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    College of William & Mary
  Feb 21, 2018
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog

The College: About

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The College of William & Mary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.   Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of William & Mary.  The Mason School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International); the School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA); and the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). For more information, see the "Accreditation" page on the College's website.

Correspondence Directory

To facilitate prompt attention, inquiries should be addressed to the following at the College of William & Mary, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795.

Academic Affairs

Michael R. Halleran, Provost

Admission - Undergraduate

Timothy A. Wolfe, Associate Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admission

Admission - Graduate Studies

Virginia J. Torczon, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Arts and Sciences

Ken White, Associate Dean for MBA and Executive Programs, Mason School of Business

Carol L. Tieso, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, School of Education

Faye Shealy, Associate Dean of Admissions, William & Mary Law School

Linda Schaffner, Associate Dean, School of Marine Science

Alumni Affairs

Marilyn W. Midyette, Executive Director, Alumni Association and Associate Vice President of Alumni Engagement

Auxiliary Services

Cynthia A. Glavas, Director


Cathy Pacheco, General Manager

Campus Police

Deborah Cheesbro, Chief

Development, Annuities and Gifts

Matthew T. Lambert, Vice President for University Advancement

Diversity & Equal Opportunity

W. Fanchon Glover, Chief Diversity Officer

Dania Matos, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer

Fees and Expenses

Melanie O'Dell, Assistant Vice President, Financial Operations


General Business Matters

Samuel E. Jones, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

Amy Stoakley Sebring, Chief Financial Officer

Information Technology and Telecommunications

Courtney M. Carpenter, Associate Provost for Information Technology, Chief Information Officer

International Studies

Teresa Longo, Interim Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center for International Studies


Vacant, University Ombudsperson

Records and Transcripts

Sara L. Marchello, Associate Provost and University Registrar

Strategic Initiatives, University Governance, University Relations and Creative Services

Henry R. Broaddus, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Public Affairs

Student Employment, Student Loans, Financial Aid

Joe Dobrota, Director of Financial Aid

Student Life

Virginia M. Ambler, Vice President for Student Affairs

Swem Library

Carrie L. Cooper, Dean, University Libraries

Title IX Coordinator

Kiersten L. Boyce, Chief Compliance Officer, Title IX/ADA Coordinator

Mission Statement

The College of William & Mary, a public university in Williamsburg, Virginia, is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Established in 1693 by British royal charter, William & Mary is proud of its role as the Alma Mater of generations of American patriots, leaders and public servants. Now in its fourth century, it continues this tradition of excellence by combining the best features of an undergraduate college with the opportunities offered by a modern research university. Its moderate size, dedicated faculty, and distinctive history give William & Mary a unique character among public institutions, and create a learning environment that fosters close interaction among students and teachers.

The university's predominantly residential undergraduate program provides a broad liberal education in a stimulating academic environment enhanced by a talented and diverse student body. This nationally acclaimed undergraduate program is integrated with selected graduate and professional programs in five faculties - Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Law and Marine Science. Masters and doctoral programs in the humanities, the sciences, the social sciences, business, education and law provide a wide variety of intellectual opportunities for students at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

At William & Mary, teaching, research, and public service are linked through programs designed to preserve, transmit, and expand knowledge. Effective teaching imparts knowledge and encourages the intellectual development of both student and teacher. Quality research supports the educational program by introducing students to the challenge and excitement of original discovery, and is a source of the knowledge and understanding needed for a better society. The university recognizes its special responsibility to the citizens of Virginia through public and community service to the Commonwealth as well as to national and international communities. Teaching, research and public service are all integral parts of the mission of William & Mary.


In fulfilling its mission, William & Mary adopts the following specific goals:

  • to attract outstanding students from diverse backgrounds;
  • to develop a diverse faculty which is nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in both teaching and research;
  • to provide a challenging undergraduate program with a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that encourages creativity, independent thought, and intellectual depth, breadth and curiosity;
  • to offer high quality graduate and professional programs that prepare students for intellectual, professional and public leadership;
  • to instill in its students an appreciation for the human condition, a concern for the public well-being, a life-long commitment to learning; and
  • to use the scholarship and skills of its faculty and students to further human knowledge and understanding, and to address specific problems confronting the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world.

Code of Ethics

Integrity is one of the core values of the College of William & Mary. Thus, we are committed to lawful and ethical behavior in all of the university's activities. At William & Mary, we insist that all members of the university community - our board members, employees, students and volunteers - comply with all laws, regulations, policies and ethical norms applicable to them. More generally, we are to be honest, fair, and trustworthy ourselves and to take care that other members of the university community are also.

We, as members of the William & Mary community, will:

  1. Obey the laws, regulations and policies applicable to our university activities.
  2. Protect and preserve university resources and ensure their proper use.
  3. Avoid both conflicts of interest and the appearance of such conflicts.
  4. Safeguard confidential information.
  5. Make procurement decisions impartially and objectively.
  6. Maintain effective internal controls to safeguard the regularity and integrity of our activities.
  7. Treat other people with dignity and respect, ensuring there is no discrimination or harassment at William & Mary.
  8. Report any illegal or unethical action that comes to our attention, so the university can investigate and take corrective steps.

