College Directory

The College of Arts and Sciences is led by the Executive Dean and Vice Provost along with Deans for Arts and Humanities, Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. In addition to academic oversight, the deans all have college-wide functional roles.


Gretchen Ritterphoto of Gretchen Ritter
Executive Dean and Vice Provost

Sr. Executive Assistant: Heather Core; 614-292-3236

Peter HahnPeter Hahn
Dean of Arts and Humanities

Executive Assistant: Matt Thompson; 614-688-3739

Ryan King headshotRyan King
Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Executive Assistant: Matt Thompson; 614-688-3739

Susan Olesik
Dean of Natural and Mathematical Sciences​

Executive Assistant: Matt Thompson; 614-688-3739


Associate and Assistant Deans

David Hornphoto of David Horn
Associate Executive Dean for Undergraduate Education; 614-292-2559

Executive Assistant: Linda Hood; 614-292-2090

Christopher Jaroniec
Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry

Trevon LoganTrevon Logan
Associate Dean; 614-292-0762

Executive Assistant: Pete Penwell; 614-247-8777

Wendy SmoothWendy Smooth
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Sergio SoaveSergio Soave
Associate Dean for Space and Infrastructure; 614-688-3167

Shari SpeerShari Speer headshot
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; 614-292-1431

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

Brian OreficeBrian Orefice
Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies; 614-688-2500

Lindsey ChamberlainLindsey Chamberlain
Assistant Dean for Arts and Sciences Honors; 614-292-3093

Chairs and Directors

Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́Department of African American and African Studies
Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́, Interim Chair and Humanities Distinguished Professor

Department of AnthropologyKris Gremillion
Kristen Gremillion, Chair and Professor

Lisbon headshotDepartment of Art
Laura Lisbon, Chair and Professor

Karen HutzelDepartment of Arts Administration, Education and Policy
Karen Hutzel, Chair and Associate Professor

Todd ThompsonDepartment of Astronomy
Todd Thompson, Interim Chair and Professor

Claudia TurroDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Claudia Turro, Chair and Dow Professor

Anthony KaldellisDepartment of Classics
Anthony Kaldellis, Chair and Professor

Michael SlaterSchool of Communication
Michael Slater, Director and Social and Behavioral Sciences Distinguished Professor

Armstrong headshotDepartment of Comparative Studies
Philip Armstrong, Chair and Professor

George-Graves headshotDepartment of Dance
Nadine George-Graves, Chair and Professor

Mary Anne BeecherDepartment of Design
Mary Anne Beecher, Chair and Professor

Matt SaltzmanSchool of Earth Sciences
Matthew Saltzman, Director and Professor

Mark BenderDepartment of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Mark Bender, Chair and Professor

James PeckDepartment of Economics
James Peck, Chair and Professor

Susan Williams headshotDepartment of English
Susan Williams, Chair and Professor

FreudensteinDepartment of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
John Freudenstein, Chair and Professor

Dana RengaDepartment of French and Italian
Dana Renga, Chair and Associate Professor

Darla MunroeDepartment of Geography
Darla Munroe, Chair and Professor

HolubDepartment of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Robert Holub, Chair and Ohio Eminent Scholar

Scott LeviDepartment of History
Scott Levi, Chair and Professor

Lisa Florman headshotDepartment of History of Art
Lisa Florman, Chair and Professor

Cynthia ClopperDepartment of Linguistics
Cynthia Clopper, Chair and Professor

LafontDepartment of Mathematics
Jean-Francois Lafont, Chair and Professor

Igor Jouline headshotDepartment of Microbiology
Igor Jouline, Interim Chair and Rod Sharp Professor

VaessinDepartment of Molecular Genetics
Harald Vaessin, Chair and Professor

Costa-Giomi headshotSchool of Music
Eugenia Costa-Giomi, Interim Director and Professor

Levi headshotDepartment of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Scott Levi, Interim Chair and Professor

