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Arts & Sciences Administrative Contacts

The College of Arts & Sciences Dean's offices are located in Scates Hall.

College of Arts & Sciences | 107 Scates Hall | Memphis, TN 38152 | Phone: 901.678.5454 | Fax: 901.678.4831

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A & S Dean's Staff Contact Information

Abby Parrill-Baker, Dean
Abby Parrill-Baker

The Dean has responsibility for administering the College of Arts & 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, History, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, Physics and Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and World Languages and Literatures. The position also has responsibility for administering the Center for Earthquake Research (CERI), Interdisciplinary programs, and the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities (MOCH), and for administration of the University's Air Force, Army, and Naval ROTC Programs. More about Dr. Parrill-Baker

Jessica Abernathy, Director of Administration

Jessica Abernathy, Director of AdministrationThe 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. 

Emilie Bowman, Pre-Award Coordinator

Emilie Bowman, Pre-Award CoordinatorThe Pre-Award Coordinator supports researchers in Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science Departments to find and secure funding for UofM research and educational projects. She works with research teams during the pre-award phase of the sponsored project lifecycle to ensure the proposal is accurate, complete, and compliant with the sponsor requirements.

Keri Brondo, Associate Dean

Dr. Keri BrondoThe Associate Deans in the College of Arts & Sciences assist the Dean with all matters pertaining to the administration of the College, and serve in an advisory capacity to the Dean. The Associate Deans work directly with the Dean on matters pertaining to recruitment, hiring, budget development and resource allocation, program and curriculum development, and other issues related to the administration of the College of Arts & Sciences. More about Dr. Brondo

Cody Clinton - Director of Pre-Professional Advising

Cody Clinton, Pre-Health AdvisorThe Director of Pre-Professional Advising has responsibility for advising students interested in careers in the health sciences and for assisting these students with their application to health related professional school. The Pre-Health Advisor is responsible for creating and maintaining programs and services that provide pre-health students with in-depth information about professional school admissions requirements and an opportunity to interact with professional school admissions officials and practicing professionals.

Meghan Cullen, Pre Health Advisor

Meghan Cullen, Pre-Health AdvisorThe Pre-Health Advisor has responsibility for advising students interested in careers in the health sciences and for assisting these students with their application to health related professional school. The Pre-Health Advisor is responsible for creating and maintaining programs and services that provide pre-health students with in-depth information about professional school admissions requirements and an opportunity to interact with professional school admissions officials and practicing professionals.

Carolyn Dickens - Director of Development

Carolyn DickensThe 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 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.

Byron J. Hollowell, Academic Services Coord I
Byron J. Hollowell
The Academic Services Coord I is assigned to the Undergraduate Advising Center and has responsibility for certifying undergraduate students for graduation.
Rika Hood, Director of Student Services
Rika Hudson
As Director of Student Services, she will supervise the undergraduate advising program and provide training and resources to college advisors. She will coordinate services for students and will oversee the processing of applications for undergraduate graduation including research of degree programs, communication with faculty advisors about student’s individual requirements, and discussions with students concerning completion of degree requirements. While serving on various committees, she will consult with the Assistant Dean regarding general education curriculum and transfer credit evaluation.
Ms. Latica Jones - Business Officer III
Latica Jones

The Business Officer III has responsibility for administering all issues related to Research Administration and University of Memphis Foundation accounts including, Proposal Summary forms, Advance Account forms, Incentive Pay, Foundation Reimbursement forms and training. Responsibilities includes managing budgets for the CAS Travel Enrichment and College Professorships. She is also the Dean's official designee in authorizing financial transactions on behalf of the College.

