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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UC Denver
 

Dean's Office

Contact Info


The Dean's Office for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is located in Suite 5014 of the North Classroom on the Auraria Campus.  Below please find contact information for the administration, staff and student assistants.

Pamela Jansma 

Pamela Jansma

DEAN

Professor of Geography & Environmental Sciences

Dr. Jansma comes to the University of Colorado Denver after many years in both academic and administrative positions at several universities. Her background is geosciences with a research focus on using the Global Positioning System to examine deformation of Earth's surface with emphasis on active tectonics of the Caribbean region. She received her BS from Stanford University and MS and PhD from Northwestern University. She was a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. After a brief stint in the energy industry, she moved to the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez where she started as an assistant professor and eventually became the Associate Dean of Research for the College of Arts and Sciences. After ten years, she returned to the US mainland in 2000 to join the faculty at the University of Arkansas where she became Chair of Geosciences in 2004. After eight years in Arkansas, she assumed the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University. She relocated to Texas in 2009 where she served as Dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington until joining CU Denver in September 2014. She and her husband, who is also an academic geoscientist, have two adult children.
303-556-2557
Pamela.Jansma@ucdenver.edu

John Wyckoff 

John Wyckoff

ASSOCIATE DEAN – Faculty and Staff Affairs

Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Wyckoff is responsible for the recruitment, mentoring, professional development, and retention of faculty and staff within the College. He oversees reappointment, tenure, and promotion processes including chairing the Dean’s Advisory Committee. For senior faculty, he organizes the College’s Post Tenure Review and convenes the CLAS PTR Committee. Staff mentoring and development initiatives are also within his area of responsibility. Dr. Wyckoff works with faculty and staff to resolve conflicts and other personnel issues and insures that appropriate University, Campus, and College policies are followed. As Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Affairs, Dr. Wyckoff must interact effectively and collaboratively with other groups on campus that deal with faculty and staff issues. In addition to his responsibilities with staff and faculty, he oversees space planning and allocation within the College and represents CLAS at the Campus-level.
303-556-2590
John.Wyckoff@ucdenver.edu

Laura Argys 

Laura Argys

ASSOCIATE DEAN - Research and Creative Activities

Professor of Economics

Dr. Argys works to promote the research and creative activities of the faculty. Her responsibilities include oversight of sponsored programs within CLAS, development of policies and programs to enhance faculty research opportunities and facilitation of research connections across departments, colleges and campuses. Dr. Argys seeks to expand and enhance research and creative activities by graduate and undergraduate students and scholarly collaboration between students and faculty.
303-556-3949
Laura.Argys@ucdenver.edu

Richard Allen 

Richard Allen

INTERIM ASSOCIATE DEAN - Undergraduate Curriculum and Student Affairs

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Allen oversees undergraduate curriculum planning and development, undergraduate advising, learning outcomes assessment, and course scheduling for the College as a whole. He collaborates with others on issues including implementation of the ISIS system, Early Alert, the Honors program, transfer agreements, retention, and student conduct and ethics. He interfaces with all groups on campus concerned with undergraduate programs, policies, and curricula, working to facilitate a high-quality and positive undergraduate experience.
303-556-6740
Richard.Allen@ucdenver.edu

Marjorie Levine-Clark 

Marjorie Levine-Clark

ASSOCIATE DEAN - Planning and Initiatives

Associate Professor of History

Prof. Levine-Clark brings together faculty, administrators, staff, and students to collaborate on strategic planning; diversity initiatives; continuing and professional education; and interdisciplinary teaching, research, and programming. She looks for opportunities to enhance CLAS outreach to Colorado K-12 schools and our local business and non-profit communities. She is the College’s liaison to the Anschutz Medical Campus, Metro State University and the Community College of Denver, the CU Foundation, and Alumni and Corporate Relations. Prof. Levine-Clark works closely with the Dean’s Office, CLAS Webmaster, and CLAS Marketing and Communications Manager to promote the college’s mission to be a leader in academic excellence and social responsibility.
303-556-2896
Marjorie.Levine-Clark@ucdenver.edu

Kuan-Yi Rose Chang 

Kuan-Yi Rose Chang

ASSISTANT DEAN - International, Continuing & Professional Education

Director of Chinese Language

Dr. Chang manages all college activities associated with international initiatives (particularly the International College in Beijing [ICB]). She serves as the liaison for all matters associated with the Office of International Education (OIE) and the office of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE). Dr. Chang seeks to expand the current continuing and professional educational programs in the college by seeking new avenues and course offerings.
303-556-2434
Kuan-Yi.Chang@ucdenver.edu

JoAnn Porter 

JoAnn Porter

ASSISTANT DEAN - Budget and Finance

As Assistant Dean of Budget and Finance, Ms. Porter is responsible for overseeing the budget, finance and accounting functions in the college. The position collaborates with the Dean and the Associate Deans in the establishment and administrative leadership of all areas under the Dean’s authority. The Assistant Dean functions as the School’s financial manager and the Dean’s consultant on College financial policies and procedures. Ms. Porter also serves as college representative on numerous campus and system finance-related committees.
303-556-2120
JoAnn.Porter@ucdenver.edu

