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    [Section_Value1] => <p>I came to the the Potter College of Arts &amp; Letters' Dean's office part-time in 2009 and full-time in 2010. The job of the Dean's office staff is to help faculty, staff, and students do their work with as little interference as possible. My primary duties involve: fostering research and creative activity within the college; securing outside funding through grants and fellowships; interdisciplinary and inter-college outreach and coordination; outreach to local K-12 schools and coordinating teacher education; academic program assessment, and workforce development as it relates to academic programming. I also take seriously the mission of thinking of ways to promote the interests of the college across the campus and in the community. That could involve activities as mundane as helping shepherd college curriculum through the University, to meeting with folks in the community to get feedback on our programs, to trying out new ways of showcasing the interesting, creative, and fun faculty we have in Potter College.</p>
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Potter College Dean's Office Staff


Dr. Jeffrey Budziak

Dr. Jeffrey Budziak
- Associate Professor of Political Science, PCAL Faculty Fellow

Kurt Fattic

Kurt Fattic
- Senior Information Technology Consultant

Gabrielle Hunt

Gabrielle Hunt
- Manager, Budget and Resources

Dr. Alison Langdon

Dr. Alison Langdon
- Professor of English and Advisor in English, PCAL Faculty Fellow

Rita McGuire

Rita McGuire
- Office Associate

Dr. Andrew McMichael

Dr. Andrew McMichael
- Associate Dean, Potter College of Arts & Letters, Professor of History

Marcia Sanders

Marcia Sanders
- Office Coordinator

Kelly Scott

Kelly Scott
- Communications Coordinator

Dr. Larry Snyder, Jr.

Dr. Larry Snyder, Jr.
- Dean, Potter College of Arts & Letters, Professor of Religious Studies

Cierra Waller

Cierra Waller
- Student Services Coordinator

 

 

 

 


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