Roger J Kreuz - Associate Dean
Roger J. Kreuz

The Associate Deans in the College of Arts & Sciences assist the Dean with all matters pertaining to the administration of the College, and serve in an advisory capacity to the Dean. The Associate Deans work directly with the Dean on matters pertaining to recruitment, hiring, budget development and resource allocation, program and curriculum development, and other issues related to the administration of the College of Arts & Sciences. Associate Dean Kreuz serves as the Dean's liaison to the social science departments in the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as to those interdisciplinary programs that are oriented toward the social sciences. He oversees the Governor's School and the International and Global Studies program. He also chairs the College's Graduate Curriculum Committee, and serves as the College representative on the University Graduate Council. More about Roger Kreuz

Kendra Lambert - Business Officer III
Coming Soon

The Business Officer III 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.

Kira McNeil - Manager of Marketing and Communication
Kira McNeil, Manager of Marketing and Communication

The Manager of Marketing and Communication works with CAS departments and administration to develop marketing strategies for the CAS; coordinating social media campaigns; creating photo and video campaigns to promote the College and its programs, research, students, faculty and staff; increasing brand awareness; creating and developing both print and digital marketing materials such as brochures, flyers, viewbooks, social media posts, web content; writing copy for press releases; and more.

Ladrica Menson-Furr - Assistant Dean
Dr. Ladrica Menson-FurrThe Assistant Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences assists the Dean with all matters pertaining to the administration of the College, and serve in an advisory capacity to the Dean. The Assistant Dean works directly with the Dean on matters pertaining to recruitment, hiring, budget development and resource allocation, program and curriculum development, and other issues related to the administration of the College of Arts & Sciences. Assistant Dean Menson-Furr serves as the Dean's liaison to the Humanities Departments in the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as to those interdisciplinary programs that are humanities oriented. She also does enrollment management for the College of Arts & Sciences, oversees the allocation of several college-level awards and student scholarships in the College of Arts & Sciences, chairs the CAS Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, and serves as the College of Arts & Sciences representative to the University Undergraduate Council. More about Ladrica Menson-Furr
Debra Porter - Web Specialist II (Retired, part-time)

Debra PorterThe Web Specialist II supports evaluations and research processes within the college, designs and maintains the CAS website and oversees over 60 sites within the college including academic and research/grant programs. Provides support to the dean's office and CAS Marketing Director and Web Specialist II, assisting departments with general updates, online form management and registration of various events.

Ron Serino - Director of Interdisciplinary Studies
Ron Serino

The Director of Interdisciplinary Studies supports existing interdisciplinary programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as encouraging development of new interdisciplinary programs. Current interdisciplinary programs include African and African American Studies, Asian Studies, Emergency Management, Environmental Studies, International and Global Studies, Judaic Studies, Legal Thought and Liberal Arts, Pre-Health Studies, Religious Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. More about Dr. Serino 

Knox Shelton, Dir College Development I
Knox Shelton

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 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.

A. Mikhelle Taylor, Pre-Award Coordinator
Mikhelle Taylor

The Pre-Award Coordinator supports researchers in Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science, and Physics Departments to find and secure funding for UofM research and educational projects. She works with research teams during the pre-award phase of the sponsored project lifecycle to ensure the proposal is accurate, complete, and compliant with the sponsor requirements.

Tracy Treadwell Academic Services Coordinator I

Tracy TreadwellAs an Academic Services Coordinator I, Tracy processes the curriculum changes for students in the College of Arts and Sciences and works with students to prepare them for graduation.

Stormey Warren - Administrative Associate II

Stormey Warren - Administrative Associate IIThe administrative associate II assists the associate deans and faculty in graduate and undergraduate curriculum including preparing course revisions, new courses, and catalog changes to be presented to the CAS curriculum councils. Manages and approves Graduate student paperwork including requests for late adds/withdrawals and overloads. Assists faculty/departments with the submission of applications for Graduate Faculty status. 

Iesha Nicole Williams - Administrative Associate I

Iesha Nicole Williams - Administrative Associate IThe administrative associate I has responsibility for scheduling meetings between the dean and various faculty, chairs and students. This position orders supplies for the office, helps in planning events for the college and works on updating award forms and the college websites. Generates all work orders for telephone service, general maintenance, alarm systems, computer problems, etc. Maintains key inventory for the building. Assists associate deans in all award processes and is in charge of ordering all awards.

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