College Leadership & Contacts

The College of Arts and Sciences is led by the Executive Dean and Vice Provost with the support of the Vice Dean. The college is organized into three administrative divisions led by Divisional Deans: Arts and Humanities; Natural and Mathematical Sciences; and Social and Behavioral Sciences. In addition to divisional oversight, the deans – vice, divisional, associate and assistant – have college-wide functional roles.


David C. ManderscheidExecutive Dean Manderscheid
Executive Dean and Vice Provost
Executive Assistant: Linda Keith; (614) 292-3236

Susan S. WilliamsVice Dean Susan Williams
Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs
Program Manager: Meg Piasecki; (614) 292-9789

Janet Box-SteffensmeierJanet Box-Steffensmeier
Divisional Dean, Graduate Education
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Associate to the Dean: Jenifer Rasor; (614) 292-7689

Christopher HadadChristopher Hadad
Divisional Dean, Research
Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Executive Assistant: Beth VanGundy; (614) 292-8908

Peter HahnPeter Hahn
Divisional Dean, Outreach and Engagement
Arts and Humanities
Executive Assistant: Betsy Ludwig; (614) 292-2077

Associate & Assistant Deans

Patrice DickersonPatrice Dickerson
Assistant Dean for Strategic Recruitment and Diversity; (614) 247-4461

Steven FinkStephen Fink
Associate Executive Dean for Curriculum and Instruction; (614) 292-4063
Executive Assistant: Linda Hood; (614) 292-2090

Deborah HaddadDeborah Haddad
Assistant Dean, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Natural and Mathematical Sciences; (614) 292-4063

Tina HenkinTina Henkin
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs; (614) 688-3831

Garett HeyselGarret Heysel
Assistant Dean,
Arts and Humanities; (614) 292-4063

Mary Ellen JenkinsMary Ellen Jenkins
Assistant Executive  Dean; (614) 292-7272

Stephen PetrillStephen Petrill
Associate Dean, Research; (614) 292-2769

Andrea Ward RossAndrea Ward Ross
Assistant Executive Dean for Research; (614) 688-4216

Valarie WilliamsValarie Williams
Associate Dean, Arts and Humanities; (614) 292-4063


Administrative Offices

Within the College of Arts and Sciences, several offices support the work of college administration; the nearly 80 departments, schools, centers and institutes in the college; and also work in partnership with university administration.

Administrative Services

Fiscal Services

John Nisbet, Chief Administrative Officer; (614) 292-6186

Jennifer Leung, Fiscal Officer, ASC Administration; (614) 292-1572

Andrew Mascari, Finance Manager, A&H; (614) 292-5759

Mark Miller, Finance Director, A&H; (614) 292-9036

Marta Sparano, Interim Finance Director, NMS & SBS; (614) 292-0825

Sheena Riepenhoff, Fiscal Officer, NMS & SBS; (614) 292-4418

Human Resources

Graciela M. Chanfrau, Chief Human Resources Officer; (614) 292-3374

Scott Burlingame, Human Resources Manager; (614) 247-7163 

Peggy Link, Human Resources Manager, NMS; (614) 247-7867

Marcie Naber, Human Resources Manager, SBS; (614) 292-0666

Jennifer Prak, Human Resources Manager, A&H; (614) 247-4476

Kristy Sturm, Human Resources Generalist; (614) 247-4786

Advancement: Development and Alumni Relations

425 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Ave.
Phone: (614) 292-9200

Scott Self, Chief Advancement Officer; (614) 247-1658

Office Support

Jen Farmer, Program Coordinator, (614) 292-9488

Tanya Reed, Advancement Office Coordinator; (614) 247-8292

Kathleen Wilds, Office Associate; (614) 688-1656


Liz Burns, Senior Director of Development, Arts and Humanities, (614) 292-2197

Amanda DeWees, Director of Development, Social and Behavioral Sciences; (614) 292-2717

Shalonda Makupson-Tilford, Associate Director of Development, Arts and Humanities; (614) 688-1830

Tammy Parker, Director of Development, Social and Behavioral Sciences; (614) 688-5660

Suzanne Rinker, Senior Director of Development, Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Science; (614) 292-3487

Jen Russell, Associate Director of Development, Social and Behavioral Sciences; 614-292-7022

John Swartz, Director of Development, Arts and Humanities; (614) 688-1834

Alumni Relations

Annie Gordon, Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Donor Experience; (614) 247-7048

Jessie Gebhart, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Donor Experience; (614) 688-1837

Kelly Hebblethwaite-Johnson, Assistant Director of Donor Experience; (614) 292-1897

Advising & Academic Services

Arts and Sciences Advising and Academic Services provides an array of services to Ohio State students and other constituents.  

