Anna Baldasarre

 

Anna BaldasarreAnna Baldasarre joined Dickinson in 2017 as Associate Director of Sorority Life & Leadership Programs. Her prior professional roles included fraternity/sorority life, new student orientation, and campus programming. She earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education from Penn State and B.A. in English and Sociology from Gettysburg College. Anna grew up in Maryland and enjoys reading, baking, visiting friends and family, and trips to the beach. Stop by the SLCE office (lower level of the HUB) to say hello!

Office: Holland Union Building
Email: baldasaa@dickinson.edu
Phone: (717) 254-8117

Elizabeth Farner

Elizabeth FarnerElizabeth Farner joined Dickinson College in January 2009 and is responsible for the student conduct process. Before arriving at Dickinson, she worked and lived in San Francisco, California in residential life and housing. She was an undergraduate at York College of Pennsylvania and received her Master's in Counseling from Shippensburg University. She lives in Carlisle with her husband and son. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, biking and watching professional baseball.

Office: Holland Union Building
Email: farnere@dickinson.edu
Phone: (717) 245-1676

Tara Fischer

2018 Fischer photo for Meet the Deans pageTara is a Dickinson graduate and majored in psychology. While exploring the world of politics during a brief stint as a staff member for a U.S. congressman, Tara developed an interest in the intersection of public policy and personal life. As a graduate student at Northwestern University, she shifted her focus into public policy and administration, with a concentration in educational policy and how it impacts the individual and community. Tara is passionate about access and student development, and she spent over a decade in the Office of Admissions at Dickinson prior to transitioning into the role of dean of academic advising.

Originally from the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, Tara married a Dickinsonian and lives in Carlisle with her husband and son. She enjoys outdoor adventures and artisan bread making. As a former college athlete, Tara is a passionate supporter of Dickinson's athletic programs and can still be found on the volleyball court, attempting to relive the glory days.

Office: Biddle House
Email: fischert@dickinson.edu
Phone: (717) 245-1080

Amity Fox

Amity Fox

Amity is dean and director of internships, externships, and fellowships in the Center for Advising, Internships, and Lifelong Career Development. She holds a BA in International Business & Management and Russian Area Studies from Dickinson College and a MS in Higher Education from Drexel University. Although her first job was in the financial industry, Amity quickly realized her love of higher education and working with students. She has dedicated her career to supporting students in their pursuit of experiential learning (mainly internships, research, and fellowships) that integrates and applies their useful liberal-arts educations beyond campus. Prior to her current position, Amity worked in Dickinson's adcademic advising office, Dickinson's career center, Kutztown University, and Philadelphia University. 

Having grown up in a tiny, rural town in southwestern PA, Carlisle felt like a bustling metropolis when Amity started her first-year as a student at Dickinson - studying abroad in Moscow was an even bigger adjustment! In her downtime, Amity loves to visit museums, introduce her son and daughter to Legos and puzzles, and go on hikes in the local state parks with her family.

Office: Biddle House
Email: foxa@dickinson.edu
Phone: (717) 245-1080

Amanda George

Amanda GeorgeAmanda George joined the Dickinson College community in 2013, and she now serves as the director of Residence Life & Housing. You can find her office in the lower level of the HUB in the Student Life office. She holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Susquehanna University, and a master of arts of higher education and student affairs from the University of Connecticut.

Amanda lives in Carlisle with her partner and her French bulldog (Rue) who loves getting attention and giving puppy kisses on walks through campus. Amanda loves all the dogs, reading, trying out new recipes, and attempting to be a knitter.

Office: Holland Union Building
Email: georgea@dickinson.edu
Phone: 717-245-1556

Becky (Rebecca) Hammell

Rebecca HammellBecky has worked returned to Dickinson after a six year hiatus working at a women's college. During her first seven years at Dickinson, she worked in both Student Life and Academic Affairs including serving as Director of Student Activities, Sophomore Class Dean, and finally as Associate Director of Academic Advising and First-Year Dean. Currently she works with her staff on all facets of student activities, leadership development, recreational and outing program, and new student programs. Becky's undergraduate degree from Valdosta State University is in American History with an emphasis on antebellum Southern History. Her MA from the University of Delaware, Winterthur Program in Early America Culture focused on material culture studies, specifically late 19th century material culture and material culture of childhood. Becky lives in Carlisle with her husband, and two furry St. Bernards (Lulu and Bailey). She enjoys gardening, cooking, travel, music, friends and family, and needlework.

