Academic Review Board

The Academic Review Board is the principal body for overseeing each student’s academic progress and for granting exceptions to degree requirements and academic policies.

The Board is chaired by the Dean of Students, and includes the Class Deans, faculty members, and student representatives. The Board researches and recommends changes in academic policy. A student who wishes to submit a petition to the Academic Review Board should do so in consultation with her class dean. Students should send petitions to their class dean at least one week before the petition is to be considered by the Board.

For 2013-2014, the Board will meet on Sept. 17, Oct. 22, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, Jan. 14 (fall academic review), Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 6, May 27 (senior academic review), June 10 (spring academic review).  Members for 2013-2014 include

  • Debra DeMeis, Dean of Students, chair
  • Tracey Cameron, Intercultural Education, Black Task Force representative
  • Venita Datta, French
  • Karen Lange, Mathematics
  • Heather Mattila, Biological Sciences
  • Craig Murphy, Political Science
  • Sally Theran, Psychology
  • L. Terry Tyler, English
  • Fiona Almeida, Davis Scholar
  • Lily Elsner, '14
  • Ramisa Shaikh, '15
  • Laura Zeng,'16
  • John O'Keefe, Dean of the Class of 2014 (A-F)
  • Joy Playter, Dean of the Class of 2014 (G-Z)
  • Jennifer Stephan, Dean of the Class of 2015
  • Susan Cohen, Dean of the Class of 2016 and Davis Scholars
  • Lori Tensor, Dean of First-Year Students
  • Carol Shanmugaratnam, Registrar (non-voting)
  • Stephanie Kirylych, Associate Registrar (non-voting)



Contact Us

Office of the Dean of Students
Green Hall 344
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Linda Hilts
Executive Assistant
Tel: 781.283.2322