The College of William & Mary Diversity Statement

The College of William and Mary in Virginia is a community of teachers, students and staff who share our national ideals of human equality, democracy, pluralism and advancement based on merit. We give life to these principles - and prepare young women and men to be citizens of the wider world-  when we value diverse backgrounds, talents and points of view.

As a community, William & Mary believes that cultural pluralism and intellectual diversity introduce us to new experiences, stimulate original ideas, enrich critical thinking, and give our work a broader reach. We cannot accomplish our mission of teaching, learning, discovery and service without such diversity.

William & Mary belongs to all Virginians, to the nation, and to the world. Yet our College, like our country, failed for many years to open the door of opportunity to all people. In recent decades, William & Mary has made itself a more diverse community, and thus a better one. Structures and habits that create injustices, however, have yet to be fully banished from American society. We are committed to eliminate those injustices at the College and beyond.

The College of William & Mary strives to be a place where people of all backgrounds feel at home, where diversity is actively embraced, and where each individual takes responsibility for upholding the dignity of all members of the community.

Board of Visitors

As of July 1, 2017

The Board of Visitors is the governing authority of The College of William & Mary. The Board has the powers and duties conferred upon it by the Royal Charter, the Code of Virginia, and the Management Agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia. It strives to preserve the ideals and traditions of the institutions under its jurisdiction, including the student-administered Honor System. The Board appoints the President of the College of William & Mary; and it appoints academic officers, faculties, and other executive employees essential to the effective operation of all the institutions under its control. The Board consists of seventeen members appointed by and accountable to the Governor of Virginia and confirmed by the General Assembly.  The seventeen members of the Board serve for terms of four years each. Annually the Rector appoints the President of the Student Assembly of William & Mary and, in consultation with the Committee on Academic Affairs, appoints a full-time faculty member from among the former presidents of the William & Mary Faculty Assembly to the position of non-voting, advisory representative on the Board of Visitors. Annually the Rector appoints a College of William & Mary Staff Liaison to serve as a non-voting liaison to bring a staff perspective to the Board.  In selecting the Staff Liaison, the Rector shall alternate each year between the professional and operational/classified staffs.  The Board approves the Mission Statement and Goals of the College.

Board of Visitors Officers

Todd A. Stottlemyer '85


H. Thomas Watkins III '74

Vice Rector

Sue H. Gerdelman '76



Board of Visitors Members

Term expires June 30, 2018

Christopher M. Little

McDowell, VA

Sue H. Gerdelman '76

Williamsburg, VA

William H. Payne II '01

Henrico, VA

Lisa E. Roday

Henrico, VA



Term expires June 30, 2019

Thomas R. Frantz '70, J.D. '73, M.L.T. '81

Virginia Beach, VA

James A. Hixon, J.D. '79, M.L.T. '80

Virginia Beach, VA

Karen Kennedy Schultz '75

Winchester, VA

Todd A. Stottlemyer '85

Oakton, VA

Term expires June 30, 2020

Warren W. Buck III, M.S. '70, Ph.D. '76, D.Sc. '13

Snohomish, WA

S. Douglas Bunch '02, J.D. '06

Washington, DC

Anne Leigh Kerr '91, J.D. '98

Richmond, VA

John E. Littel

Virginia Beach, VA

Brian P. Woolfolk, J.D. '96

Fort Washington, MD

Term expires June 30, 2021

Mirza Baig

Great Falls, VA

Barbara L. Johnson, J.D. '84

Alexandria, VA

J.E. Lincoln Saunders '06

Richmond, VA

H. Thomas Watkins III '74

Naples, FL

2017-2018 Student Representatives

Elijah S. Levine

College of William & Mary

Kayla Zanders

Richard Bland College

2017-2018 Faculty Representatives

Eric D. Chason

College of William & Mary

Matthew J. Smith

Richard Bland College

2017-2018 Staff Liaison

Terence A. Fassanella

College of William & Mary

Committees of the Board of Visitors

Executive Committee

Richard Bland College Committee

Committee on Academic Affairs

Committee on Administration, Buildings and Grounds

Committee on Athletics

Committee on Audit and Compliance

Committee on Financial Affairs

Committee on Strategic Initiatives and New Ventures

Committee on Student Affairs

Committee on University Advancement

Directory of Administrative Offices

Office of the President

W. Taylor Reveley III, President

Michael J. Fox, Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Visitors

Cynthia A. Brauer, Executive Assistant to the President

Sandra J. Wilms, Executive Liaison to the Board of Visitors

W. Fanchon Glover, Chief Diversity Officer

Susan Kern, Executive Director of the Historic Campus

Jeremy P. Martin, Associate Provost and Assistant to the President 

Steve W. Tewksbury, Executive Director of University Events

Office of the Provost

Michael R. Halleran, Provost

Christin E. Fiedler, Executive Assistant to the Provost

Ann Marie Stock, Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Dennis M. Manos, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate/Professional Studies

Teresa V. Longo, Interim Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center

Timothy A. Wolfe,  Associate Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admission

Susan L. Bosworth, Associate Provost for Institutional Accreditation and Effectiveness

