Department and program chairs typically rotate on a five year basis. 

Chairs of departments play significant roles in:

  • The promotion and tenure process
  • The development of annual budgets
  • Organizing the annual schedule of courses
  • Staffing
  • All other leadership roles in departments

Chairs and Directors meet several times a year as a group chaired by the Dean of the College.

Department Chairs & Academic Program Directors 2018 - 2019

American Studies Julie Berebitsky
Anthropology Richard Allan O'Connor
Art, Art History, & Visual Studies Jeffrey Thompson
Asian Studies Scott Howard Wilson
Biochemistry Bethel Sharma Seballos
Biology Alyssa R. Summers
Business David Shipps
Chemistry Deon T. Miles
Classics Daniel Stephen Holmes
Computer Science Stephen P. Carl 
Earth & Environmental Systems C. Ken Smith & Sarah C. Sherwood 
Economics  Katherine C. Theyson 
English  Jennifer D. Michael 
French & French Studies Aymeric Glacet
German & German Studies Mark Preslar
History  Kelly J. Whitmer 
Integrated Program in the Environment           C. Ken Smith
Interdisciplinary Humanities Jeffrey Thompson
International & Global Studies                Nicholas E. Roberts 
Italian  Stephen B. Raulston 
Mathematics  Matthew Rudd 
Medieval Studies  Susan J. Ridyard
Music  Stephen Miller 
Neuroscience Helen V. Bateman
Philosophy  James R. Peters 
Physics & Astronomy  Benito T. Szapiro
Politics  Advent 2018: Amy S. PattersonEaster 2019: Andrea C. Hatcher
Psychology C. Albert Bardi
Religious Studies  Advent 2018: Tam ParkerEaster 2019: Eric Thurman
Rhetoric Sean Patrick O'Rourke
Russian  Mark Preslar 
Spanish  Stephen B. Raulston 
Teacher Education  Merle "Mae" Wallace 
Theatre & Dance Jennifer Matthews
Women & Gender Studies  Andrea Mansker