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Arts & Sciences Dean's Office Staff
Please note: as of December 2016 we have moved from Montgomery Hall to Columbia Hall.
Debbie Storrs - Dean and Senior Vice Provost
Debbie Storrs earned a Ph.D. in sociology and an M.S. in sociology, University of Oregon, and a B.A. in sociology, University of Alaska, Anchorage. Her research focuses on teaching pedagogy, community action and health inequities, qualitative methods and narratives, racial/gendered identities, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
Dean Storrs provides leadership and direction for the 19 departments and several other programs of study housed in the College and was appointed Senior Vice Provost in April 2017.
Columbia Hall, Room 1930
Jeffrey Weatherly - Senior Associate Dean
Jeffrey N. Weatherly earned his B.A. in psychology from California State University, Chico in 1992 and his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Washington State University in 1996. He joined the UND faculty in 1999 after spending three years as an assistant professor at McNeese State University. Dr. Weatherly served as the chairperson of the UND Department of Psychology from 2003-2009 and 2012-2014. His research interests have included changes in reinforcer effectiveness, contrast and induction effects, gambling behavior, and delay and probability discounting.
Dr. Weatherly joined the College office in January 2014 as Associate Dean to support operations functions and fiscal matters for the college. In addition, he is currently serving as chairperson for the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures and interim chairperson for the Department of Theatre Arts.
Merrifield Hall, Room 315
Chandler Hall, Room 6B
Columbia Hall, Room 2521
Karyn Plumm, '00, '04, '06 - Associate Dean
Karyn Plumm earned a PhD in Experimental Psychology, MA in General Psychology, and BA with a major in Psychology from the University of North Dakota. She joined the faculty at UND in 2006. Dr. Plumm served as the Director of the Undergraduate Programs for the Department of Psychology from 2009-2015. Her research interests include social psychological issues in relation to the law, specifically attributions of blame toward minority-group victims of violent crime. Dr. Plumm joined the Dean’s office in January 2015 as the Associate Dean for Academic Success to provide leadership and coordination in matters relating to student recruitment, advising, and retention. In addition, Dr. Plumm serves as director of Interdisciplinary Health Studies and Women and Gender Studies.
Columbia Hall, Room 1933
Isaac Schlosser - Administrative Fellow
Ike Schlosser earned a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 1981, University of Illinois, and M.S. and B.S. in Biology, Illinois State University. He joined the faculty at UND in 1981 and served as the chairperson of the UND Biology Department from 2006-2013. His most recent research interests focus on the influence of environmental and genetic variation on clonal and sexual fish in successional landscapes. He also has an interest in development of pedagogy to facilitate critical thinking in undergraduate education and the role of assessment in structuring pedagogy. Dr. Schlosser joined the Dean's office in 2014 as an Administrative Fellow to support operation of the college.
Starcher Hall, Room 323
Brad Rundquist - Associate Dean
Brad Rundquist earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in geography from Kansas State University, and his bachelor’s degree in news-editorial journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He joined the UND faculty in 2000. Dr. Rundquist served as chairperson of the UND Department of Geography from 2008-2014 and Director of UND’s Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science from 2002-2008. His research focuses on the dynamics of land use and land cover change, remote sensing of terrestrial phenology, and ecological applications of remote sensing and GIS. He recently served on the Council of the Association of American Geographers, and he co-edits the scholarly journal Geocarto International. Dr. Rundquist joined the College office in 2015 as an Associate Dean to support the operation of the college. Dr. Rundquist also serves as interim chairperson for the departments of American Indian Studies and Philosophy & Religion.
Columbia Hall, Room 1905
O’Kelly Hall, Room 165
Cheryl Schreiner - Administrative Officer
After 4 years at the North Dakota Geological Survey, Cheryl Schreiner began working at UND as Administrative Secretary in the Biology Department in 1983 – a position she held for 17 years. During that time, she was recognized with UND's Meritorious Service Award in 1994. Ms. Schreiner joined the College Office in 2000 as Administrative Officer and serves as the principal advisor on fiscal and personnel matters. She establishes and administers the college budget and is responsible for oversight of personnel and payroll appointments for faculty, instructional, and support staff. Ms. Schreiner also supervises administrative support staff in the Dean's Office and serves in an advisory role for chairs and administrative support at department levels. Ms. Schreiner earned a degree in Business from Mayville State University.
