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:

Upperclass Students

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

Dean Title Student's last name
begins with…
Phone
Christopher Dennis Assistant Dean of Student Affairs A-L 725-3866
Lesley Levy Assistant Dean of Student Affairs M-Z 798-4187
Leana Amaez Associate Dean of Multicultural Student Programs 725-3048

Other Services

  • To discuss a suspected case of academic dishonesty, contact Lesley Levy (798-4187)
  • To discuss the accommodations for a student with a disability, contact Michael Wood (798-4190)
  • To discuss multicultural or religion-based student programs, or initiatives, contact Leana Amaez (725-3048)
  • To discuss international student issues, contact Michael Wood (798-4190)

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 the 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, antique collector, and the father of two and spouse of one!

Contact

tfoster@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3228

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

Janet Lohmann, Dean of First-Year Students

Professional Duties

Janet Lohmann - Dean of First Year Students
  • Advising First-Year students
  • Supervises the Assistant Dean of First-Year Students
  • Member of the Fellowship and Scholarship Committee
  • Member of the Health and Wellness Committee


Hometown

Oreland, PA

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 have spent a number of years as a faculty member, most recently in Soc/Anthro at Bowdoin where I taught courses in Criminology, Gender & Race & Ethnic Relations. I continue to engage in my research on women offenders and participate in a number of statewide committees on this topic. I moved to Maine in 2002 and live in Yarmouth with my husband and three children.

Contact

jlohmann@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3489

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

Leana Amaez, Associate Dean of Multicultural Student Programs

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 NYC before returning to El Barrio after college. I have always had an interest in working toward social justice, to help empower underrepresented people. 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 three small children, Isabella, Gabriel and Lillian. In the remaining free time, I enjoy running, which has replaced my first love, martial arts. Over the years I have studied Karate and Shaolin Kung Fu. 

Contact

Leana Amaez
(207) 725-3048

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

Lesley Levy, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Professional Duties

Lesley Levy - Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Advising for upper-class students whose last names begin with M-Z.
  • 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

After graduating from Pomona, I spent three years working at a small college outside Boston before returning to my alma mater as the Associate Dean of Campus Life. Outside of work, I like to spend as much time as possible with my husband, Josh and children, Nathan (age 7) and Sadie (age 4.5) and Eliza (age 1.5).

Contact

llevy@bowdoin.edu
(207) 798-4187

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

Christopher Dennis, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Professional Duties

Jarrett Young - Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Advising for upper class students whose last name begins with A-L.
  • Assist with advising the Judicial Board
  • Coordinator of office publications and website.


Hometown

Moreno Valey, CA

Education

I have a B.A. in Kinesiology and M.A. in Organizational Management from Concordia University, St Paul with a M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of California, Riverside.

Background

I’m from Southern California by way of Indianapolis, IN.  I have a passion to see each individual reach their fullest potential. In my career I’ve worked for both public and private colleges and universities as well as spending the last four years in the nonprofit world.  Prior to Bowdoin, I served as the Southwest Region Program Manger for A Better Chance.  My wife and I own a self-publishing company and are the parents of five children.  I enjoy watching a good documentary film and my favorite snacks are green grapes and Kit-Kat’s (not simultaneously).  My favorite thing about Brunswick right now would be the orange cream Frappes from Fat Boy’s.    

Contact

cdennis@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3866

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

Michael Wood, Assistant Dean of First-Year Students

Professional Duties

Jarrett Young - Assistant Dean of Student Affairs 

  • Create and coordinate programming for the first-year class
  • Advisor to International Students
  • Director of Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
  • Support for students with accommodations

Hometown

Hampden, Maine

Education

Bowdoin College A.B. Class of 2006 – double major in French and English & Theater

Background

Born and raised in central Maine, I grew up surrounded by trees, fields, animals and five siblings. While at Bowdoin, I studied abroad in Paris for a year, participated in numerous performing arts groups, and was a two-time Proctor on the Res Life staff. Since graduation I have traveled to Boston, Paris, Cape Cod, Arizona, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania while pursuing a stage acting career. I now reside in Portland.

Contact

mwood@bowdoin.edu
(207) 798-4190

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

Denise Trimmer, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs

Denise TrimmerContact

dtrimmer@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 Brunswick and a daughter who lives in Saitama, Japan plus our boxer Pazel.

Contact
kking2@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3879

Susan Snell, Administrative Assistant

Susan SnellContact

ssnell@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3088