Lisa DowningDepartment of Philosophy
Lisa Downing, Chair and Professor

Poirier headshotDepartment of Physics
Michael Poirier, Chair and Professor

CaldeiraDepartment of Political Science
Gregory Caldeira, Chair and Distinguished University Professor

Charles EmeryDepartment of Psychology
Charles Emery, Chair and Professor

HashamovaDepartment of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Yana Hashamova, Chair and Professor

Ryan KingDepartment of Sociology
Ryan King, Chair and Professor

PodalskyDepartment of Spanish and Portuguese
Laura Podalsky, Chair and Professor

Robert FoxDepartment of Speech and Hearing Science
Robert Fox, Chair and Professor

MacEachernDepartment of Statistics
Steven MacEachern, Chair and Professor

Shelton headshotDepartment of Theatrre, Film and Media Arts
Andrew Shelton, Interim Chair and Professor

WinnubstDepartment of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Shannon Winnubst, Chair and Professor

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

Kim Kinsel, Chief Administrative Officer

Caitlin Brendel, Faculty Affairs Specialist

Fiscal Services

Nicole Cochran, Finance Director; 614-292-6040

Shawn Barrett, Finance Manager (A&H, SBS); 614-292-8545

John Blust, Finance Manager (NMS); 614-292-1572

Rachel Schrock, Lead Fiscal Officer; 614-292-9342

Bill McGreehan, Fiscal Officer; 614-514-5823

Human Resources

Peggy Link, Interim Human Resources Director (NMS, Administration); 614-247-7867

Jennifer Prak, Interim Human Resources Director (A&H, SBS); 614-247-4476

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

Stephanie Archer, HR Generalist

Alysaa Howard, HR Generalist

Megan Woodall, HR Generalist

Timothy Wood, HR Generalist

Advancement: Development and Alumni Engagement

Shams Khan, Chief Development and Alumni Relations Officer

Office Contact Information

Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-292-9200


Carolyn Chapman, Executive Director of Development; 614-688-4172

Arts and Humanities

Amber Diglaw, Senior Director of Development; 614-292-9443

Katherine Goliver, Senior Director of Development; 614-688-4028

Leslie Martin, Director of Development; 614-292-3487 

Susanna Snyder, Director of Development; 614-292-9626

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tammy Parker, Senior Director of Development; 614-688-5660

David Precise, Senior Director of Development; 614-688-1044

Todd Clark, Director of Development; 614-688-2877     

Courtney Shenk, Director of Development; 614-292-8201 

Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Samara Preisler, Senior Director of Development; 614-247-1658

Rick Harrison, Director of Development; 614-688-1385

Jaynie Tatman, Director of Development; 614-247-1848

Alumni Engagement

Mitch Fogt, Senior Engagement Officer; 614-688-1053

Clara Davison, Engagement Officer; 614-688-1241     

Madey Khurma, Engagement Officer; 614-688-6359

Jade Lac, Engagement Officer; 614-688-2857     

Advancement Communications

Jennifer Farmer, Advancement Communications Manager; 614-292-9488

Alex Bixler, Advancement Communications Specialist; 614-292-5934

Stewardship/Donor Experience

Kelly Hebblethwaite-Johnson, Director of Stewardship; 614-292-1897

Office Operations

Tanya Reed, Advancement Office Manager; 614-247-8292

Jessica Brown, Development Associate; 614-688-2830

Kristin Gonterman, Development Associate; 614-688-4331

Advising and Academic Services

100 Denney Hall (West Lobby)
164 Annie and John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
Tel: 614-292-6961
Fax: 614-292-6303

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Advising Information

Appointments can be made by calling 614-292-6961 for the following:

  • Exploring and/or declaring a major
  • Degree Planning/Progress Checks
  • Scheduling
  • Applying to graduate
  • Preparing for graduate or professional school
  • Petitions
  • Other academic advising matters

Your advisor is assigned to you based on your major, see a list of advisors on our majors pages or check your Student Center on BuckeyeLink to find your assigned advisor.

