Who's My Dean?

First-Year Students

If you would like to speak to a dean about a first-year student, please call:

Upperclass Students

If you would like to speak to a dean about an upperclass student, please call:

DeanTitleStudent's last name
begins with…
Phone
Michael Pulju Assistant Dean for Upperclass Students A-K 207-725-3866
Khoa Khuong
Assistant Dean for Upperclass Students L-Z 207-798-7026

Other Services

  • To discuss a suspected case of academic dishonesty, contact Kate O'Grady (207-725-3493)
  • To discuss the accommodations for a student with a disability, contact Lesley Levy (207-798-4187)
  • To discuss international student issues, contact Khoa Khuong (207-798-7026)
  • To discuss general matters for the Office of the Dean of Students, contact Janet Lohmann (207-725 3490)
  • After hours, 7 days a week, to assist with student emergencies, contact the Dean-on-Call through Security (207-725-3314)

Tim Foster, Dean of Student Affairs

Professional Duties

Tim Foster - Dean of Student Affairs

  • Oversight of the staff, programs, and services comprising the Division of Student  Affairs which exists to support students and the College in developing and maintaining our learning community.
  • Staff throughout the Division of Student Affairs assist students with their studies, their leadership and social growth, their well-being, and their future.

Hometown

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

Education

I earned a BA in Geography from Dartmouth College in 1987 and studied away in Kenya my junior year. I have an MA in (Economic) Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I completed a thesis on the location and geographic diffusion of small business incubators in the U.S.

Background

I grew up on a small, non-working farm in Pennsylvania. I worked in Admissions at Dartmouth for two years post graduation and worked in the Dean’s Office at Carnegie Mellon University for two years and directed the Residential Life Program there for three years. I started at Bowdoin in July 1996 as the Dean of First-Year Students. I am an obsessive-compulsive Red Sox fan, outdoor enthusiast, vegetable gardener, and the father of two and spouse of one!

Contact

tfoster@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3228

To schedule an appointment, please contact Denise Shannon, x3229.

Wilmarie Rodriguez, Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Special Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs

Professional Duties

Wilmarie Rodriguez

  • As a member of the leadership team, works closely with the Dean of Student Affairs and the department heads within student affairs to lead key divisional and/or departmental initiatives. 


Hometown

Las Marías, Puerto Rico 

Education

I hold an Ed.S. and M.Ed. in Adult Education. Currently, I am pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership with a specialization in Higher Education Administration at the College of William & Mary.

Background

Prior to joining the Polar Bear family, I worked at the College of William & Mary as an Assistant Dean of Students and Academic Advisor. In addition, I worked for the Department of the Army as an Education Services Specialist and Guidance Counselor. I also served in the United States Army. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and watching football.

Contact

wrodrigu@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3536


To schedule an appointment, please contact Denise Shannon, x3229.

Janet K. Lohmann, Dean of Students

Professional Duties

Janet-Lohmann

  • Supervision of the Dean’s staff and office
  • Oversight of Counseling Services, Health Services, and Title IX & Compliance
  • Chair of the Readmission Committee, the Calendar Committee, and the Health and Wellness Committee

Hometown

Oreland, Pennsylvania

Education

I have a BA in Social Relations & Psychology from Lehigh University; an MA in Social Relations & Counseling from Lehigh University and a PhD in Sociology from the UMass, Amherst.

Background

I spent a number of years as a faculty member teaching courses in sociology, criminology, gender and race and ethnic relations.  I have served as a dean since 2007 and enjoy working with students on their personal, social and academic growth.  Prior to my appointment as the Dean of Students at Bowdoin, I served as the Dean of Students at Kenyon College and the Dean of First-Year Students at Bowdoin.  I live in Yarmouth with my spouse and we have three children.

Contact

jlohmann@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3490

To schedule an appointment, please contact Susan Snell, x3088.

Chad O. Coates, Associate Dean of Students & Dean of First-Year Students

  • Advise and support First-Year StudentsWilmarie Rodriguez
  • Work closely with faculty on pre-major academic advising
  • Serve on a Student Fellowship Committee that selects and advises Watson and Truman candidates


Hometown

Gregory Park, Portmore, Jamaica W.I.

