People

Staff

Dorothy E. Mosby

Interim Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mary E. Woolley Professor of Spanish

Dorothy E. Mosby is the chief academic officer at Mount Holyoke College. She is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the College’s academic mission and for supporting the 35 academic departments and programs; Library, Information, and Technology Services; academic centers; and the academic support offices, including the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Student Success and Advising, and the Teaching and Learning Initiative.

Dorothy Mosby, Associate Dean of Faculty

Gary Gillis

Norman Wait Harris and Emma Gale Harris Foundation Professor of Biological Sciences; Associate Dean of Faculty; Director of the Science Center

Gary Gillis is interested in the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of animal locomotion. He has worked on systems ranging from swimming fish to running mammals and has been involved in projects exploring plasticity in muscle function and the effects of body size on locomotor movements. Most recently his lab has been using toads to study the control of rapid deceleration during landing. In 2012 and 2013 Gillis served as a Program Officer for the National Science Foundation. Gillis is the point-person for summer student programming, federal grant submissions, and Faculty Fridays.

Gary Gillis, Associate Dean of Faculty

Christina Howe

Faculty Data and Information Manager

Christina Howe maintains reporting consistency and integrity by managing faculty data. Contact Christina for:  sabbaticals and leaves, faculty records, annual wage letters, and faculty data reports and requests.

Christina Griffin

Elizabeth K. Markovits

Associate Dean of Faculty; Professor of Politics; Director of the Teaching and Learning Initiative

Elizabeth Markovits teaches courses in political theory, ranging from ancient Greek thought to contemporary feminist and democratic theory. She is the author of Future Freedoms: Intergenerational Justice, Democratic Theory, and Ancient Greek Tragedy & Comedy (2018) and The Politics of Sincerity: Plato, Frank Speech, and Democratic Judgment (2008). Markovits is the contact for faculty recruitment and hiring procedures, mentoring and development, the Teaching & Learning Initiative, and Title IX and diversity and inclusion efforts.

Elizabeth K. Markovits, Professor of Politics; Director of First-Year Seminars; Director of the Teaching and Learning Initiative

Lauren McKenna

Academic Affairs and Office Manager

Lauren McKenna oversees faculty searches, major committees, events, and faculty reviews for the dean of faculty. She is the point person for review and allocation processes, and for academic department coordinators. Contact Lauren for: Advisory Committee and procedures for reappointment, tenure, and promotion; faculty recruitment and the PageUp applicant tracking system; Academic Priorities Committee and allocations requests; department external reviews; dean of faculty events; annual reporting; department chairs and academic department coordinators.

Lauren McKenna

Diane Mulvaney

Academic Budget Manager

Diane Mulvaney ensures sustainable scholarly operations and activities by managing the academic budget. Contact Diane for: academic affairs and faculty salary budgets, faculty research accounts, personnel action forms (PAFs), budget projections, search authorization forms and faculty search budgets, restricted funds and Report2Web.

Diane Mulvaney

Colleen O’Connor-Rickey

Academic Policy and Communications Specialist

Colleen O'Connor-Rickey bolsters transparency and community by coordinating dean of faculty communications and staffing faculty meeting. Contact Colleen for: dean of faculty newsletter, faculty meeting, dean of faculty and academic department websites, Faculty Conference Committee and committee service, emeriti faculty and faculty retirement, faculty legislation, Susan B. and Peter R. Betzer '65 Fellowship, endowed chairs, donor reporting, and dean of faculty my.mtholyoke site.

Colleen O'Connor-Rickey

Wendy Rua

TLI Program Coordinator and Faculty Recruitment Specialist

Wendy maintains the administrative side of Teaching & Learning Initiatives, everything from coordinating workshops to managing the TLI website. In the dean of faculty’s office, she works on course evaluations and faculty recruitment. Contact Wendy for: TLI programs, mini grants and website, faculty hires and rehires, visiting faculty requests, faculty housing, and course evaluations.

Wendy Rua

Julie Russell

Senior Administrative Assistant

Julie Russell ensures efficient operations of the dean of faculty's office by managing office physical space and day-to-day functions. Contact Julie for: dean scheduling, conference room scheduling, dean of faculty listservs, annual conference allowance and internal faculty grant reimbursements, and general questions.

Julie Russell