Laurie Smith, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Education
Leads and coordinates the undergraduate education mission of the Division, including planning and staffing of courses, appointment of instructors, and curriculum development. Provides oversight for activities of the DO/Bio (Discovering Opportunities in Biology) Center, CCE/Bio (Center for Continuing Education in Biosciences), and other student-centered activities within the Division.
John C. Bauer
Assistant Dean and Executive Officer
Responsible for budgetary and fiscal matters, space planning, and analysis and policy development; consults on academic personnel policy, divisional safety program, capital planning, and divisional administrative questions and organizational issues.
Senior Personnel Analyst
Serves as academic personnel point of contact for the division; reviews and analyzes all academic personnel actions; provides counsel to the Dean, Section Chairs, faculty and staff regarding current, proposed and new academic personnel policies, procedures and practices. Melanie also coordinates endowed chair appointments and works on various special projects.
Dean's Assistant for Operations
Bonnie assists the dean with planning and managing operations for the dean’s office.
External Relations / Communications / Development Staff
Director of Communications
Serves as the communications director for Biological Sciences; publicizes research and other features of the division through news releases, articles, interviews, videos, and social media.
Director of Development
Katarina's major focus is on cultivating new major-gift donors for Biological Sciences, including attention on building the division’s corporate and foundation relations.
External Relations Specialist
Drew specializes in external relations support for the Dean's Office, focusing on Development-related needs and initiatives.
Director of Alumni Relations
Emily Loui focuses on alumni relations and engagement for the Division of Biological Sciences.