Dean’s Advisory Committee

The Dean’s Advisory Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences is a committee that serves the Executive Dean. Its mission is to enhance the image, reputation and overall operation and performance of the college by actively advising, advocating, and serving as ambassadors and philanthropic supporters. It further supports the Executive Dean in fostering outstanding research, teaching and outreach and engagement in the liberal arts. 

Committee Members


Erwin RaphaelErwin Raphael (Chair)
Chief Cost Optimization Officer, The Americas, Hyundai
BS, 1989 Chemistry
Irvine, CA



Thomas MurnaneThomas Murnane (Past Chair)
Co-Founder and Principal, ARC Business Advisors
BS, 1970 Marketing; M, 1977 Business Administration
Agoura Hills, CA



Dr. Carl AsseffCarl Asseff
Retired Ophthalmologist, Advanced Eye Care Centers of Cleveland
BA, 1963 Arts-Medicine; MD, 1966 Medicine
Independence, OH



Kerry BlairKerry Blair
Director, Blue Horizons Charitable Foundation
BA, 1989 Journalism
Queenstown, MD



Gary BoothDr. Gary Booth
Retired Vice President, Research and Development, Procter & Gamble
PhD, 1965 Chemistry
Cincinnati, OH



Linda Thomas BrooksLinda Thomas Brooks
President and CEO, MPA The Association of Magazine Media
BA, 1985 Journalism
Tarrytown, NY



Sherry ChanSherry Chan
Chief Actuary, City of New York
BS, 2001 Actuarial Science; MBA, 2012 Executive MBA
New York, NY



Michael CohenMichael Cohen
Chief US Economist and Head of Oil Analysis, BP
BA, 2002 Political Science; BS, 2002 Economics In Administration
Chevy Chase, MD



Barbara FergusBarbara Fergus
Owner/Partner, Midwest Auto Group
BS, 1957 Business Administration
Dublin, OH



Julie Bell LindsayJulie Bell Lindsay
Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality
BA, 1993 Political Science
Washington DC



Frank MauceriFrank Mauceri
Founder, Smog Veil Records
BA, 1987 English
Miami, FL



Jennifer McNallyJennifer McNally
Consultant, McNally Midwest LLC
BA, 1992 English
Columbus, OH



Keith MondaKeith Monda
Retired President and COO, Coach Inc.
BS, 1968 Economics; MA, 1971 Economics
Sarasota, FL



Joe NewhartJoe Newhart
Retired President, ExxonMobil Ventures Mexico
BS, 1969 Geology
Silverthorne, CO



Nick NguyenNick Nguyen
Vice President of Product Strategy (former), Mozilla
BS, 1999 Computer & Information Science
Palo Alto, CA



Carter PhillipsCarter Phillips
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
BA, 1973 Political Science; DRH, 2011 Public Service (Honorary)
Arlington, VA



Shawn RamseyShawn Ramsey
Executive Vice President and Senior Partner, Fleishman-Hillard
BA, 1984 Journalism
Dallas, TX



Tayfun TuzunTayfun Tuzun
Deputy Chief Financial Officer, BMO Financial Group
MA, 1987 Economics; PHD, 1992 Economics
Cincinnati, OH



Tim XiaDr. Tim Xia
Partner, Locke Lord LLP
MS, 1986 Physics
Johns Creek, GA