Dean of the Faculty

The Dean of the Faculty works to support faculty members as teachers, scholars, and citizens of the college.

Collaborating with faculty leadership, the Dean of the Faculty office helps realize the intellectual goals of the College. The office provides the infrastructure and resources that encourage our faculty and other scholars to pursue their work. In addition, the office ensures the structures of faculty governance by working closely with elected faculty committees and developing policies.

Sujata Moorti

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

On leave July 1, 2022 - January 1, 2023

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Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty;Dean for Faculty Development and Research

The Dean for Faculty Development and Research (DFDR) manages the professional development programs, broadly construed, for the undergraduate faculty. Areas of focus include grants, fellowships, and other funds related to faculty professional development and research,  leaves, and endowed chairs.


Jim Ralph

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty; Dean for Faculty Development and Research; Rehnquist Professor of American History and Culture

Old Chapel 207

Dean of Curriculum

The Dean of the Curriculum (DoC) works to deliver an academic experience that can best prepare students for productive citizenship in a complex world. Specifically, the DoC fosters the strategic goals of the College by acquiring and applying resources that can fully engage faculty and students in a timely, rigorous, and broad-based curriculum. Areas of focus include the  curriculum, educational policy, faculty staffing requests, capital equipment, external reviews, Winter Term and Summer Study.

Grace Spatafora

Dean of Curriculum; Heinz/Given Professor of Biology and Pre-Medical Sciences

McCardell Bicen Hall 354


Tania Bolduc

Senior Assistant, Academic Affairs

Tania manages multiple programs and events for Academic Affairs, including: new faculty orientation and mentoring, Fall Faculty Forum, external reviews, the Carol Rifelj faculty lecture series, inaugural lectures, guest lectures, academic forum (for first-year students), placement exams (for first-year students), and other faculty events. Tania also prepares materials for department chairs, directors, coordinators, and new faculty, and she coordinates the weekly Academic Affairs Digest. Tania can also assist with faculty recruitment questions related to Interfolio.

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Diane Burnham

Curriculum Information Specialist

Diane supports the Dean of the Curriculum and the Curriculum Committee, prepares the course catalog, provides support for Banner registration, sets up and runs the Course Response Form system, administers the logistical operations for winter term, and facilitates the academic and faculty office assignment process.

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Lexie Carlson

Senior Financial Operations Analyst

Lexie manages areas of budget and finance for Academic Affairs, in conjunction with the Budget and Finance Offices.

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Carmen Echeverria

Assistant, Academic Affairs

Carmen works supporting the Academic Affairs team and wears many hats while doing so. She is a great resource to help you find the answers to many of your questions by directing you to the proper resources.

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Erin Kilpeck

Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs

Erin provides administrative support to the Academic Affairs administration, with primary responsibility to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the Faculty. She also works with Department Chairs and Coordinators; coordinates faculty recruitment advertising, interviews, online platform, and budget; provides support for the chair and program director appointments, appointment of Faculty Marshals for Convocation/Commencement; committee on committee appointments with Faculty Council, and course credit and course audits process. Additionally, Erin provides administrative support for the meetings of the Trustees, including collecting bullet points, scheduling tapings, and collecting mailing materials.

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Donna McDurfee

Administrative Coordinator of Faculty Affairs

Donna focuses on the undergraduate faculty, from hire to retirement, which includes writing contracts, position control, running faculty reviews and elections, processes related to the leave program, and maintaining data of all types for the faculty. She also acts as secretary to the faculty and EAC, takes minutes for the College Board of Advisors, and helps with technical issues related to the College’s faculty information systems.

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Jennifer Nuceder

Manager of Academic Office Support

Jen manages the academic department coordinators as a group and individually including hiring and onboarding and providing ongoing training and guidance. She sets the guiding principles and direction of the group and leads the group in achieving them by supporting the coordinators’ day to day work and overall functioning of the college’s academic operations.

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Kathleen Parent

Budget Analyst

Kathleen, in collaboration with the Dean of Faculty, provides administrative and financial oversight to all faculty development programs, funds, and opportunities to include FPDF, FRAF, UCRF, and Subvention. Kathleen, in collaboration with the Dean of Curriculum, also assists in developing the annual capital equipment request and provides financial oversight and coordination of Academic Enrichment Funds.

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