Meredith Jung-En Woo is the Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Politics. An expert on international political economy and East Asian Politics, she is the author of numerous articles, books and an award-winning documentary. Prior to joining the College, she was associate dean for the social sciences at the University of Michigan and taught at Northwestern University. More »
Assistants: Dena Perez
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.
Assistants: Dena Perez
Cristina Della Coletta, Associate Dean for Humanities and the Arts and Professor of Italian, works with arts and humanities department chairs and unit heads ensuring coordination and collaboration among them. She has oversight of their faculty recruitment, hiring, evaluation, promotion, tenure, and retention. She ensures compliance with EOP procedures and works with search committees to develop strategies to diversify the arts and humanities faculties. She manages departmental budgeting; oversees performance support facilities; and is responsible for day-to-day resource allocation, space allocation and renovation, and management.
Assistants: Dena Perez
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.
Assistant: Amy Goldstein
Philip Zelikow, is the Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Programs, and the White Burkett Miller Professor of History. He is a representative for graduate education within the University and beyond, including foundations and government agencies. Working with the departments and colleagues in the Dean's office, he oversees admissions, management, student life, and other policy issues involving the College's Ph.D., M.S., and M.A. degree programs. To help realize the vision of a global U.Va., he also helps the Dean develop program initiatives or partnerships for the College with other universities around the world to enrich possibilities for undergraduate and graduate education.
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.
Assistants: Dena Perez
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, 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.
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.
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.
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, Director of Financial Operations, manages the implementation of financial administration for Arts & Sciences, represents the Dean's Office on financial issues, and undertakes reporting, tracking and statistical analysis. He also oversees the fiscal administration of the Deans's Office and serves as the financial policy and procedure expert for the office.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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