Dean's Office

Office Staff

Photo of Amy Jessen-Marshall

Dr. Amy Jessen-Marshall
Dean of the Faculty,
Vice President for Academic Affairs,
and Professor of Biology
(434) 381-6205 [email protected] 

Chief Academic Officer of the College with overall responsibility for all academic operations, including the academic program and personnel evaluation, curriculum and faculty development activities, liaison to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Directors, and budgetary responsibility for all academic departments, programs, and academic support functions.

Kelly Kraft-Meyer

Kelly Kraft-Meyer
Director of Academic Advising
(434) 381-6206 [email protected]

Responsibilities include advising students on academic issues and coordination of all pre-major academic advising and the academic components of Orientation.

Jill Granger

Dr. Jill Granger 
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and 
Professor of Chemistry
(434) 381-6206 [email protected] 

Responsibilities include oversight of the Honors Program and the Academic Resource Center.

Tiffany Cummings

Dr. Tiffany Cummings
Director of International Studies
(434) 381-6345 [email protected]

Responsibilities include coordination of study abroad process, advising international students, chairing the International Studies Committee and liaison to Admissions Office for international students. 

Cyndi Fein

Cyndi Fein 
Office Manager 
(434) 381-6205 
[email protected]

Responsibilities include working with Dean Jessen-Marshall and the faculty, coordination of office staff activities and academic secretaries.