Meet A Deac Archive

What is Meet A Deac?

Meet A Deac is a series of interviews with campus community members; these appear in the Daily Deac blog. We hope you enjoy getting to know some of the people that make Wake Forest such an extraordinary place.


Darren Aaron

  • Director of Finance and Operations, Health & Wellbeing; Associate Director, Student Health Service; and Advisor, Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services

Rebecca Alexander

  • Professor of Chemistry, Director of Wake Downtown, and Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement

Sarra Alqahtani

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science

Betsy Barre

  • Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Zach Blackmon

  • Associate Director of Operations, Residence Life and Housing

JL Bolt

  • General Superintendent in the Construction Division of Facilities & Campus Services

Gail Bretan

  • Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life

Ashlee Canty

  • Inclusive Practice Manager, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Anna Marie Carr-Reinhard (’12)

  • Director, Office of Family Engagement

Stephanie Carter

  • Director of Residence Life, Residence Life and Housing

Betsy Chapman (’92, MA ’94)

  • Executive Director of Family Communications

Samuel Cho

  • Associate Professor in the Departments of Physics and Computer Science

Elizabeth Clendinning

  • Associate Professor of Music and Director of Gamelan Giri

Brian Cohen

  • Assistant Director for Sustainability Engagement

Rachel Conway

  • Sports Psychologist, Athletics

Laura Denlinger

  • Tutor Coordinator, Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (formerly Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services)

Davita DesRoches (MDiv ’21)

  • Alternative Media Specialist, Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS)

Gregory Deverson

  • Coordinator for Intramural Sports, Campus Recreation

Shannon Dubuisson

  • Executive Director of University Events

Rob Erhardt

  • Associate Professor of Statistics and Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Naijla Faizi (’14)

  • Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life

Jennifer Finkel

  • Acquavella Curator of Wake Forest’s Art Collections, Office of University Art Collections

Michelle Ford (’10)

  • Program Coordinator, Office of Wellbeing

Jessica Francis

  • Director of Global Abroad in the Center for Global Programs and Studies (GPS)

Adam Friedman

  • Director of the Instructional Technology Group and Professor of Social Studies Education, Department of Education

Jackie Friedman

  • Associate Director of the Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (formerly the Learning Assistance Center and Disability Services)

David Hagy

  • Teaching Professor and Orchestra Director, Music Department

Ashleigh Hala

  • Director of the Office of Wellbeing

Ashley Hawkins Parham (MA ’12)

  • Wellbeing Program Manager, Office of Wellbeing

Suzanne Hawks

  • Disability and Learning Assistance Specialist, Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (formerly Learning Assistance Center and Disability Services)

Lauren Haynes

  • Assistant Director for Leadership Initiatives, Office of Student Engagement

Ashley Heffner

  • Staff Psychologist, Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (formerly Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services)

Steven Heffner (MD ’09)

  • Staff Physician, Student Health Service

Kelia Hubbard

  • Director of the International Student & Scholar Services Office

Dana Hutchens

  • Senior Associate Director in Employer Relations, OPCD

Lindsay Jamison

  • Communications and Marketing Manager, Division of Campus Life

Wei-chin Lee

  • Professor, Politics and International Affairs

Mary Beth Lock

  • Associate Dean, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Dan Locklair

  • Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music

Marianne Magjuka

  • Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement

Warrenetta Mann

  • Director, University Counseling Center

Melody Martin

  • Director of Presidential Advancement, Office of University Advancement

AJ Mazaris

  • Assistant Vice President for Equitable Policy, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Director, LGBTQ+ Center

Kim McGrath

  • Director, News and Communications, Communications and External Relations

Courtney Morris

  • First in the Forest Advisor for the Scholars Office

Dan Paredes

  • Interim Director, University Counseling Center

Jenna Radford

  • Program Coordinator for Wake Washington

James Raper (MAEd ’02)

  • Assistant Vice President for Health & Wellbeing

Jennifer Richwine (’93)

  • Executive Director for Wake Washington

K Monet Rice-Jalloh

  • Associate University Chaplain

Jackie Sheridan

  • Director of the Scholars Program and head of the Scholars Office

Ryan Shirey

  • Associate Teaching Professor of English (Writing Program) and Director of the Wake Forest University Writing Center

Michael Shuman

  • Director of the Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (formerly Learning Assistance Center and Disability Services)

Christina Soriano

  • Associate Professor of Dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Vice Provost for the Arts and Interdisciplinary Initiatives

David Taylor

  • Assistant Dean for Global Study Away

Rosalind Tedford (’91, MA ’94)

  • Director for Research and Instruction, ZSR Library

Marion Tuttle

  • X-Ray Tech/Clinical Specialist

Melissa Walker

  • Assistant Director, Student Health Service, Business Office and Compliance

Harriet Williams

  • Student Employment Program Administrator

Laurie D. Willis

  • Associate Director, News and Communications,  Communications and External Relations

Wendy Wooten

  • Assistant Director, Project Management, Facilities and Campus Services Department

Kyana Young

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering

Qiaona Yu

  • Assistant Professor of Chinese at the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

Ke Zhang-Reid

  • Associate Professor, Biology
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