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College of Arts & Sciences

Contact Lists for Arts & Sciences and Regional Higher Education

Who to Call

The contact lists below reflect topics that often arise in communications between A&S and regional campuses; see college and departmental websites for contact information on other topics.

College of Arts & Sciences

Dean’s Office

Staffing approvals, student learning assessment, curriculum:
Associate Dean: Dr. Laurie Hatch

African American Studies

Chair: Dr. Robin Muhammad

Staffing approvals: Dr. Robin Muhammad

Student learning assessment: Dr. Robin Muhammad

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Gary Holcomb

Biological Sciences

Chair: Dr. Robert Colvin

Staffing approvals: Dr. Robert Colvin

Student learning assessment: Dr. Janet Duerr

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Chris Schwirian

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chair: Dr. Stephen Bergmeier

Staffing approvals: Dr. Stephen Bergmeier

Student learning assessment: Dr. Lauren McMills

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Corey Beck

Classics & World Religions

Chair: Dr. Bill Owens

Staffing approvals: Dr. Bill Owens

Student learning assessment:

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Loren Lybarger


Chair: Dr. William Shambora

Staffing approvals: Dr. William Shambora

Student learning assessment: Dr. Bolong Cao

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Shamila Jayasuriya


Chair: Dr. Linda Rice

Staffing approvals: Dr. Linda Rice

Student learning assessment: Dr. Jill Ingram

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Matthew Stallard

Environmental & Plant Biology

Chair: Dr. Allan Showalter

Staffing approvals: Dr. Allan Showalter

Student learning assessment: Dr. Glenn Matlack

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Glenn Matlack


Chair: Dr. Dorothy Sack

Staffing approvals: Dr. Dorothy Sack

Student learning assessment: Dr. Jim Dyer

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Risa Whitson

Geological Sciences

Chair: Dr. Greg Springer

Staffing approvals: Dr. Greg Springer

Student learning assessment: Dr. Greg Nadon

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Greg Springer


Chair: Dr. Katherine Jellison

Staffing approvals: Dr. Katherine Jellison

Student learning assessment: Dr. Robert Ingram

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Jackie Maxwell


Chair: Dr. David Bell

Staffing approvals: Dr. David Bell

Student learning assessment: Dr. Hiroyuki Oshita, Dr. Liang Tao

Undergraduate curriculum: Michelle O'Malley


Director: Dr. Dawn Bikowski

Undergraduate curriculum:  Dr. Dawn Bikowski

Staffing approvals: Dr. Dawn Bikowski, Dr. David Bell

Student learning assessment: Dr. Dawn Bikowski


Chair: Dr. Todd Eisworth

Staffing approvals: Dr. Todd Eisworth

Student learning assessment: Dr. Todd Eisworth

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Todd Young

Modern Languages

Chair: Dr. Chris Coski

Staffing approvals: Dr. Chris Coski

Student learning assessment: Dr. Mary Jane Kelley

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Herta Rodina


Director: Dr. Gerry Krzic

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Gerry Krzic

Staffing approvals: Dr. Gerry Krzic

Student learning assessment: Dr. Gerry Krzic


Chair: Dr. John Bender

Staffing approvals: Dr. John Bender

Student learning assessment: Dr. Alfred Lent

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Scott Carson

Physics & Astronomy

Chair: Dr. David Ingram

Staffing approvals: Dr. David Ingram

Student learning assessment: Dr. Horacio Castillo

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Horacio Castillo

Political Science

Chair: Dr. Sarah Poggione

Staffing approvals: Dr. Sarah Poggione

Student learning assessment: Dr. Jay Ryu

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Michael Burton


Chair: Dr. Bruce Carlson

Staffing approvals: Dr. Susan Tice-Alicke

Student learning assessment: Dr. Susan Tice-Alicke

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Susan Tice-Alicke

Sociology & Anthropology

Chair: Dr. Christine Mattley


Staffing approvals: Dr. Stephen Scanlan

Student learning assessment: Dr. Ted Welser

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Stephen Scanlan


Staffing approvals: Dr. Diane Ciekawy

Student learning assessment: Dr. Diane Ciekawy

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Diane Ciekawy

Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Director: Dr. Cynthia Anderson

Staffing approvals: Dr. Cynthia Anderson

Student learning assessment: Dr. Kim Little

Undergraduate curriculum: Dr. Kim Little

Regional Higher Education

The contact lists below provide the leadership contacts for Regional Higher Education. For all campuses, questions regarding faculty approvals, course schedules, or related issues should be directed to the associate dean.  

Executive Dean’s Office

Executive Dean: Dr. William Willan

Assistant Dean: Carissa Anderson

Director of Operations & Budget: Rosanna Howard

Executive Assistant: Kim Hayden

Chillicothe Campus

Dean: Dr. Martin Tuck

Interim Associate Dean: Dr. Dywayne Nicely

Division Coordinator Applied Science & Professions: Dr. Robb Moats

Division Coordinator Technical & Life Science: Dr. James McKean

Eastern Campus

Interim Dean: Dr. Robert (Bob) Klein

Division Coordinator: Dr. John Prather

Note: The Eastern campus does not have an associate dean. The associate dean duties related to instructional staffing approvals and scheduling fall to the division coordinator.

Lancaster Campus

Dean: Dr. James Smith

Associate Dean: Dr. Paul Abraham

Division Coordinator Professional Studies: Dr. Christine Wolfe

Division Coordinator Arts & Sciences: Dr. Patrick Drumm

Southern Campus

Dean: Dr. Nicole Pennington

Associate Dean: Dr. Salome Nnoromele

Division Coordinator:  Dr. Debbie Marinski

Zanesville Campus

Dean: Dr. Jeremy Webster

Associate Dean: Dr. Hannah Nissen

Interim Division Coordinator: Dr. Dev Polling

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