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Ian Baucom
Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences

Effective July 1, 2014, Ian Baucom has become the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.  

Dean Baucom will take the helm after serving the past 17 years in Duke University’s Department of English. He was a professor of English and directed the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke. More »

Assistants

Karen Raham
Administrative Assistant
(434) 924-4611

Juliet Trail
Special Assistant
(434) 243-2939

 

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Academic Associate Deans

John Hawley

John Hawley
Associate Dean for the Sciences


534 New Cabell Hall
(434) 924-3389

Assistants:
Barbarba Gibbons, Jen Kreitzman

John Hawley, Associate Dean for the Sciences and Professor of Astronomy works with science department chairs and unit heads ensuring coordination and collaboration among them. He has oversight of science faculty recruitment, hiring, evaluation, promotion, tenure, and retention. He ensures compliance with EOP procedures and works with search committees to develop strategies to diversify the science faculty. He manages science departmental budgeting; oversees research support facilities; and is responsible for day-to-day resource allocation, space allocation and renovation, and management.

Leonard Schoppa

Leonard Schoppa
Associate Dean for the Social Sciences


536 New Cabell Hall
(434) 924-3389

Assistants:
Barbarba Gibbons, Jen Kreitzman

Leonard Schoppa, Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Professor of Politics works with social science department chairs and unit heads ensuring coordination and collaboration among them. He has oversight of social science faculty recruitment, hiring, evaluation, promotion, tenure, and retention. He ensures compliance with EOP procedures and works with search committees to develop strategies to diversify the social sciences faculty. He manages social science departmental budgeting and is responsible for day-to-day resource allocation, space allocation and renovation, and management.

Maurie McInnis

Gordon M. Stewart
Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs


208 Monroe Hall
(434) 924-8873

Assistant: Maggie Harmon

Gordon M. Stewart, Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs and longtime member of the Department of German, is responsible for supervising all operations of the undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences. He oversees the association deans who provide academic advising for undergraduates in the College, the Echols Scholars program, and the academic regulations of the College. Mr. Stewart also coordinates the work of the A&S Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee (the elected faculty body that evaluates new courses, majors, and degree programs), and oversees the annual academic audit of all College students.

Senior Administrators

Richard Myers

Richard S. Myers
Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Planning


507 New Cabell Hall
(434) 924-4648

Assistants:
Barbarba Gibbons, Jen Kreitzman

Richard Myers, Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Planning, advises the Dean in all areas of finance and administration, including budget and human resources, strategic planning, information technology, and capital projects. He plays a leadership role for Arts and Sciences within the larger U.Va. community.

Nancy Bertram

Nancy Bertram
Associate Dean for Management & Budget


542 New Cabell Hall
(434) 924-4648

Nancy Bertram, Associate Dean for Management and Budget, is responsible for financial planning, investment, budgeting, and resource allocation, and related compliance and reporting. She represents Arts & Sciences on financial and related management issues and works collaboratively with the Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Planning.

Eugene R. Schutt

Eugene R. Schutt, Jr.
Associate Dean for Development


Jefferson Quarry Building,
2410 Old Ivy Road
(434) 924-7646

Assistant: Cindy LaVarra

Eugene R. Schutt, Jr., Associate Dean for Development, directs the Arts & Sciences development office, a group of advancement professionals responsible for fundraising efforts and alumni relations activities. Currently, he is overseeing the completion of the Campaign for the College, a $500 million capital funds campaign, part of the $3 billion Campaign for the University of Virginia.

Directors

Aron Teel

Judy Giering
Director of Technology Strategies


124 Randall Hall
(434) 243-9933

Judy Giering, Director of Technology Strategies, provides leadership and direction to the College on issues related to course design and learning technologies, advocating for the exploration, testing and adoption of innovative pedagogies and research-based practices. She researches and assesses emerging instructional technologies and consults with faculty in the design and re-design of their courses.

Neal Grandy

Neal Grandy
Director of Arts & Sciences Research Administration


555 New Cabell Hall
(434) 924-7130

Neal Grandy, Director of Arts & Sciences Research Administration, provides accurate, timely, and professional advising on University- and Arts & Sciences- sponsored research and other administrative policies and procedures. He oversees pre- and post-award research grant activities for Arts and Sciences; provides various financial and other grant-related analyses; and represents Arts and Sciences on research matters.

Valerie Larsen

Valerie Larsen
Director of Arts & Sciences Center for Instructional Technologies


219 New Cabell Hall
(434) 924-6847

Valerie Larsen is Director of the Arts & Sciences Center for Instructional Technology (ASCIT), which supports the integration of technology into teaching and research in various capacities. Her responsibilities include oversight of the ASCIT Language Lab and ASCIT Equipment Loans. Valerie and the ASCIT staff provide one-on-one and small group consultation, training and presentations on the use of technology in teaching to College faculty and teaching assistants.

