People

Staff

Sonya Stephens

Sonya Stephens

Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ph.D., M.A., University of Cambridge

413-538-2372
Mary Lyon 103
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By appointment only
Gary Gillis
Associate Dean of Faculty, Professor of Biological Sciences, and 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.

413-538-2515
Mary Lyon 106, 120A Clapp Laboratory
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By appointment only

Christina Griffin

Academic Budget and Information Manager

B.G.S. in Human Services, minor in Geology and Geophysics, University of Connecticut

Contact Christina for: Reimbursements for Annual Travel Allowance, Faculty Grants, and Moving Expenses; Faculty Contracts; Faculty Searches and Search Budgets; MHC Jobs Website; Personnel Actions Forms; Faculty Research Accounts; Report2Web; and as backup for Kathleen Pertzborn.

413-538-2858
Mary Lyon 101
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M–F 8:30am – 5:00pm
Lauren McKenna

Lauren McKenna

Assistant to the Dean of Faculty

B.A. in Psychology, Stonehill College

Contact Lauren for: Scheduling meetings with the Dean of Faculty; DoF events; Advisory Committee and procedures for Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion; Academic Priorities Committee and allocations requests; Department External Reviews.

413-538-2372
Mary Lyon 102
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M–F 8:30am – 4:30pm
Colleen O'Connor-Rickey

Colleen O’Connor-Rickey

Senior Administrative Assistant

B.A. in English, Amherst College

Contact Colleen for: General and administrative questions; DoF conference room scheduling; access and changes to email listservs, Google Sites and Drives; Faculty Meeting materials; and as back-up for Lauren McKenna and Christina Griffin.

413-538-3093
Mary Lyon 101
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M–F 8:30am – 4:30pm

Kathleen Pertzborn

Assistant Dean of Faculty

M.S.E. in School Business Management, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
B.A. in Art and English, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Contact Kathleen for questions about: Faculty Benefits, Sabbaticals and Other Leaves, Parental Leave, Faculty Retirement and Emeriti faculty, Academic Departments, Department Chairs and Academic Department Coordinators, Department Planning and Staffing, Budgets and Restricted/Endowed Funds, Annual Reporting, Faculty Legislation, Faculty Immigration

413-538-2179
Mary Lyon 101A
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Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Scholar in Residence

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A. Mount Holyoke College  

Senior Scholar, Bay View Alliance for Reform of Undergraduate
STEM Education Research Professor, Center for Teaching & Faculty Development, UMass Amherst

Contact Mary Deane for: Emeriti Faculty Initiative and Advisory Committee; Individual Consultations and Advice on Professional Faculty Development Planning; Career and Leadership Opportunities; Mentoring

413-538-3436
Mary Lyon 105
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Executive Associate Dean of Faculty and Director of Nexus

Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., University of Queensland

Contact Eleanor for: Academic departments in the Humanities or Social Sciences; Enrollment Management; Nexus, LEAP; the Lynk, Lynk Department websites; Language Assistant Programming; Faculty Meeting; Communications stories about Faculty

413-538-2527
Mary Lyon 104
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By appointment only