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Donna LaVoie   

Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Dean LaVoie establishes the college’s 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.

Jennifer Popiel

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs

The associate dean for research and graduate affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences oversees graduate academic affairs, supports programs, faculty, and graduate students, and promotes research excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Gary Barker

Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Undergraduate Affairs

Senior Associate Dean Barker coordinates the work and planning of the CAS Deans, serves as liaison to University undergraduate curriculum and academic policy committees, and oversees college undergraduate curriculum, degree conferral, and student academic issues.

Kathleen Llewellyn

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Distance Education

Associate Dean Llewellyn oversees faculty recruitment, orientation, development, and mentoring, and serves as a liaison between the College and SLU's Distance Education Office to support the development and delivery of online courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Laurie Russell

Associate Dean for Student Success and Academic Innovation

Associate Dean Russell facilitates efforts that support student academic success, assists departments and programs within the College of Arts and Sciences in planning for programmatic needs, and supports planning for new academic initiatives.

Katrina Moore

Director of DEI Initiatives

The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives will guide and advise the Dean, Associate Deans, Chairs and Directors in the College of Arts and Sciences on diversity, equity and inclusion matters. Coordinate and identify program and academic initiatives that expand support for faculty, staff and students.

College of Arts and Science Staff

Becky Ball, Office Manager


Oversees all Workday and related processes regarding adjunct faculty hires, work-study students, and student workers, oversight and coordination of all processes and budgets related to hiring and compensation of non-full time faculty and other personnel, which includes processes related to hiring personnel from grants. Reports to the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research in the College and is responsible for the preparation of reports and records related to adjunct hiring in the College to ensure compliance with our bargaining agreement with the SEIU for these faculty. Establishes regular meetings with department level administrative support staff in the college to provide information and guidance regarding processes, operations, and procedures.

Jane Beckerle, Administrative Assistant


Administrative Assistant Jane Beckerle coordinates the Outstanding Senior Award Ceremony, the College’s Fall Welcome Event and the pre-commencement program booklet. She also works with office staff members and other departments to process forms, transfer files and update academic information.

Jon Graser, Data Coordinator   


Student Records Assistant Jon Graser provides support for the associate dean for undergraduate education and the advising staff. He assists with graduation verification and degree audit troubleshooting for college, runs graduation reports, facilitates Faculty Council communication, and maintains physical and electronic files.

Delia King,Business Manager  


Financial Coordinator Delia King 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. 

Chris Pudlowski, Assistant to the Dean  

Assistant to the Dean, Chris Pudlowski 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, including assisting with meetings and travel plans, collecting department and program annual reports , Mellon and Stolle applications, and promoting professional relationships between the College and other units in the University. Chris is also responsible for processing the Rank & Tenure, Emeritus and Sabbatical applications as the Dean's office liaison to the College Arts & Sciences Rank & Tenure Committee and UCART. 

Jeremy Nagle, Web Marketing Manager 


Jeremy Nagle is responsible for the College's internal and external digital and print communications, 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 and Sciences and is the College liaison to the University’s Marketing and Communication Division and related University committees.

Cathy Zimmer, Business Manager  


Business Manager Cathy Zimmer manages all graduate education and sponsored program budgets. She also reviews and approves all eMOAs and EPAFS for positions funded from sponsored program budgets.