Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Dean Christopher Duncan 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.
Associate Dean, Graduate Affairs
As associate dean of graduate education, Jan Barber oversees graduate student concerns. She also oversees the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Faculty Selection Committee and monitors graduate program quality through assessment.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Affairs
As associate dean for undergraduate education, Gary Barker oversees undergraduate student affairs and curricular issues. He also works with the associate dean for planning and resources to monitor undergraduate program quality.
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
As associate dean of faculty affairs, Donna LaVoie 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.
Also a professor in psychology, LaVoie teaches courses in research and professional ethics and cognitive psychology. Her research focuses on individual differences (aging, handedness) in memory function, as well as the study of false memory.
Assistant Dean, Mentoring
As assistant dean of mentoring, Janet Kuebli oversees mentoring issues in consultation with College’s advising office. She is a co-chair of the College’s Faculty Mentoring and Advising Committee.
Also an associate professor in psychology, Dean Kuebli teaches courses that include Child Study and Observation and Disciplines and Practices in Psychology. Her research focuses on child development and parenting. She is also the the director of SLU’s undergraduate program in psychology.
Assistant Dean, Academic Advising
As assistant dean of academic advising, Denise Sleet manages the Office of Academic Advising for the College of Arts and Sciences. She also works with staff and faculty from the college to develop and implement advising and mentoring activities that assist students and monitor their progress to graduation. She is a co-chair of the college’s Faculty Mentoring and Advising Committee.
Executive Assistant Becky Ball is responsible for event planning in the college, including workshops, faculty assemblies, award ceremonies and pre-commencement. She also coordinates new faculty needs, such as furniture and phones. She also oversees Mellon requests and manages Dean LaVoie's calendar.
Administrative Secretary 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.
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.
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.
Assistant to the Dean Carol Murphy 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 and promoting professional relationships between the College and other units in the University.
Web Content Developer 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.