Dean of the Faculty

The Dean of the Faculty Office oversees all departmental and interdisciplinary academic programs, as well as off-campus studies and the College’s Center for Chicago Programs.


Davis Schneiderman
Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Professor of English 

Chief Academic Officer

Dawn Abt Perkins

Dawn Abt-Perkins
Associate Dean of the Faculty for Student Success
Professor of Education

  • Supervises the Center for Academic Success
  • Project Manager for START:  Student Transition and Registration Team
  • Project Manager for the Academic Early Alert system
  • Chair, College Studies 
Gizella Meneses

Gizella Meneses
Associate Dean of the Faculty
Director of the Office of Faculty Development
Professor of Spanish and Latin American and Latinx Studies

  • Director of the Office of Faculty Development
  • Director of First-Year Studies
  • Transfer student registration (partnering with Admissions)
  • Assessment oversight
  • Mellon Humanities 2020 Grant management
Matt Kelley

Matthew Kelley
Associate Dean of the Faculty
Professor of Psychology


  • Global Engagement Office (GEO)
  • Center for Chicago Programs
  • Summer Programs

Fran Pease 
Assistant Dean of the Faculty for Operations 

  • Coordinator of faculty affairs including hiring searches, department reviews and the College Catalog
  • Budget management and expense reimbursement
  • Director of Commencement
Ravi Agarwal

Ravi Agarwal
Chief Information Officer

BJ White

  • Registration
  • Requests for transcripts
  • Ensures the accuracy and integrity of all requirements pertaining to courses, credits and the curriculum of the College
Dominique Allion 
Executive Assistant to the Provost and the President 

Other Areas of Oversight