Administration & Support

Todd Shields

Todd Shields

Dean

Phone: 479-575-4804
Email: tshield@uark.edu

The dean represents the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences within the University of Arkansas and externally; fosters the Fulbright name nationally and internationally; provides a strategic vision for the college in the areas of research, diversity, retention, and development, manages the resources of the college, makes recommendations on personnel matters, presides over college faculty, and handles faculty and staff grievances, receives and acts on the recommendations of department and program faculty as communicated by chairs and directors; promotes international education and oversees the area studies programs; encourages a diverse college community at every level, from staff to students to faculty; works with University Advancement to secure external support for college units; and advocates for the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

 

Steve Beaupre

Steve Beaupre

Associate Dean

Phone: 479-575-7561
Email: sbeaupre@uark.edu

The Associate Dean serves as the administrative liaison between the Dean's Office and academic departments, programs, and research centers; implements the strategic plan of the College;  focusing on the academic and curricular issues involved in Global Campus, summer teaching, intersessions, extra compensation, and small classes; promotes research by encouraging faculty to apply for external funding from foundations and federal agencies and by facilitating grant writing workshops; and works closely with the Fulbright College Advising Center.  Liaison for Communication, History, Journalism, Mathematical Sciences, and Psychological Science.

 

Calvin White 

Calvin White

Associate Dean

Phone:  479-575-5702
Email:  calvinwh@uark.edu

The Associate Dean serves as the administrative liaison between the Dean's Office and academic departments, programs, and research centers; implements the strategic plan of the College; acts as a primary contact for interdisciplinary programs and area studies in the College; promotes research by encouraging faculty to apply for external grants and fellowships and by facilitating grant writing workshops; administers the Cambridge University visiting fellowship program; oversees the Pryor Center and works closely with the Advising Center.   Liaison for English, Philosophy, and Sociology & Criminal Justice.

 

 

Jeannine Durdik











Jeannine Durdik

Associate Dean

Phone: 479-575-3684
Email: jdurdik@uark.edu

The Associate Dean serves as the administrative liaison between the Dean's Office and academic departments, programs, and research centers; implements the strategic plan of the College; mentors faculty and helps them obtain research funding from both private and federal agencies; collaborates with faculty to expand opportunities through forming interdisciplinary research teams; oversees the distribution of college faculty travel funds; coordinates college building and remodeling projects; administers College research space and usage; and works closely with Museum personnel.  Liaison for Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry & BioChemistry, Geosciences, and Physics.

 

Jeannie Hulen










Jeannie Hulen

Associate Dean

Phone: 479-575-2008
Email: Jhulen@uark.edu 

The Associate Dean serves as the administrative liaison between the Dean's Office and academic departments, programs, and research centers; implements the strategic plan of the college; promotes research by encouraging faculty to apply for external grants and fellowships and by facilitating grant writing workshops; serves as liaison with the Graduate Council; and represents the College on General Education and Assessment. Liaison for Art, Music, Theatre, and World Languages, Literatures & Cultures.

 

Anna Zajicek










Anna Zajicek

Associate Dean

Phone: 479-575-5202
Email: Jhulen@uark.edu 

The Associate Dean serves as the administrative liaison between the Dean's Office and academic departments, programs, and research centers; implements the strategic plan of the College; oversees the Diversity and Inclusion office; oversees the Faulkner Performing Arts Center; oversees faculty awards and fellowships; promotes research by encouraging faculty to apply for external grants and fellowships and by facilitating grant writing workshops; and works closely with the Advising Center.  Liaison for Political Science and Social Work.

 

Simon Chua










Simon Chua

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

Phone: 479-575-3194
Email: schua@uark.edu

The assistant dean for finance and administration serves as the chief finance and administration officer for the college and principal fiscal advisor to the dean; directs and coordinates financial planning and resource allocation for the college’s operating budget; maintains a sound financial environment and promotes good business practices; collaborates with all department heads and program directors on financial matters; works closely with the dean and associate deans to develop and coordinate the college’s annual academic and operating budget planning process; forecasts and predicts resource requirements for new and existing programs and develops funding strategies; and serves as college liaison with university financial and business affairs. This role will oversee all College’s administrative functions for fiscal and administrative operations, budget and planning, and information technology offices.

Melody Mouchehbagh

Melody Kouchehbagh

Senior Director, Development & External Relations

Phone: 479-575-2732
Email: melodyk@uark.edu

The Director of Development and External Relations is responsible for the strategic and long-term planning and implementation of the Fulbright College development program. This role also oversees management of college and regional committees, as well as the cultivation of major, planned, corporate and foundation gifts of more than $10,000. The director serves as the lead development liaison to the college’s 19 science, arts and humanities schools and departments, as well as to the more than 43 research centers, institutes and academic programs in the college.

Ramona West

Romona West

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Phone: 479-575-4887
Email: romona@uark.edu

The Director of Diversity and Inclusion defines and implements a strategic diversity and inclusion vision for the college; helps set the college’s related goals; coordinates existing and new diversity and inclusion activities; addresses diversity and inclusion issues and concerns; and collaborates and builds relationships with internal stakeholders while engaging with the community on issues and initiatives related to diversity and inclusion.

 

Lane Schmidt

Lane Schmidt

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Phone: 479-575-4804
Email: las@uark.edu

The Executive Assistant to the Dean serves as the dean’s liaison to all internal and external entities, and supports the dean in scheduling and other administrative tasks.

 

Debbie Power





Debbie Power

Assistant to the Associate Deans

Phone: 479-575-3684
Email: dlpower@uark.edu

The Assistant to the Associate Deans serves as liaison for the associate deans’ calendars, appointments, and meetings; as well as oversight and management of Dean’s office spaces, event planning, and special projects.