Clark Hall Divisions and Functions


Academic Divisions

The College of Arts and Science’s academic programs are divided into three divisions, each represented in Clark Hall by an associate dean:

  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chairs are advised to work closely with their divisional associate dean to ensure that he or she is aware of the unit’s needs, successes, and issues. A contact list for Clark Hall, organized by topic, can be found on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

View the College’s Organizational Chart.

Associate Deans

While an associate dean may have duties specific to the academic division for which they are responsible, they also are responsible for duties that cut across all divisions, and in this role they may work directly with all chairs and all units. Regardless of which dean a particular issue falls under, always keep your divisional associate dean in the loop as he or she is your primary advocate within the College.

Clark Hall Associate Deans and Responsibilities

Senior Associate Dean, Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Raymond White (

  • Divisional academic misconduct cases
  • Divisional faculty and staff hiring
  • Dean’s Merit and Diversity Awards
  • Graduate program, awards, and courses approval
  • A&S Graduate Committee and UA Graduate Council elections
  • Student travel and research funds
  • Buildings and facilities: emergency, renovation, and construction
  • Contracts and grants
  • Start-up fund use
  • Academic Analytics and PIVOT
  • A&S International programs and initiatives (except Cuba)
  • Science Olympiad
  • RGC cost-shares
  • Collaboration with NOAA National Water Center
  • Building issues and questions of Shelby, Lloyd, and SEC
  • Institutional animal care and use
  • Dave Bauer grant writing workshop

Associate Dean, Social Sciences: Lisa Dorr (

  • Divisional academic misconduct cases
  • Divisional faculty and staff hiring
  • Student behavioral issues
  • Legal and compliance issues, including harassment, discrimination, and disability
  • Training for legal and compliance matters
  • Academic advocacy, working with the Dean of Students, Office of Student Conduct, Title IX coordinator, Office of Student Care and Well-Being, and Women and Gender Resource Center
  • Active Learning Initiative Workshops
  • Teaching Hub website
  • George Thompson Publisher-in-Residence Program

Associate Dean, Humanities and Fine Arts: Tricia A. McElroy (

  • Divisional academic misconduct cases
  • Divisional faculty and staff hiring
  • Tenure and promotion process, including chairing the College committee
  • Sabbatical applications and reports
  • ASPIRE applications and reports
  • Faculty Senate elections
  • Winter and Summer Interim course submissions and approvals
  • Summer budget
  • NEH Summer Stipend program
  • A&S Distinguished Teaching Fellows competition
  • A&S Teaching Grants competition
  • Academic integrity point person

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies: Roger Sidje (

  • A&S graduate committees (standing and ad-hoc)
  • Academic misconduct cases of A&S graduate students
  • Academic grievance cases of A&S graduate students
  • A&S graduate faculty standards (for affiliate, associate, and full graduate faculty membership)
  • A&S review of new graduate program proposals or program revisions
  • College-level graduate awards selections and UA-level submissions
  • College-level matters related to UA’s Graduate Faculty Council
  • College-level review of graduate catalog changes in CIM (courses, syllabi, programs)
  • College and UA policies pertaining to graduate students in liaison with A&S Graduate Directors
  • A&S Graduate Student Conference Travel and Research Budget

Associate Dean, International Programs and Experiential Learning: Lisa Pawloski (

  • Oversea ICUE Connector including Directors of Experiential Learning, Community Engagement, and Undergraduate Research.
  • Starting point for A&S faculty interested in any international activity.
  • Assistance to faculty with international research and education abroad programs
  • A&S international initiatives
    • Cuba Center for Collaboration and Scholarship
    • Alabama/Greece Initiative
    • Ghana/Africa Initiative
    • Southeast Asia Initiative
  • Donor learning/tour program in Oxford to raise scholarships for study abroad.
  • USAID HESSA Pakistan Faculty teaching and learning program.
  • Faculty-led study abroad proposals and renewal forms
  • International travel authorizations for A&S faculty and staff
  • A&S Liaison with UA Risk Management for International Travel
  • A&S Liaison with UA Capstone International Center
  • A&S Liaison with Education Abroad
  • A&S Liaison with International Scholar and Student Services
  • Questions related to H1B and green card application process and fee paying
  • Questions related to International MOUs
  • Questions related to Fulbright Program
  • Faculty Advisor for Global Health minor (housed in Anthropology)

Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Utz McKnight (

  • Workplace Environment
  • Student Success

Support Staff and Responsibilities

Executive Secretary to the Dean: Leslie Wiggins (

  • Assist Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Travel and reimbursements for Dean
  • Manage Dean’s schedule
  • Department chairs’ meeting logistics
  • Facilities work orders for Clark Hall
  • Assist in planning annual deans’ and chairs’ retreats
  • Faculty retirement and resignation acceptance letters
  • Staff onboarding and out-processing for Clark Hall staff
  • Manage listservs
  • Manage student assistant team
  • Compile college’s annual report
  • Faculty book cover exhibition, bi-annually
  • Liaison to Office of Academic Affairs
  • Faculty hiring process – working with Jimmy Vail
  • New faculty hiring documents
  • Assist with retention, tenure and promotion process

Administrative Secretary, Front Office:

  • Manage the front office and supervise student assistant team
  • Assist Senior Associate Dean
    • H1B application forms
    • Science Olympiad
    • Contracts & grants forms
    • Advanced spending authorization forms
  • Assist Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
    • GRO Awards
  • Chair CASSA Steering Committee
  • Places Staples orders for Dean’s Office
  • Manage listservs for Clark Hall and A&S Staff
  • United Way Campaign
  • Manage supplemental pay database
  • UA Career Expo, Student Employment Expo
  • Clark Hall Holiday Lunch
  • Manage part-time instructor database
  • OnBase scanning
  • Manage conference room calendars (Woods 115 and Clark 102)
  • Business cards for new A&S faculty (tenure-track and RCAP)
  • Travel and reimbursements for Associate Deans

Administrative Secretary for Student and Faculty Programs: Heidi Arrowood (

  • Assist Associate Dean for Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Assist Associate Dean for Social Sciences
  • General student relations and appointments
  • Publisher-in-Residence
  • Bauer Grant Writing Program
  • First-Year Faculty Seminars
  • Faculty Coffees
  • Sabbatical
  • Assist with retention, tenure and promotion process
  • Legal Training Workshops
  • ALI and other teaching workshops
  • Faculty awards
  • Advance Spending Authorization forms
  • Café @ UA Breakfast program
  • Academic Misconduct Monitor
  • Travel and reimbursements for Associate Deans
  • Adjunct faculty appointments

Administrative Secretary for International Programs, Community Engagement, Undergraduate Research, Experiential Learning (ICUE) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Lamonica Cammack (

  • Assist Associate Dean for ICUE
    • International travel and programs
    • Community Engagement programs
    • Undergraduate Research programs
    • Experiential Learning programs
  • Assist Associate Dean for DEI
  • Faculty book cover framing project
  • Liaison to Capstone International
  • CASSA Steering Committee

Administrative Secretary for Development: Tracy Miles (

  • Assist College Development Team
  • Process college donations in excess of $25,000.00
  • Travel and reimbursements for development team
  • Special donor events
  • Liaison to Advancement Services

Administrative Secretary for External Affairs: Pamela Harrell (

  • Assist External Affairs Team: Sr. Director of External Affairs, Director of College Support Boards, Scholarship Coordinator, and Event Coordinator
  • Process and recordkeeping of monetary donations less than $25,000.00
  • Arty Party logistics, payment processing
  • Leadership Board meetings and events
  • College support boards’ meetings and events

*All secretaries have access to the Associate Deans’ calendars as well as Dean’s Office conference room calendars (102 Clark and 115 Woods).

Human Resources

Human Resources Business Partner: Justin Kamerow (
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for all HR-related matters for A&S
  • Collaborates with HR professionals in the HR Centers of Excellence and HR Service Center
  • Serves as a strategic partner for college/department leadership
  • Proposes and executes HR initiatives that support the strategic priorities of A&S in these areas:
    • Classification, Compensation, Recruiting, Hiring, & Onboarding
    • Rewards and Recognition
    • Professional Development
    • Performance Management and Employee Relations
    • Engagement and Culture
    • Workforce and Strategic Planning

Administrative & Budget Office

Director of Financial Affairs: Jimmy Vail (

  • Hiring information
  • Requisition assistance
  • Dean’s approval

Accountant: Victoria Mathews (

  • Faculty ePA’s
  • Summer research
  • CCS forms
  • I-9 completion

Accounting Specialist:

  • Concur approvals
  • Job advertisement placement
  • Memberships, sponsorships, and subscriptions for A&S
  • BuyBama —purchase orders funded by the Dean’s Office
  • Research and travel funded by the Dean’s Office
  • DTA approval — contact for the departments
  • Dean’s office FOAP-related questions

Accounting Specialist: Lesley Williams (

  • BAS related questions
  • All commitment-related questions/balance inquiries
  • Establish new commitments funded by the Dean’s Office

