The office of the Dean for Academic Affairs is responsible for the academic program and for supporting the faculty and staff who bring that program to life.

Liz McCormack

Liz McCormack

Dean for Academic Affairs
Phone: (207) 725-3578
Fax: (207) 725-3795
email: emccorma@bowdoin.edu
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Primary Responsibilities
  • Chief academic officer
  • Faculty hiring and reviews
  • Curriculum development and review
  • Department and program reviews
  • Oversight of academic resources and facilities
  • Diversity initiatives
  • Institutional grants
  • Trustee initiatives
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Chuck Dorn

Chuck Dorn

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Phone: (207) 725-3290
Fax: (207) 725-3795
email:cdorn@bowdoin.edu
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Primary Responsibilities
  • Tenure-track faculty hiring and reappointment
  • Affirmative Action Officer
  • Department and program reviews
  • Center for Learning and Teaching
  • Center for Co-Curricular Opportunities
  • Liaison to lab instructors
  • Advisory Committee for an Inclusive Community
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Jim Higginbotham

Jim Higginbotham

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Phone: (207) 725-3526
Fax: (207) 725-3795
email: jhigginb@bowdoin.edu
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Primary Responsibilities
  • Hiring of visiting faculty (visiting professors, postdoctoral fellows, and adjuncts)
  • Curriculum oversight, operations and planning (CEP / CIC)
  • Liaison with the Registrar
  • Liaison with Information Technology (IT)
  • Liaison with Institutional Research, Analytics and Consulting (IRAC)
  • Faculty office assignments and academic spaces
  • Research Associate appointments
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Rachel Beane

Rachel Beane

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Phone: (207) 725-3157
Fax: (207) 725-3795
email: rbeane@bowdoin.edu
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Primary Responsibilities
  • Tenure-track and visiting faculty mentoring and development
  • Diversity Initiatives: Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Hiring and Mentoring (DIFHM) workshops and Consortium for Faculty Diversity (CFD) postdoctoral fellows
  • Faculty Development Committee
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Sara Dickey

Sara Dickey

Faculty Liaison for Advising
Phone: (207) 725-3652
Fax: (207) 725-3795
Email: sdickey@bowdoin.edu
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Primary Responsibilities
  • Academic pre-major advising
  • Liaison to Dean of Student Affairs office
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Ann C. Ostwald

Ann C. Ostwald

Director of Academic Budget and Operations
Phone: (207) 725-3579
Fax: (207) 725-3795
email: aostwald@bowdoin.edu

Primary Responsibilities
  • Academic budgets and accounts
  • Non-faculty hiring and personnel issues for the academic area
  • Academic spaces
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Jeanne Bamforth

Jeanne Bamforth

Assistant to the Dean for Academic Affairs
Phone: (207) 725-3523
Fax: (207) 725-3795
email: jbamfort@bowdoin.edu

Primary Responsibilities
  • Scheduling for Liz McCormack
  • Administrative support for the Dean
  • Clerk of the Faculty
  • Support for governance and curriculum committees
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Tori Ryan

Tori Ryan

Manager for Academic Data and Operations
Phone: (207) 725-3065
Fax: (207) 725-3795
email: vryan@bowdoin.edu

Primary Responsibilities
  • Academic data management and analysis
  • Administration and reporting of faculty data
  • Direct and administer Bowdoin Course Questionnaires (BCQs)
  • Faculty conference travel and research funds
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Dodie Martinson

Dodie Martinson

Assistant Director of Academic Operations
Phone: (207) 725-3025
Fax: (207) 725-3795
email: dmartins@bowdoin.edu

Primary Responsibilities
  • Support for faculty recruitment and hiring
  • Faculty personnel records
  • Faculty sabbatic leave schedules
  • Support for reappointment, tenure, and promotion
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Cindi Smith

Cindi Smith

Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (207) 725-3978
Fax: (207) 725-3795
email:csmith2@bowdoin.edu
Primary Responsibilities
  • Scheduling and support for Chuck Dorn, Jim Higginbotham, and Rachel Beane
  • Reception and support for the entire office
  • Coordination of events, faculty seminar series, new faculty orientation, etc.
  • Support for faculty office assignments
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