Association Deans

To facilitate academic advising, every student is placed in an advising "Association." Association Deans are assigned to each student based on their first-year housing assignment or based on whether they are an Echols Scholar, Student Athlete, Veteran, Transfer student or are approved to live off Grounds in their first year work. Students remain with the same Association Dean as long as they are a student in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Association Deans provide broad academic support to students in the College of Arts & Sciences. Your dean can advise you on academic matters, help you to think broadly about your long-term plans, and connect you to the appropriate support services at the University. They are committed to your academic success. If your Dean does not know the answer to your question, they will connect you to the person or office who does.

For example, your Association Dean can help:

  • advise you on academic matters such as getting into classes, faculty advisors, and instructors
  • establish your academic plan
  • refer you to appropriate University of Virginia agencies and offices for non-academic matters, such as health and other issues.

All the College Association Deans have offices in Monroe Hall, where the undergraduate advising offices are located. Each Association Dean schedules regular/daily office hours in Monroe Hall and the College staff will be happy to arrange an appointment with you. To schedule a meeting with your Dean, you can call the undergraduate advising office main phone at (434) 924-3351 or visit 101 Monroe Hall (M-F, 8-5) and the College staff will gladly assist you.

Additionally, on every weekday during the semester, Monroe Hall hosts walk-in advising hours from 2:30-4:00pm. Feel free to drop in and chat with the Dean of the Day during those hours. No appointment is necessary.

The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs is Dean Rachel Most.

NOTE: Effective June 29, there are new deans for students in Brown College, Johnson, Watson-Webb, Woody, Cauthen, Lefevre and Metcalf; please see below.

Dean Association

Shawn Lyons

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Balz-Dobie

Shilpa Davé

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Bonnycastle

Corin Fox

Association Dean
Brown College

Melissa Frost

Assistant Dean
Cauthen
Sandy Seidel

Sandra Seidel

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
Courtenay

Shawn Lyons

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Dabney
Erin Eaker

Erin Eaker

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Dillard
Sandy Seidel

Sandra Seidel

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
Dunglison
Mark Hadley

Mark Hadley

Assistant Dean and Professor
Echols House

Sarah Cole

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Echols Scholars
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Kirt von Daacke

Assistant Dean and Professor
Emmet
Sandy Seidel

Sandra Seidel

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
Fitzhugh
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Kirt von Daacke

Assistant Dean and Professor
Gibbons

Shawn Lyons

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Gooch

Shilpa Davé

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Hancock

Connie Chic Smith

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Hereford College (Norris and Whyburn)
Mark Hadley

Mark Hadley

Assistant Dean and Professor
Humphreys
Sandy Seidel

Sandra Seidel

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
International Residential College

Corin Fox

Association Dean
Johnson

Connie Chic Smith

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Kellogg

Connie Chic Smith

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Kent

Melissa Frost

Assistant Dean
Lefevre

Shilpa Davé

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Lile-Maupin
Erin Eaker

Erin Eaker

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Malone

Melissa Frost

Assistant Dean
Metcalf

Shilpa Davé

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Off Grounds in First Year
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Kirt von Daacke

Assistant Dean and Professor
Page
Beverly Adams

Beverly Adams

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
Retiring Sept. 2020

Karlin Luedtke

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
Shannon
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Rachel Most

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs and Professor
Student Athletes (Football, Men & Women's Basketball, Men & Women's Squash)

Karlin Luedtke

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
Student Athletes (Olympic Sports)
Ozment

Elizabeth Ozment

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Transfer Students
Sandy Seidel

Sandra Seidel

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
Tuttle-Dunnington

Shawn Lyons

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
Veterans
Sandy Seidel

Sandra Seidel

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
Visiting International Students

Corin Fox

Association Dean
Watson-Webb
Mark Hadley

Mark Hadley

Assistant Dean and Professor
Weedon

Corin Fox

Association Dean
Woody