Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Staff

Arora, Poonam
Associate Dean of the College for Diversity and Inclusion
Belinda Backous
Learning Specialist for Academic Advising

Belinda joined the Academic Advising team in the summer of 2014.  You can find her on the 3rd floor of the JRC.   Her work focuses on training and overseeing the mentors and tutors for the... read more

Baker
Technical Assistant
Burnell Sondi
Technical Support Assistant

Sondi Burnell has worked for Grinnell College since 1998. During Burnell’s term, she has worked for the Office of the Registrar, Office of Admission and currently works under the Academic Affairs... read more

Chang Lucy
Interpreter/Classroom Aide
Dale
Technical Support Assistant II
Dudley DeAnn
Technical Support Assistant II
Cheryl
Academic Support Assistant II
Graham Jan
Program Associate
Guenther Emily
Prison Program Coordinator
Retta
Assistant to the Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
Michael E. Latham
Professor
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

A specialist in history of U.S. foreign relations, 20th-century America and the global history of the Cold War, Michael Latham earned his B.A. at Pomona College, summa cum laude, in 1989... read more

Heather
Associate Professor
Associate Dean

Heather's field of research is 18th century British literature. Her areas of interest include autobiography and narratives of the self, the epistolary novel, and women’s writing. She has published... read more

Interpreter/Classroom Aide
Micetich
Technical Support Assistant II
Marna
Technical Support I
Lisa
Academic Support Assistant II
Terri
Administrative Assistant II
Pamela Poynter
Academic Support Assistant: Departments of Art, Music, and Theatre

Pam joined the fine arts staff in August 1999. She is a University of Illinois Chicago alumna and works with the art, theatre, and music department faculty and students on academic programs and... read more

Travis
Academic Support Assistant II
Mark
Professor
Associate Dean

  Selected Research Students & Projects Eric Larson '06 and Mahi Demissie '06: Low-energy positron spectroscopy. Claire Christensen '03: Quantum theory of light. Liz Hipp '06, Kat Gray '06,... read more

Sears
Academic Support Assistant II

Academic Support Assistant: Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math & Computer Science, and Psychology; Math Lab; Science Learning Center; Environmental Studies; Health Professions... read more

Lynn
Program Coordinator
Joyce
Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising

Joyce Stern has been working to support Grinnellians since 1999.   Her role includes directing the college’s advising program, co-coordinating the ... read more

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Coordinator, Academic Support & Assistive Technology
Maria
Associate Professor
Associate Dean of the College

email: tapias[at]grinnell[dot]edu

Maria Tapias earned her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has been... read more

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Academic Support Assistant II

Academic Support Assistant: Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math & Computer Science, and Psychology; Math Lab; Science Learning Center; Environmental StudiesOn-Campus Address:  ... read more

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Academic Support Assistant II
Cass Williams
Program Associate