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Dean's Administrators and Office Staff

A & S Dean's Staff Contact Information

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.

 Cody Clinton - Pre-Health Advisor

Cody Clinton, Pre-Health Advisor The 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.

Ashley Connolly - College Advisor

Ashley Connolly, College AdvisorThe College Advisor serves as director of Undergraduate Student Services and has the responsibility for overseeing undergraduate advising, recruitment, and graduation efforts. Each department in the college has specified advisors for their undergraduate majors, and the director provides training, resources, and assessment of the advising of each area. The director works with the graduation analysts to provide information to students and advisors in preparation for and certification of graduation.

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.

Cassandra Dinwiddie - Business Officer III
Cassandra Dinwiddie

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.

Gary Emmert - Associate Dean
Gary Lynn Emmert

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 and Sciences. Associate Dean Emmert serves as the Dean's liaison to the natural sciences departments in the College of Arts & Sciences. In this role, he serves as College representative on the University Research Council. In addition, he focuses on external funding and research support, Chairs the Professional Development Assignment, CAS Distinguished Research Award (CASDRA) and CAS Faculty Research Grant committees. He also works in enrollment management for natural sciences departments.

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.

Thomas Hopper - Administrative Secretary

Thomas Hopper
The administrative secretary for the College of Arts and Sciences 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 the college websites.

Angelica Jacques, Academic Services Coordinator, I

Angelica Jacques
The Academic Services Coord I is assigned to the Undergraduate Advising Center and has responsibility for certifying undergraduate students for graduation.

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 and 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 and Sciences. Associate Dean Kreuz serves as the Dean's liaison to the social science departments in the College of Arts and 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.

Carol Mahalitc, Academic Services Coord I

Carol MahalitcThe Academic Services Coord I is assigned to the Undergraduate Advising Center and has responsibility for certifying undergraduate students for graduation.

Dr. Abby Parrill-Baker - Dean
Abby Parrill-Baker

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, 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), 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 Naval ROTC Programs.

Victoria Reynolds Tardugno - Administrative Associate I
Victoria Reynolds Tardugno

Assists associate deans and faculty regarding graduate and undergraduate curriculum. Work with faculty regarding graduate and undergraduate curriculum-preparing course revisions, new courses, and catalog changes to be presented to the CAS Graduate and CAS Undergraduate Councils that then go to the University Council for approval. Manages and approves Graduate student paperwork including requests for late adds/withdrawals and overloads. Provides customer services to students who have questions regarding graduate programs within the college. Assist faculty/departments with the submission of applications for Graduate Faculty status. 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.

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.

Deborah Tollefsen - Associate Dean
 

Dr. Deborah TollefsenThe Associate Deans in the College of Arts and 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 and Sciences. Associate Dean Tollefsen serves as the Dean's liaison to the Humanities Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as to those interdisciplinary programs that are humanities oriented. She also does enrollment management for the College of Arts and Sciences, oversees the allocation of several college-level awards and student scholarships in the College of Arts and Sciences, chairs the CAS Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, and serves as the College of Arts and Sciences representative to the University Undergraduate Council.

Ms. Debra Turner - Web Specialist II

Debra TurnerThe 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. The position is responsible for updates to the Undergraduate Catalog for the college in the Acalog system working with the registrar office and UG council members. This position also works with Marketing and Web Services for accessibility, quality assurance and brand/policy compliance for websites within the college. Responsibilities also include design and publication of the college electronic E-Files newsletter published each semester and the annual Accolades awards site and college social media updates. Provides support to the dean's office and departments with online form management and registration of various events.

A & S Dean's Staff Contact Information