Arts Building, Suite 176 & 177
Laura.Goodwin@ucdenver.eduLaura D. Goodwin, PhD
, associate vice
chancellor for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean, College of Arts &
Media, manages the Division of Faculty Affairs and Undergraduate
Enrichment. Previous administrative positions include acting associate
vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and dean of the Graduate School
(2001–02), associate dean in the School of Education (1992–97), and
coordinator of the Educational Psychology Division in the School of
Since 1983, Goodwin also has been a faculty member. Until 2003, she
taught courses in statistics, research methods, measurement and
psychometrics, and dissertation planning and design. She is the
recipient of several teaching awards, including the selection as a CU
President’s Teaching Scholar in 1989. She is the author of many articles
and books, on a wide-variety of topics. Recent publications have
focused on mentoring in higher education, standard setting, and various
statistical and methodological issues and techniques.
Professor of Fine Arts, Photography
BFA, MFA, Massachusetts College of Art (Boston)
Joann Brennan leads the strategic planning process for the college. This includes providing support and encouragement for the development and implementation of college signature areas and leadership for other college initiatives. She works closely with others across the college and the university to facilitate consolidation initiatives. She takes the lead in all faculty governance initiatives, such as the CAM by-laws and coordination of CAM committee elections. Brennan oversees schedule planning and classroom assignments, curriculum and policy issues, as well as the development of outcome measurements for the college as a whole. She also handles all graduate student affairs issues, including student petitions. Brennan also serves as chair of the CU Denver Live! event committee and the CAM Event Committee.
ASSISTANT DEAN for Budget and Human Resources
Shannon Squires – Executive Assistant to the Dean
Shannon Squires manages the Dean's schedule and assists the Dean
Sean Koto – Administration and Finance Assistant
Sean Koto coordinates College procurement, finance, and travel for the Dean's guests, faculty, and events programs.
Morag Nairn – College Coordinator
Morag Nairn is responsible for coordinating all course scheduling and rooming for CAM, and serves as staff liaison to the CAM Curriculum Committee and the CAM Executive Committee. Nairn also manages the CAM catalog updates.
Karin Hunter – Director of Advising
Karin Hunter oversees direction and management of advising office; coordination of the graduation and degree audits; coordination of Pathways, 60/60 and other CCHE mandates; oversight of CAM Probation/Suspension, Dean's List and Early Alert; aids students in selection of appropriate coursework; evaluates transfer credits; assists with student degree planning; organizes participation in New Student Orientation, Open House and other campus events; is a CAM representative for Undergraduate Working Group; Degree Audit Task Force, SIS Replacement Task Force, and Advisor Network; serves as Chair of MS in Recording Arts Admissions Committee; creates and updates advising policies as needed; creates and updates advising literature, web language and other materials as needed; develops new recruitment and retention initiatives as needed.
Diccon Conant, Academic Advisor
Denise Larson, Academic Advisor
Cynthia Barringer – Communication Program Director
Cynthia Barringer develops marketing strategies and implements programs to build awareness of the College, its programs, and services. She also designs, develops, and maintains CAM's web sites. She also serves as the CAM liaison to campus-wide web development and communications entities.
Barringer is a long-time CU Denver staff member (25 years, 2 years as a study hourly) and has worked in various positions in the College of Arts and Media since its inception. She is a CU alumna, receiving her BS in Music Business in 1991.
Lawrence Hass - CAM's Technology and Facilities Director
Lawrence Hass, a graduate of the CU Denver Photography program, is CAM's Technology Director. Hass also acts as the Facilities Manager for the college. He came to CAM after serving in various technical and management roles at The Eastman Kodak Co. and Sun Microsystems, Inc. In his role as Technology Manager he oversees 6 Mac computer labs and a large group of Student Assistants. As Facilities Manager he interfaces with the Auraria Higher Education Center to ensure CAM's needs are met with any new construction, remodel, repair and maintenance projects. When not involved in the day to day operations of the labs he likes to explore his passion for finding ways to bring technology, both existing and new, to bear on the always changing education environment. In his time off Lawrence can be found running, hiking or photographing. Sometimes all three at once.
Lee Ann Weller - Events Manager
Lee Ann Weller's responsibilities include scheduling of Events for the College departments. She co-ordinates the details for Music's Student Recitals. Weller contracts the talent, oversees the fulfillment of the riders, and supervisors the presentation of the guest artists.