The Deans

TThe Office of the Provost is divided into several major functional areas, with a dean leading the initiatives of each. More complete descriptions of individual areas of responsibility are available in the Department Chairs Guide.

Associate Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities

Elizabeth Kubek, Professor of English

Elizabeth Kubek is the dean of arts and humanities. In this capacity, she oversees the divisions of Fine Arts and Humanities, and various connected interdisciplinary programs. Her primary responsibilities include oversight of assessment, General Education, First Term Seminar, Three Crowns Curriculum, and Writing Across the Curriculum and the Writing Center. Kubek serves on several campus committees including the Academic Technology Committee (ATC); Course Approval Subcommittee (CAPSUB); Curriculum Committee; and Academic Operations Committee (AOC).

 

Associate Provost and Dean of Sciences and Education

Valerie Banschbach, Professor of Environmental Studies

Valerie Banschbach is the dean of sciences and education. In this capacity, she oversees the divisions of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Education, and the various connected interdisciplinary programs. Her major responsibilities include student academic support, serving as director of January Term, and furthering campus conversation on issues related to diversity. Banschbach serves on several campus committees including the Course Approval Subcommittee (CAPSUB); Curriculum Committee; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC); and Global Engagement Committee (GEC).

 

Assistant Dean of Research and Director of Research and Sponsored Programs

Sarah Bridges

Sarah Bridges is the assistant dean of research. Some of her responsibilities include expanding opportunities for and participation in faculty and student scholarship and research, as well as fellowships. Bridges serves on several campus committees including the Faculty Development Committee (FDC).