- About Arts & Sciences
Meet the Team
The Dean's Office works to strengthen the College in three broad areas: academics, administration, and communication.
- Christopher Duncan, Dean
Jan Barber, Associate Dean, Graduate Education
Donna LaVoie, Associate Dean, Resources and Planning
Gary Barker, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education
Denise Sleet, Assistant Dean, Academic Advising
Janet Kuebli, Assistant Dean, Mentoring
Karla Scott, Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Jane Beckerle, Administrative Secretary
Jon Graser, Student Records Assistant
Carol Murphy, Assistant to the Dean
Becky Ball, Executive Assistant
Erin Williams, Data Manager
Marie Halstead, Business Manager
Cathy Zimmer, Business Manager
Beth Fluhr, Financial Coordinator
Delia King, Financial Coordinator
Jeremy Nagle, Web Content Developer
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Dean Duncan establishes College goals and budgeting
priorities, serves as liaison to other schools and the
higher administration, deals with personnel issues,
coordinates and evaluates chairs and program directors,
and develops rank and tenure recommendations.
Associate Dean, Graduate Education
In her role as Associate Dean of Graduate Education,
Jan oversees graduate student concerns. She also oversees
the Graduate Faculty Selection Committee and monitors graduate
program quality through assessment.
Associate Dean, Resources and Planning
In her role as Associate Dean, Donna oversees program and department
reviews, learning outcomes assessment, and strategic planning. She also
oversees and monitors college resources in accordance with spending/budget
priorities as established by the Dean. As a Professor in Psychology, Donna
teaches courses in Research & Professional Ethics, and Cognitive Psychology.
Her research focuses on individual differences (aging, handedness) in memory
function, as well as the study of false memory.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education
In his role as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Gary oversees
undergraduate students affairs and curricular issues. He also works with the
associate dean for planning and resources to monitor undergraduate program
Assistant Dean, Academic Advising
In her role as Assistant Dean of Academic Advising, Denise manages the
Office of Academic Advising for the College of Arts and Sciences. She also
works with A&S staff and faculty to develop and implement advising and mentoring
activities to assist students and monitor progress to graduation.
Janet Kuebli, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Mentoring
In her role as Assistant Dean of Mentoring, Janet oversees mentoring
issues in consultation with the advising office. She co-chairs the college
Faculty Mentoring & Advising Committee with Denise Sleet. In her role
as Associate Professor in Psychology, Janet teaches courses that include
Child Study & Observation and Disciplines and Practices in Psychology.
Her research focuses on child development and parenting. Janet is also
Director of the Undergraduate Studies Program in Psychology.
Karla Scott, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
In her role as Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion,
Karla works with A&S staff and faculty to develop and implement
diversity, inclusion and cultural competence initiatives for the
classroom and curriculum. She is also Co-Chair of the SLU
President's Diversity Council and Chair of the PDC Faculty
subcommittee. In her role as Associate Professor of Communication
she teaches Intergroup Dialogue, Communicating Across Racial
Divisions and Language and Cultural Diversity. Her research focuses
on culture, language, health and feminist social theory.
In her role as Administrative Secretary, Jane works with office staff members
and other departments to process forms, transfer files and update academic
information, coordinates the Outstanding Senior Award Ceremony, the Fall
Welcome Event and the Precommencement program booklet.
Student Records Assistant
In his role as Student Records Assistant, Jon provides support for the Associate
Dean for Undergraduate Education and advising staff. Responsibilities include
assisting with graduation verification and the core section of degree audits, run
graduation reports, facilitate communication regarding actions of Faculty Council,
Precommencement ceremony assistance, and maintain physical and electronic
Assistant to the Dean
In her role as Assistant to the Dean, Carol handles a
wide range of administrative and executive support related
tasks. She coordinates many activities contributing
to the efficient daily operation of the Dean's office. Carol
assists the Dean with meetings and travel plans as well as
promotes professional relationships between the College and
other units in the University. Carol is also the point person for
collecting department & program Annual reports.
In her role as Executive Assistant, Becky is responsible
for event planning. These events include workshops, faculty
assemblies, award ceremonies and Precommencement.
Becky also coordinates new faculty needs, i.e., furniture
and phones. In addition, she oversees Mellon requests
and manages Dean LaVoie's calendar.
Erin assists the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education
with a wide range of academic student issues at the undergraduate
level. She creates ad-hoc academic student data reports and
answers inquires about student data contained in Cognos reports,
oversees the CAS degree audit processes and performs
core/major/minor/certificate updates to the degree evaluation tool in
Banner, updates undergraduate student curriculum records for any
SLU student seeking a CAS major/major concentration/minor/certificate,
oversees and performs the undergraduate academic degree verification
process each term, updates and maintains physical and electronic
undergraduate student files, serves as a liaison in various university
committees (centered around undergraduate academic policies and
procedures) and to all SLU foreign campuses, as well as all
other academic offices.
In her role as Business Manager, Marie manages full-time, part-time
faculty & staff, and student worker budgets. Marie also manages
faculty rank & tenure, sabbatical & research leave requests.
In her role as Business Manager, Cathy manages all graduate education and
sponsored program budgets. She also reviews and approves all eMOAs and
EPAFS for positions funded from sponsored program budgets.
In her role as Financial Coordinator, Beth approves non-grant online
requisitions, IDOs, DPVs and travel reimbursements. She is also responsible
for transferring College monies to faculty start-up funds and department
funded travel budgets, as well as tracking CAS travel pre-approvals, Knoedler
Undergraduate Research Awards, Faculty Recruiting dollars, department and
program FIRE Funds and all other non-salary/non-grant related monies in the College.
Additionally, Beth is the P-Card liaison for all department and programs.
In her role as Financial Coordinator, Delia processes IT
and grant-related purchases for the college. She is the Dean's
office liaison for Activity Insight reporting and oversees space
and facility issues.
Web Content Developer
In his role as Web Content Developer, Jeremy is responsible for
the College's Website, social media presence, publications, internal
communications, and branding/marketing as well as integrating the College
Marketing Plan. He manages and coordinates all Web related projects for
departments and programs within the College of Arts & Sciences. He is the
College liaison to MarCom and related University committees.