Academic Affairs 2015-2016

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Janis Audet - Curriculum Information Specialist


Old Chapel 107

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Academic and Faculty Offices
  • Course Catalog
  • Winter Term
  • Summer Study

Janis began working at the college in the spring of 1989 as the Language School Assistant for the Chinese and Japanese summer schools. After 6 years, she accepted a newly created position, Coordinator of Academic Office Support, that was designed to support and train the academic department coordinators.

In 2005, Janis transferred to the position she now holds in the academic administration which supports the Dean of Curriculum and the Curriculum Committee in their review of faculty course proposals, course content, and its place within the curriculum; the winter term curriculum; and proposals from students designing an independent scholar major. Additionally, Janis facilitates the process for assigning faculty offices as well as the process for entering information into banner for registration. 

Charlene Barrett - Executive Assistant


Old Chapel 201

  • Department Chairs & Program Directors
  • Curriculum
  • Faculty Recruiting
  • Scheduling appointments/meetings with academic administrators
Pieter Broucke - Director of Arts


Mahaney Center for the Arts 213

  • Mahaney Center for the Arts
  • Arts Curriculum (w/Dean of Curriculum), Facilities, and Equipment
  • Interdisciplinary Initiatives
  • Grants and Fundraising for the Arts (w/VPAD)

Pieter Broucke joined Middlebury College in the History of Art & Architecture department in the fall of 1995. He was appointed Director of the Arts in 2010. His areas of expertise are ancient art and architectural history. His research focuses on the intersection of these two areas, Greek and Roman architecture.

Pieter holds a Professional Degree in Architecture from Ghent, Belgium, an M.A. in Archaeology from the Center for Ancient Studies at the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from Yale University. His doctoral dissertation with J. J. Pollitt focused on the Temple of Olympian Zeus at Agrigento, Sicily, the largest Doric temple constructed by the ancient Greeks. He published The Archaeology of Architecture: Charles Robert Cockerell in Greece and the Levant, 1807-1810 (New Haven: Yale Center for British Art, 1994), and various articles and abstracts dealing with ancient architecture and sculpture.

Aimee Diehl - Special Assistant to Academic Affairs


Service Building 210

  • Academic Affairs liaison to Communications
  • Assistance with Academic Forum and Placement Exams
  • Academic Affairs website
  • Special projects

Lynn Dunton - Budget Analyst


Old Chapel 208

  • Grants, fellowships, and other funds related to faculty professional development and research, start-up, leaves, and endowed chairs.
  • Capital Equipment & Repair Budgets
  • Department Budgets & Enrichment Funding
Suzanne Gurland - Dean of Curriculum


Old Chapel 108

  • Curriculum
  • Educational Policy
  • Departments, Programs, and Centers (incl. budgets and enrichment funding)
  • Faculty Staffing Requests
  • Academic Facilities & Capital Equipment
  • External Reviews
  • Winter Term & Summer Study

Suzanne Gurland is Dean of Curriculum and Associate Professor of Psychology. She was appointed Dean of Curriculum in 2014. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Chicago, and later an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Clark University. She conducts research on interpersonal and motivational processes that help children thrive in their family, school, and other contexts. She is also interested, more generally, in the effects of interpersonal styles on motivation, creativity, and perspective-taking.

Sandra King - Assistant in Administration


Chellis House

  • Events planning, coordination
  • New faculty events
  • Coordinating external department reviews
  • Manages updating of Chairs' Handbook and New Faculty Handbook
Andrea (Andi) Lloyd - Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty

Old Chapel 208

  • Department Chairs & Program Directors
  • Faculty Recruitment
  • Reviews for Promotion & Tenure
  • Faculty Salaries
  • Personnel Matters
  • SAO to College Board of Overseers

Andi Lloyd was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty in 2014. Prior to taking on this role, she served as Dean of Faculty, Chair of the Biology Department, and on a number of college committees. Andi has been a member of the Middlebury College faculty since 1996. She has taught introductory ecology and evolution, as well as a wide range of courses on plant community ecology, ecological history, and global change biology. Andi has conducted research on the effects of climate change on forests in Alaska and Siberia and, more recently, Vermont. She is currently working on a project to understand rates of carbon sequestration in Vermont forests.

Donna McDurfee - Administrative Coordinator for Faculty Affairs


Old Chapel

  • Educational Affairs Committee
  • Faculty Reviews for Tenure & Promotion
  • Faculty Contracts
  • Faculty Surveys & Committee Elections
  • Leaves
  • Maintaining College Handbook

Donna began working at the College in 1988, and began her current position in 1994.

Jim Ralph - Dean for Faculty Development & Research


Davis Family Library 225

  • Director of Center for Teaching, Learning, & Research (CTLR)
  • Digital Liberal Arts Initiative (w/VPAD)
  • Grants, fellowships, and other funds related to faculty professional development and research, start-up, leaves, and endowed chairs.
  • New Faculty Orientation & Mentoring
  • Spring Symposium
  • Faculty Lecture Series
Tim Spears - Vice President for Academic Development


Old Chapel 202

  • External support (funding) for curricular and research priorities
  • Collaborative and cross-institutional initiatives
  • Special Projects
  • SAO to New Programs Committee
Stephen Trombulak - Director of Sciences


Franklin Environmental Center—Hillcrest 216

  • McCardell Bicentennial Hal
  • Science Curriculum (w/Dean of Curriculum), Facilities, and Equipment
  • Interdisciplinary Initiatives
  • Grants and Fundraising for the Sciences (w/VPAD)
  • Institutional Official for Research Compliance

 Stephen Trombulak is a conservation biologist and landscape ecologist, with particular interests in (a) the field biology of mammals, birds, and beetles, (b) the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to develop science-based conservation planning tools, and (c) natural history education. He joined Middlebury College in 1985 and was appointed Director of the Sciences in 2014. He teaches in both the Biology Department and the Program in Environmental Studies, where his primary teaching focus is on environmental science, vertebrate natural history, and conservation biology. His emphasis in the classroom is on hand-on engagement with real techniques and skills used by professionals in the discipline, whether it is mist-netting birds, trapping small mammals, or developing computer models to assess the population viability of an endangered species.

Academic Administration
Old Chapel
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753