Dean of the College Staff

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Beverly Nagel
Beverly Nagel ’75 Profile
Dean of the College
Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Sociology, Science, Technology, and Society

Dean Nagel oversees the faculty and academic programs of the College. She is responsible for faculty recruitment, review and promotion, as well as review of academic departments and programs.  Dean Nagel also oversees the Gould Library and Information Technology Services (ITS).  The Dean is co-chair of the Education and Curriculum Committee, and chairs the Budget, Faculty Personnel, Faculty Curricular Planning and Faculty Grants Committees.  She is the chief academic officer of the College, and is a member of College Council.

Andrew Fisher
Andrew Fisher Profile
Associate Dean of the College
Professor of History

Associate Dean Fisher oversees the offices of Off-Campus Studies, the Language Center, and the Registrar.  His responsibilities include academic integrity cases, language exemptions, and student academic concerns.  As a standing member of the College's Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) and Academic Standing Committee (ACS), he is deeply involved in academic policy, and in students' academic progress.  In addition, Dean Fisher is responsible for the College's non-tenure-track faculty hiring.

Gretchen Hofmeister
Gretchen Hofmeister ’85 Profile
Associate Dean of the College
Professor of Chemistry

Associate Dean Hofmeister oversees the offices of Summer Academic Programs, the Science Education Resource Center, and the Arboretum. Her responsibilities include oversight of academic budgets and academic facilities; in particular, she is deeply involved in construction of the new Integrated Science Facility. She is a standing member of the Budget Committee, the Campus Facility and Planning Committee, and the New Technology Request Committee; she is the Institutional Representative for the college’s Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee; she convenes the Classroom Committee; and she is co-chair of the Science Board. In addition, Dean Hofmeister participates in the college’s tenure-track faculty hiring.

Alfred Montero
Alfred Montero Profile
Associate Dean of the College
Director of Advising
Frank B. Kellogg Professor of Political Science

As Director of Advising, Professor Montero oversees the assignment of all advisers for first- and second-year students. He also directs numerous workshops and events that support advising. As Director of Faculty Diversity Recruitment, Professor Montero works with all departments engaged in tenure-track hiring to support their diversity goals in the recruitment and selection of qualified candidates. 

Marynel Ryan Van Zee
Marynel Ryan Van Zee Profile
Director of Student Fellowships
Lecturer in History

Director of Student Fellowships Marynel Ryan Van Zee advises Carleton students and recent alumni applying for most highly competitive external fellowships and manages all on-campus elements of the evaluation and endorsement processes for such fellowships.  She is also responsible for Carleton-funded opportunities managed through the Office of Student Fellowships. 

Danette DeMann
Danette DeMann Profile
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean of the College
Becky Krogh
Becky Krogh Profile
Academic Project Specialist
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean of the College and Director of Advising
Karen Moldenhauer
Karen Moldenhauer Profile
Assistant to the Director of Student Fellowships
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean of the College
Peggy Pfister
Peggy Pfister Profile
Senior Assistant to the Dean of the College & Office Manager
Andrea Nixon
Andrea Nixon Profile
Director of Educational Research

Director of Educational Research Andrea Nixon assists departments and programs as they assess learning outcomes, oversees Carleton’s institutional-level assessment, and conducts educational research projects.