Dean of Studies
Amber Douglas is the Director of Student Success and Advising as well as the Dean of Studies. She supports and oversees the Class Deans in advising students as they navigate their academic experience at Mount Holyoke. Amber focuses on enhancing academic advising and creating access for all students to a range of enriching opportunities. She works closely with the Registrar and other offices on campus to implement academic policies set by faculty and to support the educational mission of the college. As Dean of Studies, she chairs the Fellowships Committee, Academic Administrative Board and the Academic Honor Board. View Faculty Profile.
Assistant Dean of Studies & 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.
Dean for the Senior Class
Sarah Adelman 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.
Dean for the Sophomore and Junior Class
Alison Hopkins supports the academic progress of students in the sophomore and junior classes by meeting individually with students in need of guidance or assistance. She works closely with the senior administrative assistants to provide programming in line with the needs of the students. Alison also serves as a member of the Academic Administrative Board.
National Fellowships Advisor
Ryan Lewis, the National Fellowships Advisor recruits MHC students and alumnae to apply for national fellowship competitions such as the Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, Churchill, and many others. He advises candidates on determining how these opportunities may help them achieve their academic and personal goals, and supports them as they prepare their applications. The National Fellowships Advisor facilitates the internal endorsement process of several fellowship committees made up of members of the faculty and chaired by the Dean of Studies.
Senior Administrative Assistant
Kat Eldred supports the Dean and Assistant Dean of Studies and is the coordinator of domestic exchange programs including the Twelve College Exchange Program. She processes readmission and withdrawal applications, supports the Academic Honor Board and supports the Dean of Studies with regards to processing special majors, language exemptions and credit overloads.
Senior Administrative Assistant
Marianne Taylor supports the Class Dean for Sophomores and Juniors and serves as the assistant to the National Fellowships Advisor, working closely with student fellowship applications. She also supports the Academic Administrative Board in the handling and processing of student petitions. She is also responsible for interviewing, hiring and supervising student workers.