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, Assistant Director, Administrative Support Operations
480-727-2634
Nicole.Barr@asu.edu
480-727-2634
Dean of Humanities
Patty Ryan, Assistant to the Dean of Humanities
480-965-9958
Patty.Ryan@asu.edu
Dean of Natural Sciences
Michelle Watson, Assistant to the Dean of Natural Sciences
480-965-8065
Michelle.Watson@asu.edu
Dean of Social Sciences
Sarah Allin, Assistant to the Dean of Social Sciences
480-965-5619
Sarah.Allin@asu.edu
480-965-5619
Associate Dean of Research and Digital Initiatives
Jessica Boydston, Executive Administrative Support Specialist
480-965-0583
Jessica.Boydston@asu.edu
Associate Dean for Student and Academic Programs
Jenny Smith, Executive Assistant and Coordinator of Curriculum
480-965-6506
jenny.smith@asu.edu
Associate Dean of Faculty
Megan Packard, Executive Administrative Support Specialist
480-965-3774
Megan.Packard@asu.edu
480-965-0247
Associate Dean of Graduate Initiatives
Associate Dean for Facilities
Executive Director
480-727-3606
Executive Director of Budget and Financial Services
Executive Director of Development
Eve Johnson, Program Manager
480-727-2768
Eve.Johnson@asu.edu
Director of Marketing, Communications & Outreach
Director of Information Technology
480-727-2122
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
Armstrong Hall
Mark Adaoag
Assistant Director of Academic Services, Recruitment & Outreach
480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall
Sarah Allin
Assistant to the Dean, Social Sciences
480-965-5619
Armstrong Hall  
Teresa Bales
Assistant Dean for Budget and Financial Services

Assigned to special projects for the Dean's Office, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Arizona State University employee since 1988.

480-965-5727
Armstrong Hall  
Lauren Ballard
Academic Success Specialist
480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall
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 management; online advising; and general advising support.

480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall
Nicole Barr
Assistant Director, Administrative Support Operations
480-727-2634
Armstrong Hall  
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
Armstrong Hall
Emma Beemer
Academic Success Specialist

Beemer provides undergraduate academic advising for the Social Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall
Melody Bernstein
Academic Success Specialist

Melody advises first year Humanities students within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. She is located in Armstrong Hall. Please call 480-965-6506 for appointments.

480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall
Kevin Beyer
Director of Information Technology

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

480-727-2122
Armstrong Hall
Christina Blanco
Office Specialist
Efstathia Bouras
Facility Space Planning Coordinator
Jessica Boydston
Executive Administrative Support Specialist
480-965-0583
Armstrong Hall  
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.

Madeline Christus
Academic Success Specialist
480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall
Jeffrey Cohen
Dean of Humanities

Jeffrey Cohen is the dean of humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is widely published in the fields of medieval studies, monster theory, and the environmental humanities.

Anna Consie
Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications

Plans and executes the college's strategic marketing and communications efforts for recruitment, development and dean's initiatives. Leads the creative team for all branding, social media, visual design and content needs.

480-727-3115
Armstrong Hall
Brendan Cunningham
Assistant Director of Development

Cunningham is the Assistant Director of Development & Engagement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a focus on Natural Sciences, ROTC, and Emerging Leaders.

480-965-9133
Armstrong Hall
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
Armstrong Hall
Natalie DiCato
Academic Success Specialist

Undergraduate advising

Patricia Duncan
Executive Director

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

480-727-3606
Armstrong Hall  
Marcos Enriquez
Academic Success Specialist

Enriquez has been working in higher ed since 2010. He has attended or worked at all three public Arizona universities. His advising approach is to hear where students want to be and help make plans to get them there.

480-465-6506
Armstrong Hall
Logan Franklin
Academic Success Coordinator
480-965-6506
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
Armstrong Hall
Rachel Garcia
Office Specialist
Gwyn Goebel
Associate Director of Development, Humanities
480-965-9882
PO Box 87287-2401  
Nancy Gonzales
Dean of Natural Sciences

Gonzales is the Philanthropy Dean's Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology.

480-965-0247
TC  
Paula Hansen
Curriculum Analyst DARS
480-727-7393
Armstrong Hall
Carolyn Harley
Assistant Director of Academic Services
Carita Harrell
Academic Success Coordinator
480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall, Suite 162
Eve Johnson
Program Manager
480-727-2768
Kayla Johnson
Academic Success Specialist
Armstrong Hall  
Kent Jones
Facility Space Plan Coordinator
480-965-3392
Armstrong Hall
Patrick Kenney
Dean

Kenney is a Foundation Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies and has been on the Arizona State University faculty since 1986. He is also an alumnus of the University of Iowa.

480-727-2634
Armstrong Hall  
Tyler Kilbourne
Web Manager

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

480-965-8103
Armstrong Hall 247  
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.

480-965-2235
Armstrong Hall  
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
Armstrong Hall 232C
Kirsten Kraklio
Content Strategist and Writer

Kraklio is the content strategist and writer for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. ASU Alumna '14.

