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Office of the Dean

Dawson Hall, 2nd Floor
853 Sherbrooke St. West
dean.arts [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Dean of Arts
Lisa Shapiro
Dawson Hall, 207
dean.arts [at] mcgill.ca (Email )

Information about the Dean of Arts

Assistant to the Dean
Sandra Lauzon
Dawson Hall, 2nd floor
Tel: 514-398-4212
dean.arts [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Associate Dean, Academic

Michael Fronda
Associate Professor, History and Classical Studies
Dawson Hall, 308
Tel: 514-398-4428
Fax: 514-398-5861
michael.fronda [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Department Profile

The Associate Dean, Academic oversees and manages teaching programs and space planning in the Faculty:

  • Management of the allocation of physical space for the Faculty, working closely with Campus Space and Planning, Teaching and Learning Services and Facilities Management
  • Curriculum development, management and approvals; Chair of Curriculum Screening Committee and Curriculum Committee
  • Developing inter-Faculty partnerships and programs
  • Strategic Planning
  • Works closely with the Director of Administration on streamlining administrative structures within and across departments and other units Ensuring Faculty participation in the management of the Humanities and Social Sciences library collections
  • Management and development of summer school offerings for the Faculty


Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs

David Wright
Professor and Canada Research Chair, HIstory and Classical Studies/Institute for Health and Social Policy
Dawson Hall, 213
david.j.wright [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Department Profile

The Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs oversees and manages all academic personnel matters in the Faculty:

  • Reappointment and promotion, leading the Faculty Review Board
  • Sabbaticals and leaves of absence
  • Junior faculty mentoring
  • Faculty recognition (in collaboration with the Associate Dean Research)
  • Academic performance evaluation and management
  • Contract Academic Staff, including visiting appointments
  • In collaboration with the Dean,
    • Tenure-track and tenured faculty recruitment, retention, retirement
    • Yearly compact process for the allocation of academic hiring licenses

Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

Tabitha Sparks 
Associate Professor, English
Dawson Hall, 302
Tel: 514-398-7522
tabitha.sparks [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Department Profile

The Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies oversees and manages all research, prize and award, and graduate, and post-doctoral studies matters in the Faculty:

  • Oversight and coordination of research activity in the Faculty, including the management of grant application processes in the Faculty, of CRC and named chair application and renewals, as well as management of CFI applications
    • Review and signing of OSR checklists for Faculty commitments and unit chairs
    • Data analysis of Faculty grant performance
    • Faculty strategy, process and nominations for prizes and awards
    • Oversight of McGill Research Centres
    • Representing Faculty of Arts on University committees for research
  • Oversight and coordination of graduate fellowship funding, management of postdoctoral competitions and graduate student travel awards;
    • Faculty resource allocation for graduate and post-doctoral studies resources
    • Allocation of teaching support budgets (course lecturer exclusions and teaching assistantships)
    • Data tracking of Faculty graduate studies funding
    • Representing Faculty of Arts on GPS committees for graduate studies

Associate Dean, Students Affairs

Manuel Balán
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science/Institute for the Study of International Development
Dawson Hall, 110
Tel: 514.398.4400, ext 09557
manuel.balan [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Department Profile

The Associate Dean for Student Affairs oversees and manages all undergraduate student matters in the Faculty:

  • Oversight of Arts OASIS, whose mandate includes providing advice and support to students regarding their academic path
  • Disciplinary officer for the Faculty of Arts
  • Chair of Committee on Student Affairs and Scholarship Committee
  • Manage study away and exchange programs for the Faculty of Arts
  • Oversight of Faculty Responsibilities to admissions and readmissions
  • Representing Faculty of Arts on University committees pertaining to undergraduate student affairs

Director of Administration
Richard Courtois
Dawson Hall, 306
Tel: 514-398-3254
richard.courtois [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Programs and Scholarships

Course and Programs Officer
Jacqueline Gregory
Dawson Hall, 302
Tel: 514-398-1737
jackie.gregory [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Scholarships and Interdisciplinary Programs Administrator
Tara Alward
Dawson Hall, 302
Tel: 514-396-1821
tara.alward2 [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Human Resources and Academic Personnel