We help students:

  • Understand the General Education requirements
  • Plan their class schedules
  • Plan their degree programs
  • Choose majors
  • Choose minors and special programs
  • Navigate the university

Advising and Academic Services Offices:

Advising and Academic Services

Mary Ellen Jenkins
Assistant Executive Dean; (614) 292-7272

Career Services

Stephanie Ford, Director; (614) 292-7055

Honors Office; (614) 292-5104


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Business Intelligence

Ren Leaflight
Business Intelligence Analyst; (614) 247-8309

Business Services Center (BSC)

The Arts and Sciences Business Services Center (BSC) provides expert human resource and financial services for Arts and Sciences. We are committed to the mission, vision and goals of Arts and Sciences.

To find out about our services please visit our website:

100 Journalism Building, 242 West 18th Avenue
Phone: 247-4356
Fax: 247-7470

Kelley Maynard, Manager; (614) 247-7168

BSC Fiscal Team

Erica Conley, Lead; (614) 247-8835

Candy Danforth, Fiscal Associate; (614) 292-6700

Ginnetta Lucas, Fiscal Associate; (614) 247-7935

Rene Reese, Fiscal Associate; (614) 688-8265


Kathy Baker, HR Operations Manager; (614) 247-4729

Ben Crawford, HR Associate
Student Hiring, Arts & Humanities/SBS; (614) 247-8462

Alana Menefield, HR Associate
Student Hiring, NMS/ASC Admin & Exec. Deans; (614) 247-4774

Tim Wood, HR Associate
eTime & eLeave; (614) 247-5311

BSC Procurement Team

Angelina Dzhabarov, Lead; (614) 247-4687

Melanie Holbert, Procurement Specialist; (614) 247-4660

Angela Mercer, Procurement Specialist; (614) 247-4662

Michael Wells, Procurement Specialist; (614) 247-4669

Communications Services

Arts and Sciences Communications Services provides services for all areas within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Services include: websites, design, writing, editing, event promotion, promotional materials, magazines, newsletters and more.

Learn more about Communications services.

1010 Derby Hall, 154 North Oval Mall
Phone: (614) 292-8686
Fax: (614) 292-4500

Curriculum and Assessment Services

Bernadette Vankeerbergen, Program Director; (614) 688-5679

Events Coordination

Madeline Khurma
Program Coordinator - Special Events; (614) 688-8356

Recruitment and Diversity Services

Arts and Sciences Recruitment and Diversity Services (RDS) works to promote the college to prospective undergraduate and graduate students, while simultaneously supporting the university’s enrollment goals and initiatives. 

In addition, RDS sustains a continuum of diversity programs specifically targeted to the recruitment, retention and advancement of underrepresented students.

Recruitment and Diversity Services
154 Denney Hall, 164 W 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-3891

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Student Programs

We value fully engaging our students in their academic life through programming that advances a holistic and transformational educational experience. Student Programs supports undergraduate student communications with the monthly Undergraduate Student E-Newsletter, and programs such as Take Your Professor to Lunch and supports administration of the colleges many scholarships and grants programs for students, faculty and staff.

Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs
1030 Derby Hall, 154 North Oval Mall
Phone: (614) 247-2566
Fax: (614) 292-4500

Technology Services

Arts and Sciences’ Technology Services provides schools, departments centers, and other units with the information technology support services they need to achieve their strategic goals.
Our mission:

  • To meet the overall technology support needs of the college office and units across the College of Arts and Sciences
  • To provide strategically important and commonly needed technology products and services to all units across the college
  • To coordinate with the Office of the CIO on university-level technology initiatives

Please visit the Technology Services website to get technology support or for more information on our products and services.
(614) 688-4447