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Academic Affairs

Office of Undergraduate Studies

The Office of Undergraduate Studies monitors the academic progress of all students. The office supervises and coordinates academic support services and student advising.

Academic retention of students is a priority of the Office of Undergraduate Studies. The Deans work with faculty to establish, interpret and enforce all academic policies and procedures related to students. In addition, the Office of Undergraduate Studies works with faculty to develop and enhance curricular offerings. The Deans help to coordinate activities of many of the campus-wide honor societies.

The Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Desiree Pedescleaux
Phone: (404) 270-5696
Fax: (404) 270-5698

The Dean of Undergraduate Studies reports to the Provost and is responsible for the supervision of off-campus study programs, the Learning Resources Center, The Office of Assessment of Student Learning and Development, and the College Honors Program.

The Dean works primarily with senior students and is responsible for monitoring their academic progress. The Dean works with others on campus to identify opportunities including external scholarships, fellowships, awards, graduate and professional school options for students, especially seniors. The Dean has supervisory responsibility for two Associate Deans who work with first year students, sophomores and juniors.

The Associate Deans of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Geneva Baxter

Phone: (404)270-5699
Fax: (404) 270-5698

Dr. DeKimberlen Neely
Phone: (404)270-5695
Fax: (404) 270-5698


The Associate Deans of Undergraduate Studies report to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

They monitor first-year through junior advising, coordinate activities associated with student exchange programs, and work closely with various offices of the College to insure appropriate services and opportunities for underclasswomen. A major responsibility of the Associate Deans is the planning and coordination of first year experience and sophomore year experience.

Learn more about the Deans of Undergraduate Studies in Inside Spelman.

Program Coordinator
Karsten X. Booker
Phone: (404) 270-5701
Fax: (404) 270-5698