Human Resources

Senior Human Resources Advisor
Preeya Bisoonauth
Dawson Hall, 310
Tel: 514-398-7540
Fax: 514-398-2720
preeya.bissoonauth [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Human Resources Advisor
Anne-Marie Fook Chong
Dawson Hall, 313
Tel: 514-398-4217
Fax: 514-398-2720
annemarie.fookchong [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Human Resources Advisor
Jessica Chung Wing 
Dawson Hall, 311
Fax: 514-398-2720
jessica.chungwing [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Administrative Coordinator, HR/Finance
Christina Maiorino 
Dawson Hall, 313
Tel: 514-398-1597
Fax: 514-398-2720
christina.maiorino [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Faculty Affairs and Academic Personnel

Academic Affairs Officer
Marianne Casey (On leave)
Dawson Hall, 209
marianne.casey [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Academic Affairs Officer
Erin Henson
Dawson Hall, 311
arts.academicaffairs [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Immigration Support

Immigration Advisor
Maxime Grenier-Labrecque
James Administration Building
Tel: 514-398-5111
maxime.grenier [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Operations, IT and Computing Services

Operation Manager
position vacant
Ferrier Building, 303A
operations.foa [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Faculty Business Analyst
Kristin Mueller-Heaslip
Ferrier Building 303B
kristin.mueller-heaslip [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Communications Officer
Valerie Khayat
Ferrier Building, 231
valerie.khayat [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Communications Associate
Andria Caputo
Ferrier Building, 231
andria.caputo [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Senior Financial Officer
Nancy Prsa
Dawson Hall, 265A
Tel: 514-398-4400 ext. 094868
Fax: 514-398-8102
nancy.prsa [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Financial Officer
Raluca Feru (On leave)
Dawson Hall, 312
Tel: 514-398-4400 ext. 094995
Fax: 514-398-8102
raluca.feru [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Financial Officer
Anna Pietromonaco
Dawson Hall, 265B
anna.pietromonaco [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Budget Administrator
Lauren Mak
Dawson Hall, 265B
Tel: 514-398-4400 ext. 00370
Fax: 514-398-8102
lauren.mak [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Research Finance Administrator (FST)
Meena Mohan
Peterson Hall
Tel: 398-5113
meena.mohan [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Research Finance Administrator (FST)
Kyrsten Felts
Tel: 398-2479
meena.mohan [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Research and Graduate Studies

Prizes and Awards Officer
Kathleen Holden
Arts Building, 265A
Tel: 514-398-4400 ext. 094751
Fax: 514-398-8102
kathleen.holden [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Graduate and Postdoctoral Program Administrator
Nicole Guedon
Dawson Hall, 217C
Tel: 514-398-1447
adr.arts [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Grants Officer
Iris Godbout (on maternity leave)
Dawson Hall, 217D
Tel: 514-398-4842
iris.godbout [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Undergraduate Advising

Office of Advising and Student Information Services (OASIS)

Please visit the Arts OASIS Contact webpage for details.

Arts Internship Office

Anne Turner
Leacock Building, 309
Tel: 514-398-2916
anne.turner [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Development and Planned Giving

Director of Development, Faculty of Arts
Clayton Atto
Peterson Hall
Tel: 514-398-6590
Fax: 514-398-4638
clayton.atto [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Development Officer
Sarah Lukassen (presently on leave)
Tel: 514-398-8986
Fax: 514-398-4638
Sarah.Lukassen [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Administrative Coordinator
Andrea Larocque
Peterson Hall, 218
Tel: 514-398-1894
Fax: 514-398-4638
andrea.larocque [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Advancement Officer
Andra Armasu
Tel: 514-398-7204
Fax: 514-398-4638
andra.armasu [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Associate Director, Planned Gifts
Bequest and Planned Giving
Donna Henchey
1430 Peel Street
Tel: 514-398-3559
Fax: 514-398-8012
donna.henchey [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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