Education

I earned a BA in Theatre with a focus on Lighting Design and Stage Management, and an MBA with an emphasis on organizational behavior from Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus. I also earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration with concentrations in comparative international higher education and college student development from Bowling Green State University.

Background

I grew up on the tropical island of Jamaica and moved to the USA to continue my college education.  During my college years, I studied abroad in England, the Czech Republic, France, Burkina Faso, and conducted my dissertation research/fieldwork in Jamaica.  Prior to my appointment as Associate Dean of Students and Dean of First-Year Students at Bowdoin College, I served as an assistant dean for admissions and academic advising at Cornell University, where I directed the Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP) in the College of Arts and Sciences, and co-directed the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF). I am fascinated by culture and enjoy international travel. To date, I have traveled to over 30 countries in pursuit of my goal to visit 50 countries by age 50.

Contact

ccoates@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3489

To schedule an appointment, please contact Kathleen King, x3879.

Stephanie Rendall, Assistant Dean of First-Year Students

Professional DutiesStephanie Rendall - Assistant Dean of First-Year Students

  • Creates and coordinates programming for the first-year class
  • Advises first-year students and the class council
  • Supports Dean of First-Year Students                                

Hometown

Brunswick, ME

Education

Hampshire College, Community Development & Conflict Resolution (BA)
Findhorn College, Scotland, Human Challenge of Sustainability (Study Away)
University of Southern Maine, Master of Social Work (MSW)

Background

After graduating from Hampshire College I moved to Bonaire, an exceedingly small island in the Dutch Caribbean. I lived there for two years before moving back to the U.S. to pursue my graduate studies. Throughout graduate school I worked in a variety of short-term positions at Bowdoin, most recently organizing the McKeen Center’s spring symposium, Bowdoin and the Common Good. I enjoy visiting far-flung family and friends, walking our two dogs, and reading quietly on the couch.

Contact

srendall@bowdoin.edu

(207) 725-3223

To schedule an appointment, please contact Kathleen King, x3879

Michael Pulju, Assistant Dean for Upperclass Students

Professional Duties

Michael Pulju - Assistant Dean of Upperclass Students
  • Advise upperclass students whose last name begins with A-K
  • Assist with advising the Judicial Board
  • Coordinator of office publications and website
  • Advise incoming transfer and exchange students 


Hometown

Mukilteo, WA

Education

I attended Chapman University and studied film production before transferring to Western Washington University where I earned a BA in English Literature.  I also have a Master's Degree in Student Affairs & Higher Education from Colorado State University.

Background

I have worked for a variety of colleges and universities across the country, primarily serving within residential life offices.  After a year working with ResLife here at Bowdoin, I moved over into the Dean of Students Office.  Outside of higher education, I directed a summer camp, worked at Disneyland, and traveled around the world with Semester at Sea.  I absolutely love Maine and am always looking for new adventures with my spouse and two young girls.  Additionally, my favorite animal is a polar bear - which is convenient.

Contact

mpulju@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3866

To schedule an appointment, please contact Kathleen King, x3879

Khoa D. Khuong, Assistant Dean for Upperclass Students

Professional Duties

Kkhuong

  • Advise upperclass students whose last names begin with L-Z 
  • Advise international students and coordinates the VISA/I-20 Process
  • Coordinate Dean Certification process for law schools, state bars and the National Conference of Bar Examiners
  • Serve on a Student Fellowship Committee that selects and advises Watson and Truman candidates

Hometown

Thu Duc, Vietnam

Education

Bowdoin College B.A. Class of 2004 - Major in Mathematics/Teacher Certification

Background

I was born in a small town in Vietnam and later moved to California. After graduating from Bowdoin in ’04, I taught high school math at Richmond High School and North Yarmouth Academy (NYA). While teaching at NYA, I organized and led school trips to Vietnam. I also spent summers working with a leadership program at Kingsley Pines Summer Camp in Raymond, Maine. In my free time, I enjoy fishing, gardening, and camping with my wife. I am excited to be back on the Bowdoin campus.

