Academic Leadership 2021-2022

Leadership for Butler University colleges, departments, and programs listed below. For more information, visit linked websites.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)

Jay Howard, dean
LuAnne McNulty, associate dean, academic affairs
Elise Edwards, associate dean, faculty and program development and faculty director of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Jennifer Poor, associate dean, student affairs

Biological Sciences Phil Villani, department chair
Chemistry Geoff Hoops, department chair
Computer Science and Software Engineering Panos Linos, department chair
Engineering Dual Degree Program Joe Kirsch, director
English Lee Garver, department chair
History, Anthropology, and Classics Vivian Deno, department chair
International Studies Fait Muedini, program director
Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science Scott Kaschner, department chair
Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Eloise Sureau, department chair
Peace and Conflict Studies Robin Turner, program director
Philosophy and Religion Chad Bauman, interim department chair
Physics and Astronomy Gonzalo Ordonez, department chair
Political Science Robin Turner, department chair
Psychology Mandy Hall, department chair
Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Terri Carney, program director
Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies Stuart Glennan, program director
Sociology and Criminology Steve Barnard, department chair
Neuroscience Tara Lineweaver, program director
Data Science Bob Padgett, program director
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Chris Forhan, program director

College of Education (COE)

Brooke Kandel-Cisco, dean
Kelli Esteves, associate dean
Angela Mager, assistant dean
Susan Adams, faculty director of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Graduate Learning and Teaching Teams Nick Abel, chair
Undergraduate Learning and Teaching Teams Susan Adamson, chair

Lacy School of Business (LSB)

Craig Caldwell, interim dean
Bill Templeton, associate dean for undergraduate studies
Courtney Droms Hatch, associate dean of faculty
Brandy Mmbaga, assistant dean for community engagement and faculty director of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Accounting Bill Terando, department chair
Applied Business Technology Hongjiang Xu, department chair
Economics/Statistics Kathy Paulson Gjerde, department chair
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Stephanie Fernhaber, department chair
Finance Sheryl-Ann Stephen, department chair
Law/Management/International Business Peg Padgett, department chair
Marketing Arilova Randrianasolo, department chair
Risk Management and Insurance Victor Puleo, department chair
Career and Professional Success (LSB Career Development) Mike Thomas, director

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS)

Robert Soltis, dean
Julia Koehler, associate dean
Jennifer Snyder, associate dean
Angela Ockerman, assistant dean
Ogbonnaya Isaac Omenka, faculty director of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Pharmacy Program Kim Beck, program director
Pharmaceutical Sciences Marcos Oliveira, department chair
Pharmacy Practice John Hertig, department chair
Physician Assistant Program Betsy Schmidt, program director;

Brenda Quincy, department chair

Doctor of Medical Science Program (DMS) Jennifer Zorn, program director

Brenda Quincy, department chair

DMS Bridge Program Cody Sasek, director
Undergraduate Health Sciences Amy Sutton Peak, program director and department chair

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA)

Lisa Brooks, dean
Wendy Meaden, associate dean
Doug Spaniol, associate dean
Derek Reid, associate dean for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access

Art Steve Nyktas, department chair
Arts Administration Brenda Johnston, department chair
Dance Larry Attaway, department chair
Music David Murray, School of Music director
Theatre Diane Timmerman, department chair
Butler Community Arts School Lauren Shelton, director

College of Communication (CCOM)

Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, interim dean
Suzanne Reading, associate dean
Lindsay Ems, faculty director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (Eileen Taylor 2022–2023)

Communication Sciences and Disorders Tonya Bergeson, department chair
Strategic Communication: PR and Advertising Abbey Levenshus, department chair
Communication and Media Studies
  • CCM—Suzanne Reading, interim department chair
  • ORG—Abbey Levenshus, interim department chair
The Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media Lee Farquhar, interim director
Internship Program Scott Bridge, program director
Graduate Program Mark Rademacher, program director

Butler University Libraries

Josh Petrusa, interim director
Sally Neal
, associate dean

Core Curriculum

Hilene Flanzbaum, Core Director