Amber Douglas

Professor of Psychology and Education; Dean of Studies; Director of Student Success Initiatives

Amber Douglas is a licensed clinical psychologist. She teaches courses related to psychological distress, mental health, trauma, resilience and research methods. Her work lies at the intersection of social psychology and clinical psychology, specifically the interactions between social contexts and individual differences. She examines the impact of traumatic stress on cognitive processes, interpersonal health, and mental health in her work. In addition, Douglas investigates how race and other aspects of identity intersect with one’s appraisal and experience of stress, trauma and psychological well-being. Most recently, her work examines the role of psychological distress and resilience in academic contexts.

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Briana Chace

Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Success and Advising; Assisting with note-taking for AccessAbility Services

Briana Chace '17 works with the Office of Student Success and Advising and supports the Dean of Studies and Academic Deans as well as the Fellowships Advisor. She is the point of contact for documents concerning the Academic Advising Board and the Academic Honor Board.

Kathryn Eldred

Student Success Coordinator

Kat Eldred works with the Dean and Assistant Dean of Studies and is the coordinator of domestic study away programs, including the Twelve College Exchange Program. Kat also works with students throughout the readmission process and assists students who have been on leave and are returning to complete their Mount Holyoke College degree. 

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Alison Hopkins

Dean for the Sophomore and Junior Class

In her role as Class Dean, Alison Hopkins provides academic support to sophomores and juniors, including transfer students and Francis Perkins Scholars. This work includes helping students explore their interests within the liberal arts curriculum; identifying individualized strategies for academic success; and connecting students with faculty and staff across the College. Alison also assists students who are considering taking a leave of absence and those who need guidance in developing graduation plans.

Ryan Lewis

National Fellowships Advisor

Ryan Lewis connects Mount Holyoke students and alums to national fellowship opportunities that best support their academic and personal goals. He also facilitates the work of various fellowship committees, which provide initial reviews of candidates’ applications.

Kimberly Parent

Assistant Dean of Studies and Class Dean for New Students

Kim Parent provides academic and transitional guidance to new students in their first-year at the College.  In this role, Kim oversees the pre-major advisor assignment for first-year students and serves as a member of the Academic Administrative Board.  She also acts as the Assistant Dean of Studies and has been working with MHC students since 2006 through various positions on campus.

Amy Rodgers

Associate Professor of Film Media Theater; Dean for the Senior Class

Amy Rodgers' research focuses on early modern literature and culture, audience and popular culture studies, theories of adaptation, and dance studies. Her publications include essays on the Renaissance court masque, Hindi-language cinema director Vishal Bhardwaj, Shakespeare's history plays' influence on HBO's Game of Thrones, and performance genealogies that cross different communicative forms, particularly theater and dance. In her role as Dean for the Senior Class, Rodgers focuses on offering additional academic guidance to seniors as they progress toward graduation and shape their goals for the future; she also supports faculty advisors and department chairs in their work with seniors.

Amy Rodgers Assistant Professor of English