Carol Morken 

Carol Rivas-Morken

ASSISTANT DEAN - Student Advising

Ms. Morken directs the efforts of a talented team of undergraduate student advisors who help build a successful experience for over 5,000 individuals each year.
303-556-2556
Carol.Morken@ucdenver.edu

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Carol Achziger 

Carol Achziger

Grant Development Coordinator

Carol coordinates grants and contracts activities within the college. She acts as a liaison between those preparing proposals and the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC). Carol assists Principal Investigators (PIs) in the preparation and submission of grant proposals and contracts by interfacing with the PI and the OCG to ensure that all forms and submission requirements are met so that the submission is successful. She also tracks awards, facilitates report submission, and serves as a resource for information regarding external funding opportunities.
303-556-6368
Carol.Achziger@ucdenver.edu

Katy Brown 

Tracy Kohm

Marketing and Communications Manager

Tracy develops marketing strategies and implements programs to build awareness of the College, its professors and students, its programs and services. She manages internal and external communication for college activities, including lecture series, alumni relations, professional associations, events, and community outreach. Tracy also manages the development of college advancement projects for donor relations. She serves as the liaison to Integrated University Communications, the CU Foundation, and the UCD Alumni Association.
303-556-6663
Tracy.Kohm@ucdenver.edu

Vandy Campbell 

Karen Fennell

Executive Assistant to the Dean

As the executive assistant, Karen is responsible for professional administrative support for the Dean and the College, managing CLAS Dean's office administration, scheduling, assisting with outreach efforts, planning and preparing for meetings and events, managing the Dean's calendar, and providing fiscal support for the Dean. Karen serves as the initial contact for the Dean's office.
303-556-2624
Karen.Fennell@ucdenver.edu

Laurel Dodds 

Laurel Dodds

Director of Initiatives and Continuing and Professional Education

Laurel coordinates the development of distinctive 5-year plans, budgets, research, fund-raising and program development for CLAS Signature Areas. In addition, she oversees the office of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) and Domestic Travel Study programs. She seeks to expand current continuing and professional educational programs in the college by seeking new avenues and course offerings.
303-352-3728
Laurel.Dodds@ucdenver.edu

Mary Lovit 

Mary Lovit

Course and Curriculum Coordinator

Mary is one of the two Course and Curriculum Coordinators for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is responsible for coordinating course scheduling and rooming for all departments and programs in the College. She is the point of contact for registration problem-solving and provides student services support. She is the catalog editor for the College, manages curriculum and courses for degree programs, and serves as the liaison to the Registrar's Office and as staff liaison to the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee. She assists with student data, transfer articulation and degree audit. Mary is also the point person in the college for all ISIS related issues.
303-556-4849
Mary.Lovit@ucdenver.edu

Sarah Carr 

Sarah Carr

Course and Curriculum Coordinator

Sarah is one of the two Course and Curriculum Coordinators for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is responsible for coordinating course scheduling and rooming for all departments and programs in the College. She is the point of contact for registration problem-solving and provides student services support. She is the catalog editor for the College, manages curriculum and courses for degree programs, and serves as the liaison to the Registrar's Office and as staff liaison to the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee. She assists with student data, transfer articulation and degree audit. Sarah is also the point person in the college for all ISIS related issues.
303-556-5894
Sarah.Carr@ucdenver.edu

Megan Jorgensen 

Megan Jorgensen

Human Resources Manager

Megan is responsible for managing the recruiting and hiring process for tenured/tenure-track faculty, instructors, classified and professional exempt staff. She also provides payroll support and training for CLAS.
Department and Area Assignments: Anthropology, Integrative Biology, Chemistry, CLAS Dean’s Office, CU Succeed (shared), Health & Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics, Psychology
303-352-3616
Megan.Jorgensen@ucdenver.edu

Pam Sulsona 

Pam Sulsona

Finance and Accounting Senior Professional

Pam assists the Assistant Dean for Budget and Finance in the maintenance and reconciliation of the college's budgets. She also assists in payroll reconciliation and other human resource processes (e.g., annual salary upload, etc.).
303-352-3577
Pamela.Sulsona@ucdenver.edu

Harley Deschene 

Brittany Lopez-Thrasher

Grant and Contract Postaward Administrator

Ms. Lopez-Thrasher Oversees all CLAS Grants and Contract Post-Award Administration. Once an award is fully executed she ensures compliance and effective financial management to safeguard the Grant and PI success. She is a cohort with Pre-Award Administrator Carol Achziger once awards have been fully executed and when renewing an award. Ms. Lopez-Thrasher also communicates with PIs and CLAS HR liaisons to manage funding distributions. Ms. Lopez-Thrasher assists PIs with a range of grant management responsibilities including, management of subawards, reading and understanding financial statements, composition and submission of grant financial reports, and the close out awards.
303-556-8830
Brittany.Lopez-Thrasher@ucdenver.edu

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Tim Stalker 

Tim Stalker

Webmaster

Tim coordinates the system maintenance, administration, and development of the CLAS website as well as CLAS department websites. He serves as the CLAS liaison to campus-wide Web development and communications entities and provides training and support in Web and multimedia technologies.
303-556-6531
Tim.Stalker@ucdenver.edu

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Student Assistants

The College also employs student assistants who provide a host of much-needed tasks as receptionists for the Dean's Office. They can be reached at 303-556-2557.