Contact

kkhuong@bowdoin.edu
(207) 798-7026

To schedule an appointment, please contact Kathleen King, x3879

Kate O'Grady, Assistant Dean for Community Standards

Professional Duties

  • Advise the Judicial BoardKate O'Grady - Assistant Dean for Community Standards

Hometown

Damariscotta, ME

Education

I graduated Middlebury College with a joint major in Women & Gender Studies and History, and a minor in Philosophy. I have a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law. 

Background

I grew up in Damariscotta, Maine, which is located about thirty minutes north of Bowdoin on the coast. After college, I moved west to Colorado where I attempted to be a ski bum.  Two years later, I returned to sea level to attend Maine Law. I held two clerkships after law school, including one with the Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr. (Bowdoin ’72). After practicing employment law for several years, I was fortunate to join Bowdoin’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, where I worked on alumni issues concerning diversity and inclusion among other projects. 

Contact

kogrady@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3493

Lesley Levy, Director of Student Accessibility

Professional Duties

Lesley Levy - Director of Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
  • Advise students about the College's policies, procedures, and resources
  • Review student requests for disability-related accommodations
  • Collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to arrange reasonable accommodations that support students' individual needs
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enhance accessibility for students
  • Advise the Disabled Student Association


Hometown

Newton, MA

Education

I have a BA in Media Studies/Politics from Pomona College and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Harvard University.

Background

As an undergraduate at Pomona College, I was involved in Residential Life, Student Government and was a two sport varsity athlete (swimming and women’s water polo.) After graduating, I worked at Newbury College in Brookline, MA before returning to my alma mater and spending 7 years as the Associate Dean of Campus Life. In 2007 my husband and I decided that we wanted to return to New England and we feel very fortunate to be part of the Bowdoin Community.  Outside of work, I like to spend as much time as possible with my family - enjoying the busy life of a parent of 3 fun kids. 

Contact

llevy@bowdoin.edu
(207) 798-4187

Denise Shannon, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs

Denise ShannonProfessional Duties

  • Executive Assistant to Tim Foster and supports Wilmarie Rodriguez
  • Responsible for divisional communication and event coordination

Hometown

Overland Park, Kansas

Education

Graduate of: Kansas State University (1986) Business Marketing (B.S.), Southern New Hampshire University (1992) MBA and (2010) certificate in Human Resources.

Background

I spent my childhood in Kansas and my family is still there. I have also lived in Jacksonville, FL; San Antonio, TX; and Virginia Beach, VA. At Bowdoin I have worked in: Human Resources, Career Planning, Alumni Career Programs, and the Dean’s Office. Outside of work, I’m a violinist with the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra and mother of two (great!) kids.

Contact

dshannon@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3229

Kathleen King, Administrative Coordinator

Professional Duties

Kathleen King

  • Provide support for the First-Year Dean and the Orientation Program
  • Provide support for Multicultural Student  Programs and the Host Family Program
  • Office liaison to the Events Office for special programs and Commencement


Hometown
Brunswick, Maine

Education
I graduated from Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Maine

Background
I was born in Naha, Okinawa, the daughter of an Air Force father and one of eight children.  I had the opportunity to live both stateside and overseas.  I then married a man in the Navy, and continued my adventures of moving around and living in many different states.  I worked in the banking field for over 20 years  until I decided to make a career change.  At Bowdoin I have worked in Dining and Admissions and I’m thrilled to now be working in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.  My husband and I have two wonderful grown children, a son who lives in Bowdoin and a daughter who lives in Saitama, Japan.

Contact

kking2@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3879

Susan Snell, Administrative Coordinator

Susan SnellProfessional Duties

  • Provide support and scheduling for Janet K. Lohmann
  • Management of departmental and divisional funds

Hometown

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Education

I graduated from Morse High School in Bath and attended Lasalle Junior College in Newton, Massachusetts.

Background

I was born in New Mexico, but my father was in the Air Force so my family lived in the Philippine Islands, Germany, and Idaho before his retirement in 1972. I worked as the Associate Clerk of Courts for the Sagadahoc County Superior Court for nine years, then for Dirigo Land Services as the Office Manager for four years before coming to Bowdoin in February 2002. I love to read, garden and paint.

Contact

ssnell@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3088