Dean’s Staff

Christopher Celenza, Dean of Georgetown College. 108 White-Gravenor

Faculty Affairs

Soyica Colbert, Vice Dean of Faculty and Director of Arts Initiatives; Idol Family Professor, Professor of African American Studies and Performing Arts

  • Departments: Foreign Languages and Linguistics: Arabic and Islamic Studies, Classics, East Asian Languages and Cultures, French and Francophone Studies, German, Italian, Linguistics, Spanish and Portuguese, Slavic Languages, Small Program Languages. Other Departments: African American Studies, Art and Art History, English, Performing Arts
  • Programs: Comparative Literature, Film and Media Studies, Global Medieval Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies

David Edelstein, Vice Dean of Faculty and Interdisciplinary Strategy; Associate Professor, Department of Government

  • Departments: Anthropology, Economics, Government, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Programs: American Studies, Catholic Studies, Disability Studies, Education, Inquiry, and Justice, Journalism, Justice and Peace Studies

Elena Silva, Vice Dean of Faculty and Diversity and Inclusion; Professor, Department of Biology

  • Departments: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Psychology, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Programs: Cognitive Science, Environmental Studies

Undergraduate Affairs

Sue Lorenson, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education

Academic Advising

First-Years and Sophomores: 303 Bunn Intercultural Center, 202-687-6045

Marlene Canlas, Associate Dean, last names Ti-Z

Thomas Chiarolanzio, Senior Associate Dean, last names A-Bh

Erin Force, Associate Dean, last names Cp-Ga

Hall (Tad) Howard, Associate Dean, last names Bi-Co

Sarah Lim, Academic Counselor, last names P-Th

Kathryn Wade, Academic Counselor, last names Gb-Lo

Stefan Zimmers, Assistant Dean, last names Lp-O

Juniors and Seniors: 108 White-Gravenor, 202-687-4043

Jessica Ciani-Dausch, Assistant Dean
Advises economics and political economy

Bernard Cook, Associate Dean
Advises American studies, English, and interdisciplinary studies

Vanessa Corcoran, Academic Advisor
Advises art, art history, history, government (A-Mc), global medieval studies, women’s and gender studies

Javier Jiménez-Westerman, Assistant Dean
Advises foreign language (including comparative literature), and psychology

Sue Lorenson, Vice Dean 
Advises linguistics majors

Mike Parker, Assistant Dean
Advises science majors (including computer science)

Keshia Woods, Associate Dean
Advises African American studies, anthropology, justice and peace studies, and sociology. Also advises junior and senior students who have not declared a major

Aia Yousef, Academic Counselor
Advises American music culture, government (Md-Z), mathematics, philosophy, theater and performance studies, and theology and religious studies

Pre-Health Advising

Mary Beth Connell, Associate Dean and Director of Pre-Health Advising

Lucy Cherner, Assistant Director, Pre-Health Advising

Administrative Staff

Karen Brown, Administrative Assistant

Lisa Cook, Administrative Assistant

Monica Hilliard, Manager of Student Academic Records and Data Operations

Candace Mosely, Program Coordinator

Robin Stanton, Records Specialist

Martha Warner, Dean Celenza’s Office Administrator and Program Manager

Benjamin Welch, Operations and Events Specialist

Budget, Finance, and Operations

Jennifer Munger, Senior Associate Dean for Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Merced Ada, Associate Director, Faculty Records

Derica Barbour, Assistant Director for Budget

Phillip Bachas-Daunert, Business Operations Specialist 

Cynthia Reid-Wills, HR Administrator

Donna Scott, Business Operations Assistant

Denique Stuart, Business Operations Specialist


Lynn Delles, Director of Communications 

Thesalie Dumlao, Digital Communications Specialist

Shelby Roller, Communications Specialist

Development and Alumni Relations

Nancy Barone, Executive Assistant for Development

Erin DeLoach, Assistant Vice President, Development

Gregory Stahl, Director of Development