Associate Dean of Studies for Juniors and Seniors

Philip Ray

Philip Ray

Associate Dean of Studies for Juniors and Seniors

Associate Dean of Studies for Juniors and Seniors Philip Ray is the dean responsible for the academic advising of juniors and seniors, including Return-to-College students and is coordinator of transfer orientation.

As a long-time administrator at the College and a member of the Dean of Studies team, he is committed to the institution’s mission and core values and possesses a deep knowledge of its academic regulations and requirements. His office works closely with other offices within the Dean of the College division: Student Health Services, Student Counseling Services, Student Accessibility Services, CELS, Student Life, Residential Education and Living (REAL), Roth Writing Center, Religious and Spiritual Life and Unity House. In addition, he also interacts on a regular basis with the offices of the Registrar, Study Away and Financial Aid Services.

Dean Ray's advising is available in the areas of:

  • academic performance
  • general education
  • graduation requirements
  • certificate programs
  • individual studies
  • honor theses
  • post-graduate fellowships

He works in conjunction with Deborah Dreher, Associate Dean of Studies for Fellowships and Scholarships, regarding fellowship advising and is the campus contact for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the prestigious Rhodes fellowship. For a complete listing of scholarships and fellowships for which the College nominates its students, see the Fellowships and Scholarships page.

Dean Ray, in his capacity as Chair of the Committee on Student-Designed Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors, meets regularly with students interested in designing their own major or minor.

As Associate Dean for Juniors and Seniors, Dean Ray is also responsible for overseeing orientation for transfer students.

As an Associate Professor of English, Dean Ray advises English majors and teaches a first-year seminar in the fall and a fantasy course in the spring. 

Please contact Joyce Luce ( to schedule appointments with Dean Ray.

· Email:  · Phone: 860-439-2049 

Contact Information:



Email Joyce Luce,

Associate Dean of Studies
for Juniors and Seniors
206 Fanning Hall, 2nd floor
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196