People

Meet our college’s talented team members

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is backed by a talented group of individuals who are committed to ensuring the college meets and exceeds the highest standards of excellence, access, impact and innovation for our students. Our team works diligently to fulfill the college’s mission of educating some of the most capable leaders who will excel at creating positive change in local, national and global communities after graduation.

Name
Dean
Nicole Barr, Manager Administrative Support Operations
480-727-2634
Nicole.Barr@asu.edu
480-727-2634
Dean of Social Sciences
Sarah Allin, Assistant to the Dean of Social Sciences
480-965-5619
Sarah.Allin@asu.edu
480-965-5619
Dean of Natural Sciences
Michelle Watson, Assistant to the Dean of Natural Sciences
480-727-7534
Michelle.Watson@asu.edu
480-727-7534
Interim Dean of Humanities
Patty Ryan, Assistant to the Dean of Humanities
480-965-9958
Patty.Ryan@asu.edu
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Initiatives
Jessica Boydston, Executive Administrative Support Specialist
480-965-0583
Jessica.Boydston@asu.edu
480-727-0350
Associate Dean for Student and Academic Programs
Jenny Smith, Executive Assistant and Coordinator of Curriculum
480-965-6506
jenny.smith@asu.edu
480-965-6506
Associate Dean of Faculty
Megan Packard, Executive Administrative Support Specialist
480-965-3774
Megan.Packard@asu.edu
480-965-8402
Associate Dean for Facilities


Assistant Dean for Budget and Financial Services


480-965-2472
Executive Director


480-727-3606
Senior Director of Development
Eve Johnson, Program Manager
480-727-2768
Eve.Johnson@asu.edu
480-965-7546
Director of Marketing, Communications & Outreach


480-727-8934
Name
Nicolas Adamakis
Director of Marketing, Communications & Outreach

Leads the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences marketing and communications team in developing strategy and directs all marketing efforts, web and information technology, branding, social media, media relations and publicity.

480-727-8934
Mark Adaoag
Assistant Director of Academic Services, Recruitment & Outreach
480-965-6506
Aida Alagic
Special Events Manager
Sarah Allin
Assistant to the Dean, Social Sciences
480-965-5619
Teresa Bales
Assistant Dean for Budget and Financial Services

As assistant dean for budget and financial services, Bales manages and oversees all aspects of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences budget. Arizona State University employee since 1988.

480-965-2472
Jeffrey Banner
Assistant Director of Academic Services, Retention & Advising

Assistant Director of Retention & Advising overseeing probation, disqualification, and readmission processes; course overload petitions; student success managment; online advising; and general advising support.

480-965-6506
Nicole Barr
Manager Administrative Support Operations
Kimberly Beckert
Senior Director of Academic Services, Course Enrollment Planning & Analytics

Oversees course planning and data analysis efforts within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences related to strategic reporting and evaluation, course enrollment management, student demand projections, and class scheduling.

480-965-6507
Fulton Center, Suite 110  
Kevin Beyer
Manager of Information Technology

Oversees technology initiatives and support within the college, including desk-side, web, communications, research and security.

480-727-2122
Christina Blanco
Office Assistant/Receptionist, Senior
Efstathia Bouras
Facility Space Planning Coordinator
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Jessica Boydston
Executive Administrative Support Specialist
Jason Bradshaw
Planning Analyst

Data analyst focusing on Online course enrollment projections and enrollment management. Compiles and analyzes student focused data requests for special management, policy studies, and research activities.

Robert Bruce
Web Developer

Bruce is tasked in creating custom applications for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that help drive decision making and compliance across the college units.

480-884-1078
Anna Consie
Marketing & Communications Manager

Manager of marketing and communication for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. ASU Alumna '09 and '11.

480-727-3115
ASU Fulton Center
Michele Daley
Senior Director of Recruitment and First Year Programs

As Senior Director of Recruitment and First Year Programs, Daley leads all aspects of the first year student experience, including recruitment, Orientation and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Residential College.

