Dean’s Office

For general inquiries, please call (608) 265-5296, fax (608) 262-0014, or email the Dean’s Office at

Paul Robbins
Dean, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
122F Science Hall
(608) 265-5296

Shelly Strom
Assistant to Paul Robbins
88 Science Hall
(608) 890-2600

Areas of responsibility: scheduling and administrative support for Dean Paul Robbins

Anna Gade
Associate Dean for Research and Education
70 Science Hall
(608) 263-5839

Areas of responsibility: academic programs and certificates, course proposals/cross-lists, faculty tenure/post-tenure review

Colleen Godfriaux
Associate Dean for Administration
122D Science Hall
(608) 262-6435

Areas of responsibility: administrative services, budget, research and sponsored programs, human resources, space management

Ann Swenson
Associate Dean for Advancement
122C Science Hall
(608) 262-9864

Areas of responsibility: gift fund management and administration, liaison to UW Foundation, liaison to Office of Business Engagement, liaison to Nelson Institute Board of Visitors

Diane Stojanovich
Distinguished Associate Dean for Communications
30B Science Hall
(608) 263-3063

Areas of responsibility: communications management; web coordination; digital presence; social media; media relations; editorial and graphic design support services; liaison to University Communication, University Relations, and University Marketing

Contacts for Special Dean's Office Initiatives

Shelly Strom
Program Manager, UniverCity Year
88 Science Hall
(608) 890-2600

Jessie Conaway
Native Nations Outreach Specialist
70 Science Hall
(608) 265-6712