College Directory

The College of Arts and Sciences is led by the Executive Dean and Vice Provost and is organized into three administrative divisions, each led by a dean: Arts and Humanities, Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. In addition to divisional oversight, the deans all have college-wide functional roles.

Arts and Sciences Administration


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Executive Dean and Vice Provost

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

Luis CasianLuis Casian
Dean of Natural and Mathematical Sciences,
Graduate Studies

Executive Assistant: Beth VanGundy; 614-292-8908

Peter HahnPeter Hahn
Dean of Arts and Humanities,
Outreach and Engagement

Executive Assistant: Caitlin Brendel; 614-292-2077

Morton O'KellyMorton O'Kelly
Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences,
Research and Creative Inquiry

Executive Assistant: Beth VanGundy; 614-292-8908

Associate & Assistant Deans

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

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

Tina HenkinTina Henkin
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; 614-292-1431

Christopher Jaroniec
Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry

Wendy SmoothWendy Smooth
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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

Garett HeyselGarret Heysel
Assistant Dean,
Arts and Humanities; International Programs; 614-292-4063

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 ASC Honors; 614-292-3093

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

Fiscal Services

Nicole Cochran, Finance Director; 614-292-6040

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

Jennifer Keaney, Finance Manager (NMS); 614-292-1572

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

Liz Burns, Chief Advancement Officer; 614-292-2197

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 

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 

Erika Gable, Associate Director of Development; 614-688-4380   

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

Jacob Wood, Director of Development; 614-688-8565

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     

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Advancement Communications

Jennifer Farmer, Communications Manager; 614-292-9488

Stewardship/Donor Experience

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

Jessi Jones, Assistant Director of Stewardship; 614-688-8418

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 & 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

HR Staff

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

Greg Warner, Human Resources Associate
NMS; 614-247-8462

Tawana Woods, Human Resources Associate
A&H; 614-247-4774

Brian Eck, Human Resources Associate
A&H/ASC Admin & Exec. Deans; 614-688-3595

Chris Parris, Human Resources Associate
SBS; 614-247-8462 

Alex Rostorfer, Human Resources Associate
NMS; 614-247-7446

Jeffrey Knapp, Human Resources Associate
eTime & eLeave; 614-247-5311

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

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Curriculum and Assessment Services

Bernadette Vankeerbergen, Program Director; 614-688-5679

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Marketing and Communications

1010 Derby Hall, 154 North Oval Mall; 614-292-8686

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

Denise Blough, Digital Marketing Specialist; 614-688-2618

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 Specialist; 614-688-2615

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

Erik Pepple, Content and Media Manager; 614-292-0058

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.
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.