The Dean's Group

Dr. Amitava Chowdhury

Dr Amitava Chowdhury
Special Advisor to the Dean: Global and Decolonization Initiatives
Office of the Dean, Dunning Hall

Dr. Amitava Chowdhury is the Special Advisor to the Dean on Global and Decolonization Initiatives. As the Special Advisor to the Dean, Dr. Chowdhury advises on global and decolonization initiatives to ensure they are in accordance with the Faculty's Strategic Plan.

Dr. Chowdhury is an Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History. He is a historian and historical archaeologist of agrarian labour regimes and colonial plantations in the British Empire, and methodologically, he is interested in global history and diaspora theory. In the department, he is also the co-director of the Global History Initiative, a faculty and graduate research forum in global history. Dr. Chowdhury is a former fellow of Harvard University's Weatherhead Initiative in Global History and a former Managing Editor of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Since arriving at Queen's in 2008, he has taught at every level, from first-year lectures to graduate seminars, and pedagogically, he is invested in globalizing and decolonizing the curriculum. 

He is the past winner of the Department of History's Teaching Excellence Award and has been nominated for several other teaching awards, including the Frank Knox Teaching Excellence Prize. His co-edited book Between Dispersion and Belonging won the 2017 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award.

Dr. Barbara Crow

Dr. Barbara Crow
Dean
Office of the Dean, First Floor, Dunning Hall
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Telephone extension: 
75652
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(613) 533-2067
Assistant Name: 
Jacquie Jamieson
Assistant Extension: 
77294
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Dr. Crow was appointed Dean of Arts and Science in July 2017. She is responsible for overseeing the overall operations of the Faculty of Arts and Science, including developing and supporting the Faculty’s long- and short-term goals, policies, fundraising efforts, strategic initiatives and academic priorities.  Dr. Crow provides leadership to the Associate Deans and Senior Leadership Team of Arts and Science while guiding the Faculty’s growth and development.  Reporting to the Provost, the Dean ensures that initiatives within the Faculty of Arts and Science are in alignment with the university’s strategic goals and objectives.

Dr. Crow’s research interests lie in the areas of feminism, aging, and technology, the ways in which they intersect, and specifically the various impacts of digital technology.  In addition to her research, Dr. Crow is a co-founder of the Mobile Media Lab and of Wi: A journal of Mobile Media.  She is also currently a co-principal investigator on the ACT Project (Ageing, Communication, and Technologies).  Learn more about Dr. Crow’s research here.

Prior to joining Queen's, Dr. Crow was the Associate Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University. She holds a BAH in Political Science and Women’s Studies, and an MA and PhD in sociology.

Dr. Lynda Jessup

Lynda Jessup, Vice-Dean
Vice-Dean
Office of the Dean, First Floor Dunning Hall
Telephone: 
Telephone extension: 
32448
Facsimile: 
613-533-2067
Assistant Name: 
Kim Bellefontaine
Assistant Extension: 
75395

Dr. Lynda Jessup, Associate Dean (Strategic Initiatives) holds a PhD from the University of Toronto. Promoted to professor in 2011, she is a member of Department of Art History and Art Conservation, with cross appointment to the Department of Film and Media and affiliated membership in the Cultural Studies Program, of which she is former director. Active in both teaching and research, she a former Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar and holds both the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision.

Dr. Jessup’s research is in the field of visual cultural studies. Her practice is interdisciplinary, focusing on Canadian and Native North American visual culture in exhibitions, the history of museums and collecting, art historiography and, more recently, the role of art exhibitions in advancing Canadian foreign policy and international cultural relations. She has published books and articles in her area of research, most recently as co-editor of Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada (2014). Her current book project is a study of representative exhibitions of Canadian art, which focuses on the ways in which national art histories function as an operative part of the de-nationalizing processes of globalization. Learn more about Lynda Jessup's research here.

