College of Arts & Sciences

Office of the Dean


Office of the Dean

Ken Petren


Ken Petren

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
155B McMicken Hall
Mail Location 0367
PH: (513) 556-5858


  • 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

David Stradling

David Stradling

Associate Dean for Humanities
Professor of History
370A McMicken Hall
PH: (513) 556-2057

  • Oversees the Humanities division, including Classics, English and Comparative Literature, German Studies, History, Judaic Studies, Philosophy, and Romance Language and Literatures
  • Represents the Dean's office at the Undergraduate Directors Council
  • Leads the college Storytelling research and teaching theme

Jennifer Malat

Jennifer Malat

Associate Dean for Social Sciences

Professor of Sociology

150 McMicken Hall
PH: (513) 556-5895

  • Oversees the Social Science Division, including Africana Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Journalism, Political Science, Sociology, and Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Works with Marilyn Kershaw to promote diversity and inclusion efforts in the college

  • Director of The Cincinnati Project


Margaret Hanson

Margaret Hanson

Associate Dean for Natural Sciences

151A McMicken Hall
PH: (513) 556-5896

  • Oversees the Natural Sciences division, including Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and Psychology
  • Represents the Dean’s office at the Graduate Council
  • Leads the college’s Sensors research theme

Cammie Hulett

Cammie Hulett

Associate to the Dean and Scholarship Coordinator

155 McMicken Hall
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
2144 French Hall West
PH: (513) 556-9172

  • Provides leadership and management of the 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

Allison Logan

Allison Logan

Assistant Dean
College of Arts & Sciences 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 College of Arts & Sciences Declared Advising unit and the Center for Exploratory Studies

  • Oversees all the College of Arts & Sciences 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

2126 French Hall
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

2142 French Hall-West
Mail Location 0377
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


Business Office

Marcia Miladinov

Marcia Miladinov  

Executive Business Officer

114B McMicken Hall
PH: (513) 556-5854
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 
PH: (513) 556-3533

  • 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 College of Arts & Sciences.


Shelly Deavy

Shelly Deavy

Senior Director of Development

147B McMicken Hall
PH: 513-556-5806

  • 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