Dean of the Faculty

The Dean of the Faculty Office oversees all departmental and interdisciplinary academic programs, as well as off-campus studies and the College’s Center for Chicago Programs.


Davis Schneiderman
Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Professor of English 

Chief Academic Officer

Dawn Abt-Perkins
Associate Dean of the Faculty for Student Success
Professor of Education

  • Supervises the Center for Academic Success
  • Project Manager for START:  Student Transition and Registration Team
  • Project Manager for the Academic Early Alert system
  • Chair, College Studies 

Anna Jones
Associate Dean of the Faculty
Director of the Office of Faculty Development
Professor of History

  • Director of the Office of Faculty Development
  • Director of First-Year Studies
  • Transfer student registration (partnering with Admissions)
  • Assessment oversight
  • Mellon Humanities 2020 Grant management

Scott Schappe
Associate Dean of the Faculty
Professor of Physics

  • Global Engagement Office (GEO)
  • Center for Chicago Programs
  • Summer Programs

Fran Pease 
Assistant Dean of the Faculty for Operations 

  • Coordinator of faculty affairs including hiring searches, department reviews and the College Catalog
  • Budget management and expense reimbursement
  • Director of Commencement

Sean Riedel
Chief Information Officer

  • Academic Technology
    • Support to faculty
    • VRSpace and MakerSpace
  • User Services
    • Individual and classroom technology
  • Visual Communications
  • Administrative Computing
    • Systems integration
  • Systems and Networks

Anne Thomason
Interim Library Director

  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Public Services
  • Technical Services

BJ White

  • Registration
  • Requests for transcripts
  • Ensures the accuracy and integrity of all requirements pertaining to courses, credits and the curriculum of the College
Dominique Allion 
Executive Assistant to the Provost and the President 

Other Areas of Oversight