Staff Directory

The members of the Office of the Dean of Students support students in a multitude of ways as they navigate their Bowdoin journey. 

Who is my Dean?

There are four class deans in the Office of the Dean of Students: each dean primarily works with either first-years, sophomores, juniors, or seniors (based on a student's class standing). You can find a student's assigned dean listed on Polaris in the "My Academic Contacts" section. 

Dean Works with Phone
Melissa Quinby Primarily First-Year Students 207-725-3489
Danielle Hussey Primarily Sophomores


Khoa Khuong Primarily Juniors and all International Students (F-1 Visa Holders)


Roosevelt Boone Primarily Seniors 207-208-2937


Role of the Class Dean. Bowdoin's class deans serve a great many functions on campus, including: advising students on academic policies; assisting in the navigation of personal issues, including mental and physical health; serving as a sounding board during conversations; and many other things. Deans also can be asked to hold students accountable through the conduct process when Bowdoin policy has been violated. These conversations can be hard for students, but they are an opportunity for growth—and they are positioned as such—even when it results in a sanction. 

Other Services

  • To discuss students of concern, or the CARE Team, contact Lisa Hardej
  • To discuss a suspected case of academic dishonesty, contact Michael Pulju 
  • To discuss the accommodations for a student with a disability, contact Lesley Levy
  • To discuss international student issues, contact Khoa Khuong
  • To discuss general matters for the Office of the Dean of Students, contact Michael Pulju
  • After hours, 7 days a week, to assist with student emergencies, contact the Administrator-on-Call through Security (207-725-3314)


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Jenny Gillespie

Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President and Dean for Student Affairs
Khoa Khuong

Khoa Khuong

Associate Class Dean and Associate Director of International Student Experience
Michael Pulju

Michael Pulju

Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Melissa Quinby

Melissa Quinby

Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of First-Year Experience