About the Office

Sonia Cardenas
Interim Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Professor of Political Science
(Williams Memorial 120, 860-297-4193)

Anne Lambright
Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Language and Culture Studies
(Williams Memorial 226, 860-297-2433)

Oversees the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric, Art History, Chemistry, Classics, Economics, Educational Studies, English, Environmental Science, Film Studies, History, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Urban Studies, and gateway programs, as well as the following groups and committees:  Curriculum Committee, Faculty Diversity Working Group, Emergency Management Team.  Oversees all issues related to academic advising.

Five staff members, functioning as a team, provide a range of administrative support services to the Dean's Office, the faculty, various committees, and others engaged in academic administration.

Sylvia W. DeMore
Special Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, assists the dean with all matters pertaining to the Appointments & Promotions and Educational Policy Committees, contract renewals, appointment letters, leave requests, faculty profiles, and faculty searches.  She also assists the Ann Plato Search Committee.
(Williams Memorial 228, 860-297-2152)

Dania M. Field
Associate Director of Intersession Programs and Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives, plays a key role in leading the summer and J-term intersessions for Academic Affairs.
(Downes Memorial 106, 860-297-5331)

Assistant to the Deans of Faculty and Academic Affairs, manages the Deans' calendars and the daily flow of activity within the Dean of Faculty's Office.
(Williams Memorial 118, 860-297-2144)
Patricia Moody
Director of Academic Finance, manages the various budgets for which the Dean's Office has responsibility.  She also tracks expenses, performs budget analysis, and processes all faculty reimbursement requests.
(Williams Memorial 230, 860-297-2128)

Leo Schuchert
Coordinator, First Year Academic Experiences & Special Assistant to the Deans of Academic Affairs, manages logistical aspects of the first-year seminars and gateways, including the mentors program; coordinates the academic components of the Starting Out system for incoming students; provides administrative support to the Deans of Academic Affairs on a variety of projects, including Curriculum Committee, Faculty Research Committee, Summer Research Program, academic advising, J-Start and Global Start.
(Williams Memorial 231, 860-297-5368)