Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is dedicated to serving the students, faculty, and staff of St. Catherine University. The Office is directly responsible for the University's strategic academic vision, accreditation and assessment, budgeting and finance (including faculty staffing), and academic centers.

Academic Affairs works in collaboration with the provost to support both faculty and student academic success in collaboration with support services, curriculum standards, and records.

Academic Master Plan (Full)

Academic Master Plan (One-Sheet)

Academic Leadership
Headshot of Anita Jones Thomas, St. Kate's provost

Executive Vice President and Provost
Anita Thomas, PhD

Headshot of Lynda Szymanski, Interim Associate Provost

Associate Provost
Lynda Szymanski, PhD

Photo by Rebecca Slater '10 / By Rebecca Studios

School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Tarshia Stanley, PhD

Lisa Dutton, Dean of Health Sciences

Dean of Health Sciences
Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Lisa Dutton, PT, PhD

Laura Fero, Dean of Nursing

Dean of Nursing
Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Laura Fero, PhD, MSN, RN

Dean of Business Benson K Whitney

School of Business

Benson K. Whitney, JD

Assistant Provost of Accreditation and Academic Accountability
Denise Baird, PhD

Interim Assistant Provost of Student Affairs
Ann Garvey, JD

Associate Dean, Nursing, Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
Matthew Byrne, PhD

Associate Dean, Health Sciences, Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD

Associate Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Jeff Johnson, PhD

Interim Associate Dean, School of Business
Craig Roger

Faculty Scholarship and Recognition

Our faculty are active researchers, writers and speakers; many of them internationally known for their contributions toward the advancement of their fields of study.

Faculty profiles

Research and scholarship

Writing Intensive Program

Faculty and staff recognition

Carondelet Scholars and endowed chairs