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Directors

John Carfagno

Director of Communications
Phone
(434) 924-5347
523 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400772
Charlottesville, VA 22904

John Carfagno, Director of Communications, leads the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences communications team, and advises Dean Ian Baucom and Associate Dean for Development Gene Schutt on communications strategy, planning and implementation.

 

Rana Ganguly

Director of Sponsored Research Development
Phone
(434) 243-1924
585 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400772
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Judy Giering

Director of Learning Design & Technology
Phone
(434) 243-9933
107 Wilson Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Judy Giering, Director of Learning Design & Technology, provides leadership and direction to the College on issues related to course design and learning technologies, advocating for the exploration, testing and adoption of innovative pedagogies and research-based practices. She researches and assesses emerging instructional technologies and consults with faculty in the design and re-design of their courses.

Neal Grandy

Director of Arts & Sciences Research Administration
Phone
(434) 924-7130
555 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400772
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Neal Grandy, Director of Arts & Sciences Research Administration, provides accurate, timely, and professional advising on University- and Arts & Sciences- sponsored research and other administrative policies and procedures. He oversees pre- and post-award research grant activities for Arts and Sciences; provides various financial and other grant-related analyses; and represents Arts and Sciences on research matters.

Karen Mercer

Director of Budget and Financial Operations
Phone
(434) 924-4213
556 New Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Karen Mercer, Budget Director, develops, monitors, and maintains the operating budget for Arts & Sciences within the context of the College's multi-year financial plan. She works closely with staff in the Dean's office, A&S Departments, and the University to gather and interpret budget-related information. She also directly contributes to the ongoing development and improvement of budget monitoring and reporting systems.

Debbie Mincarelli

Director of Human Resources
Phone
(434) 243-8768
546 New Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Debbie Mincarelli is Director of Human Resources, plans and directs human resources functions for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She is responsible for providing comprehensive guidance and leadership on all aspects of Human Resources management, including establishing and implementing personnel policies and procedures, employee compensation, recruitment process for faculty and staff positions, employee relations, training and development programs, and compliance. She works closely with a full-time staff of 4.0 FTE, the Dean's senior staff, department chairs, program directors, and core leaders, as well as representatives of the Provost's Office and University Human Resources, to ensure the success of operations.

Aron Teel

Director of Arts & Sciences Computing Services
Phone
(434) 924-7294
562 New Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Aron Teel, Director of Arts & Sciences Computing Services, plans, coordinates, and manages computer support, programming, and database services within Arts & Sciences to ensure that computer equipment, support, and programming needs of Arts & Sciences' instructional, research and administrative units are met.

Anna Towns

Director of Space Planning and Management
Phone
(434) 243-8590
509 New Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Anna Towns, Director of Space Planning and Management, directs space management by developing long and short term plans to utilize space, including the space master plan for Arts & Sciences. She oversees the planning and management of renovation projects. She also is responsible for the Arts & Sciences capital plan and submission of capital projects initiation requests; she provides technical advice and support to Arts & Sciences deans on matters of facilities planning and construction; and is the chief Arts & Sciences technical representative with all architect and engineering consultants.

Zach Wheat

Director of Digital Communications
Phone
(434) 924-2746
Dawson's Row #2
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Zach Wheat, Director of Digital Communications, leads the effort to establish and maintain a dynamic digital communications presence to promote the College. He is responsible for developing and implementing a central digital strategy for the College, and oversees its network of websites, email outreach and mobile and social media presences, and the daily management and technical maintenance of the College's main website.