Accounting Specialist: Jordan Knight (

  • ePA questions
  • Research overhead
  • Moving allowances
  • I-9 completion

Communications & College Relations

Director of Communications/College Relations: Kellie Hensley (

  • Marketing, communications, branding, strategy, and publicity
  • Desktop News email newsletter for A&S students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors
  • Collegian alumni magazine
  • Crisis communication/issues management
  • Liaison to Strategic Communications
  • Department alumni newsletters and outreach
  • Student recruitment brochures/communications

Development Office

The development team secures philanthropic support for the College. They work with individuals, companies, and foundations on gifts of $25,000 and above. Department chairs are encouraged to consult with the appropriate divisional associate dean to assess the fundraising priorities of each department. Prior to pursuing any fundraising efforts, chairs should contact the development office.

Senior Director of Development: Brandi Lamon-Pinkerton (

Director of Development: Kelli Harris (

Director of Development: Jacob Paul (

Associate Director of Development: Lyndsay Cumberland (

Administrative Secretary: Tracy Miles (

eTech (Office of Educational Technology)

The eTech staff provides technology services for the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office, faculty, and staff. This includes computer lab maintenance and expansion, College-wide technology initiatives, departmental and College-wide web development, online course development, academic continuity, and faculty-centric implementation of innovative classroom technologies. eTech does not provide support for desktop computers of faculty/staff, classroom or conference room A/V technology (with some exceptions), or enterprise software offered by UA (including software like Box, Blackboard, Panopto, and more).

eTech is always happy to consult with departments on technology solutions and help to navigate the UA ecosystem of information technology, even for areas that we do not officially support. The eTech website provides more complete information about eTech services.

Director of Information Technology: Andrew Richardson (

College of Arts and Sciences Student Services Center

The College of Arts and Sciences Student Services Center (located on the second floor of Clark Hall), overseen by the Assistant Dean and Director of Student Affairs, has a staff of full-time academic advisors available to all Arts and Sciences students. The Student Services Center also houses the College Registrar.

Student Services works closely with departments to ensure that students have met the necessary degree requirements to graduate (carrying out degree audits with students nearing the completion of their studies) and that each semester’s enrollment process takes place smoothly.

All undergraduate students in Arts and Sciences have two advisors: a professor who acts as the department advisor (advising students concerning the major degree requirements) and a Student Services staff member who is the student’s College advisor (advising students on their progress through the core curriculum and carrying out degree audits in preparation for the student’s graduation). Although department advisors do not have to know the details of the core curriculum’s requirements (knowing that the student’s College advisor can assist with that), they will benefit the students whom they advise if they are familiar with it.

Assistant Dean and Director of Student Affairs: Rebekah Welch (

The Assistant Dean and Director of Student Affairs is a position within the College that oversees the operations of Clark Hall’s second floor, where the Office of Student Services is located. The College Registrar and the College’s advisors are located here. The College’s various learning communities are also directed by this office and enrollment management takes place through it as well.

The assistant dean also oversees the undergraduate curriculum for the College, chairing the Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, and directing all new editions of the undergraduate catalog. The assistant dean will contact you to discuss enrollment needs, such as the number of seats in certain core curriculum courses that the College anticipates needing from the unit for the upcoming semester, or to discuss how advising takes place in the unit. Chairs seeking advice on how to proceed with students who are having trouble registering for courses or students who have had difficult times in their courses (and thus might need to request academic bankruptcy) should contact the assistant dean. The assistant dean is also involved in many campus-wide initiatives and is therefore a key conversation partner for chairs who are considering new undergraduate initiatives (e.g., proposing writing (W) courses, learning communities, new courses for core credit, etc.).

External Affairs

The External Affairs group includes several areas of interest including supports boards, annual giving, endowment management, scholarships, and event management.

Senior Director of External Affairs:  Kevin Reid (
  • Arts and Sciences Leadership Board
    • Leadership Board Faculty Fellows
  • New Departmental Support Board Creation
  • Annual Giving
  • Gifts below $25,000
Director of College Support Boards:  Tori Gray (
  • Manages department/program specific support boards within the college.
  • Faculty Advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors
Events Coordinator:  Aden Lunceford (
  • Plan and manage all events for the Dean’s office
  • Provides guidance to departments in planning events
Endowments and Honors Coordinator:  Leslie Wiggins (
  • Scholarship and endowment account administration
  • Chair of the A&S Scholarship Committee
  • Gift fund administration and stewardship reports
  • College liaison to students, departments, families, and the community regarding scholarships.

Administrative Secretary for External Affairs: Pamela Harrell (