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Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs Division is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for all undergraduate and graduate educational, curricular, and student affairs matters and is responsible for ensuring the quality of all students’ academic experience.  The various units housed in Academic Affairs interact with the College’s department chairs, program directors, staff, students, and other entities across the University to advance undergraduate and graduate education and to ensure that departmental, collegial, and university academic policies and procedures are followed.

Rebecca T. Alpert, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Professor of Religion
1219 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-7712

Annette McMenamin Bakley
Senior Vice Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
1249 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-3625

Shawn Schurr, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Graduate Affairs
1216 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-3361

Christopher Marc Wolfgang
Director, Academic Advising Center
1810 Liacouras Walk, 3rd floor
(215) 204-8662

Erin M. McHugh
Director of Enrollment Management
1214 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-2072

Patrick Gordon
Senior Advisor, Student Professional Development
1810 Liacouras Walk, 3rd floor
(215) 204-8692

Cori Haas
Coordinator, Graduate Affairs
1218 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-6916

Amanda (Mandy) Gibson
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Affairs
CLA Grievance Officer

1215 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-8504


The CLA Development office helps reconnect alumni with the college while helping to raise funds essential to continuing CLA’s mission of educating the next generation of leaders.

Our office is here to help guide you through the giving process, whether you would like to send a check to support the annual fund or you are considering including Temple in your estate planning.

Development staff members enjoy planning and hosting the events that bring you back to campus and reconnect you with your classmates. Our office handles invitations and RSVPs for a variety of events on campus and throughout the city.

The Development office is also pleased to bring you occasional news and updates from CLA through Compass, the annual magazine designed for friends and alumni of the college.

Linda Lowe
Director of Development, School of Environmental Design
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA
(267) 468-8440

Maria A. Papa
Associate Director of Development & Alumni Relations
1225 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-4381

Ashley Phifer
Development Coordinator
1234 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-9153

External and Government Affairs

External and Government Affairs works to foster healthy relationships with elected officials in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Washington D.C. The office serves as the primary liaison between the university community and governments on all levels, connecting governments to the many services offered by the College of Liberal Arts and representing the university’s interests.

Joseph McLaughlin
Assistant Dean, External and Government Affairs
Director, Institute for Public Affairs
840 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-5059

Michelle Atherton
Assistant Director, Institute for Public Affairs
840 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-9074

Langston Swygert-Huzzy
Senior Administrative Specialist,  External and Government Affairs
840 Anderson Hall

Faculty Affairs

The CLA Faculty Affairs Office assists departmental chairpersons, faculty, and staff with strategic academic planning, faculty recruitment and hiring, tenure and promotion processes, merit processes, sabbaticals, faculty awards, and other aspects of faculty development.

Our office is here to help you with all of these processes. We also run the annual faculty orientation programs within the College of Liberal Arts designed to welcome new faculty to the college.

Kevin Delaney
Vice Dean Faculty Affairs and Professor of Sociology
1239 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-5072

Faye Richardson
Director of Faculty Affairs
1244 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-6242

Finance and Operation

The Finance and Operations Office is responsible for the development and implementation of University fiscal policies, accounting procedures, internal control mechanisms and financial systems. We prepare all official external financial reports, and process all accounts payable transactions. We provide leadership and expertise as a university resource on financial information, business practices, and related regulatory issues.

The Office of Finance and Operations also oversees administration for the Office of Research.

Kevin M.Glass
Assistant Dean, Finance
1231 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-7743

Stephanie Tschanz
Assistant Director, Finance
1247 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-3744

Kimberly Fahey
Senior Director, Research Administration and Finance
1243 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-7743

Gina Barnes
Assistant Director, Pre-Award Services
1248 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-9148

Office of the Dean

Mary L. Longs
Administrative Coordinator
1238 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-1247

  • Contact Mary to talk about College and University business for the Dean, including scheduling meetings, correspondence, and adjunct appointments.

Djuna B. Witherspoon
Sr. Clerk/Receptionist
Front Desk, 12th floor Anderson Hall
(215) 204-7743

  • Contact Djuna with general inquiries about the College of Liberal Arts and to reserve space in 1221 and 1235 Anderson Hall.

Office of Web Communications

The Office of Web Communications works to help the College of Liberal Arts communicate strategic messages via the web. Web Communications oversees the development and management of our online properties, which includes web sites for the College of Liberal Arts and affiliated departments, research centers, and institutes as well as our presence(s) on social networking services. Web Communications also serves as a liaison between University-level marketing and communication efforts and our affiliated organizations.


Joseph J. Master
Senior Director |Marketing and Communications
1239 Anderson Hall
(215) 316-1737

Planning & Administration

The CLA Planning and Administration Office facilitates the identification and deployment of University resources to meet operational and strategic priorities.

Richard Joslyn
Vice Dean for Planning & Administration
1217 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-3446


The Office of Research in the College of Liberal Arts exists to promote and support high quality research and scholarship by faculty members and students. The Office serves to nurture a climate conducive to research by disseminating internal and external funding opportunities, assisting in proposal construction and submission, post-award administration, and training faculty and students in the implementation and administration of their grants. We highly encourage creative, entrepreneurial, and interdisciplinary efforts by faculty and students in the College of Liberal Arts.

Kimberly Fahey
Director of Research Administration
(215) 204-3367

Gina Barnes
Assistant Director, Pre-Award Services
1248 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-9148


African American Studies and History

Anne Eckert
(215) 204-4928

Anthropology, Criminal Justice and Sociology

Sharon Smith
(215) 204-7577

Criminal Justice, Anthropology & Sociology

Jessica Brennan
(215) 204-7577

Economics, Geography and Urban Studies and Political Science

Belinda Wilson
(215) 204-0472

English & First Year Writing Program

Stephanie Morawski
(215) 204-8516

Intellectual Heritage, Philosophy and Religion

Gayle Schooley
(215) 204-7210

Interdisciplinary Programs

American Studies, Asian Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Master of Liberal Arts, and Women’s Studies

Stephanie Morawski
(215) 204-8516


Asian & Middle Eastern Languages & Studies, French, German, Italian, and Slavic Department; Greek and Roman Classics, and Spanish and Portuguese

Michelle Pugliese
(215) 204-5628

Psychology and Neuroscience

Paula Kittrell
(215) 204-2644