Office of the Dean

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  • Gregory Crawford, Ph.D.

    Gregory Crawford, Ph.D.

    William K. Warren Foundation Dean, Professor of Physics

    215 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-6456
    gregory_crawford@nd.edu

    Gregory P. Crawford joined the University of Notre Dame in 2008 as the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science and professor of physics.  As the dean, he inspires and directs more than 500 faculty, staff, and post-doctoral researchers in the college, which has 1,500 undergraduate students and over 450 graduate students. 

    Prior to joining Notre Dame, Greg was at Brown University, where he was the dean of engineering (2006-2008) and professor of physics and engineering (1996-2008).   His research focuses on soft matter materials, photonic materials, medical devices, displays, nano-science, magnetic resonance, and photonic devices with a focus on human health.  With over 300 research and education publications, review articles, and book chapters, and more than 20 U.S. patents and patent applications, Greg is passionate about translating basic science discoveries into value for human health and for society.  

    Greg attended Kent State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. degrees.

  • Stephanie C. Purcell

    Stephanie C. Purcell

    Senior Administrative Assistant

    215 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-6456
    spurcel1@nd.edu

    Stephanie provides administrative support to the dean and his staff, including managing the dean’s calendar.  She also assists with event planning and coordinates travel for the dean and his visitors.

    Stephanie joined the dean's office in 2012 after working for several years as an Executive Assistant for State Farm Insurance.  Her duties in that role included event planning, budget management, sales and production reporting, and various administrative tasks.

  • Jenna Rangel

    Jenna Rangel

    Senior Administrative Assistant

    215 Jordan Hall of Science
    574-631-3136
    Jenna.Rangel@nd.edu

    Jenna provides administrative support to the dean, assistant dean, and dean’s office staff members.  Her primary responsibilities include interacting with internal and external office visitors, managing the dean’s calendar, assisting with college-wide events, and facilitating the completion of the faculty appointment and reappointment process.

    After working several years in retail management, Jenna joined the dean’s office in 2013.

Associate & Assistant Deans

  • Sister Kathleen Cannon, OP, D. Min

    Sister Kathleen Cannon, OP, D. Min

    Associate Dean

    248 Nieuwland Science Hall
    (574) 631-5812
    Kathleen.Cannon.1@nd.edu

    Sister Kathleen Cannon is the Associate Dean for Collegiate Sequence majors, International Studies, and Diversity. She advises students in the Science-Education, Science-Business and Science-Computing majors, and is responsible for diversity issues, college election, and award committees.

  • Brian Baker, Ph.D.

    Brian Baker, Ph.D.

    Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

    451 Stepan Chemistry Hall
    (574) 631-9810
    brian-baker@nd.edu

    Brian Baker is the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and a professor of chemistry and biochemistry.  He directs the research and strategic planning efforts of the College of Science and serves as the college’s primary liaison to the Office of Research and the Graduate School. 

    Brian joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2001 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2007 and the rank of professor in 2013. He served as the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry's Director of Graduate Studies from 2008 to 2012, and was the principal developer and inaugural director of the Integrated Biomedical Studies Graduate Program.  For the 2012-2013 academic year, he served as the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the Graduate School. Brian was appointed to this position in the College of Science  in 2013.

    His research focuses on the interface between protein biophysics, structural biology, and immunology, with an emphasis on the development of immunological therapeutics for cancer. His work has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Walther Cancer Foundation, and Pfizer.

    Prior to joining Notre Dame, Brian was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Iowa.

  • Malgorzata Dobrowolska-Furdyna, Ph.D.

    Malgorzata Dobrowolska-Furdyna, Ph.D.

    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

    215 Jordan Hall
    (574) 631-6375
    mdobrowo@nd.edu

    Malgorzata Dobrowolska-Furdyna is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and the Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Physics.  She directs the undergraduate affairs of the College of Science, serves as chair of the college undergraduate committee, and is liaison to the Registrar's Office and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    Margaret joined the Notre Dame physics faculty in 1987. She served as associate chair and director of undergraduate studies in Physics from 2002 to 2006. During her tenure at Notre Dame, she has earned several teaching awards including, the Kaneb Teaching Award (2005), the Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award (2010), and the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2008 and 2013).

