fiscal support for the Executive & Artistic Director and the Office of the Arts. Event coordination and scheduling throughout the Arts Quarter. 

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Senior Director for Strategic Communications

Abbie Schaefer
127 Ewell Hall

A&S-wide strategic messaging, public relations, internal communications, web information architecture, content development and oversight, unit-level strategic communications support.

Liaison to: University Web & Design, University Communications, University Marketing

Nick Saunders
Communications & Web Specialist

Nick Saunders
127A Ewell Hall

Cascade Manager for all A&S units: web permissions, training, technical assistance; planning and assistance with unit web projects; web information architecture; top-level A&S website maintenance

Development – University Advancement
Gerald Bullock
Executive Director of Development

Gerald Bullock
210 Ewell Hall

Overall A&S fundraising priorities; department/program fundraising goals; staff support for the Council of Arts & Sciences, Public Policy Program Board; as a member of the University Advancement team, A&S liaison across the university

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Director of Development

Carey Clow
204 Ewell Hall

Fundraising for A&S and department/program priorities; staff support for the Graduate Studies Advisory Board (GSAB); as a member of the University Advancement team, A&S liaison across the university

Susan Adams
Donor Engagement Associate

Susan Adams
210A Ewell Hall

Support for A&S Development Office, including Dean’s Office and department/program initiatives, events, fundraising projects; as a member of the University Advancement team, A&S liaison across the university

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Wanjiru Mbure
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Wanjiru Mbure
136 Ewell Hall

Coordinate DEI strategic planning and implementation for A&S; manage education and training of faculty, staff, and students in areas of DEI; promote current and emerging teaching and research methods that advance DEI; support faculty recruitment and retention to include the IGNITE Future Faculty Program; coordination of recruitment programs for graduate students; develops, implements, and reports the results of climate surveys 

Liaison to: William & Mary Diversity & Inclusion Council, A&S Committee on DEI, Charles Center, Center for the Liberal Arts, Military & Veteran Affairs

Educational Policy & Undergraduate Curriculum 

Ben Boone

Assistant Dean for Educational Policy

Ben Boone
133 Ewell Hall

Center for the Liberal Arts, Enrollment Management, Summer School, Writing Resources Center, A&S Data and Reporting needs, SCHEV & SACS-COC Obligations

Liaison to: Office of Institutional Analysis & Effectiveness, Office of University Registrar, Reves Center, Studio for Teaching and Learning Innovation, Washington Center

Committees: Assessment Steering, Institutional Change, Educational Policy, International Studies Advisory

Shelly Laurenzo
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education and Chief Transfer Officer

Shelly N. Laurenzo
135 Ewell Hall

Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Richard Bland College Promise Scholars, VPCC Co Enrolled Program, grade reviews, parent/student concerns

Liaison to: Athletics Department, Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement, Dean of Students Office, Office of Undergraduate Admission, Office of University Registrar

Committees: Academic Status, Degrees, Academic Calendar Advisory Residency Appeals Board

Keanen McKinley
Assistant Director for Assessment and Reporting

Keanen McKinley
125.5 Ewell Hall


Sharon Morris
Administrative & Fiscal Coordinator

Sharon Morris
Ewell Hall

Support for Assistant Deans; administrative contact for Center for the Liberal Arts, Writing Resources Center, Educational Policy Committee, International Studies Advisory Committee; forms for Grade Change, Graduate Course for Undergraduate/Graduate Credit

 Finance & Administration
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Senior Associate Dean of Finance & Administration

Tarikul Islam
131 Ewell Hall

A&S fiscal strategy, resource allocation, and budget management; department and program administration; human resources; data/information resources; Dean’s Office administrative staff

Kori Varner
Associate Director of Finance & Administration

Kori Varner
305 Boswell Hall

Private funds management, including professorships, awards; faculty start-up, HEETF, Dean support-commitment funding oversight; budget transfers; department administrative staff training

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Associate Director for Faculty Personnel Services

Kathleen P. Morgan
204 Stetson House

Full-time TE/NTE faculty hiring and contracts (with academic units and Human Resources); support for tenure, promotion, and interim processes, tenure extensions/reductions; facilitate faculty SSRL program and other faculty leave approvals

Jinger Hickman
Faculty Personnel Services Manager

Jinger Hickman
202 Stetson House

 Adjunct and Summer School contracts and payment process, postdoctoral research associate contracts, courtesy Faculty Affiliated Scholar appointments (non-employee)

Gail Pascaris
Senior Fiscal & Data Administrator

Gail Pascaris
305 Boswell Hall

Dean's Office E&G and non-professorship funds, A&S centrally-funded computer replacements, budget/BuyW&M index approver updates, course evaluation system, Digital Measures/Faculty Success access, Dean's Office support for Chrome River, DocuSign

Fiscal & Private Funds Manager

Robin McDow
305 Boswell Hall

Personnel/payment transactions; professorship stipends, faculty administrative appointments; moving/relocation stipends; local/private gift fund reconciliation

Amy Detwiler
Office Manager

Amy Detwiler
Ewell Hall

Administrative contact for the Dean’s Office; support for Vice-Deans; office management; coordination and support of events and special projects

Administrative Coordinator

Chloe Allen
Ewell Hall

Provides administrative support to the Vice-Deans and the Associate Dean of DEI; oversees procurement and records management, maintains supply inventory, assists with front office operations and faculty administration services

Senior Administrative & Fiscal Coordinator

Riley Winkles
305 Boswell Hall

Cross-unit coordination of orientation, onboarding, and ongoing training for A&S fiscal and administrative staff; process documentation; guidance in administrative best practices; assessment tools; A&S subject matter resources; coordination of temporary fiscal/administrative support and continuity for A&S departments; internal process review; staff recruitment resources

Administrative & Fiscal Coordinator


Provides interim support for departments and programs, onboarding/orientation of new administrative staff across Arts & Sciences, and remedial training opportunities focused on course scheduling and registration

Administrative & Fiscal Coordinator


Provides interim support for departments and programs, onboarding/orientation of new administrative staff across Arts & Sciences, and remedial training opportunities focused on fiscal and procurement processes

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