Staff - Office of the Dean of the Faculty



 

Abigail Van Slyck
Interim Dean of the Faculty
Dayton Professor of Art History
Phone: 860-439-2030
aavan@conncoll.edu

Abigail Van Slyck, Dayton Professor of Art History, Associate Dean of the Faculty

Ruth Grahn
Interim Associate Dean of the Faculty
Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: 860-439-2030
regra@conncoll.edu

Ruth Grahn, interim associate dean of the faculty, Connecticut College

Staff

Barbara Winters
Senior Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty, Dean of the Faculty Office Manager
Phone: 860-439-2033
bwinter1@conncoll.edu

Barbara provides administrative assistance to the Dean of the Faculty and works with the Dean, as well as CAPT, on faculty personnel issues such as hiring, promotion and tenure, re-appointments, salary and the staffing plan. She coordinates special events for the office and is staff support for the Dean of the Faculty to the Board of Trustees.

Barbara Winters, Senior Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty and Office Manager


Amanda Barnes
Secretary to the Faculty, Assistant to the Associate Dean of the Faculty
Phone: 860-439-2030
abarnes@conncoll.edu

Amanda provides general support for faculty governance, including FSCC, AAPC, PPBC, EPC and faculty meetings. She sets meeting dates, prepares agendas, minutes, etc. The Secretary maintains IFF and curricular changes as well as email lists for the server. Amanda is the person to contact to schedule appointments with the Dean of the Faculty and with the Associate Dean of the Faculty. Amanda provides all administrative support for the Associate Dean of the Faculty.

Amanda Barnes, Secretary to the Faculty, Assistant to the Associate Dean of the Faculty

Tapiwanashe Nhundu
Human Resources Specialist
Phone: 860-439-2285
tnhundu@conncoll.edu

Tapi works with the Dean of the Faculty and the Associate Dean of the Faculty on all aspects of visiting faculty appointments. She is the person to contact for all new, visiting and tenure-track faculty hires. Tapi maintains personnel files, tracks sabbatical requests and eligibility and other personnel schedules. She is the liaison with Human Resources on all processes and special projects.

 Tapiwanashe Nhundu, Human Resources Specialist, Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Connecticut College

Mary Ellen Deschenes
Accounts Payable Assistant
Phone: 860-439-2013
mdesch@conncoll.edu

Mary Ellen is the contact person for all funds administered through the Office of the Dean of the Faculty including: endowed chairs, R.F. Johnson and Hodgkin funds, Research Matters, Faculty/Student Engagement, faculty searches, relocation expenses, and visiting committees, etc. She is the liaison with Accounting for processing receipts for reimbursement requests and cash vouchers.

 Mary Ellen Deschenes, Accounting Assistant, Dean of the Faculty Office

Judy Kirmmse
Affirmative Action Officer, Staff Ombudsman, Title IX Administrator
Phone: 860-439-2103
jkkir@conncoll.edu

  • As affirmative action officer, oversees faculty hiring and policies/procedures for claims of discrimination and harassment
  • As staff ombudsman, supports all staff seeking information and advice relating to workplace problems
  • As Title IX administrator, oversees campus prevention, investigation, and training regarding sexual assault and harassment Coordinates faculty search processes, new faculty orientation, and Faculty@Work program
Judy Kirmmse, Affirmative Action Officer
John Nugent
Senior Research Analyst and Special Assistant to the President
Phone: 860-439-5266
jdnug@conncoll.edu
  • Designs studies of campus policies and programs to inform institutional decision-making
  • Fosters informed program improvement via collection, analysis, and reporting of campus data
  • Maintains major institutional data sets reported to external agencies; completes or coordinates major institutional surveys
  • Supports the College's enrollment and planning efforts.
John Nugent, Senior Research Analyst and Special Assistant to the President

Contact Information:

Phone:
860-439-2030
  

Dean of the Faculty
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196