McMicken College of Arts & SciencesMcMicken College of Arts & SciencesUniversity of Cincinnati

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Office of the Dean


McMicken Office of the Dean

Ken Petren

Ken Petren

Dean, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

7150D Edwards 1
Mail Location 0367

  • Responsible for the overall achievement of the college mission

  • Foster faculty and student research, and promote collaborative endeavors

  • Manage the college's full range of operations, including strategic, programmatic, financial and fiscal

  • Develop and execute an effective strategy for college fundraising

  • Corresponds with faculty, staff, students, alumni and administration; across departments; within the university; and throughout the community at large

  • Supervises, appoints, and reviews all assistant and associate deans

Arnie Miller

Arnie Miller

Senior Associate Dean

Professor of Geology

7148C Edwards 1
PH: (513) 556-1019

  • Assist the Dean in managing college operations and in representing the college to the broader University community

  • Further the college’s research and teaching enterprises by building collaborations across disciplines

  • Seek out and effect new opportunities for the college to address issues of broad societal interest through a more creative curriculum

  • Work actively to foster a sense of community and shared purpose among the college’s students, faculty, and staff

Joanna Mitro

Joanna Mitro

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

Professor of Mathematical Sciences

7150G Edwards 1
Mail Location 0367
PH: (513) 556-2450
FAX: (513) 556-0142

  • Undergraduate Program Oversight
  • Undergraduate Student Services and Advising
  • Center for Exploratory Studies

Tara Smith

Tara Smith

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Professor of Mathematical Sciences

7150F Edwards 1
Mail Location 0367
PH: (513) 556-5896
FAX: (513) 556-0142

  • Graduate program oversight
  • Promotion, development, and facilitation of college research and collaborative endeavors

Joseph Takougang

Joseph Takougang

Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs

7150C Edwards 1
Mail Location 0367
PH: (513) 556-5895
FAX: (513) 556-0142

  • Work with faculty and department heads on department reviews
  • Review, promotion and tenure 
  • Faculty retention, faculty grievances, sabbaticals and leaves
  • Article 15 salary adjustments, faculty hiring, faculty development, internationalization, and all matters related to faculty success

Joan Fisher

Joan Fisher

Associate Director Academic

7148B Edwards 1
Mail Location 0367
PH: (513) 556-5861
FAX: (513) 556-0142

  • College data compilation, statistics and reporting including departmental requests for UniverSIS data via BI-Query
  • Coordinate A&S undergraduate scholarships and awards
  • Contact for Student Grade Grievance Procedures
  • College liaison to the Offices of Institutional Research, Strategic Enrollment Management, Registrar and Student Records

Cammie Hulett

Cammie Hulett

Associate to the Dean and Scholarship Coordinator

7150-E Edwards 1
PH: (513) 556-5858

  • Provide executive-level administrative support to the Dean and Associate Deans

  • Preparation and delivery of faculty offer letters

  • College Administrator for the eRPT dossier system

  • Oversight of Dean’s Office college records

  • College-wide event planning and meeting coordination  


Student Services

Lisa Holstrom

Lisa Holstrom

Senior Assistant Dean
PH: (513) 556-9172

  • Provides leadership and management of the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences Academic Services operations for undergraduate recruitment, advising and student support

  • Oversees and supervises College staff with responsibilities for recruitment, admissions, orientation, advising, records management, and related academic support

  • Ensures all students experience a welcoming environment with accessible and accurate advising

Jeannette L. Songer Mautner

Jeannette L. Songer Mautner

Senior Assistant Dean for Administrative Processes

French Hall West, 2nd floor
Mail Location 0037
PH: (513) 556-5876
FAX: (513) 556-3477

  • Provide leadership and management of student-focused processes and procedures, including degree certification, satisfactory academic progress and evaluation of all transfer credits

  • Long-standing participation in multiple University Committees focused on student success

  • Serve as resource to A&S faculty and staff in an effort to provide up-to-date information and support for our students

  • Provide support in the resolution of student issues throughout their undergraduate career

  • Manage talented staff of individuals who handle multiple responsibilities related to student processing, from point of entry to graduation

Barb Bucey

Barb Bucey

Director, McMicken Declared Student Advising

French Hall West, 2nd floor
Mail Location 0037
PH: (513) 556-5860
FAX: (513) 556-3477

  • Management and direction of McMicken College declared advising
  • Supervision, selection, training, and evaluation of A&S advisors
  • Mission and vision planning for the office
  • Academic Advising
  • Assist with development and oversight of A&S learning communities and freshmen seminars
  • Program outlines and curriculum guide updates

