Academic Dean's Office

Phone: 608-262-1651
Dean's Office: Room 139 Education, 1000 Bascom Mall, 7:45 am-4:30 pm

Students confer with an academic dean for administrative processing; exceptions to School or campus policy; academic difficulties; misconduct issues; or personal concerns. Students are sometimes told by others on campus to “talk to your dean.” This always refers to the student’s academic dean and never to the Dean of the school or college.

Undergraduate academic deans include Associate Dean Jeffrey Hamm and Assistant Deans Barbara Gerloff and Aaron Bird Bear. Most commonly, students will begin a conversation with an advisor and will be referred to an academic dean. Occasionally, students will hear directly from an academic dean—for instance, when they are in serious academic difficulty.

Students told to "see their dean" should contact this office. Some simple administrative functions are handled directly by the office staff or by an advisor. More complicated situations can be sorted out and appointments will be made with the appropriate dean.

Jeff Hamm in academic services lobby