Ron Fricker, Interim Dean

Assistant & Associate Deans

Trish Hammer, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies
Randy Heflin, Associate Dean for Research
Michel Pleimling, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Victoria Corbin, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Student Engagement
Laura Freeman, Assistant Dean for Research in the Greater Washington, D.C., area
William Walton, Assistant Dean for Finance
Estrella Johnson, Director of Inclusion and Diversity


Wade Stokes, Assistant Dean of Advancement
R. Carter Aylor, Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts
Teresa DeCarmen, Assistant Director Design and Digital Strategy
Katie Lafon, Director of Alumni Relations
Steven Mackay, Director of Communications
Jenny Orzolek, Senior Director of Major Gifts
Lon Wagner, Senior Director of Communications

College Leaders

Robert Cohen, Biological Sciences
Eric de Sturler, Mathematics
Alan Esker, Chemistry
Roseanne Foti, Psychology
Michael Fox, School of Neuroscience
David Higdon, Statistics
W. Steven Holbrook, Geosciences
Mark Pitt, Physics
Michel Pleimling, Academy of Integrated Science
Sudipta Sarangi, Economics
Tom Woteki, Academy of Data Science

Editorial staff

EDITOR: Steven Mackay 

WRITERS: Jenny Kincaid Boone, Catherine Doss, Dave Guerin, Tyler Harris, Lindsey Haugh, Linda Hazelwood, Michael Hemphill, Steven Mackay, Aubrey Medina, John Pastor, Albert Raboteau, Lon Wagner, Cameron Warren

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Alex Crookshanks, Hunter Quillen Gresham, Steven Mackay, Ray Meese, Clayton Metz, Christina O’Connor, Bill Petros, Melissa Vergara, Natalee Waters

Illustrations: Israel Vargas

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