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2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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William & Mary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees.   Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of William & Mary. 

William & Mary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  Individual schools are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the American Bar Association (ABA).  Programs within the School of Education are accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). 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 William & Mary, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795.

Academic Affairs

Peggy Agouris, Provost

Admission - Undergraduate

Timothy A. Wolfe, Associate Vice President 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

Leslie W. Grant, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, School of Education

Dexter A. Smith, 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


Susan Lemerise, General Manager

William & Mary 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

Fees and Expenses

Melanie O’Dell, Assistant Vice President, Financial Operations


General Business Matters

Amy Stoakley Sebring, Chief Operating Officer

Information Technology 

Edward Aractingi, Chief Information Officer

International Studies

Stephen E. Hanson, 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 Communications

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

William & Mary Libraries

Carrie L. Cooper, Dean, University Libraries

Title IX Coordinator

Pamela H. Mason, Chief Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator


William & Mary transcends the boundaries between research and teaching, teaching and learning, learning and living. People come to William & Mary wanting to understand and change the world - and together we do.

Mission Statement

A preeminent, public research university, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences since 1693, William & Mary is a vibrant and inclusive community. Through close mentoring and collaboration, we inspire lifelong learning, generate new knowledge, and expand understanding. We cultivate creative thinkers, principled leaders, and compassionate global citizens equipped for lives of meaning and distinction. William & Mary convenes great minds and hearts to meet the most pressing needs of our time.

Statement of Values

Accomplishing our mission requires that the entire community work together as stewards of the core values that infuse our collective effort:


We create a welcoming and caring community that embraces diverse people and perspectives.


We foster an open academic environment that champions intellectual agility and inspires creativity in the discovery, preservation, application, and advancement of knowledge.


We aim for the extraordinary, recognizing that personal growth and meaningful accomplishment require bold and innovative aspirations, courageous risk-taking, and focused effort.


We create conditions that ensure William & Mary will thrive for all time coming, and we empower those who live, learn, and work here to make choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.


We are honorable, equitable, trustworthy, and committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do.


We treat one another with mutual respect, recognizing and upholding each person’s inherent dignity and worth.


We engage with individuals and communities both near and far, devoting our knowledge, skills, and time to serving the greater good.

William & Mary is a community that fosters deep human connection. We reflect on the lessons of history to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. We engage diverse perspectives and seek wisdom in bridging differences. Together, we are unceasing in our efforts to make a meaningful difference in our communities, the state, 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.

Diversity Statement

William & Mary 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 university, 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 university and beyond.

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, 2020

The Board of Visitors is the governing authority 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 university; 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 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
John E. Littel Rector
William H. Payne II ‘01 Vice Rector
Barbara L. Johnson, J.D. ‘84 Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Board of Visitors Members
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
Term expires June 30, 2022
Victor K. Branch ‘84 South Chesterfield , VA
Sue H. Gerdelman ‘76  Williamsburg, VA
William H. Payne II ‘01 Bristol, VA
Lisa E. Roday  Henrico, VA
Term Expires June 30, 2023
Mari Carmen Aponte Washington, DC
James A. Hixon, J.D. ‘79, M.L.T. ‘80  Virginia Beach, VA
Charles E. Poston, J.D. ‘74  Norfolk, VA
Karen Kennedy Schultz ‘75 Winchester, VA
Term expires June 30, 2024
S. Douglas Bunch ‘02, J.D. ‘06 Washington, DC
Cynthia E. Hudson, J.D. ‘87 Richmond, VA
Anne Leigh Kerr ‘91, J.D. ‘98 Richmond, VA
John E. Littel Virginia Beach, VA
Brian P. Woolfolk, J.D. ‘96 Fort Washington, MD
2020-2021 Student Representatives
Anthony M. Joseph William & Mary
Sarah Moncure Richard Bland College
2020-2021 Faculty Representatives
Thomas J. Ward William & Mary
Tiffany R. Birdsong Richard Bland College
2020-2021Staff Liaison
Arielle S. Newby 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 Audit, Risk and Compliance

