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.


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

Kenneth Berenhaut

  • Professor, Department of Statistical Sciences

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

Christina Canon

  • Study Abroad Advisor, Global Programs and Services

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

Janessa Dunn

  • Associate Dean of Admissions

Nikki Elston

  • Assistant Dean of Academic Advising in the Office of Academic Advising, and Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Counseling

Rob Erhardt

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

Naijla Faizi (’14)

  • Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life

Craig Fansler

  • Preservation Librarian, Special Collections & Archives, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

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)

Steve Giles

  • Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication

Monique Gore

  • Director of the Intercultural Center

David Hagy

  • Teaching Professor and Orchestra Director, Music Department

Ashleigh Hala

  • Director of the Office of Wellbeing

Kelsey Hansen

  • Assistant Director of Residence Life, Residential Academic Initiatives & Engagement

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

Sarah Hefner

  • Academic Coordinator, Office of Academic Advising

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

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

E.J. Masicampo

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Kim McGrath

  • Director, News and Communications, Communications and External Relations

Courtney Morris

  • First in the Forest Advisor for the Scholars Office

Dan Paredes

  • Assistant Director Clinical Services, University Counseling Center

Jenna Radford

  • Program Coordinator for Wake Washington

Jennifer Richwine (’93)

  • Executive Director for Wake Washington

K Monet Rice-Jalloh

  • Associate University Chaplain

Malika Roman Isler (’99)

  • Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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)

Shelley Sizemore (’06, MA ’09)

  • Director of the Women’s Center

Jeff Solomon

  • Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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

Wendy Wooten

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

Saami Yazdani (Ph.D. ’08)

  • Associate Professor, Department of Engineering

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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