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.

Amanda Mahr

Position title: Instructional Planning Coordinator

Manages Summer Term planning at the college level and coordinates academic year planning related to short-term instructional staff.

Zach McLeod

Position title: Administrative Program Specialist

Supports and advises departments submitting course proposals and supports the L&S Curriculum Committee.

Cathy Yu

Position title: T&L Administrative Assistant

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

Graduate Student Academic Affairs

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.

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

Alison Caffrey

Position title: Instructional Designer

Leads design and development of accessible and engaging Online Undergraduate Degree courses.

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 Coordinator

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 Technologist

Supports course design and technology. Facilitates workshops and supports instructional projects by request.

Erika Schock

Position title: Instructional Design & Studio Assistant

Supports online courses and instructional media. Manages scheduling for the IDC studios.

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

Lisa Tew

Position title: Assistant to the Associate Deans

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.