Academic Program Directors and Deans: 1990 to present

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

(established 1990 as Liberal Studies; changed name 1998; became a school 2014)

  • Bill Richardson, founding director (1990-1996*)
  • Michael Kalton, director (1997-2000)
  • Bill Richardson, director (2000-2006)
  • Cheryl Greengrove, director (2006-2009)
  • Lawrence Knopp, director (2009-2013)
  • William Kunz, director (2013-2014)
  • Cheryl Greengrove, interim dean (2014-2016)
  • Anne Clark Bartlett, dean (2016 - present)

*Bill Richardson served as acting UW Tacoma dean 1994-95.

Milgard School of Business 

(established 1994 as Business Administration; changed name 2003)

  • Patricia Fandt, founding director (1994-2004)
  • Shahrokh Saudagaran, dean (2004-2015)
  • Jill Purdy, interim dean (2015-2016)
  • Howard L. Smith, dean (2016 - present)

Nursing

(established 1992)

  • Sharon Gavin Fought, founding director (1992-1998)
  • Janet Primomo, interim director (1998-1999)
  • June Lowenberg, interim director (spring 1999)
  • Marjorie Dobratz, director (1999-2008)
  • Sharon Gavin Fought, director (2008-present)

School of Education

(established 1992; became a school 2016)

  • Ron Butchart, founding director (1992-1997)
  • Frank “Buster” Brouillet, director (1997-1999)
  • Ginger MacDonald, director (1999-2007)
  • Kären Landenburger, director (2007-2015)
  • Matthew Weinstein, interim director (2015-2016)
  • Brian McAlister, interim director (2016 - 2017)
  • Rachel Endo, dean (2017 - present)

Urban Studies  

(established 2001)

 

  • Brian Coffey, founding director (2001-2010, 2011-2013)
  • Lisa Hoffman, interim director (2010-2011)
  • Ali Modarres, director (2013 - present)

Institute of Technology

(established 1999 as Computing and Software Systems; changed name 2001; became a school 2016)

  • Larry Crum, founding director (1999-2005)
  • Orlando Baiocchi, director (2005-2011)
  • Robert Friedman, director (2011-2015)
  • Raj Katti, dean** (2015 - present)

**Raj Katti served as interim director from 2015-2017 before being named dean

Social Work

(established 1998)

  • Marceline Lazzari, founding director (1998-2007)
  • Thomas Diehm, acting director (2007-2008)
  • Rich Furman, director (2008-2011)
  • Diane Young, director (2011-2016)
  • Thomas Diehm, acting director (2016 - present)

Undergraduate Education

(established 2006 as General Education; changed name in 2010)

  • Beth Kalikoff, founding director (2006-2009)
  • Ingrid Walker, director (2009-2011)
  • John Banks, director (2011-2013)
  • Deirdre Raynor, director (2013-present)

KeyBank Professional Development Center

(established 2003)

  • Alice Dionne, director (2003-2010)
  • Lisa Reeves, director (2012-present)