Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs

The academic area of the University is organized into four colleges. Each college is coordinated by a Dean who reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Associate Deans are appointed within each college to oversee evaluation issues and assist the Deans. Colleges are divided into separate Departments – each of which offers a major(s) and/or minor(s). Departments are administered by Chairpersons who coordinate their operations with the Dean and Associate Dean of the respective college. 


Joanne McGurk, Ph.D. - Vice President for Academic Affairs


Associate Vice Presidents

Andrea Barnett - Student Services and Support

John Olszowka, Ph.D. - Graduate Programs and Strategic Academic Initiatives

Dyan Jones, Ph.D. - Institutional Effectiveness


Hafenmaier College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Dean: Christina Riley-Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: Jeffrey Roessner, Ph.D.

Anthropology/Archaeology, Art, Art Therapy, Catholic Studies, Dance, Education, English, History, Liberal Arts, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, World Languages

Ridge College of Applied Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences

Dean: John Olszowka, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: Maria Garase, Ph.D.

Applied Forensic Sciences, Applied Sociology, Communications, Criminal Justice, Data Science, Computing and Information Science, Intelligence Studies, Mathematics, Political Science, Social Work

Walker College of Business and Management

Dean: Heidi Hosey, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: Kristoffer Gossett, Ph.D.

Accounting, Business Economics, Fashion Merchandising, Finance, Hospitality Management, Interior Architectural Design, International Business, Management, Marketing, Sport Business Management

Zurn College of Natural and Health Sciences

Dean: Dyan Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: Jan Haas, PTA, MS

Athletic Training, Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Geology, Health Care Science, Nursing, Physics, Public Health, Sports Medicine

Global Programs and Experiential Learning
Dean: Heidi Hosey, Ph.D.

Degrees & Certificates
Course Descriptions