College Directory

The College of Arts and Sciences is led by the Executive Dean 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.

College Leadership

David Horn

Interim Executive Dean

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

Dana RengaDana Renga

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

photo of Andrew Martin, interim associate executive deanAndrew Martin

Interim Associate Executive Dean for Undergraduate Education; 614-247-6641

Executive Assistant: Linda Hood; 614-292-2090

Lisa FlormanLisa Florman

Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies and Community Engagement

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

Kim Kinsel

Chief Administrative Officer

Shams Khan

Chief Development and Alumni Relations Officer

Molly Kime

Interim Director of Marketing and Communications; 614-688-2604


Department Chairs and School Directors

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

Department of AnthropologyScott McGraw
Scott McGraw, Chair and Professor

Lisbon headshotDepartment of Art
Laura Lisbon, Chair and Professor

Department of Arts Administration, Education and PolicyShari Savage
Shari Savage, Interim Chair and Associate Professor

David WeinbergDepartment of Astronomy
David Weinberg, Chair and Professor

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

Anthony KaldellisDepartment of Classics
Anthony Kaldellis, Chair and Professor

School of CommunicationKelly Garrett
Kelly Garrett, Interim Director and Professor

Armstrong headshotDepartment of Comparative Studies
Philip Armstrong, Chair and Professor

Department of DanceSusan Van Pelt Petry
Susan Van Pelt Petry, Interim Chair and Professor

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

School of Earth SciencesSteven Lower
Steven Lower, 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

Department of French and ItalianJennifer Willging
Jennifer Willging, Interim 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

Department of History of ArtKarl Whittington
Karl Whittington, Interim Chair and Associate Professor

Cynthia ClopperDepartment of Linguistics
Cynthia Clopper, Chair and Professor

LafontDepartment of Mathematics
Jean-Francois Lafont, Chair and Professor

Department of MicrobiologyKurt Fredrick
Kurt Fredrick, Chair and 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

Department of Slavic and East European Languages and CulturesAngela Brintlinger
Angela Brintlinger, Interim Chair and Professor

Kristi WilliamsDepartment of Sociology
Kristi Williams, Chair and Professor

Department of Spanish and PortugueseJohn Grinstead
John Grinstead, Interim Chair and Professor

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

MacEachernDepartment of Statistics
Steven MacEachern, Chair and Professor

Department of Theatre, Film and Media ArtsE.J. Westlake
E.J. Westlake, Chair and Professor

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

Administrative Areas

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.

Academic Enrichment

Lindsey Chamberlain, Assistant Dean of Academic Enrichment

Administrative Services

Kim Kinsel, Chief Administrative Officer

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

Fiscal Services

Nicole Cochran, Finance Director; 614-292-6040

Shawn Barrett, Budgeting Senior Analyst; 614-292-8545

John Blust, Budgeting Senior Analyst; 614-292-1572

Joe Wanderi, Finance Manager

Rachel Schrock, Manager of Financial Operations; 614-292-9342

Hannah Heimberger, Fiscal Officer; 614-688-3923

Hailey Booth, Fiscal Officer; 614-293-4633

Human Resources

Peggy Link, HR Business Partner; 614-247-7867

Jennifer Prak, HR Business Partner; 614-247-4476

Kyle Bennett, HR Consultant

Sabrina Dye, HR Consultant, 614-247-2700

Lindsay Hutchinson, HR Consultant; 614-688-0114

Amanda Postalakis, HR Consultant; 614-292-6144

Catie Shuman, HR Consultant

Kimberly Steele, HR Consultant; 614-688-3596

Jennifer Viernes, HR Consultant; 614-688-0115

Megan Woodall, Sr. HR Consultant; 614-292-5448

Advancement: Development and Alumni Engagement

Shams Khan, Chief Development and Alumni Relations Officer

Office Contact Information

Jennings Hall, 3rd Floor
1735 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
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

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 (

Program Assistant
Matt Gmetro (

Business Services Center (BSC)

The Arts and Sciences Business Services Center (BSC) provides expert 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

Career and Professional Success

Brian Guerrero, Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Success; 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, Assistant Dean of Curriculum; 614-688-5679

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Distance Education

Elizabeth Vu, Director of Distance Education

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Wendy Smooth, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Tyiesha Radford Shorts, Program Coordinator

Faculty Affairs

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

Toni Calbert, Faculty Affairs Specialist

Graduate Studies

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

Marketing and Communications

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

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Molly Kime, Interim Director of Marketing and Communications; 614-688-2604

Evan Drexler, Communications Manager; 614-292-1235

Lauren Fanfer, Graphic Designer; 614-247-1740

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

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

Meghan Morris, Marketing and Communications Specialist; 614-688-0587


Christopher Jaroniec, Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry

Jared Port, Director of Research Services; 614-247-8309

Space and Infrastructure

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

Ronald Filippelli, Director, Facilities Management

Student Engagement

We value fully engaging our students in their academic life through opportunities that advance a holistic and transformational educational experience. Student Engagement supports and engages undergraduate students through a monthly e-newsletter that communicates a broad range of college and university opportunities, programs that help to connect students with our faculty and staff such as the Take Your Professor to Lunch Program and the Coffee Connections program, the Arts and Sciences Student Council that hosts a variety of events throughout the year including an annual Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair, the Dean's Student Advisory Board, college merit and need-based scholarships, and scholarships supporting education abroad.

Learn More

Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs
143 Denney Hall, 164 Annie and John Glenn Ave.
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

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
253 Journalism Building, 242 West 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Diversity Matters

Chinwe Okpalaoka, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Recruitment, 614-292-4661

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

Angelett Anderson, Program Manager, 614-292-7857

Brandy Williams, Program Manager, 614-292-8558

Information for Faculty and Staff