Courtney M. Carpenter, Associate Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Michele H. Jackson, Associate Provost for University eLearning

Sara L. Marchello, Associate Provost and University Registrar

Jeremy P. Martin, Associate Provost and Assistant to the President

Aaron H. De Groft, Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art

Adam D. Anthony, Director of the Washington Office

Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Kate Conley, Dean of Faculty

Darlene Campbell, Director of Administration and Finance for Arts and Sciences

Janice Zeman, Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Virginia J. Torczon, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research

Joel D. Schwartz, Dean of Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies

John F. Donahue, Dean for Educational Policy

Mason School of Business

Lawrence B. Pulley, Dean

Kurt A. Carlson, Associate Dean of Faculty

Ken White, Associate Dean for MBA and Executive Programs

School of Education

Spencer G. Niles, Dean

Leslie Grant, Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Denise Johnson, Associate Dean

Mark J. Hofer, Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Professional Services

William & Mary Law School

Davison M. Douglas, Dean

Patricia E. Roberts, Vice Dean

Lizbeth A. Jackson, Associate Dean, Administration/Registrar

Faye F. Shealy, Associate Dean, Admission

Michael J. Ende, Associate Dean, Career Services

Laura W. Beach, Interim Associate Dean, Development and Alumni Affairs

School of Marine Science

John T. Wells, Dean

Jennifer B. Latour, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Linda C. Schaffner, Associate Dean, Academic Studies

Mark W. Luckenbach, Director, Research and Advisory Services

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Karin Wulf, Director

Joshua Piker, Editor, William and Mary Quarterly

Reves Center for International Studies

Teresa V. Longo, Interim Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center

Sylvia M. Mitterndorfer, Director of Global Education

Stephen J. Sechrist, Director of International Students, Scholars and Programs

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Carrie L. Cooper, Dean of University Libraries

Lisa Nickel, Associate Dean of Research and Public Services

Kim Sims, University Archivist

Muscarelle Museum of Art

Aaron H. DeGroft, Director

Vacant, Senior Associate Director

Office of Admission

Timothy A. Wolfe, Associate Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admission

Elizabeth R. Dolan​, Associate Dean of Admission

Randy Tripp, Jr., Associate Dean of Admission

David E. Trott​, Associate Dean of Admission

Office of Compliance and Policy

Kiersten L. Boyce, Chief Compliance Officer, Title IX/ADA Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity

W. Fanchon Glover, Chief Diversity Officer

Dania MatosDeputy Chief Diversity Officer

Office of Finance and Administration

Samuel E. Jones, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration 

Amy Sebring, Chief Financial Officer

Jacob P. Long, Director of the Budget

John M. Poma, Chief Human Resources Officer

Melanie O'Dell, Director of Financial Operations

Erma Baker, Director, Procurement Services and Fixed Assets Management

William D. Copan, Assistant Vice President for Investment Administration

F. Brian Hiestand, Chief Investment Officer for the Endowment Association

Deborah Cheesebro, Chief of Police

Martha T. Sheets, Senior Planner

Office of Financial Aid

Joe Dobrota, Director

Office of Intercollegiate Athletics

Samantha K. Huge, Director

Steven L. Cole, Associate Director

Peel Hawthorne, Associate Athletics Director for Student Services and Senior Woman Administrator

Office of Internal Audit

Kent Erdahl,  University Auditor

Office of Strategic Initiatives

Henry R. Broaddus, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Public Affairs

Frances C. Bradford, Associate Vice President for Government Relations

Tina L. Coleman, Director of Creative Services

Joseph M. McClain, Director of Research Communications

Brian W. Whitson, Associate Vice President for  Communications and University Relations

Julie Summs, Director of Economic Development

Office of Student Affairs

Virginia M. Ambler, Vice President for Student Affairs  

Marjorie S. Thomas, Dean of Students

Anna Mroch​, Director of Student Affairs Planning and Assessment

Gregory M. Henderson, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief of Staff

Vacant,  Assistant to the Vice President for Diversity, Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of The Center for Student Diversity

Vacant, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (Campus Living) and Director of Residence Life

Kathleen Powell, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Career Development

Andrew D. Stelljes, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (Student Engagement and Leadership) and Director of Community Engagement

R. Kelly Crace, Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness and Director of Health Promotion

Vacant, Director, Counseling Center

Virginia D. Wells, Director, Student Health

Anne H. Arseneau, Director of Leadership Development

Robert C. Knowlton, Director of Sadler Center and Campus Center

Linda A. Knight, Director of Campus Recreation

Office of the University Counsel

Deborah A. Love, University Counsel

Office of University Advancement

Matthew T. Lambert, Vice President for University Advancement

Earl T. Granger, III, Associate Vice President for Development

Office of University Ombudsperson

Vacant, University Ombudsperson

Office of the Associate Provost and University Registrar

Sara L. Marchello,  Associate Provost and University Registrar

Kimberly A. Momballou, Deputy University Registrar

Evan S. Davies, Director of Institutional Research

Society of the Alumni

Marilyn W. Midyette, Executive Director, Alumni Association and Associate Vice President of Alumni Engagement