480-965-6506
Patricia Duncan
Executive Director

Duncan is the executive director of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

480-727-3606
Foundation Building  
Grace Fama
Assistant Director of Academic Services, First Year Programs

An assistant director for first year programs including orientation, CLAS residential college, and student success initiatives.

480-965-6506
Martha Franquemont
Management Research Analyst, Senior

Experienced data analyst with expertise in course enrollment projections, planning, and management. Specializes in accessing and analyzing ASU student data in the areas of enrollment, retention, and student success.

480-965-2231
Gemma Garcia
Director of Online Curriculum and Digital Innovation

Gemma Garcia has worked at ASU for over 18 years supporting faculty with instructional technology implementation and instructional design. She currently supports CLAS online programs and digital initiatives.

480-965-5761
Fulton Center Suite 135
Ferran Garcia-Pichel
Dean of Natural Sciences

Garcia-Pichel is the dean of natural sciences for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He studies the roles, adaptations and impacts of microbes in natural environments, from desert soils to shallow marine waters.

480-727-7534
LSE 218
Alexander Gleason
Office Assistant/Receptionist, Senior
480-965-6506
Gwyn Goebel
Associate Director of Development, Humanities
480-965-9882
Nancy Gonzales
Associate Dean of Faculty

Gonzales is the associate dean of faculty for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Foundation Professor and Women and Philanthropy Dean's Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology.

480-965-0247
TC  
Paula Hansen
Curriculum Analyst DARS
480-727-7393
300 EAST UNIVERSITY DRIVE, STE 110 - ROOM 1125AA
Carolyn Harley
Assistant Director of Academic Services
Mary Heppner
Events Coordinator

Coordinator of special events for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Over five years of experience coordinating the logistics of and executing special events.

Kellen Horney
Director of Fiscal & Business Operations, Humanities

Directs the budgetary, human resources, and financial operations for the CLAS Humanities Division.

480-727-9723
300 East University Drive  
Eve Johnson
Program Manager
480-727-2768
Kent Jones
Facility Space Plan Coordinator
480-965-3392
William Kavan
Senior Director of Development

Bill Kavan has been senior director of development for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences since December 2011.

480-965-7546
Patrick Kenney
Dean

Kenney is the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Foundation Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies. Arizona State University faculty since 1986. University of Iowa alumnus.

Tyler Kilbourne
Web Manager

Oversees web initiatives and projects for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

480-965-8103
FULTN 2470  
Mindy Knicely
Director of Fiscal & Business Operations, Social Sciences

Directs the budgetary, human resources, and financial operations for the CLAS Social Sciences Division. Arizona State University employee since 2004.

Jill Kolp
Associate Director of Academic Personnel

Kolp is associate director of academic personnel with over 22 years of experience in academia. She currently supports CLAS units with faculty academic personnel policies and procedures.

480-965-4795
Fulton Ctr, Ste 145, Rm 1458
Vicki Krell
Assistant Director of Research Advancement
Amy Kuhns
Fiscal Specialist

As fiscal specialist for budget and financial services, Office of the Dean, Kuhns provides support and oversees CLAS Foundation account activities.

480-727-8563
Fulton 1350AA
Kenro Kusumi
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Initiatives

Associate dean of research, online, and graduate initiatives for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Kenro Kusumi's research uses genomic approaches to address major biomedical and conservation challenges.

480-727-0530
School of Life Sciences LSE 321  
Elizabeth Langland
Interim Dean of Humanities

Langland joined Arizona State University in 2007. She’s currently the interim dean of humanities for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. University of Chicago and University of Chicago alumna.

480-965-9958
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
P.F. Lengel
Senior Director of Academic Services, Student Affairs & Curriculum Planning
480-965-6506
FULTON 110  
Paul LePore
Associate Dean for Student and Academic Programs

In 2008, LePore was appointed associate dean for student and academic programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He leads recruitment, retention, advising, program development and more.

