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Academic Leadership, 2017-18

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

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS)

Jay Howard, dean
Stuart Glennan, associate dean
Jennifer Poor, associate dean

Biological Sciences

Travis Ryan, department chair
Chemistry LuAnne McNulty, department chair
Computer Science and Software Engineering Jon Sorenson, department chair
Engineering Dual Degree Program Joe Kirsch, director
English Lee Garver, department chair
Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Irune Gabiola, program director
History and Anthropology Elise Edwards, department chair
International Studies Eloise Sureau-Hale, program director
Mathematics Chris Wilson, department chair
Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Sylvie Vanbaelen, department chair
Peace and Conflict Studies Margaret Brabant, program director
Philosophy, Religion, and Classics Chad Bauman, department chair
Physics and Astronomy

Gonzalo Ordonez, department chair

Political Science

Margaret Brabant, department chair 

Psychology Joel Martin, department chair
Science, Technology, and Society Carmen Salsbury, program director
Sociology and Criminology Antonio Menendez, department chair

College of Education (COE)

Ena Shelley, dean
Debra Lecklider, associate dean
Angela Lupton, assistant dean
Katie Russo, assistant dean
Graduate Teaching and Learning Teams Brooke Kandel-Cisco, chair

Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Teams

Deb Corpus, chair


Lacy School of Business (LSB)

Stephen Standifird, dean
Craig Caldwell, associate dean
Bill Templeton, associate dean
Accounting, MIS, Operations Management, Statistics Bill Terando, department chair
Economics, Business Law, Finance Hilary Buttrick, department chair
Marketing, Management, International Business Peg Padgett, department chair
Butler Business Consulting Group Trent Ritzenthaler, managing director
Butler Executive Education William Gulley, executive director
Professional and Career Services Kim Goad, director
ONB Center for Closely Held Business Dennis Wimer, director
MBA Program Marietta Stalcup, director
Davey Risk Management and Insurance Program Zach Finn, director

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS)

Robert Soltis, dean
Bonnie Brown, associate dean
Julia Koehler, associate dean
Angela Ockerman, assistant dean
Pharmaceutical Sciences Todd Hrubey, interim department chair
Pharmacy Practice Jane Gervasio, department chair
Physician Assistant Program Jennifer Snyder, program director and department chair
Undergraduate Health Sciences   Amy Sutton Peak, department chair

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA)

Lisa Brooks, dean
Wendy Meaden, associate dean
Art + Design Gautam Rao, program director
Arts Administration Susan Zurbuchen, department chair
Dance Larry Attaway, department chair

Doug Spaniol, School of Music chair

David Murray, assistant chair

Theatre Diane Timmerman, department chair
Butler Community Arts School Karen Thickstun, director

College of Communication (CCOM)

Jay Howard, acting dean
Suzanne Reading, associate dean
Communication Sciences and Disorders Mary Gospel, department chair
Creative Media and Entertainment Christine Taylor, program director
Critical Communication and Media Studies Kristin Swenson, department chair
(Allison Harthcock, interim chair for fall 2018)
Human Communication and Organizational Leadership Suzanne Reading, interim department chair
Journalism Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, School of Journalism chair
Strategic Communication: PR and Advertising Rose Campbell, department chair
Internship Program Scott Bridge, program director

Butler University Libraries

Julie Miller, dean
Sally Neal, associate dean
Josh Petrusa, associate dean

Core Curriculum

University-wide Core Curriculum James McGrath, faculty director


View resources for Department Chairs and Program Directors, available in our faculty development library.