Dean Ake is based in the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities. The Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities (IPH) is a rigorous, interdisciplinary program for students seeking honors. The major combines an introductory core - a concentrated study of texts central to the European and American philosophical, religious, and literary traditions - with an area of concentration - an advanced sequence of courses and research tailored to the special interests of each student in the program. In this position, Dean Ake advises a large number of students while also teaching for the Department of Women and Gender Studies and the Department of English.
Dean Anderson is a four-year advisor, pre-health advisor, and progress counselor. She is also pre-grad advisor for undergraduates who are thinking about applying to political science or public policy graduate programs. Dean Anderson researches advising practice strategies and serves as the College Office's point person for advising assessment. She also assists with planning and implementation of advisor training and support.
Dean Davis is both a 4-year advisor and the Pre-Dental Advisor. He helps coordinate transfer student admissions and advises several student groups, among them the Mock Trial team and the Burning Kumquat, the student-run organic garden. In addition, he helps coordinate the Arts & Sciences Recognition Ceremony in conjunction with the Commencement Office.
As an assistant dean in the College Office, Dean DeVoll advises undergraduates in Arts & Sciences and students in the Argentina Focus Program. He also serves as sophomore dean and the point person for interdivision transfers, helping students transition into Arts & Sciences from other undergraduate divisions. During the summer he teaches English for the Freshman Summer Academic Program.
Dean Downey splits her time between the Medical School, where she is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine and the College of Arts & Sciences. She also directs the University Scholars Program in Medicine. Dean Downey works closely with the prehealth team of advisors and the Biology Department Experience in the Life Sciences courses (Bio 265, Bio 2651 Med Prep I, Bio 2654 MedPrep II, Bio 2652 Pemrap). Dean Downey provides Prehealth advising from the Cornerstone Office on the first floor of Gregg Residence Hall.
Dean Ganapathy serves the College Office as an assistant dean. She is a four-year adviser for Arts & Sciences undergraduates. She also works to develop programs that enhance the undergraduate learning experience.
Dean Getty serves the College Office as an assistant dean. He is a four-year advisor for Arts & Sciences undergraduates, a pre-health advisor, and serves as Secretary of the Beta of Missouri Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He is also the point person in the College for progress counseling, which provides support for students who are on academic probation or warning. Dean Getty is a member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
Dean Gore serves the College Office as an assistant dean. She is a four-year adviser for Arts & Sciences undergraduates and a Pre-Health adviser. She is the Director of the Freshman Summer Academic Program (FSAP) and works with the Enterprise Holdings Scholars.
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Director, PreHealth Program
Dean Herman is responsible for the prehealth advising program where she interacts extensively with students planning on pursing medical school or other professional programs. She coordinates a freshman seminar for students interested in basic science research and teaches chemistry in the Freshman Summer Academic Program. She also works closely with Dean Davis in preparing transfer students for their transition into the Washington University community.
Dr. Jones is a four-year advisor and research analyst in the College of Arts & Sciences. She conducts research examining how various factors relate to student academic outcomes to inform and guide academic policies and support programming. In addition, Dr. Jones serves as a pre-health advisor and progress counselor and works closely with initiatives related to improving and achieving equity in STEM outcomes.
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Director, Undergraduate Research
The Office of Undergraduate Research, 306 Cupples II
Dean of the Day: Friday 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
In addition to four year advising of undergraduates in Arts &Sciences, Dean Kiefer is also the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Director of the Praxis Program, a complement to the student's major designed to offer opportunities to combine the foundation of a liberal arts education with marketable skills.
Dean Killen is Associate Dean for Academic Advising and the First-Year Experience in the College of Arts & Sciences. He is Director of the Four-Year Advising Program in the College, working with academic advisers in various parts of the campus community to provide a holistic, student-centered advising program for our undergraduate students. He serves on the Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee and also teaches and administers the First Year Program, FOCUS: Literary Culture of Modern Ireland.
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Coordinator, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
Dean Laurita is a four-year academic advisor for students in the College of Arts & Sciences, with a special focus on those students interested in applying to graduate school. She is the coordinator for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, a highly competitive two-year research program aimed at addressing the marked underrepresentation of minority students in academia. Dean Laurita also runs the Student Advising program, in which upperclassmen work with four-year advisors to help first-year students smoothly transition into academic life at Washington University. She is the point person for Special Majors in the College of Arts & Science.
Dean McClelland works with current students and alumni interested in national and international scholarship and fellowship programs including the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill, Truman, Goldwater, Beinecke, Udall, and Carnegie programs. In addition, she serves as a four-year advisor to undergraduates and an occasional lecturer in the Classics department.
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Director for Academic Success
Dean McWilliams chairs the Committee on Academic Progress and works with students who have interruptions in their enrollment (leave of absence, medical leave of absence, suspension, withdrawal from the university). He is the point person in the College for student medical emergencies and is the liaison between the College and Student Health Services. He is also the academic integrity officer for the College of Arts & Sciences.
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Senior Lecturer in Psychological and Brain Sciences
Heather is a four-year advisor in the College of Arts & Sciences. She also develops initiatives to track and improve academic achievement among undergraduates. In particular, she is interested in enhancing the experience of underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students on campus. Heather also teaches several classes in the Department of Psychology, including Introduction to Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and a sophomore seminar on psychology, mindfulness, and Eastern philosophies.
Dean Romney is closely involved with the Arts & Sciences curriculum, introducing students to it through "What's Your WU IQ?" sessions and PlanIt workshops, sitting on the Curriculum Committee, and certifying students for graduation. She is also the Director of the Honorary Scholars program and works as the Arts & Sciences liaison to Admissions. Finally, as part of the team of Pre-Health advisors, Dean Romney works with students pursuing pre-veterinary studies.
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Lecturer in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Dean Sangrey is a four-year advisor in the College of Arts & Sciences and teaches in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department. In the College, Trevor coordinates First Year Programs and serves as a progress counselor. In Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Trevor teaches the introductory seminar as well as classes on queer studies and social class. Trevor also serves on the LGBT advisory board and teaches in the Identity Literacy Program.
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Senior Lecturer, International & Area Studies
Dean Svobodny serves as a four-year advisor for Arts & Sciences undergraduates. She is also the curator of the Eurasian Studies concentration in International & Area Studies and teaches two courses in Russian literature every semester.