    Her research focuses on a number of issues involving quantum structures based on magnetic semiconductors. She has published over 250 journal articles in those areas. In 1995, her research was distinguished by the National Science Foundation Creativity Award.  Margaret is Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Prior to joining Notre Dame, Margaret spent two years at Purdue University as a Visiting Exchange Scholar. Margaret earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in physics from Warsaw University, Poland and a Ph.D. in physics from the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.

  • Earl Carter

    Earl Carter

    Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Special Projects

    215 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-5404
    Earl.Carter@nd.edu

    Clarence Earl Carter is the assistant dean for faculty affairs and special projects.  He is responsible for facilities oversight, faculty appointments, assisting the associate deans and department chairs in college-wide efforts, and will serve an integral role in the strategic planning process. 

    A retired U.S. Navy Captain, he previously served as professor of naval science and commanding officer of the Naval ROTC Unit at Notre Dame. Before he came to the University, Carter was the executive assistant to the chief of naval personnel.  Much of his earlier career was focused on submarine operations and maintenance, and heavily involved science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where he obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and Mathematics. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.

  • Father James Foster, C.S.C, M.D.

    Father James Foster, C.S.C, M.D.

    Assistant Dean

    Center for Health Advising, 219 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-4890
    James.K.Foster.34@nd.edu

    Fr. Foster directs the Center for Health Sciences Advising and serves as chair of the Department of Preprofessional Studies. He closely monitors developments within the health profession admissions process including new schools, course requirements, and curriculum developments.  Fr. Foster joined the Department of Preprofessional Studies in 1997 and became Chair of the department in 2005.

    Fr. Foster earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Notre Dame in 1977 and earned his M.D. degree in 1981 from the University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine. He completed his training in Internal Medicine (1984) and Infectious Diseases (1986) at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. and was board certified in both areas. After several years in private practice, Fr. Foster entered the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1989 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1995. He also completed a Clinical Ethics Fellowship at the University of Chicago School of Medicine in 1997.

  • Kathleen J. S. Kolberg, Ph.D.

    Kathleen J. S. Kolberg, Ph.D.

    Assistant Dean

    Center for Health Advising, 219 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-4890
    Kathleen.J.Kolberg.2@nd.edu

    Kathleen Kolberg is an assistant dean for undergraduate studies. She is responsible for student advising, focusing on overloads, transfer credits, and graduation issues. She also advises science and engineering students on preparation and admission to health profession schools.

  • Lori Goffeney

    Lori Goffeney

    Senior Administrative Assistant

    215 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-6375
    goffeney.1@nd.edu

    Lori Goffeney is the Senior Administrative Assistant to the associate and assistant deans for undergraduate studies.  Lori works collaboratively to expedite student processes and has a detailed understanding of University policies and procedures.  She provides assistance on issues such as graduation, registration, withdrawals, leaves of absence, and course building.

    Lori has been with the University of Notre Dame for more than 25 years.  She began her career at Notre Dame working in the Offices of Student Accounts, Financial Aid, and the Registrar. She has been with the College of Science since 1996.

     

Development

  • Sean Kassen

    Sean Kassen

    Academic Advancement Program Director

    215 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-4689
    skassen@nd.edu

    Sean Kassen is the Director for Academic Advancement in the College of Science.  He works directly with the University Relations Office to externally promote the priorities of the College of Science to individuals, companies, and foundations. 

    Prior to this role, Sean began working with the Corporate and Foundation Relations Team at Notre Dame in the summer of 2009.  His primary responsibilities included establishing collaborations with foundations, corporations, organizations, and even other institutions. 

    Sean received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Alma College and his Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Notre Dame.  He has published nine manuscripts in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals, ranging in topics from identifying the mechanisms behind retinal development and regeneration to using zebrafish as a model for developing genetic tools.  Prior to attending Notre Dame for graduate school, Sean performed research for Evanston Hospital, identifying causes of a premature infant disease called necrotizing enterocolitis.

Finance & Administration

  • William W. O'Hayer, MBA, CPA, CIA

    William W. O'Hayer, MBA, CPA, CIA

    Senior Director, Finance and Administration

    215 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-2948
    wohayer@nd.edu

    William O’Hayer, Senior Director of Finance and Administration, joined the College of Science as its first business manager in 2004.  He is responsible for budget and financial management, marketing communications, human resources, and facilities for the college.  Bill is actively involved in strategic planning and goal setting, ongoing tracking of progress against goals, identifying appropriate resources in support of initiatives, and promoting continuous improvement across the college. 

