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Ewell Hall
entry facing Sunken Garden

Phone: 757-221-2465

Mailing Address

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

Shipping Address

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

For questions about:
Undergraduate Student Matters Graduate Student Matters Faculty Matters Finance & Administration
Maria Donoghue Velleca
Dean, Arts & Sciences

Maria Donoghue Velleca (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)
136 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

Suzanne Raitt (Bio)
135 Ewell Hall

Africana Studies (AFST); Art & Art History (ARTH); Biochemistry minor; Chemistry (CHEM); Classical Studies (CLST); Film & Media Studies (FMST); Global Studies (GBST); Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies (GSWS); Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC), liaison; 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); St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme (JDP); Wellness Apps

Vice-Dean for Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Silvia R. Tandeciarz (Bio)
133 Ewell Hall

American Studies (AMST); Anthropology (ANTH); Economics (ECON); Data Science (DATA); Environmental Science & Policy (ENSP); Global Research Institute, liaison; Government (GOVT); History (HIST); International Relations (INRL); Military Science (MLSC); National Institute for American History & Democracy (NIAHD); Pilgrimage Studies; Psychological Sciences (PSYC); Public Policy (PUBP); Sociology (SOCL); Theatre, Speech & Dance (TSD)

Administrative Assistant

Please contact Amy Detwiler, Office Manager (see below)


Research & Graduate Affairs
Virginia Torczon
Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies & Research

Virginia Torczon (Bio)
Stetson House

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); Universities Space Research Association; Vertebrate Animal Care Unit; Virginia Council of Graduate Schools; Virginia Microelectronics Consortium; Virginia Space Grant Consortium
Committees: Graduate Studies

Vicki Dopp
Administrative Coordinator

Victoria "Vicki" Thompson Dopp
Stetson House

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

Director of Communications & Special Projects


A&S-wide strategic messaging, web information architecture, content; unit-level strategic communications support; special projects
Liaison to: University Web & Design, University Communications, Reves Center (communications), W&M Unified Communication Teams (various); W&M Diversity and Inclusion Alumni Engagement Collaborative

Kathy Larrieu
Web Specialist

Kathy Larrieu
313 Blow 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
125 Ewell Hall

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

Susan Adams
Development Assistant

Susan Adams
131 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

 Finance & Administration
Sherri Powers
Associate Dean of Finance & Administration

Sherri Powers
124 Ewell Hall, 301 Boswell Hall

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

Kathy Morgan
Associate Director for Faculty Personnel Services

Kathleen P. Morgan
127 Ewell Hall

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

Faculty Personnel Services Coordinator


Adjunct and Summer School contracts and payment process, Joint Appointment Memoranda of Understanding (JAMOUs), courtesy Faculty Affiliated Scholar appointments (non-employee)

Gail Pascaris
Fiscal & Data Manager

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

Kori Varner
Associate Director, 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

Fiscal Coordinator

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 Lobby

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

Christine Azznara
Senior Field Administrator

Christine Azznara
305 Boswell Hall

Cross-unit coordination of orientation, onboarding and ongoing training for new A&S fiscal and administrative staff; process documentation; mentoring 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; compliance.

Undergraduate Curriculum

Ben Boone

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education

Ben Boone
123 Ewell Hall

Boswell Initiative, Center for the Liberal Arts, Education minor, enrollment management (A&S, COLL), Newton-Blanchard Prize, parent/student concerns, Summer School, co-chief transfer officer, Writing Resources Center
Liaison to: Assessment Steering Committee, Institutional Change Committee, International Advisory Committee, Office of University Registrar, Reves Center, Studio for Teaching and Learning Innovation, Washington Center
Committees: Educational Policy, Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies, International Studies Advisory

Shelly Laurenzo
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education

Shelly N. Laurenzo
126 Ewell Hall

Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Richard Bland College Promise Scholars, grade reviews, parent/student concerns, co-chief transfer officer
Liaison to: Academic Calendar Advisory Committee, Athletics Department, Cohen Career Center, Dean of Students Office, Office of Undergraduate Admission, Office of University Registrar
Committees: Academic Status, Degrees

Sharon Morris
Administrative Assistant

Sharon Morris
Lobby, 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

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