Seth Matula

Zach Wheat
Director of Digital Communications


587 New Cabell Hall
(434) 924-2746

Zach Wheat, Director of Digital Communications, leads the effort to establish and maintain a dynamic digital communications presence to promote the College. He is responsible for developing and implementing a central digital strategy for the College, and oversees its network of websites, email outreach and mobile and social media presences, and the daily management and technical maintenance of the College's main website.

Karen Mercer

Karen Mercer
Budget Director


556 New Cabell Hall
(434) 924-4213

Karen Mercer, Budget Director, develops, monitors, and maintains the operating budget for Arts & Sciences within the context of the College's multi-year financial plan. She works closely with staff in the Dean's office, A&S Departments, and the University to gather and interpret budget-related information. She also directly contributes to the ongoing development and improvement of budget monitoring and reporting systems.

Debbie Mincarelli

Debbie Mincarelli
Director of Human Resources


546 New Cabell Hall
434-243-8768

Debbie Mincarelli is Director of Human Resources, plans and directs human resources functions for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She is responsible for providing comprehensive guidance and leadership on all aspects of Human Resources management, including establishing and implementing personnel policies and procedures, employee compensation, recruitment process for faculty and staff positions, employee relations, training and development programs, and compliance. She works closely with a full-time staff of 4.0 FTE, the Dean's senior staff, department chairs, program directors, and core leaders, as well as representatives of the Provost's Office and University Human Resources, to ensure the success of operations.

Michelle Prysby

Michelle Prysby
Director of Science Education and Public Outreach


589 New Cabell Hall
(434) 243-4292

Michelle Prysby, Director of Science Education and Public Outreach, provides support and leadership to the community of faculty, students, and staff engaged in science outreach activities. She assists faculty in developing plans for broader impacts related to their research, works to grow and improve the science outreach activities within Arts & Sciences, and collaborates with other entities on STEM education initiatives for the public and K-12 audiences.

Aron Teel

Aron Teel
Director of Arts & Sciences Computing Support


562 New Cabell Hall
(434) 924-7294

Aron Teel, Director of Arts & Sciences Computing Support, plans, coordinates, and manages computer support, programming, and database services within Arts & Sciences to insure that computer equipment, support, and programming needs of Arts & Sciences' instructional, research and administrative units are met.

Anna Towns

Anna Towns
Director of Space Planning & Management


417-A New Cabell Hall
(434) 243-8590

Anna Towns, Director of Space Planning and Management, directs space management by developing long and short term plans to utilize space, including the space master plan for Arts & Sciences. She oversees the planning and management of renovation projects. She also is responsible for the Arts & Sciences capital plan and submission of capital projects initiation requests; she provides technical advice and support to Arts & Sciences deans on matters of facilities planning and construction; and is the chief Arts & Sciences technical representative with all architect and engineering consultants.

Administrators

    Barbara Gibbons
    Administrative Support Specialist
    bjg5q@virginia.edu
    533 New Cabell Hall
    (434) 924-3437

    Lynn Hedlund 
    Assistant Research Administrator 
    lhh5a@virginia.edu
    557 New Cabell Hall
    (434) 924-7139

    Jennifer Krahn
    HR Generalist
    jak8w@virginia.edu 
    537 New Cabell Hall
    (434) 924-4609

    Jen Kreitzman
    Administrative Assistant
    jjk8f@virginia.edu
    528 New Cabell Hall
    (434) 924-4648

    Cathy Maupin
    Fiscal Manager 
    cm2za@virginia.edu
    543 New Cabell Hall
    (434) 924-4608

    Holly Odom
    Administrative Support Specialist
    ho5q@virginia.edu
    532 New Cabell Hall
    (434) 924-3389

Lorenzo (Len) Perez
Senior Writer
ljp2h@virginia.edu
589 New Cabell Hall
(434) 243-3440

Karen Raham
Assistant to the Dean
kar9c@virginia.edu
517 New Cabell Hall
(434) 924-4611

Michele Roszell
A&S Wage, Non-Paid Appt and Timekeeping Specialist 
mkr9u@virginia.edu
535 New Cabell Hall
(434) 982-2025

Brandi Shifflett
HR Generalist
brc2s@virginia.edu
539-A New Cabell Hall
(434) 924-7285

Juliet Trail
Special Assistant to the Dean
jjt8t@virginia.edu 
511 New Cabell Hall
(434) 243-2939

Lori Willy
HR Generalist
lac6a@virginia.edu
539 New Cabell Hall
(434) 982-4530