Department and program chairs typically rotate on a five year basis. 
Chairs of departments play significant roles in:
  • The promotion and tenure process
  • The development of annual budgets
  • Organizing the annual schedule of courses
  • Staffing
  • All other leadership roles in departments

Chairs and Directors meet several times a year as a group chaired by the Dean of the College.

Department Chairs & Academic Program Directors 2018 - 2019

American Studies

Anthropology (Richard Allan O'Connor)

Art, Art History, & Visual Studies (Jeffrey Thompson)

Asian Studies (Scott Howard Wilson)

Biochemistry (Bethel Sharma Seballos)

Biology (Alyssa R. Summers)

Business (Eric Zinn)

Chemistry (Deon T. Miles)

Classics (Chris McDonough)

Computer Science (Lucia Dale)

Earth & Environmental Systems (C. Ken Smith & Sarah C. Sherwood)

Economics (Katherine C. Theyson )

English  (Jennifer D. Michael)

French & French Studies (Don Rung)

German & German Studies (Liesl Allingham)

History (Kelly J. Whitmer)

Integrated Program in the Environment (Deborah McGrath)

Interdisciplinary Humanities (Jeffrey Thompson)

International & Global Studies (Shana Minkin)

Italian (Stephen B. Raulston)

Mathematics (Matthew Rudd)

Medieval Studies (Susan J. Ridyard)

Music (Stephen Miller) 

Neuroscience (Helen V. Bateman)

Philosophy (Chris Con)

Physics & Astronomy (Benito T. Szapiro)

Politics (Andrea C. Hatcher)

Psychology (C. Albert Bardi)

Religious Studies (Eric Thurman)

Rhetoric (Sean Patrick O'Rourke)

Russian (Mark Preslar)

Spanish (Stephen B. Raulston) 

Teacher Education (Betsy Sandlin) 

Theatre & Dance (Jennifer Matthews)

Women & Gender Studies (Andrea Mansker)