Meet the Team
The Dean's Office works to strengthen the College in three broad areas: academics, administration, and communication.
- Michael Barber, S.J., Dean
Jan Barber, Associate Dean, Graduate Education
Stephen Dina, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education
Donna LaVoie, Associate Dean, Resources and Planning
Denise Sleet, Assistant Dean, Academic Advising
Janet Kuebli, Assistant Dean, Mentoring
Karla Scott, Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Carol Murphy, Assistant to the Dean
Becky Ball, Executive Assistant
Suzie Bolte, Executive Assistant
Cheryl Merkel, Administrative Secretary
Erin Williams, Student Record Coordinator
Camille Drennan, Student Record Assistant
Marie Halstead, Business Manager
Cathy Zimmer, Business Manager
Beth Fluhr, Financial Coordinator
Delia King, Financial Coordinator
Jeremy Nagle, Web Content Developer
Michael Barber, S.J.
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
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, Undergraduate Education
In his role as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education,
Stephen 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, 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.
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 inconsultation 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 withA&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.
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.
In her role as Executive Assistant, Becky is responsible for
event planning. These events include homecoming, workshops,
faculty assemblies, award ceremonies and pre-commencement.
Becky also handles all furniture, computer, and phone needs for
new incoming faculty. She also serves as general secretarial
support to the Dean's office.
Executive Assistant, College of Arts & Sciences
In her role as Executive Assistant, Suzie assists with event
planning. She oversees the collection of faculty rank & tenure
documents, sabbatical leave applications, Mellon requests,
annual activity reports, provides support for new faculty hires
and Faculty Council committees, orders office supplies and maintains
faculty personnel files.
In her role as Administrative Secretary, Cheryl works with office staff members
and other departments to process forms, transfer files and update academic
Student Records Coordinator
In her role as Student Records Coordinator, Erin assists
the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education in the College
of Arts and Sciences with all academic student issues. She handles
any inquires related to student records, inquiries pertaining to degree
requirements, the conferral process at the undergraduate level, inquires
about college processes, and anything else that pertains to the functioning
to the academic side of the college.
Student Records Assistant
In her role as Student Records Assistant, Camille is responsible for
front desk duties and facilitates a variety of student records processes.
In her role as Business Manager, Marie manages full-time, part-time
faculty & staff, and student worker budgets.
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 andtravel 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, Knoedeler
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 manages the college web site.
He is the College liaison to MarCom and related University committees. He is
also responsible for updating and distributing the College Newsletter.