Dr. Sheila Adamus Liotta, Dean
Dr. Sheila Adamus Liotta, associate professor of chemistry, was appointed the first dean of the School of Arts & Sciences in 2009. Adamus Liotta most recently served as special assistant to the vice president for academic affairs. She served as chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for eight years.
Adamus Liotta has been a faculty member at the College since 1993. During this time, she has served on various committees, including the Chairs/Directors Task Force and the Committee on Academic Rank and Tenure. She served as co-chair of the self-study committee that helped the College gain reaccreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) in 2008.
Dr. Joan R. Branham, Associate Dean
Dr. Joan Branham, professor of art history, was appointed associate dean of the School of Arts & Sciences in 2014. She served as chair of the Department of Art and Art History for six years (2008-14) and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence for four years (2003-07).
Dr. Branham continues to be active in her field, publishing on sacred space in late-antique Jewish and Christian art. She has served as Vice President (2006-12) and Chair of Fellowships (2004-present) of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem and Acting Director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School (2007-08).