faculty and deans


In the academic affairs area, Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty Deborah Taylor oversees the faculty and coordination and planning for the academic areas, as well as its policies and programs. Academic Dean J. Burton Kirkwood is responsible for academic standards and policies, assessment and accreditation activities, and academic student services, including the Registrar's Office, the Student Learning Collaborative, learning services, the Harrington Center for Experiential Learning for Career and Academic Advising, academic awards, and events and ceremonies. Dean of Distance Education Lisa Hayward oversees all aspects of online education, which includes the development of online programs, the implementation of the courses and overall compliance with Federal regulations. Deans Taylor, Hayward, and Kirkwood collaborate closely to ensure the integration and alignment of distance education with the policies, processes, and planning of the face-to-face curriculum.

Deans Taylor and Kirkwood work closely with Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students David Sauerwein and Associate Dean of Students Robin Davis to blend academic and co-curricular offerings into a seamless educational experience for students. Dean Sauerwein oversees all aspects of student life, from orientation for new students and residential education to campus activities, campus safety, and health and counseling services, while Associate Dean Davis directs the Citizenship Education program and serves as advisor to the Student Government Association and Class Boards.

Deans Taylor, Kirkwood, and Hayward also work closely with Associate Academic Dean for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Partnership Program Susan Reeves, who is the Gladys A. Burrows Distinguished Professor of Nursing. Dr. Reeves joined the Department of Nursing and Public Health faculty as its department chair and director in 2007 and in 2012 led the program to its reaccreditation for 10 years by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the body responsible for evaluating baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing in the United States.


Our faculty are scholars, researchers, artists, writers, medical practitioners and business leaders - professionals whose primary focus is teaching undergraduates. Small classes in a close-knit, residential campus community and frequent opportunities for formal and informal teaching and learning allow our faculty to offer personalized instruction to their students.

Students benefit from a broad liberal arts and sciences education combined with practical, professional “hands-on” experiences (such as internships) that involve the active, real-world application of their learning. This combination of experiences prepares our graduates unusually well for advanced study and for the world of work.