Department Chairs

Department Chairs for 2017-2018

  • Art & Art History - Andrea Kann, Robert O. Daniel Associate Professor of Art History
  • Biology - Michael Leonardo, Professor of Biology
  • Stead Family Department of Business Administration and Economics - Pamela Carstens, Roger and Mary Baxter Professor of Business and World Affairs
  • Chemistry - Maria Dean, Professor of Chemistry
  • Education - Nancy Hayes, Assistant Professor of Education
  • English - Melissa Sodeman, Associate Professor of English
  • Foreign Languages - John Chaimov, Associate Professor of German
  • History - Derek Buckaloo, William R. and Winifred Shuttleworth Professor of History
  • Kinesiology - Elaine Rydze, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
  • Mathematical Sciences - Gavin Cross, Professor of Statistics
  • Music - Brett Wolgast, Velma J. MacMillan Assistant Professor of Piano
  • Nursing - Mary Tobin, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Philosophy and Religion - John Lemos, McCabe Professor of Philosophy
  • Physics - Ugur Akgun, Associate Professor of Physics (Spring)
  • Political Science - Lynda Barrow, Professor of Political Science
  • Psychology - Sara Farrell, Associate Professor of Psychology (Fall); Wendy Dunn, Professor of Psychology (Spring) 
  • Rhetoric - Terri Donofrio, The Esther and Robert Armstrong Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
  • Sociology - Lisa Barnett, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Theatre Arts - Susan Wolverton, Professor of Theatre Arts

Administrative Coordinators/Area Heads

Administrative Coordinators

  • African American / American Studies - TBD
  • Asian Studies - David Nordmann, Henrietta Arnold Associate Professor of History
  • Athletic Training - Chad Libby, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry - Maria Dean, Professor of Chemistry
  • Classical Studies - Angela Ziskowski, Assistant Professor of History
  • Creative Writing - Melissa Sodeman, Assistant Professor of English
  • Environmental Science - Martin St. Clair, Professor of Chemistry / Paula Sanchini, Henry and Margaret Haegg Professor of Biology
  • Environmental Studies - Martin St. Clair, Professor of Chemistry
  • Film Studies - Audrey Golden, Assistant Professor of English
  • First-Year Seminar - Meira Kensky, Joseph E. McCabe Associate Professor of Religion
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies - Joyce Janca-Aji, Associate Professor of French
  • General Science - Steve Singleton, Professor of Chemistry
  • International Studies - John Chaimov, Associate Professor of German
  • Literature - Nick Mason-Browne, Joanne M. Pochobradsky Associate Professor of Spanish
  • Molecular Biology - Michael Leonardo, Professor of Biology
  • Neuroscience - Mike Baker, Professor of Psychology
  • Organizational Science - Sara Farrell, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Public Relations - Pamela Carstens, Roger and Mary Baxter Professor of Business and World Affairs

Directors of Institutional Programs

  • AROTC/AFROTC - U. of Iowa/Major Chris Guderski
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) - Anna Drexler, Director of English as a Second Language
  • First-Year Seminar - Meira Kensky, Joseph E. McCabe Associate Professor of Religion
  • Scholars - Drew Westberg, Assistant Professor of Economics / Karla Steffens-Moran, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rhetoric
  • Washington Term - Bruce Nesmith, Joan and Abbott Lipsky Professor of Political Science
  • Wilderness Field Station - Jesse Ellis, Director of the Wilderness Field Station, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Writing Across the Curriculum - Allison Carr, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric

Other Area Heads

  • Information Technology - Tony Bata, Chief Information Officer
  • Learning Commons - Gina Hausknecht, John William King Professor of Literature and Creative Writing
  • Library - Jill Jack, Director of Library Services, Associate Professor
  • Registrar - Catherine Ashton, Registrar
  • Speaking Center - Nathan Hodges, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
  • Study Abroad / Off-Campus Study - John Chaimov, Director of Off-Campus Study, Associate Professor of German
  • Writing Center - Jane Nesmith, Director of the Writing Center, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric

Clerical/Administrative Support



Provost's Office
McCabe Hall
319-399-8616

Paula O'Loughlin, Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Marty St. Clair, Associate Dean of Faculty Development; Professor of Chemistry

Jenni Archibald, Assistant to the Provost

Chris Upah, Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty; Clark Alumni House Director