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Sharon Hyman Beasley - Administrative Assistant
Sharon Hyman Beasley The Administrative Assistant handles financial responsibilities for the directors, faculty and students of the interdisciplinary academic programs and research centers. She assists with administrative functions within interdisciplinary studies and between the individual units.
Dr. Linda Bennett - Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research
Dr. Linda Bennett The Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research has responsibility for overseeing the development of the graduate curriculum, the professional development assignment program and College research programs. She chairs the College's Council for Research and Graduate Studies and oversees allocation of professional development assignments, New Faculty Research Initiation Awards, Distinguished Research Awards, Early Career Research Awards and the College nominations for graduate student awards. 
Leila Boyd - Administrative Secretary, Interdisciplinary Studies
no photo available The Administrative Secretary's primary responsibility is organization and coordination of the Governor's School for International Studies, a four-week residential outreach program for high school juniors and seniors. She also works closely with the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, and other programs within Interdisciplinary Studies.
Dr. Joy Clay - Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Joy Clay The Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies is responsible for the oversight of interdisciplinary programs including financial, academic program and research center administration, and public relations. This position plays a consultative role with academic program and center directors regarding issues related to administration, curriculum, and professional development. Academic programs supported are: African and African American Studies, Asian Studies and International Trade, Bioinformatics, International Studies, Bornblum Judaic Studies, Public Health, Women's and Gender Studies and Governor's School for International Studies. Research Centers supported are: Center for Research on Women, Chucalissa Indian Village and Museum, Confucius Institute, Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change, and the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities.
Jessica Clifford - Pre-professional Advisor
Jessica Clifford The Pre-professional Advisor has responsibility for advising students interested in careers in the health sciences and law and for assisting these students with their application to professional school. The Pre-professional Advisor is responsible for creating and maintaining programs and services that provide pre-professional students with in-depth information about professional school admissions requirements and an opportunity to interact with professional school admissions officials and practicing professionals.
Krishna Dhanekula - Local Support Provider I (LSP)
Krishna Dhanekula The LSP I assists the LSP III in providing technical support for the College of Arts & Sciences. This position is responsible for technical support to the following departments and offices: History, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, Philosophy, Physics, Anthropology, English, Foreign Languages, Geography, City Planning, IMC, SUAPP, CURE/Uptown Resource Center, Air force ROTC, Army ROTC, Naval Science, Deans Office.
Carolyn Dickens - Director of Development
Carolyn Dickens The Director of Development provides guidance to the Dean regarding opportunities that enhance and grow the financial resources of the College. Working closely with the Dean and his Advisory Board, the Director focuses on providing College alumni and friends with the opportunity to connect with and support the College, its students, and its faculty through establishing scholarships, assistantships, and community partnerships.
Cassandra Dinwiddie - Business Officer
Cassandra Dinwiddie The business officer has responsibility for administering the College's financial affairs including developing and establishing budgetary processes for the College, preparing major operational and special budgets, and managing its expenditures. She is also the Dean's official designee in authorizing financial transactions on behalf of the College.
Susan Fitzgerald- Director of Administration
Susan Fitzgerald The Director of Administration has responsibility for acting for and on behalf of the Dean serving as a liaison to the department chairs, division directors, administrative personnel, Board of Advisors members, students, etc. She also oversees College faculty and staff recruitment, and provides the Dean with information about pertinent laws, regulations and rules. She coordinates the College's Tenure and Promotion process each year and conducts special research projects for the Dean.
Ms. Marijane Garrett - Local Support Provider III (LSP)
MJ Garrett The LSP III provides technical support for the College of Arts & Sciences. This position is responsible for technical support to the following departments and offices: History, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, Philosophy, Physics, Anthropology, English, Foreign Languages, Chucalissa, Geography, City Planning,  TOADS/Tadpole, IMC, SUAPP, CURE/Uptown Resource Center, Air force ROTC,  Army ROTC, Naval Science, Deans Office
Ms. Sharon Harber - Aministrative Assistant I
Sharon Harber The Secretary provides support services for the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. 
Ms. Mary Jones - Graduation Analyst
Mary Jones The Graduation Analyst is assigned to the Undergraduate Advising Center and has responsibility for certifying undergraduate students for graduation.
Ms. Patsy Krech - College Advisor
Patsy Krech The Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Services has responsibility for the supervision of the Advising Center, and for advising programs and services for undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Coordinator serves on the Provost's Advisory Council for Academic Advising, the Vice-Provost's Task Force on the Assessment of Academic Advising, the Planning Committee for Senior Day, and the Commission for Advising Administration for the National Academic Advising Association.
Eric Link - Assistant Dean
Eric Link The Assistant Dean works closely with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the administrative team of the CAS on a variety of special initiatives related to faculty workload as well as resource distribution and allocation. Assists with data collection and analysis related to college productivity in terms of teaching and research activities across the college, as well as a variety of projects related to CAS performance, structure, and self-study.
Robert Marczynski - Assistant Director of Interdisciplinary Studies
Robert Marczynski The Assistant Director is involved in a variety of programs and initiatives in the interdisciplinary academic programs and institutes. Academic programs supported are: African and African American Studies, Asian Studies and International Trade, Bioinformatics, International Studies, Bornblum Judaic Studies, Public Health, Women's and Gender Studies and Governor's School for International Studies. Research Centers supported are: Center for Research on Women, Chucalissa Indian Village and Museum, Confucius Institute, Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change, and the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities.
Dr. Thomas J. Nenon - Dean
Thomas Nenon The Dean has responsibility for administering the College of Arts and Sciences including the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy and the Departments of Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Earth Sciences, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. He also has responsibility for administering the Center for Earthquake Research (CERI), the Center for Research on Women (CROW), and the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities (MOCH), and for administration of the University's Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC Programs.
Sylvia Nisar - Graduation Analyst
Sylvia Nisar The Graduation Analyst is assigned to the Undergraduate Advising Center and has responsibility for certifying undergraduate students for graduation.
Ms. Debra Turner - Web Specialist II
Debra Turner The Web Specialist II develops applications supporting the evaluations processes within the college, and designs and maintains the College of Arts and Sciences website and other sites within the college including several academic and research programs. Responsibilities also include design and publication of the college electronic bi-weekly newsletter, Efiles and the semi-annual newsletter PROFILES.

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