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 2021 - 2022

American Studies:  Woody Register

Anthropology:  Celeste Ray

Art, Art History, & Visual Studies:  Jeffrey Thompson

Asian Studies:  Scott Howard Wilson

Biochemistry:  Bethel Sharma Seballos

Biology:  Elise A. Kikis

Business:  Eric Zinn

Chemistry:  Deon T. Miles

Classics:  Christopher Michael McDonough

Computer Science:  Lucia K. Dale

Earth & Environmental Systems:  Martin A. Knoll

Economics:  Katherine C. Theyson

English:  Matthew Irvin

French & French Studies:  Kathryn Mills

German & German Studies:  Liesl Allingham

History:  Nicholas E. Roberts

Integrated Program in the Environment:  Deborah A. McGrath

Interdisciplinary Humanities:  Jeffrey Thompson

International & Global Studies:  Nicholas E. Roberts

Italian:  (see Spanish & Italian)

Mathematics:  Matthew Rudd

Medieval Studies:  Susan J. Ridyard

Music:  Stephen Ray Miller

Neuroscience:  Helen V. Bateman

Philosophy:  Christopher H. Conn

Physics & Astronomy:  Randolph S. Peterson

Politics:  Amy S. Patterson

Psychology:  C. Albert Bardi

Religious Studies:  Eric Thurman

Rhetoric:  Sean Patrick O'Rourke

Russian:  Mark Preslar

Spanish & Italian:  David Colbert-Goicoa

Teacher Education:  Betsy Sandlin, Acting

Theatre & Dance:  Jennifer Matthews

Women & Gender Studies:  Andrea Mansker