Dr. Warren Mabee

Professor leaning against a red wall
Associate Dean and Director (School of Policy Studies)
Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 301
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Dr. Mabee is Associate Dean and Director of the School of Policy Studies. He is responsible for implementing a transition plan that will better integrate the School's activities with policy-relevant teaching and research across the Faculty of Arts and Science, as well as in other Faculties at Queen's. The Associate Dean also supports the Faculty's Strategic Plan development and implementation and works closely with the Dean's office and Department Head's to better facilitate inter-and trans-disciplinary research and teaching across the Faculty. Dr. Mabee also supports Government Relations at Queen's and liases with provincial and federal government officials to help identify and address areas of strategic policy concern.

Dr. Mabee hold a PhD from the University of Toronto and previously served as Head of the Department of Geography and Planning. His research focuses on the intersection of policy and technology in the area of renewable energy, and he has a particular interest in developing Canada's circular bioeconomy. Learn more about Dr. Mabee's reserach here: https://www.queensu.ca/geographyandplanning/people/faculty/warren-mabee

Dr. Nick Mosey

Dr. Nick Mosey
Associate Dean (Research)
Office of the Dean, First Floor, Dunning Hall
Telephone: 
Telephone extension: 
75653
Facsimile: 
(613) 533-2067
Assistant Name: 
Kim Bellefontaine
Assistant Extension: 
75395

Originally from the Department of Chemistry, Dr. Mosey currently serves as the Associate Dean of Research, a portfolio which includes facilitating the intensification of research within the Faculty of Arts and Science. He is also responsible for coordinating and guiding strategic research activities within the Faculty, and supports researchers in securing funding and obtaining research awards.

Dr. Mosey has taught courses on general chemistry, quantum mechanics, computational chemistry, and numerical methods, and also oversees students in the Mosey Group, where his research focuses on chemical simulations, tribology, electrocatalysis, and theoretical and computational chemistry.  Learn more about Dr. Mosey’s research here.

 

Dr. William Nelson

Associate Dean, (Teaching and Learning)
Dean's Office, First Floor Dunning Hall
Assistant Name: 
Kim Bellefontaine
Assistant Extension: 
75395

As Associate Dean, (Teaching and Learning), Dr. William Nelson is responsible for overseeing the Faculty's University Quality Assurance Processes, experiential learning, and learning outcomes. He also supports units in their efforts to enrich curriculum by incorporating historically underrepresented identities, experiences, and perspectives, and promotes the use of universal design to ensure access for all students.

Dr. Sharon Regan

Dr. Sharon Regan
Associate Dean (Graduate Students and Global Engagement)
Office of the Dean, First Floor Dunning Hall
Telephone: 
Telephone extension: 
32448
Facsimile: 
(613) 533-2067
Assistant Name: 
Kim Bellefontaine
Assistant Extension: 
75395

Dr. Sharon Regan of the Department of Biology joined the Faculty Office as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Global Engagement) on July 2, 2019.  Dr. Regan is returning to the Faculty Office from an Administrative Leave.

Dr. Jenn Stephenson

Dr. Jenn Stephenson
Associate Dean (Academic) - On sabbatical until January 2022
Student Services, First Floor Dunning Hall
Telephone: 
Telephone extension: 
79584
Facsimile: 
(613) 533-2467
Assistant Name: 
Alexandra Lewyckyj Jarymowycz
Assistant Extension: 
79584
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As Associate Dean (Academic), Dr. Stephenson's portfolio includes oversight of the undergraduate operations in the Faculty of Arts and Science, as well as the oversight and implementation of undergraduate academic regulations.  The Associate Dean also reviews student appeals or academic integrity cases, and manages complex academic cases involving individual students and faculty members. Dr. Stephenson participates in all committees of the Faculty relative to students or programs and liaise with the division of Student Affairs, Student Wellness Services, the Human Rights Office and the Office of the University Ombudsman. The Associate Dean’s portfolio also includes Admission and Recruitment, Orientation, and the implementation of the Senate Policy on Academic Consideration for Students in Extenuating Circumstances.

Dr. Stephenson holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, and previously served as the Undergraduate Chair at the Dan School of Drama and Music. Her research is focused on contemporary Canadian drama, metatheatricality, "theatre of the real," autobiographical performance, and performativity in fictional worlds-within. Learn more about Dr. Stephenson's research here.