New Faculty Orientation
Greetings from Jennifer Scanlon, Dean for Academic Affairs
Faculty members Steve Perkinson, Elizabeth Pritchard, and Dharni Vasudevan serve as associate deans for academic affairs.
Steve is beginning his fourth year of service in the dean's office and plays an important role as liaison with the offices of the registrar, information technology, and institutional research. He oversees department reviews, and is involved in the management of the College's curriculum and assignment of academic offices. Steve is a professor of Art History and has been at Bowdoin for 18 years.
Elizabeth is in her third year as associate dean and assists with the hiring and reappointment of tenure-track faculty, the hiring of visiting and short-term faculty, and serves as liaison to several academic support programs. She also coordinates the faculty seminar series. Elizabeth is an associate professor of Religion and has been on the Bowdoin faculty for 22 years.
Dharni is in her second year as associate dean, and in this role she works closely in a mentoring capacity with tenure-track and visiting faculty. She meets with faculty individually and in groups throughout the year to support their teaching and research and to help visiting faculty plan for their career trajectory after Bowdoin. Dharni is professor of chemistry and environmental studies and has been on the Bowdoin faculty for 16 years.