Administration & Support

Todd Shields

Todd Shields

Dean

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

The dean represents the J. William 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, Political Science, 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 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.

 
 
Amy Bell

Amy Bell

Senior Director of Financial Affairs

Phone: 479-575-5423
Email: amybell@uark.edu

The Senior Director works closely with the Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration and other members of the executive team to review, evaluate, and improve the fiscal operations budgetary processes. Responsibilities of the position include financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis. The Senior Director prepares regular and ad hoc reports of budget versus actual expenses and provides reporting, tracking, and assessment of annual operating budget processes; identifies funding sources.  The Senior Director ensures that all financial transactions are processed accurately and promptly. The areas of responsibility of the Senior Director include fiscal operations, academic administrative and interdisciplinary program support, grant and foundation accounting, and business operations.

 

Phyllis Wingate

Phyllis Wingate

Director of Budget and Planning

Phone: 479-575-2195
Email: pwingate@uark.edu

The Director of Budget and Planning is responsible for all budget operations, including position management, budget plan and load, budget control and monitoring, and other operational duties.  Responsibilities include: maintain the College's multi-year budget plan; manage positions and their associated budget; review and approve all appointed payroll transactions for the College; manage College commitments; oversee GA appointments and distributions; oversee allocation of GA tuition waivers; manage College workloads (Global Campus, Summer Teaching and Intersession); review and approve hiring requests for the College; and audit payroll distributions for accuracy.

 

Kim Gillow

Kim Gillow

Director of Grant and Endowment Administration

Phone: 479-575-3709
Email: kdaling@uark.edu

The Director of Grant and Endowment Administration is primarily responsible for managing research and endowment funding for the College.  Responsibilities include:  monitor expenditures on grant cost centers for allowability based on available grant funding, sponsor policy and University policy; review and approve all transactions on RIF, start-up, endowment, and foundation cost centers; provide monthly financial statements to Department Chairs and Administrators on all RIF, start-up, and foundation cost centers/accounts; provide monthly financial statements to Endowed Chairs and Professors; run periodic financial summaries and analysis for faculty PIs as requested; assist Associate Dean with all aspects of MIPAR administration; and audit summer salary savings from grants.

 

Vacant

Vacant

Associate Director of Fiscal Operations

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The Associate Director of Fiscal Operations is responsible for supervising and training a team over business services and cost center management for the college, preparing and implementing a comprehensive tracking mechanism to assist the team with day to day transactions and meeting timelines, creating a process for procurement and travel for the Dean’s Office as well as other departments in the college as needed, meeting with department chairs and/or office managers on a regular basis to assist with cost center management, requesting and monitoring cost centers for the college, and ensuring that all cost center deficits in the college are cleared up monthly.

 

Donna Draper

Donna Draper

Assistant Director of Faculty Services

Phone: 479-575-3711
Email: ddraper@uark.edu

The assistant to the dean for administration oversees the promotion and tenure procedures for Fulbright College; coordinates the faculty awards processes; compiles, prepares and collects various college and department reports; maintains college working schedule as well as faculty and department files and serves as a resource for staff and faculty.

 

Donna Johnson

Donna Johnson

Senior Director of Human Resources

Phone: 479-575-6405
Email: dojohnso@uark.edu

The Senior Director of Human Resources is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the strategic direction of the university and college, specifically in the areas of talent management, performance management, training and development, employee relations, and change management. This position will have responsibility for and oversight of the human resources office, which manages the faculty and staff hiring processes, the faculty promotion, tenure, and evaluation process, and faculty awards and recognition.

 

Colton Martin

Colton Martin

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Phone: 479-575-4429
Email: ctmartin@uark.edu

The Assistant Director of Human Resources is a subject matter expert in human resources management. The Assistant Director assists with strategic and service-delivery needs of the College. Additionally, the Assistant Director performs assigned transactional processes of HR functions related to Recruitment; Onboarding and Engagement; Communication; Talent Management and Performance Management; Staff Development; Total Rewards; and Payroll. The Assistant Director collaborates with other HR professionals on campus to effectively enhance organizational and individual employee excellence and success to support the priorities of the University of Arkansas.

 

Ryan Cochran

Ryan Cochran

Assistant Director of Academic Services

Phone: 479-575-3701
Email: rcc003@uark.edu

The Assistant Director of Academic Services coordinates the Academic Programs Faculty Committee, which receives and reviews all course and curriculum revisions for the college; executes various research and policy projects and reports; oversees the compilation and entry of the college's schedule of classes; manages the Undergraduate Catalog revision process; provides college student and course query data to department faculty and staff; and administers the Cooperative Education program for the college.

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









Meshell Clark

Debbie Power

Administrative Specialist II

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

The administrative specialist II acts as first person contact in Dean’s Office; maintains the calendar for Associate Dean for Research, manages leave and hourly payroll for Fulbright College personnel; reviews, revises, and distributes foundation requests; provides clerical assistance for associate deans and assistant to the dean; performs data entry and tracking; and obtains signatures for various forms. This position keeps the calendar for Giffels Auditorium and schedules meetings for conference room 523 in Old Main. The administrative specialist II also coordinates special events for Fulbright College and for the associate deans.

 

Meshell Clark

Fiscal Support Analyst

Phone: 479-575-6703
Email: mlwade@uark.edu

The Fiscal Support Analyst is responsible for all administration tasks related to grant, foundation, and endowment accounts.   Responsibilities include: process payroll distributions; process foundation Payment Authorization forms, manage start-up and RIF cost centers; and run financial reports for cost centers and accounts.

 

Vacant

Vacant

Fiscal Support Analyst

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The Fiscal Support Analyst is responsible for auditing departmental cost centers on a monthly basis to ensure that balances are accurate at accounting month-end, creating and maintaining queries from the data warehouse for the college, creating and distributing monthly reports for all Fulbright departments and programs, auditing open purchase orders and travel on a monthly basis, processing extra compensation for the college, and processing wage rates and appointed payroll entries for the Dean’s Office and other areas as needed. The Analyst serves as the cell phone administrator for the Dean’s Office and maintain the website for the Fulbright Finance Office.

 

Jeremy Figgins

Jeremy Figgins

Business and Program Coordinator

479-575-3262
Email: jfiggins@uark.edu

The Business and Program Coordinator serves as the primary contact for Program Directors and Dean’s office units on business and fiscal related tasks.   Responsibilities include: run financial reports for Programs; process procurement and travel for Programs, Dean’s Office, and other areas as requested; update Program and Dean’s office websites; cell phone administrator; and RazorBuy administrator.   Works closely with the associate deans to facilitate ADHE program reviews.

 

Jason Waddell

Jason Waddell

Budget and Planning Coordinator

Phone: 479-575-8462
Email: Jwaddel@uark.edu 

The Budget and Planning Coordinator is primarily responsible for the administration of College workloads and assisting The Director of Budget and Planning with training and transactional tasks.   Responsibilities include: assist with budget cycle entries, track College commitments, manage tuition waivers, review/complete college workloads (Global Campus, Summer Teaching and Intersession); research pending issues related to positions and budget; and process payroll distributions.