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Department & Program Leaders

President Melody Rose, Ph.D.

President's cabinet

Academic department chairs

Patricia Allen, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Food Systems & Society

Laura Beer, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Art, Music & Creative Arts Therapies
Director, Music Therapy Program

Jan Carpenter, Ed.D.
Chair, Department of Education

Jan Dabrowski, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Science, Religion & Interdisciplinary Studies

David Denny, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Communication, Media & Culture
President, Faculty Senate

Nancy Hoover
University Librarian

Sunny Liston, DBA
Chair, Online Business Programs

Susan E. Marcus, Ph.D.
Chair, Campus Business Programs

Meg Roland, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of English

Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Human Sciences

Paul Ventura
Acting Director, School of Business

Directors and Program Leaders

Debrah Bokowski, Ph.D.
Interim Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program

Lynn Brown
Director, Office of Career Services & Internships

Vincent Fritzsche
Director, Professional Development Center

Jerry Roussell Jr., D.Min.
Director, Religious Studies Programs

Blake Shell
The Eichholz Director and Curator, The Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion

Justin S. Smith, DMA
Director, Choral Activities

Chris Turner
Director, Art Therapy Counseling Program

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