Allison Logan

Allison Logan

Assistant Dean
McMicken Declared Student Advising & Center for Exploratory Studies

2624 French Hall
PH: (513) 556-6538
FAX: (513) 556-3477

  • Provides vision, leadership and direction for the McMicken Declared Advising unit and the Center for Exploratory Studies

  • Oversees all McMicken Advising functions and supervises a team of 17 professional advisors

  • Represents and Advocates for all Arts and Sciences advising needs in University Committees

Carol Tong Mack

Carol Tonge Mack

Assistant Dean of Recruitment and Retention Initiatives

7140D Edwards One
Mail Location 0367
PH: (513) 556-6541
FAX: (513) 556-0142

  • Student Retention and Success
  • Students At-risk: Academic Alert and Probationary Students
  • College Conduct Administrator---Academic Misconduct for undergraduate students
  • College Liaison: GEN-1 Theme House
  • College Coordinator: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
  • Architect and Facilitator: Award-winning Cultural Competence Workshops for faculty and staff
  • Co-direct the PR1ZE (Putting Retention 1st in the Zest for Excellence) Mentoring Program for African-American Students
  • Advisor: Cariba Caribbean Student Organization


Student Recruitment

Marilyn Kershaw

Marilyn Kershaw

Chief Diversity Officer and Director of the A&S Office of Diversity and Access

4130AB Edwards One
Mail Location 0367
PH: (513) 556-5810
FAX: (513) 556-0142

  • Leadership and vision in the development of graduate recruitment initiatives
  • Create, direct and coordinate college-wide graduate recruitment activities
  • Inform graduate students about opportunities for external funding
  • Enhance strategies for diversity recruitment


Marketing & Communication

Julie Campbell

Julie Campbell

Director of Marketing & Communication
PH: (513) 556-5087
5316 French West Hall

  • Develop and implement strategies and projects related to marketing, communications, publications, Web sites, and fundraising using a variety of media formats, including multimedia and video
  • Recommend and regulate the content and design for Web sites and print publications written by college and freelance writers, faculty, and staff
  • Assist all departments with marketing communications needs
  • Manage marketing communications, Web communications and social media for the college


Business Office

Marcia Miladinov

Marcia Miladinov  

Associate Dean of Finance and Operations 

PH: (513) 556-5854
7148M Edwards One
FAX: (513) 556-0142

  • Long-range Financial Planning
  • Oversee day to day business operations
  • Space and Facilities Planning
  • Supervise the budget support staff in the college and oversee all business and financial matters for the college. 
  •  Serve as a member of the Dean’s cabinet to advise the Dean and his leadership team on the management of all college finances and related matters
  • Manage the college budget submission process including budget formulation

  • Oversee (PBB) Performance Based Budgeting  and the associated impact on the college

  • Create proforma financial statements for new college ventures

  • Develop navigational budget reports to aide in forecasting

  • Assist the dean , faculty, and staff in the development of entrepreneurial and revenue-generating activities

  • Provide advice and technical assistance to the Dean and department Heads on cost analysis, funds allocation, and budget preparation and management

  • Work with the dean to develop and recommend financial and administrative policies and procedures that will help strengthen the college finances

  •  Development of Departmental PBB reports
  •  Partner with the Dean, Department Heads and the Provost office in helping us strengthen the financial position of the college

Cindy Tracey

Cindy Treacy

Senior Grants Administrator

  • Assist faculty and staff with researching, locating, developing, writing, and administering federal, state, and private grants, contracts, and external funding sources.
  • Implement policies to ensure compliance with funding agency regulations
  • Oversee and ensure compliance of grants.
  • Conduct or carry out work procedures and activities in accordance with local, state, federal, and university regulations.
  • Oversee proposal preparation and submission process.
  • Pre-award duties in providing oversight of Federal and non-Federal grants for the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences.


Shelly Deavy

Shelly Deavy

Senior Director of Development
PH: 513-556-5806
7140B Edwards 1


  • Chief development officer for the college

  • Plan and execute fundraising activities for A&S

  • Assist departments on fundraising efforts

  • Manage A&S Foundation staff

Information Technology

Yu-Chin Fu

Yu-Chin Fu

Director, A&S Information Security
PH: (513) 556-1887
7140E Edwards One

  • Oversee A&S Information Technology (IT) operations

  • Support faculty, staff, and teaching labs’ computing needs

  • Promote user awareness and education of information security and continual self-improvement