New Faculty Orientation

Greetings from Jennifer Scanlon, Dean for Academic Affairs

Welcome to Bowdoin. Details about the New Faculty Orientation will be posted here soon. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to call on any of the Academic Affairs office staff members. Jeanne Bamforth, Dodie Martinson, Ann Ostwald, Claire Jaques Bogan, and Janice Staples can answer questions you may have regarding moving expenses, housing, office assignments, new faculty orientation, the College calendar, etc., and if they are unable to answer your question they will direct you to the person who can. Our staff directory is here.

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.