480-965-8986
Armstrong Hall
Vicki Krell
Assistant Director of Research Advancement
Amy Kuhns
Director of Fiscal & Business Operations, Humanities

Amy Kuhns is responsible for the budgetary, human resources, and financial operations of the CLAS Humanities Division.

480-727-9723
Armstrong Hall
Kenro Kusumi
Associate Dean of Research and Digital Initiatives

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

480-727-0530
Armstrong Hall
P.F. Lengel
Senior Director of Academic Services, Student Affairs & Curriculum Planning

P.F. holds degrees in Religious Studies with a focus on the transformation of Asian and African indigenous traditions in the American spiritual marketplace. She loves football, basketball, and sushi.

480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall  
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  
Linda Luecken
Associate Dean of Faculty

Luecken is a member of the clinical and developmental psychology faculty. Her research interests include women's health and the impact of early life adversity on mental and physical health.

480-965-0247
Armstrong Hall  
Aida Lyon
Special Events Manager
480-965-2779
Armstrong Hall
Amber Mack
Academic Success Specialist

Undergraduate student advising
Early Start coordinator

480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall
Dianna Manasse
Facilities Coordinator
Gabriel Martinez
Web Developer

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

480-965-0798
Tanya Marun
Assistant Director of Academic Services, Student Success
Armstrong Hall
Anthony Mendes
Academic Success Specialist
Armstrong Hall
Gloria Minnihan
Instructional Design Manager
480-965-4094
Armstrong Hall
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

480-727-7657
Armstrong Hall  
Anneliese Mougharbel
Academic Success Specialist
Mary Nadarski
Associate Director Academic Services

Mary oversees the Pre-Professional Advising Office which provides advising and resources for students preparing for admission to professional school in healthcare or law.

480-965-2365
Armstrong Hall - Futures Center  
Megan Packard
Executive Administrative Support Specialist
480-965-3774
Armstrong Hall
Donna Parris
Academic Success Specialist
480-965-6506
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
Armstrong Hall
Gloria Pena
Academic Success Coordinator
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
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
Codi Pine
Events Coordinator
480-727-7394
Armstrong Hall
Tricia Quitmeyer
Executive Director of Budget and Financial Services
480-965-2472
Armstrong Hall 269
Kyle Rader
Associate Director, Research and Graduate Initiatives
480-727-1048
Armstrong Hall  
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
PO BOX 87287-2401  
Katelyn Reese
Academic Success Coordinator
480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall  
Matthew Robinson
Assistant Director, Online Curriculum & Digital Innovation
480-965-2310
Armstrong Hall  
Lisa Roubal-Brown
Development Officer
480-965-2617
Armstrong Hall, Suite 172  
Kristen Rund
Academic Success Specialist
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
Armstrong Hall, Suite 240  
Kamran Samadi
Academic Success Specialist
Armstrong Hall  
Alan Sandler
Assistant Director of Development
480-727-0742
PO BOX 87287-2401 Armstrong Hall  
Amy Sannes
Director of Academic Services

Sannes is the Director of Academic Services for the Natural Sciences Division of CLAS at ASU. She hails from Minnesota and enjoys helping students.

480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall  
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...

480-965-0044
Armstrong Hall
Casey Self
Senior Director, Academic Advising

Casey began working at ASU in 1990, and has held positions in Residential Life and Academic Advising in two ASU colleges. Currently, Casey serves as the Senior Director for Academic Advising in CLAS.

480-965-9255
Armstrong Hall  
Ivan Silva
Specialist, Curriculum
Armstrong Hall
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
Armstrong Hall
Larisa Slacke
Academic Success Specialist
480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall
Jenny Smith
Executive Assistant and Coordinator of Curriculum
480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall
Eric Spicer
Executive Director of Development

Spicer leads a sustainable and collaborative development program that will help ensure the success of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

480-965-7546
Armstrong Hall
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.

Clayton Tenquist
Associate Director of Development, Social Sciences

Clay Tenquist is the Associate Director of Development for the Social Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He collaboratively develops strategies to enrich research agendas and scholarship assistance.

Sheryl Valdoria
Academic Success Specialist
Michael Velazquez
Director of Facilities & Space Planning
480-965-2580
Sandra Voller
Director of Academic Services
480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall  
Michelle Watson
Assistant to the Dean of Natural Sciences
480-965-8065
PO Box 872501  
Tim Weiss
Director of Academic Services

As Director of Humanities Advising with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tim manages a team of Academic Advisors, new student orientation, and leads strategic initiatives and operations for the Humanities Division.

480-965-6506
Armstrong Hall
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.

480-965-4144
Armstrong Hall
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
Armstrong Hall
Catherine Winter
Academic Success Specialist
Martin Wojciechowski
Associate Dean for Facilities

Martin Wojciechowski is an evolutionary biologist who studies plants, with an emphasis on the genomics, biogeography, and phylogenetics of legumes (family Leguminosae) and cacti (family Cactaceae).

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
Armstrong Hall  
Margaret Zywczyk
Research Advancement Administrator, Sr.

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

480-965-8660
Bateman Physical Sciences Center PSF