Academic Affairs Staff

Click the names below to view contact information and areas of responsibility.

Tania Bolduc - Senior Assistant


McKinley House

  • 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.

Rick Bunt, Assoc. Dean for the Sciences; Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry

photo of R Bunt


McCardell Bicentennial Hall 550

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

Rick joined Middlebury in 1998 following postdoctoral work at MIT and earning a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Stanford University in 1996. He served as department chair from 2010-2015, served as chair of Faculty Council from 2018-2021, and started as Associate Dean for the Sciences in 2020. His research interests involve the study of palladium-catalyzed allylic-addition reactions and the functioning of chiral ligands. Most specifically, he and his students are interested in how three-dimensional “chiral information” is transmitted from the ligand, across the metal, to the reacting carbon centers.

Diane Burnham- Curriculum Information Specialist

McKinley House

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Course Response Forms
  • Academic and Faculty Offices
  • Course Catalog
  • Winter Term
Lexie Carlson - Financial Operations Analyst


McKinley House

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

Carmen Echeverria - Assistant
Erin Kilpeck - Executive Assistant


Old Chapel 208

  • Department Chairs & Program Directors
  • Curriculum
  • Faculty Recruiting
  • Scheduling appointments/meetings with academic administrators
Donna McDurfee - Administrative Coordinator of Faculty Affairs


Old Chapel

  • Educational Affairs Committee support
  • Faculty Reviews for Tenure & Promotion
  • Faculty Contracts
  • Faculty Surveys & Committee Elections
  • Leaves

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 - Budget Analyst


McKinley House

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

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
Grace Spatafora - Dean of Curriculum; Professor of Biology


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

Academic Administration
Old Chapel
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753