Walk-in Advising

Walk-in advising typically serves students who have a quick questions that take five minutes or less to address. Walk-in help includes (but is not limited to):

  • Schedule adjustments
  • General Referrals
  • Returning from a leave of absence
  • Withdrawals Advising Information

Advising and Academic Services Office Administration

Assistant Executive Dean
Mary Ellen Jenkins (
151 Denney Hall

Advising Manager
Todd Bitters (
129 Denney Hall

Advising Manager
Brenda Dinan (
117 Denney Hall

Advising Manager
Tony Valle (
135 Denney Hall

Advising and Academic Services Graduation Services Office

Program Coordinator
Patrick Morgan (

Advising and Academic Services Office Support Staff

Program Assistant
Matt Gmetro (

Admin. Assistant to the Assistant Executive Dean
Joyce Zipperlen (

Business Intelligence

Liana Crisan-Vandeborne, Resource Planning Analyst; 614-688-4520

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.

Services Overview

100 Journalism Building
242 W 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
M-F 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Fax (614) 247-7470

Kelley Maynard, Manager; 614-247-7168

BSC Fiscal Staff 

Erica Conley, Lead; 614-247-8835

Megan Brown, Fiscal Associate
ASC Exec Deans / SBS; 614-292-6700

Jasmin Crenshaw, Fiscal Associate
Arts / BioSciences; 614-292-0068

Rene Sheline, Fiscal Associate
NMS; 614-688-8265

Ginnetta Lucas, Fiscal Associate
Humanities; 614-247-7935

Procurement Staff

Angelina Schroeder, Procurement Lead; 614-247-4687

Angela Mercer, Procurement Specialist
Arts & Humanities / Astronomy / MBI / SBS /  Microbiology / Molecular Genetics; 614-247-4662

Michael Wells, Procurement Specialist
Biochemistry / Chemistry / Earth Sciences / Center for Life Sciences Education / EEOB / Mathematics / Physics / Statistics; 614-247-4669

Center for Career and Professional Success

Brian Guerrero, Senior Director; 614-292-6713

Stephanie Ford, Director, Career Communities; 614-292-7055

Scott Kustis, Director, Industry Connections; 614-247-8698

Meet the rest of the team

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Curriculum and Assessment Services

Bernadette Vankeerbergen, Program Director; 614-688-5679

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Marketing and Communications

100 Journalism Building, 242 W. 18th Ave.; 614-292-8686

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Kevin Leonardi, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications; 614-292-5935

Julie Brown, Email and Recruitment Marketing Manager; 614-688-2584

Evan Drexler, Communications Manager; 614-292-1235

Lauren Fanfer, Graphic Designer; 614-247-1740

Joshua Friesen, Content and Editorial Specialist; 614-688-2615

Molly Kime, Marketing and Communications Manager; 614-688-2604

Olivia Miltner, Content Specialist; 614-292-1949

Office of Undergraduate Recruitment

Arts and Sciences Office of Undergraduate Recruitment works to promote the college to prospective undergraduate students, while simultaneously supporting the university’s enrollment goals and initiatives. 

In addition, the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment sustains diversity programs specifically targeted to the recruitment, retention and advancement of underrepresented students.

Office of Undergraduate Recruitment
154 Denney Hall, 164 Annie & John Glenn Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Diversity Matters

Chinwe Okpalaoka, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, 614-292-4661

Michael Waite, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, 614-688-4394

Angelett Anderson, Program Manager, 614-292-7857

Information for Faculty and Staff

Research Services

Jared Port, Director; 614-247-8309

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 and engages undergraduate students through the monthly Undergraduate Student E-Newsletter, programs such as Take Your Professor to Lunch, the Arts and Sciences Student Council, an annual Ohio State College and Professional School Fair and college-central scholarships.

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. Please visit the Technology Services website to get technology support or for more information on our products and services.
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

Mike Kaylor, Director of Technology Services
400 Mendenhall Laboratory, 128 North Oval Mall
Phone: 614-688-5907