The Class Deans

Class deans are responsible for a comprehensive program of academic advising and class management in the context of a residential liberal arts environment. This includes helping students develop educational goals and complete their graduation requirements; working with faculty to support student success in the classroom; facilitating access to academic and non-academic support services; and supporting student transitions from high school through the undergraduate years to life post-Wesleyan. Class Deans have daily drop-in hours during the week and are also available for appointments. 

The Class Dean drop-in hours are Monday 2:00-3:00, Tuesday 3:00-4:00, Wednesday 5:00-6:00, Thursday 11:00-12:00 and Friday 2:00-4:00.

Louise Brown

Louise S. Brown
Dean for Academic Advancement and
Dean for the Class of 2021
202 North College

David Phillips

David Phillips
Dean for the Class of 2020
217 North College

Dean Jennifer Wood

Jennifer Wood
Dean for the Class of 2019
203 North College


Renée Johnson-Thornton
Dean for the Class of 2018
216 North College