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

Bridget Driscoll

Senior Administrative Assistant

Bridget Driscoll ensures efficient operations of the dean of faculty's office by managing office physical space and day-to-day functions. Contact Bridget for: associate dean scheduling, conference room scheduling, pulling course evaluations for faculty reviews, office space, and general questions.

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

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 Markovits

Lauren McKenna

Faculty Recruitment Manager

Lauren McKenna oversees faculty searches and the hiring of new faculty. She is the point person for reappointment, tenure, and promotion procedures and for sabbaticals and other faculty leaves. Contact Lauren for: Advisory Committee and procedures for reappointment, tenure, and promotion; faculty recruitment and the PageUp applicant tracking system; faculty hires and rehires; sabbaticals and leaves; visitor requests; faculty records. 

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 supports faculty governance structures and dean of faculty communications. Contact Colleen for: dean of faculty newsletter, faculty meeting, dean of faculty and academic department websites, Board of Trustees, department and program chairs, Academic Priorities Committee, Faculty Conference Committee and committee service, emeriti faculty and faculty retirement, faculty legislation, Susan B. and Peter R. Betzer '65 Fellowship, the Hedley Donovan Endowed Fund, endowed chairs, donor reporting, and dean of faculty resource site on my.mtholyoke.

Colleen O'Connor-Rickey

Julie Russell

Executive Assistant/ Administrative Support Specialist

Julie Russell processes internal faculty grant and annual conference allowance reimbursements, manages course evaluations, and maintains the dean of faculty's schedule. She is the liaison for academic department coordinators. Contact Julie for: dean of faculty scheduling, course evaluations, dean of faculty listservs, annual conference allowance and internal faculty grant reimbursements, annual reports, department external reviews, and dean of faculty special events.

Julie Russell