    Prior to joining the University, Bill spent ten years in manufacturing, most recently at Bayer Diagnostics.  He managed manufacturing accounting teams, performed capital budgeting and analysis, originated an internal audit function, and trained extensively in process improvement techniques, including Total Quality Management, Kepner-Tregoe process consulting, lean manufacturing techniques, and Six Sigma Black Belt tools. 

    Bill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and CPA and CIA designations.

     

  • Kassie Spencer, CPA

    Kassie Spencer, CPA

    Assistant Director, Finance and Administration

    215 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-2577
    Kassie.Spencer@nd.edu

    Kassie Spencer, Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, is actively involved in the financial and human resources management for the college, including budgeting, forecasting, funds analysis, process improvement, hiring, and performance management.

    Prior to her role as Assistant Director, Kassie worked for Crowe Horwath LLP as a Senior Staff Tax Accountant, then served as the Department Administration Manager for the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) within the College of Science.  

    A graduate of Saint Mary’s College in 2007, Kassie obtained a CPA designation in 2009 and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Indiana University - South Bend.
     

Marketing Communications

  • Marissa Gebhard, MNA

    Marissa Gebhard, MNA

    Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications

    215 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-4465
    gebhard.3@nd.edu

    Marissa Gebhard, Assistant Director of Marketing Communications, oversees all print and electronic marketing communications of the College of Science including the college website, a vast range of printed material, press releases, and electronic communications. She also assists all College of Science departments and academic programs with print and online marketing communications. She joined the College of Science in 2005.

    Marissa earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Saint Mary’s College, and a Master of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
     

  • Stephanie J. Healey

    Stephanie J. Healey

    Marketing Communications Specialist

    215 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-5833
    shealey1@nd.edu

    Stephanie Healey, Marketing Communications Specialist, joined the College of Science in March 2012.  Stephanie works strategically across a broad range of print and online communications channels of the College of Science. She manages the college website, writes and edits news stories, manages the production of professional photography, and directs the work of graphic designers.

    Prior to joining the College of Science, Stephanie worked at a community bank in Portland, Maine and was responsible for marketing communications, database management and reporting, media buying, and event planning.  She also implemented and managed the bank’s social media marketing program, which received national recognition within the bank marketing industry.

    Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame in 2007.

  • Lotta Barnes

    Lotta Barnes

    Graphic Designer

    215 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-2272
    lbarnes1@nd.edu

    Lotta Barnes, Graphic Designer, joined the College of Science in May 2012. Lotta designs a range of print and online marketing communications for the college, its six departments, and its graduate programs, including recruitment booklets, signature event invitations and booklets, conference postcards, online advertisements, and promotional products on behalf of the Office of the Dean.

    Lotta earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from Southern Methodist University in 2003. Prior to joining the College of Science, she worked for advertising agencies in Sweden and New York. She has designed for several national and international corporations.

    Lotta was a competitive swimmer for 20 years and had the honor of representing Sweden in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Facilities

  • Allen Utterback, MBA

    Allen Utterback, MBA

    Assistant Director, Facilities

    110 Jordan Hall of Science
    (574) 631-2331
    autterba@nd.edu

    Allen F. Utterback II, Assistant Director of Facilities, joined the College of Science in December of 2008.  His responsibilities include facilities management for the Jordan Hall of Science and the Chemistry facilities, overall safety and security protocol, space management tracking, event planning, renovation planning, and sustainability/continuous improvement planning.  Allen leads the College of Science Safety Committee and is a member of the Continuous Improvement Committee.  

    Prior to working in the College of Science, Allen spent almost eleven years as the Administrator of Corby Hall at the University of Notre Dame.  In this position he oversaw the facilities, food service, housekeeping, and automobile fleet maintenance and performed annual budgeting and analysis.  Other experience includes working for the Congregation of Holy Cross as a staff accountant performing investment monitoring, management of human resources, and accounts payable responsibilities.  

    Allen earned a Bachelor of Science in Management with a major in accounting from Purdue University, West Lafayette and his Master of Business Administration from Purdue University at Westville.