Who's My Dean?

First-Year Students

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

  • Melissa Quinby, Interim Dean of First-Year Students, 207-725-3489
  • Khoa Khuong, Assistant Dean of First-Year Students, 207-798-7026

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 Interim Assistant Dean for Upperclass Students A-L 207-725-3866
Abbey Greene Goldman Interim Assistant Dean for Upperclass Students M-Z 207-725-3223

Other Services

  • To discuss a suspected case of academic dishonesty, contact Lesley Levy (207-798-4187)
  • To discuss the accommodations for a student with a disability, contact Lisa Peterson (207-725-3411)
  • To discuss issues related to Multicultural Life, contact Leana Amaez (207-725-3048)
  • To discuss international student issues, contact Khoa Khuong (207-798-7026)
  • To discuss general matters for the Office of Student Affairs, contact Kim Pacelli (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 Bowdoin College

  • 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.

Kim Pacelli, Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Professional Duties

Kim-Pacelli

  • Supervision of the Dean’s staff and office.
  • Oversight of Residential Life, Counseling Service and Health Services.
  • Chair of the Readmission Committee, the Calendar Committee, and the Health and Wellness Committee.

Hometown

Plainville, Connecticut

Education

I graduated from Bowdoin in 1998 with a major in Government and a minor in Spanish.  I also have a Master’s in Education from Harvard and my J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law.

Background

For much of the time that I was growing up I lived in Nashua, NH, but when I was in high school I moved to Connecticut.  When I was a student at Bowdoin I began to realize I might want to work in higher education through my involvement on the Res Life staff and some other student leadership opportunities.  I have spent a good portion of my professional life at Bowdoin, but I also have worked at Harvard and Tufts in addition to practicing law and working in politics and public policy.  I LOVE living in Maine and am eager to help students explore the Brunswick and Portland areas.

Contact

kpacelli@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3490

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

Abigail Greene Goldman, Interim Assistant Dean for Upperclass Students

Professional Duties

  • Advising for upperclass students whose last names begin with M-ZAGreeneGoldman

Hometown

Concord, MA

Education

I graduated from Bowdoin College in 1999 with a major in Government and Legal Studies.  I then earned my J.D. from Yale Law School in 2005

Background

I loved being involved with residential life and admissions at Bowdoin.  After working as a paralegal in the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, I was inspired to go to law school where I spent most of my time representing survivors of domestic violence.  I was then lucky enough to move back to Maine, where I've worked as a law clerk, school and workers rights attorney, mediator and guardian ad litem.  It's wonderful being back here, surrounded by students instead of lawyers!  I live in Pownal with my family, Labrador and 11 chickens.

Contact

agreeneg@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3223

To schedule an appointment, please contact Susan Snell, x3088

Khoa D. Khuong, Assistant Dean of First-Year Students

Professional Duties

  • Creates and coordinates programming for the first-year class
  • Advises first-year students and class council
  • Supports Dean of First-Year Students
  • Advises international students and coordinates the VISA/I-20 Process
  • Coordinates Bowdoin's Community Host Program                                   

    Kkhuong

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

Leana Amaez, Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion

Professional Duties


Leana Amaez - Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Dean of Student Affairs Representative to the college multicultural efforts and initiatives.
  • Serves on the Readmission, Bias Incident Group, Legal Professions Advisory Committee, and the Campus Climate Team Committees.


Hometown

New York, NY

Education

I earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2002 where I majored in Latin American Studies with a concentration in Government. In 2005 I earned a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Background

I was born in East Harlem, NY (El Barrio), and raised primarily in a suburb an hour north of NYC before returning to El Barrio after college. I have always had an interest in social justice, particularly as it relates to race in America.  During law school I worked for The Legal Aid Society and the Innocence Project. Before coming to Bowdoin, I worked as a public defender in the Bronx for five years. I now reside in Brunswick with my husband Brian, and four small children, Isabella, Gabriel, Lillian and Emilia. In the remaining free time, I enjoy martial arts. Over the years I have studied Karate, Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi. 

Contact

Leana Amaez
(207) 725-3048

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

Lesley Levy, Associate Dean for Upperclass Students

Professional Duties

Lesley Levy - Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Advise the Judicial Board
  • Coordinate law school, Dean’s certification process


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

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

Melissa L. Quinby, Interim Dean of First-Year Students

Janet Lohmann - Dean of First Year Students
  • Advise and support First-Year Students
  • Work closely with faculty on pre-major academic advising
  • Serve on a Student Fellowship Committee that selects and advises Watson and Truman candidates
  • Serve on A Committee for an inclusive Community


Hometown

South Portland, Maine

Education

I earned my B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1991 with a Major in German and a Minor in History.  After several years of work in education, I earned my MSEd in Higher Education Administration from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Background

I was raised in Briarcliff Manor, NY.  After college I  travelled to Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship.  I have worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club and as an Environmental Educator and Wilderness Trip Leader for Chewonki Foundation.  I took any opportunity to work and live internationally, teaching for Global Quest in Thailand and serving as a Dean for the School for Field Studies in Australia.  At Bowdoin I have worked in Off-Campus Study and in the Women's Resource Center.

Contact

mquinby@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3489

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

Michael Pulju, Interim Assistant Dean for Upperclass Students

Professional Duties

Michael Pulju - Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Advising for upperclass students whose last name begins with A-L
  • Assist with advising the Judicial Board
  • Coordinator of office publications and website


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 at a variety of colleges and universities across the country, primarily serving within residential life offices.  In fact, I spent the last year working with ResLife here at Bowdoin.  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 Susan Snell, x3088.

Denise Shannon, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs

Denise ShannonProfessional Duties

  • Executive Assistant to Tim Foster and Kim Pacelli
  • Management of departmental and divisional funds
  • 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 Assistant

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 Assistant

Susan SnellProfessional Duties

  • Clerical support for upperclass deans
  • Scheduling of upperclass students
  • Assists with the Judicial Board and accommodations for students with disabilities

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