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Academic Affairs Staff 2019-2020

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Tania Bolduc - Senior Assistant


Service Building 214

  • New Faculty Orientation and Mentoring Program, ongoing academic year support
  • Annual events: Inaugural, Carol Rifelj series, faculty-related events
  • Academic Forum, Placement Exams
  • Faculty recruitment
  • College-wide external reviews
  • Chairs' Handbook and New Faculty Handbook
Pieter Broucke - Associate Dean for the Arts; Professor of History of Art & Architecture


Johnson 413

  • Mahaney Center for the Arts
  • Arts Curriculum (with Dean of Curriculum), Facilities, and Equipment
  • Interdisciplinary Initiatives
  • Grants and Fundraising for the Arts (with 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.

Lexie Carlson - Financial Operations Analyst


Service Building #214

Lexie manages areas of the budget and finance for the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Suzanne Gurland - Dean of Curriculum; Professor of Psychology


Old Chapel 204

  • Curriculum
  • Educational Policy
  • Departments, Programs, and Centers (incl. enrichment funding)
  • Faculty Staffing Requests
  • Capital Equipment
  • External Reviews
  • Winter Term & Summer Study
  • SAO to Programs Committee of BOT

Suzanne Gurland is Dean of Curriculum and 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.

Erin Kilpeck - Executive Assistant


Old Chapel 208

  • Department Chairs & Program Directors
  • Curriculum
  • Faculty Recruiting
  • Scheduling appointments/meetings with academic administrators
Sandra King - Budget Analyst


Service Building, Room 210

  • Academic equipment budgets
  • Departmental budgets
  • Enrichment and start-up funds
  • Endowed professorships
  • Emeriti Enrichment
  • Leave Moving Allowance

Patricia Manley - Associate Dean for the Sciences; Professor of Geology


McCardell Bicentennial Hall 427

  • McCardell Bicentennial Hall

  • Science Curriculum (w/Dean of Curriculum), Facilities, and Equipment

  • Interdisciplinary Initiatives

  • Grants and Fundraising for the Sciences (w/VPAD)

  • Institutional Official for Research Compliance


Patricia Manley has her degree in Marine geology and geophysics and has done research in the North/South Atlantic, Pacific and Antarctica waters. Working closer to Middlebury College, Lake Champlain has been part of her research as well. Her research focuses on sedimentary bedforms, Holocene paleoclimate and underwater landslides. She joined Middlebury College in 1989 and became a Professor of Geology in 2005. She teaches courses in the Geology Department which span from Introductory courses in Geology to upper division courses in sedimentology, geophysics, and marine geology. She has been a member of the Council of Undergraduate Research Geosciences Division since 2004. In 2006, she started the Undergraduate Research Office at Middlebury College and initiated the campus Spring Student Symposium in 2007. She was appointed Director of the Sciences in 2017.

Donna McDurfee - Administrative Coordinator of 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 has been in her current position since 1994.

Sujata Moorti - Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Charles A. Dana Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies


Old Chapel 207

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

Sujata Moorti was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty in 2019. 

Kathleen Parent - Curriculum Information Specialist


Service Building 235

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Course Response Forms
  • Academic and Faculty Offices
  • Course Catalog
  • Winter Term
Jim Ralph - Dean for Faculty Development & Research; William H. Rehnquist Professor of American History and Culture


Davis Family Library 225

  • Director of Center for Teaching, Learning, & Research (CTLR)
  • Digital Liberal Arts Initiative
  • 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

Academic Administration
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