Our Team

Shirin Malekpour

Position title: Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning

Leads L&S Teaching & Learning Administration (TLA) and serves as a member of the L&S Dean's Senior Staff.

Instructional & Academic Planning

Kimbrin Cornelius

Position title: Assistant Dean for Teaching & Learning Administration

Organizes and manages L&S curricular activity, including Curriculum Committee, course access, and TLA activities.

Kim Grocholski

Position title: Academic Planner II

Supports and advises departments submitting program proposals and assists with Program Review.

Kate Krueger

Position title: Academic Data Analyst

Provides data analyses and creates tools and reports to assist L&S and TLA with strategic planning, decision-making, and resource allocation.

Sara Stephenson

Position title: Academic Planner II

Manages the course proposal review process, coordinates the CLO Expedited Project for L&S courses, works with SOAR course access.

Cathy Yu

Position title: T&L Administrative Assistant

Supports L&S TLA and is the Curricular Representative for INTER-LS and COMP LIT.

TA Training & Support

Danielle Clevenger

Position title: Teaching Assistant, Gullickson Fellow

Develops programming for L&S Teaching Assistants as part of the L&S TA Training and Support Team.

B Dowling

Position title: Teaching Assistant

Develops programming for L&S Teaching Assistants as part of the L&S TA Training and Support Team.

Morgan Henson

Position title: Project Assistant

Develops programming and resources to support L&S TAs of color.

Lynne Prost

Position title: Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Academic Affairs

Directs L&S TA professional development. Supports graduate students and programs in interpreting and implementing graduate affairs policy.

Orion Risk

Position title: Project Assistant

Develops programming for L&S Teaching Assistants as part of the L&S TA Training and Support Team.

Instructional Design Collaborative

Antonella Caloro

Position title: Instructional Technologist

Supports course design and technology. Coordinates with campus partners to plan and manage instructional technologies.

Molly Harris

Position title: Instructional Project & Engagement Specialist

Develops and facilitates L&S initiatives, including the L&S Exchange Teaching Network and Podcast.

Jonathan Klein

Position title: Director, Instructional Design Collaborative

Leads and supports the IDC team. Manages partnerships and priorities in conjunction with the L&S Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning.

David Macasaet

Position title: Instructional Media Producer

Leads instructional audio and video production services. Manages media studios and technologies in Van Hise Hall.

Laura Schmidli

Position title: Instructional Technology & Engagement Specialist

Supports course design and technology. Develops and facilitates instructional projects and initiatives.

Maria Widmer

Position title: Instructional Design & Engagement Specialist

Supports course design and technology. Develops and facilitates instructional projects and initiatives.

First-Year Interest Groups

Kari Fernholz

Position title: Assistant Director, First-Year Interest Groups

Supports coordination and administration for the First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs).

Nathan Phelps

Position title: Assistant Dean and Director of First-Year Interest Groups

Directs First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) and Constellations Programs and serves as L&S liaison at SOAR.

Andrea Samz-Pustol

Position title: Assistant Director of Constellations

Supports the mission of the Constellations program and helps create high impact humanities experiences for undergraduates.

Administrative Support

Laura Dunnum

Position title: Assistant to the Office of the Dean

Coordinates calendars for Associate Dean Malekpour, TLA meetings, and other meetings for L&S Administration.

Cathy Yu

Position title: T&L Administrative Assistant

Supports L&S TLA and is the Curricular Representative for INTER-LS and COMP LIT.

TLA’s organizational chart can be accessed here:

TLA Org Chart