Office of the Dean

Robertson Hall

Cecilia E. Rouse, Dean

The Woodrow Wilson School is administered by the dean, who is elected by the Board of Trustees on nomination of the president. The dean of the School is responsible to the president and the Board of Trustees for the administrative oversight of the School, its planning and development, and its coordination and relations with other parts of the University. In addition to other responsibilities of the office, the dean exercises the functions of a chair of a department.

Brandice Canes-Wrone, Vice Dean

The vice dean is responsible for all faculty and academic matters, including developing the undergraduate and graduate curricula, making teaching and other faculty assignments, hiring visiting faculty and overseeing faculty reappointments. In addition, the vice dean supervises the associate deans and directors responsible for managing the undergraduate and graduate program offices.

Todd Bristol, Associate Dean for Administration, Finance and Planning

The administrative operations of the School include human resources functions, finance, facilities and information technology, including the maintenance of policies directing the operation of the School in line with those of the University. Key units include administrative services, the Office of Financial Management, the Business and Facilities Office and the WWS Computing Services Office.

Nancy M. Everett, Director of Administrative Services

Linda J. Taylor, Assistant Director of Administrative Services

Administrative Services oversees human resources functions at the School, including the recruitment and hiring of all administrative staff; training, monitoring and evaluation of all support staff; managing all personnel functions for faculty and staff, including payroll issues, disability and leave matters; and overseeing the recruitment and appointment of faculty and postdocs.

Heather Evans, Executive Assistant to the Dean

The Executive Assistant handles a wide range of administrative matters of school-wide importance on behalf of the Dean and will serve as liaison and/or represent the Dean in selected internal and external interactions with faculty, staff, students, alumni, University administrators, and professional association and community.

Meghann Kleespie, Administrative Assistant to the Dean

The administrative assistant to the dean prioritizes incoming materials and requests for meetings with the dean, identifies and compiles materials for meetings and reports, and serves as a primary resource to other University and external offices.

Pamela Garber, Administrative Coordinator

The administrative coordinator provides support for the vice dean, associate dean for operations, and the director and assistant director of Administrative Services.