Columbia Hall, Room 1928
Tanya Butler, '17 - Engagement and Events
Tanya Butler serves to enhance college relations through engagement and stewardship with all stakeholders including faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and corporate partners. In addition, Tanya develops and directs annual giving initiatives as well as college and alumni events. She serves as the liaison for the college’s advisory board and with the UND Alumni Association and Foundation. Tanya serves on UND Marketing Council as well as the steering committee for the university’s global engagement team and is active in the community serving as a member of The Chamber Ambassadors Group and as Past-President of the Grand Forks Noon Rotary Club. A Grand Forks native, Tanya joined UND in 1998 and has been with the College of Arts & Sciences since 2005. In May 2012, she received the University’s Meritorious Service Award. Tanya attended the University of Minnesota-Crookston and graduated from UND in May 2017 with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Columbia Hall, Room 1909
Kayla Hotvedt, '16 - Academic Advisor
Kayla Hotvedt graduated in 2002 with her BS in Design Technology from Bemidji State University in Minnesota and earned her MS in Higher Education in 2016 from UND. Her time as an undergraduate ignited her passion for student affairs and student success. She joined the UND family in the spring of 2004 and has found her passion within academic advising and serving the students of UND. Ms. Hotvedt believes in a more holistic approach to advising students—looking at the whole picture to help students find their path and accomplish their academic goals. She is an advocate for students, but believes in helping students develop advocacy skills for themselves to help them beyond their time in college. Her door is always open and is happy to help in any way she can.
In the College office, Ms. Hotvedt provides general academic advising for students and faculty within the college. She answers questions regarding degree requirements, transfer coursework, and Essential Studies curriculum. She also helps to evaluate transcripts and determine eligibility for graduation, develops progress reports, and assists with other student needs. Ms. Hotvedt is the advisor for General Studies, Social Science majors, Pre-Criminal Justice, Pre-Law students, as well as Continuing Education (online & distance education).
Columbia Hall, Room 1002
Kim Ruit - Health Sciences Advisor
Kim Ruit's role as Health Sciences Advisor is crucial to the success of students interested in Pre-Health professions. Ms. Ruit works with current and prospective students as they plan their class schedules, prepare for standardized entrance exams, apply to professional schools, and prepare for interviews. Ms. Ruit also advises student athletes and works to train New Student Orientation volunteers, in addition to helping with the Transfer Orientation Program. Ms. Ruit earned a B.S. degree in Biology from Wheaton College.
Columbia Hall, Room 1914
Julie Bean, '05, '13 - Health Sciences Advisor
Julie Bean graduated from UND with a master's degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor's degree in communication. She began working at UND in 2005 and has focused her professional career providing academic support and retention programming to help students be successful in meeting their educational goals. Julie's advising philosophy is grounded in student success and transition theory that academic and social integration into the university system is critical for students to persist to graduation. In the College of Arts & Sciences, Julie provides academic advising and service to students and prospective students interested in Pre-Health programs at UND. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Julie, please contact the main advising office at 701.777.2749. Prospective Students interested in Pre-Health programs at UND should call Admissions at 701.777.3000 to schedule an appointment with Julie.
Columbia Hall, Room 1909C
Kristi Bruggeman - Finance Associate
Kristi Bruggeman began working at UND as an Accounting Specialist at Dining Services in 2007. Ms. Bruggeman joined the College Office in 2014 as Finance Associate and works closely with the Administrative Officer to manage the college’s budgetary matters. To do this, she processes the day-to-day business of the College Office accounts payable and receivable, maintains the Dean’s Office operating budgets, reviews and approves graduate student assistantships and tuition waivers, assures accurate summer session budget and appointments, tracks online teaching revenue and expenses, serves as a liaison between Arts & Sciences departments and other offices on campus, and serves as the contact for Student Technology Fee Proposals. Ms. Bruggeman is pursuing a B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at UND.
Columbia Hall, Room 1926
Angie Novak - Payroll & Budget Specialist
Angie Novak started at UND in 2015 as a Lab Manager for the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In August of 2016 she joined the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office as a Payroll & Budget Specialist. Ms. Novak’s duties include review of recruitment and appointment requests, review and approval of payroll documents, assure accuracy of payroll funding decisions, track instructional costs, assist with management of college budget processes, and communicate UND and College procedures to Arts & Sciences departments. Ms. Novak holds a B.S. degree in Health Sciences from the University of South Dakota and a Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate from Southeast Technical Institute.
Columbia Hall, Room 1931
Carrie Jackson - Administrative Secretary
Carrie Jackson assists students with major/minor changes and advisor requests, reviews tenure/tenure track faculty evaluations, schedules meetings for the college committees and the Dean, and oversees elections for all of the college’s standing committees as well as representatives to the University senate. She earned a B.A. in Anthropology at Texas A&M University and joined UND in 1998 as an Advanced Archeological Assistant with Anthropology Research. Most recently, Ms. Jackson served as the Anthropology Department’s Office Manager from 2014 to 2016. In 2016, she received the University's Meritorious Service Award and currently serves as a UND Staff Senator. Ms. Jackson joined the College Office in June 2016.
Columbia Hall, Room 1930