Dean and Senior Leadership

Interim Dean

Catherine Ingrassia

Catherine Ingrassia, Ph.D.

Job title: Interim Dean
Telephone: (804) 827-0857
Location: 828 W. Franklin St.

Dean Ingrassia's assistant may be reached at chsdean@vcu.edu.

Associate Deans

faye belgrave

Faye Z. Belgrave, Ph.D.

Job title: Associate dean for equity and community partnerships
Works for: Dean's Office

As the associate dean for equity and community partnerships, Belgrave is responsible for the development and implementation of a plan for improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the College. In addition, she is responsible for elevating and promoting the College's community-engaged research and teaching.

sally hunnicutt

Sally Hunnicutt, Ph.D.

Job title: Associate dean for faculty and academic affairs (science and mathematics)
Works for: Dean's Office

Hunnicutt is responsible for supporting the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, Military Science and Leadership, Physics and Statistical Sciences and Operations Research.

D'Arcy Mays

D'Arcy P. Mays, Ph.D.

Job title: Associate dean of research and operations
Telephone: (804) 828-4623
Works for: Sponsored Programs, Dean's Office
Marcus Messner

Marcus Messner, Ph.D.

Job title: Associate dean for faculty and academic affairs (humanities and social sciences)
Telephone: (804) 827-0252
Works for: Dean's Office

Messner is responsible for supporting the Departments of African American Studies, English, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology, as well as the Robertson School and the School of World Studies.

krista scott

Krista Scott, Ed.D.

Job title: Associate dean for undergraduate programs
Telephone: (804) 828-5990
Works for: Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Dean's Office

Scott is responsible for the development and implementation of strategy for undergraduate education and student success, including enrollment management, recruiting, advising, student outcomes and guidance on development of new degree programs.

Special Assistants to the Dean

christopher burdett

Chris Burdett, Ph.D.

Job title: Special assistant to the dean
Location: Founders Hall, Room 322
Works for: Dean's Office
Sarah Golding

Sarah Golding, Ph.D.

Job title: Special assistant for experiential learning
Telephone: (804) 828-3598
Works for: Sponsored Programs, Dean's Office

Faculty Fellows

ellen carpenter

Ellen Carpenter, Ph.D.

Job title: Faculty mentorship fellow
Telephone: (804) 828-9624
Location: 820 W. Franklin St., Room 111
Works for: Dean's Office
laura middlebrooks

Laura Middlebrooks, Ph.D.

Job title: Faculty mentoring fellow
Location: Lafayette Hall, Room 301
Works for: Dean's Office
anita nadal

Anita Nadal

Job title: Faculty fellow for community engagement
Location: 312 N. Shafer St.
Works for: Dean's Office

Nadal previously worked for the Division of Community Engagement for 10 years, which supported many of the community-engaged programs she developed.