Committee on Financial Affairs

Committee on Institutional Advancement

Committee on Organizational Sustainability and Innovation

Committee on the Student Experience

Directory of Administrative Offices

Office of the President

Katherine A. Rowe, President

Michael J. Fox, Senior Assistant to the President 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, Chief of Staff

Steve W. Tewksbury, Executive Director of University Events

Office of the Provost

Peggy Agouris, 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

Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center

Martha Wescoat Andes, Senior Associate Provost

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

Sara L. Marchello, Associate Provost and University Registrar

Roxane O. Adler Hickey, Interim Director of the Washington Center

Adam Barger, Acting Director for University eLearning

David Brashear, Interim Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art

Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Maria Velleca Donoghue, Dean of Faculty

Sherri Powers, Director of Administration and Finance for Arts & Sciences

Janice Zeman, Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Virginia J. Torczon, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research

Teresa V. Longo, 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 W. Grant, Associate Dean for Academic Programs

C. Denise Johnson, Associate Dean

William & Mary Law School

A. Benjamin Spencer, Dean

Eric Chason, Vice Dean

Dan Scianandre, Associate Dean, Administration and Finance

Dexter A. Smith, Associate Dean, Admission

Michael J. Ende, Associate Dean, Career Services

Katey Howerton, Associate Dean, Development and Alumni Affairs

Adam M. Gershowitz, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

Laura Brooks, Associate Dean, Student Services

School of Marine Science

John T. Wells, Dean

DaNika Robinson, Chief Financial Officer

Linda C. Schaffner, Associate Dean, Academic Studies

Mark W. Luckenbach, Associate Dean, 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

Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center

Sylvia M. Mitterndorfer, Director of Global Education

Vacant, 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

Alissa Zawoyski, University Archivist

Muscarelle Museum of Art

David Brashear, Interim Director

Office of Admission

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

Elizabeth R. Dolan​, Associate Dean of Admission

Tish R. Lyte, Associate Dean of Admission

David E. Trott​, Associate Dean of Admission

Office of Compliance & Equity

Pamela H. Mason, Chief Compliance Officer, Title IX/ADA Coordinator

Carla Costello, Interim ADA/504 Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity

W. Fanchon Glover, Chief Diversity Officer

Office of Finance and Administration

Amy Sebring, Chief Operating Officer

Jacob Long, Director of the Budget

Christopher D. Lee, Chief Human Resources Officer

Melanie O’Dell, Director of Financial Operations

Maura Austin, Director, Procurement Services and Fixed Assets Management

William D. Copan, Assistant Vice President for Investment Administration

Courtney M. Carpenter, Chief Information Officer

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

Chelsey BurkSenior Associate Athletics Director, Finance and Administration

Office of Internal Audit

Kent Erdahl,  University Auditor

Office of Strategic Initiatives & Public Affairs

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

Brian Whitson, Senior Associate Vice President for Communications and Chief Communications Officer

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

Colin Smolinsky, Director of Government Relations

Calandra Waters Lake, Director of Sustainability

Julie Summs, Director of Economic Development

Lillian H. Stevens, Senior Operations Manager and University FOIA Officer

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

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

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

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

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

Kimberly L. Weatherly, Assistant Dean and Director, Center for Student Diversity

Carina Sudarsky-Gleiser, Director, Counseling Center

David Dafashy, M.D., Director, Student Health Center

Anne H. Arseneau, Director of Leadership Development

Eric Margiotta, Director of Student Unions and Engagement

Melody Porter, Director of Office of Community Engagement

Linda A. Knight, Director of Campus Recreation

Liz Cascone, Director of The Haven

Office of the University Counsel

Carrie Nee, University Counsel

Office of University Advancement

Matthew T. Lambert, Vice President for University Advancement

Vacant, Associate Vice President for Development

Office of University Ombudsperson

Vacant, Interim University Ombudsperson

Office of the Associate Provost and University Registrar

Sara L. Marchello,  Associate Provost and University Registrar

Kimberly A. Momballou, Deputy University Registrar

Society of the Alumni

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