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Office of the Dean of Faculties

 

 

 

Location:Photo of YMCA building

YMCA Building Room 108

 

Mailing Address:
Office of the Dean of Faculties
Texas A&M University
1126 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1126

Email: dof@tamu.edu
 

Telephone: (979) 845-4274
Fax: (979) 845-1822

 

 

 

 

Name

 

Responsibilities

Michael Benedik, Ph.D.
Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost
benedik@tamu.edu

Meet the Dean

 

 

 

 

Blanca Lupiani, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Faculties
blupiani@tamu.edu

The Associate Dean of Faculties serves as deputy to the Dean of Faculties.  She is responsible for ensuring that all administrative matters are carried out in an effective and efficient manner to provide excellent service to the Texas A&M constituencies and will occasionally be called upon to substitute for the Dean when absent.

 

John August, BVetMed
Associate Dean of Faculties
and Director, Center for Teaching
Excellence
(979) 845-8392

j-august@tamu.edu
 

The Associate Dean of Faculties and Director of CTE has primary responsibilities to enhance faculty development with respect to teaching and learning through programming and consultation; research the needs and effectiveness of faculty development and promote scholarship of teaching and learning; and seek external funds to support programming and strategic development, in collaboration with the Dean of Faculties, CTE Faculty and Student Advisory Board, CTE Development Council, and the many collaborating units and faculty members.

 

Mario Rojo del Busto, LL.M.
Assistant Dean of Faculties and
Chief of Staff 
Director, International Faculty & Scholar Services
mrbusto@tamu.edu

 

 

The Assistant Dean of Faculties and Chief of Staff is responsible for directly assisting and providing the necessary recommendations to the Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost as it relates to faculty hiring processes, risk and compliance matters, policy review, development and implementation, HR matters, business plans, processes and procedures, and any other matters as required by the Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost. The Assistant Dean of Faculties is also responsible for overseeing the operational area of Faculty Administration and Records as well as all facets of the daily operations of the office ensuring compliance with System policies, regulations and rules. In addition, the Assistant Dean of Faculties is responsible for directing the University's nonimmigrant and immigrant faculty, scholar, and staff employment caseload, including the Galveston and Qatar campuses, and providing assistance to 18 Texas A&M University System members (universities and agencies) regarding immigration employment matters.

 

Jeff Froyd, Ph.D.
Director, Faculty Climate and Development
(979) 845-7574
froyd@tamu.edu

Maintenance and analysis of faculty data.

 

 

Support Staff

 

Name

 

Responsibilities
Megan H. Smith
Manager - Faculty Promotion, Development and Recognition
megan.h.smith@tamu.edu
  • Faculty Awards
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • New Administrative Leaders Orientation
  • Retirement Reception
  • TOP proposals
  • Administrative support for CAFRT and UGC grievances
  • Records retention for DOF programs
  • Distinguished Professors
  • Faculty Development Leave

 

Maria Herrera

Faculty Affairs Coordinator

miaherrera@tamu.edu

 

  • Faculty hiring
  • Faculty reappointment
  • Faculty title change
  • Faculty file management
  • Administrative support for Civil Rights and Title IX grievances
  • Records retention for grievances
  • Foreign travel requests

 

Diane Alvarado

Faculty Affairs Coordinator

alvarado@tamu.edu

 

 

 

 

  • Web content development and management
  • Print media development
  • Brand and consistency management
  • Faculty handbook
  • Administrator handbook
  • Large distribution communications

 

Sandra Harnden
Faculty Affairs Coordinator
csh811@tamu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Promotion and tenure
  • Annual faculty evaluation/mid-term guidelines
  • Data requests
  • Faculty hiring
  • Faculty reappointment
  • Faculty title change
  • Faculty file management
  • Tenure on arrival
  • Board of Regents agenda items preparation
  • Faculty teaching credentials
  • Central Business Services
  • Maintaining faculty teaching credentials
  • Chairs and professorships
  • Emeritus requests

 

Marquita Adrian
Administrative Assistant
amadrian@tamu.edu
  • Calendaring for Dr. Benedik and Dr. Lupiani
  • Meeting scheduling and logistics
  • Faculty transcripts
  • Administrative support for partner placement
  • Coordinate dean’s reviews
   

 

 

Student Assistants

 

Name

 

Responsibilities

Levi Bohanan
Student Assistant
Senior, Political Science

  • Assisting with new faculty hire paperwork
  • Mail (incoming and outgoing)
  • Data Entry
  • Filing
  • Scanning
  • Copying
  • Answering phones

 

Morgan Johnson
Student Assistant
Senior, Education

  • Ordering faculty transcripts
  • Assisting with accounts payable
  • Office purchasing
  • Assisting with new faculty hire paperwork
  • Mail
  • Answering phones
  • Copying
  • Scanning
  • Filing

 

Kyle Wallace
Student Assistant
Junior, Industrial Distribution

 

  • Assisting with accounts payable
  • Data entry
  • Data requests
  • Data reconciliations
  • Assisting with new faculty hire paperwork
  • File management
  • Mail
  • Answering phones
  • Copying
  • Scanning
  • Filing