Dean's Office Staff
Located on the 8th floor of Hunter East, the Dean’s Office oversees the academic departments, programs, curriculum, learning resource centers, and research centers in the School of Arts and Sciences.
For general questions relating to the School of Arts and Sciences, call (212) 772-5121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erec R. Koch, PhD
Ruth and Harold Newman Dean
Room: 812 East
Phone: (212) 772-5121
Dean Erec R. Koch is responsible for the overall administration of the Office of the Dean, the School of Arts and Sciences, and he focuses particularly on faculty recruitment, retention, and development; strategic planning; and curricular and programmatic initiatives. A specialist in seventeenth-century French literature and culture, Dean Koch has also served as an administrator and faculty member at Tulane University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Room: 813 East
Phone: (212) 772-5095
Robert Kulesz handles various administrative and logistical duties for the Dean, including scheduling and correspondence. He also serves as a liaison between the many departments and programs in the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of the Dean.
Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects
Room: 804 East
Phone: (212) 650-3839
Angela Luna helps coordinate academic program reviews, first year programs, scheduling/enrollment management, special events and other special projects under the purview of the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Ms Luna has undergraduate degrees in Media Studies, History and Classical Archeology, and she is currently pursuing her MA in History at Hunter College.
Room: 812 East
Room: 812 East
Keysha's duties include answering incoming calls, providing general information about the Dean's Office, and directing students, staff and faculty to the appropriate destinations. Keysha also handles office mail and deliveries, and she also organizes and arranges meeting for Maria Anderson, Assistant Dean for Operations.
Room: 812 East
Tiffany Morrison is the Pre-Health Front Desk Receptionist. Tiffany handles the main office duties, and she assists the pre-health department with administrative duties. Her job also includes uploading committee letter requirements and answering student inquiries on the pre-Health program.
OPERATIONS (FACILITIES, BUDGET, AND PERSONNEL)
Maria Doelger Anderson, PhD
Assistant Dean for Operations
Room: 801 East
Phone: (212) 772-5247
As Assistant Dean for Operations, Maria Anderson oversees all matters pertaining to personnel, budget, facilities and research-related purchases and expenditures for Arts & Sciences. She has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of academic administrative areas. Her personal academic interests are in the fields of sports sociology and the social psychology of identity.
Director of Personnel and Budget
Room: 817 East
Phone: (212) 772-5240
David Wong is responsible for personnel and budget issues for the School of Arts & Sciences. He returns to Hunter College after serving as the Deputy Budget Director for the New York City Housing Authority. In his previous stint at Hunter College, he worked in the College's Business Office. He has also worked for the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget providing financial and policy analysis focusing on the transportation and public safety issues.
Room: 816 HE
Having twenty years of hands-on experience at Hunter College, as the new Facilities Manager for Arts and Sciences, Gus works with Assistant Dean for Operations Maria D. Anderson to manage, track and assess renovation and construction projects throughout the School as well as manage equipment purchases and related equipment budgets.
Assistant for Budget
Room: 802 East
Phone: (212) 772-5521
As a Budget Assistant, Mrs. Ramirez monitors OTPS expenditures for the Dean's Office. She processes all travel, moving and recruitment related expenses for the entire faculty in the Arts and Sciences. Mrs. Ramirez holds an BA in Communications and a MS in Urban Affairs from Hunter College.
Angela T. Haddad, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Room: 814 HE
As the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Dr. Haddad provides administrative leadership and support for undergraduate and graduate programs including curricular planning and development, overseeing academic program reviews, and managing the academic policies and practices of graduate programs. Prior to Hunter College, Associate Dean Haddad served as Associate Provost of Barnard College and as an Associate Professor and Department Chair at Central Michigan University. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Roblin Meeks, PhD
Director of Curriculum
Room: 803 East
Phone: (212) 650-3045
As Director of Curriculum for the School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Meeks oversees curriculum development and implementation for the School. He also serves Hunter in several CUNY-wide roles, including as Immersion Director and as Hunter's representative to the Coordinated Undergraduate Education Advisory Council. Prior to joining Hunter, Director Meeks held faculty and administrative positions at Harvard University and Princeton University. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the CUNY Graduate Center, and his research explores connections between traditional philosophical views about selves and related empirical work in cognitive and comparative psychology, particularly regarding imitation and senses of bodily ownership.
Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Room 812A East
Phone: (212) 772-4979
Sonia Parrales has worked in the Dean's Office for over 5 years and has recently become the Assistant to the Dean Angela Haddad, Associate Dean for Academic Programs. Sonia not only manages Dean Haddad's calendar, but also assists her with curriculum and anything else relating to Graduate Programs.
Room: 818 East
Phone: (212) 396-6708
Carlos assists Dr. Roblin Meeks with the prestigious scholarships nomination process for undergraduates. He works with Dean Angela Haddad on individual undergraduate student interventions. Carlos works on any revision and additions to the department webpage. Carlos also provides support on Pathways, CUNYfirst, the Dean's Student Advisory Council, and with other administrative needs throughout the School of Arts and Sciences office. Carlos holds two undergraduate degrees in business management and marketing.
Room: 1004 East
Phone: (212) 772-4825
Grace Trewartha serves as the Advisor of the Leon Cooperman Pre-Business Program, providing a formal advisory resource for Hunter students and alumni who wish to pursue careers in business and to further their formal business education. Grace is also the Executive Director of Finance at Manhattan Prep, a boutique test preparation company. She earned an AB in Communication from Stanford University and an MBA in General Management from Harvard Business School. She and her family live in Jackson Heights, Queens.
Room: 1134 East
Phone: (212) 772-4889
Fax: (212) 650-3266
Elise Jaffe is Hunter's Director of Pre-Law Programs and Pre-Law Advisor. She provides students and alumni with information about the legal profession, academic and pre-professional preparation for law school, and the law school application process. An attorney with an academic background, Ms. Jaffe periodically teaches in the Political Science Department.
Karen Phillips, PhD
Director of Pre-Health Programs
Room: 1210 East
Phone: (212) 772-5382
Dr. Phillips earned her PhD in Chemistry at Columbia University before establishing herself as an award-winning Organic Chemistry instructor at Hunter College. She has been the Director of the Pre-Health Program since 2010. In this capacity, she also oversees Hunter's Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Health Careers Preparation, and she serves as the Director of the Yalow Scholars Program
Room: 1207 East
Phone: (212) 772-5246
Taryn Weinstein, joined the Hunter Pre-Health team as an Advisor in Fall 2012. She comes to Hunter from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT in Old Westbury, NY where she spent the past 8 years as the Associate Director of Admissions. She is excited to work with the pre-health team to advise students on the process of applying to medical school with the goal of putting together their best application and preparing them for the rigorous admissions process.
Carol Oliver, PhD
Room: 1237 East
Phone: (212) 772-4937
The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded program that supports and promotes Juniors and Seniors interested in pursuing graduate studies. As the Director, Dr. Oliver both oversees daily program functions and works with students individually and in groups to encourage scholarly activities and to gain acceptance into summer research programs and graduate schools nationally.
Assistant Program Director
Room: 1238 East
Phone: (212) 772-4824
Rex assists Dr. Carol Oliver, McNair Scholars Program Director, in ensuring participants develop competitive applications for scholarships, summer research programs, and graduate programs; thoroughly understand graduate school expectations; and engage in activities related to further academic, professional, and social engagement. He also coordinates external graduate campus visits, on-campus recruitment events, and cultural activities for McNair Scholars.
SPECIAL ACADEMIC INITIATIVES
Rebecca E. Connor, PhD
Acting Associate Dean / Associate Provost
Room: 1216 West
Phone: (212) 772-4043