480-965-6506
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
Dianna Manasse
Facilities Coordinator
Gabriel Martinez
Web Developer

Problem solver using all things Drupal and JavaScript at his disposal.

480-965-0798
Lorena Mejia
Management Intern
480-965-8014
Candace Misko
Business Operations Specialist, Sr.

Candace Misko is responsible for financials over the CLAS Research and Facilities team. She reports to the Assistant Dean for Budget and Financial Services and handles payroll reconciliation, travel approvals and hiring inqu

480-727-7657
Fulton Center Suite 145  
Mary Nadarski
Academic Success Coordinator
Megan Packard
Executive Administrative Support Specialist
Ali Pena
Recruitment Specialist

As Recruitment Specialist, Ali Pena serves undergraduate recruitment efforts for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Arizona State University alumna, class of 2016.

480-727-6024
Cheri Peterson
Academic Success Specialist

Cheri Peterson has been a member of the Pre-Professional Advising team since 1984. She advises undergraduate, graduate students, and career changers who are pursuing careers in the health care professions.

480-965-2365
Fulton Center, Suite 110
Kyle Rader
Associate Director, Research and Graduate Initiatives
480-727-1048
Fulton Center, Suite 145  
Linda Raish
Director of Development, Natural Sciences

Linda Raish is the Director of Development for the Natural Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

480-727-2767
Lisa Roubal-Brown
Development Officer
Patricia Ryan
Assistant to the Dean of Humanities

As the assistant to the dean of Humanities, Patty Ryan assists the Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Arizona State University employee since 2014.

480-965-9958
Fulton Center, Suite 145  
Melanie Saridakis
Academic Success Coordinator

Melanie is an Academic Success Coordinator for the Research and Graduate Initiatives Office in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She has been with Arizona State University (ASU) since 2005...

Phillip Scharf
Senior Director of Academic Services, Retention & Academic Advising

Oversees the advising and retention efforts for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which comprises over 60 professional advisors throughout 19 schools and departments.

480-965-2365
Fulton 110
Ivan Silva
Specialist, Curriculum
Laura Simms
Academic Financial Specialist, Senior

As account manager for budget and financial services, Office of the Dean, Simms provides business services including processing reimbursements, orders, expense transfers and account reconciliations.

480-727-8066
Jenny Smith
Executive Assistant and Coordinator of Curriculum
480-965-6506
John Stobbe
Visual Designer

Mr. Stobbe has a MFA in Visual communications and is a Graphic designer for the Dean's Office at ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Amanda Stoneman
Copy Writer

Copywriter for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Arizona State University alumna, class of 2013.

Clayton Tenquist
Associate Director of Development, Social Sciences
Michael Velazquez
Director of Facilities & Space Planning
480-965-2580
Michelle Watson
Assistant to the Dean of Natural Sciences
480-965-8065
PO Box 876505  
Dean of Social Sciences

Her research interests include: shape and pattern analysis, geographic information science, applications of GIS to urban environment, urban remote sensing and water resource management.

480-965-5619
Coor  
Ashley White
Assistant Director of First Year Experience

As Assistant Director of First Year Experience for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Ashley White oversees the First Year Seminar Courses, Discovery Seminars and the Early Start program.

480-965-0528
Fulton Center, Suite 110  
Martin Wojciechowski
Associate Dean for Facilities

Martin Wojciechowski is an evolutionary biologist who studies plant evolution. He joined ASU in 2001 after positions at the University of California and the University of Arizona.

480-727-7767
Office  
Melissa Yubeta
Director of Fiscal & Business Operations, Natural Sciences

Directs the budgetary, human resources, and financial operations for the CLAS Natural Sciences Division. Arizona State University employee since 1997.

480-965-0173
300 East University Drive  
Margaret Zywczyk
Research Advancement Administrator, Sr.

Research and grants administration for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. ASU Alumna ’08.