Office: Holland Union Building
Email: hammellr@dickinson.edu
Phone: (717) 245-1639

Angie Harris

head shot of Angie HarrisAngie Harris is originally from Richmond, VA but has also lived in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and now Pennsylvania. She is the proud aunt of an adorable niece and two handsome nephews and mom to her chocolate labradoodle, Lucy. She has a bachelor's degree in music (voice), master's degree in higher education and student affairs, and completed coursework at the University of Virginia in the higher education administration doctoral program. In addition to her role as a college dean, she is also associate dean of students. Angie loves watching college football, more specifically SEC football and the Gamecocks. She also enjoys photography and travel. You can find her in the Student Life Office on the upper level of the HUB.

Office: Holland Union
Email:  harrisa@dickinson.edu
Phone: (717) 245-8974

Laura Kilko

Laura KilkoLaura Kilko, a proud alumna of Dickinson College, has worked in what was the Career Center and is now the Center for Advising, Internships & Lifelong Career Development since 2003.  Laura oversees several of the College’s graduate school articulation agreements, serves as the College’s Pre-Law Advisor, and works with students and alumni in both career and academic advising capacities.  Laura graduated from Dickinson in 2001 with a major in psychology, and received her MS in Counseling/College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University in 2003.  Prior to working for Dickinson full time, she worked in the Career Center as a Student Career Coach and as a Graduate Intern.

Laura grew up on an island off the coast of Maine – Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park – and goes back to visit every year. Her number one hobby is sewing, but she also loves to travel, especially when it allows her to spend time hiking and/or relaxing.  When she’s not taking her two children to their numerous activities and involvements (which she LOVES), Laura spends her time training for marathons, reading, enjoying quality time with family and friends (often playing board games), and unapologetically cheering on the New England Patriots.

Office: Biddle House
Email: kilkol@dickinson.edu
Phone: 717-245-1080

Annie Kondas

Annie Kondas

Annie Kondas is currently the Associate Dean for the Center for Advising, Internships & Lifelong Career Development. Prior to her current position, she served at the Associate Director in the Career Center (2016-2018) Director of New Student Programs (2013-2015) and Assistant Director of Campus Life (2008-2013). Annie is originally from Northeast Ohio and holds a Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from American University.

Annie lives in Boiling Springs with her husband, Phil, two children, Miles (5) and Kate (8) and Boston terrier, Lucy. She enjoys playing on a competitive volleyball team, listening to interesting podcasts and cheering for the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland sports teams.

Office: Biddle House
Email: kondasa@dickinson.edu
Phone: 717-245-1740

Erica Lawrence

Erica GordonErica Lawrence has been a member of the Dickinson community since 2008 in various roles, most recently settling in as Director of LGBTQ Services. She is a proud graduate of Franklin & Marshall College (B.A. Sociology - Yeah Dips!) and the University of Delaware (M.A. Counseling in Higher Education, Student Affairs - Go Blue Hens!). Throughout her professional career and within her personal life, she has been passionate about exploring issues of sexuality and gender identity, social justice, intersectionality, and allyship. Outside of work, Erica enjoys hiking trails in beautiful Central PA, running long distances (slowly but surely), watching soccer, musical theatre, reading, cooking, listening to music, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family. Erica lives in the dynamic and vibrant midtown Harrisburg with her Latin-teaching wife and their two cats (Fiyero and Elphie).

Office: Landis House
Email: lawrener@dickinson.edu
Phone: (717) 254-8054

Sonja Paulson

Sonja Paulson

Sonja Paulson, Director of International Student & Scholar Services, joined Dickinson in September 2015 after relocating from the northern plains of Fargo, North Dakota. Language, culture, and identity have always fascinated her. These interests motivated her to teach English in Slovakia, where she grew in her appreciation for nature, heightened her admiration of second language learners, and acquired a taste for sauerkraut. Sonja holds a B.A. in English from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) and an M.A. in Comparative International Development Education from the University of Minnesota.

Sonja lives in Carlisle with her husband and cuddly Cavachon, Burk. She enjoys watching NCAA ice hockey, tackling home improvement projects, and playing strategy games such as Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride. She doubts she will ever shed her upper Midwestern accent.

Office: Stern Center for Global Education
Email:  paulsons@dickinson.edu
Phone: (717) 245-1343

Vincent Stephens

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As a graduate of the nation’s only liberal arts college dedicated to the communication arts, Emerson College in Boston, Vincent L. Stephens believes in the unique power of the liberal arts.  After earning an M.A. in Popular Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park he taught at the University of Maryland and Syracuse University. Since June 2015, he has served as the Director of the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity. He is also a contributing faculty member in the Department of Music. Previously, he served as Director of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) at Bucknell University (2011-15).

Vincent is author of 2019’s Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music and co-editor of the 2017 book Postracial America? An Interdisciplinary Study (with Anthony Stewart). He has published essays in African-American Review, American Music, the Journal of Popular Culture Popular Music, and Popular Music & Society, as well as various edited collections, and maintains the popular music blog Riffs, Beats & Codas.

In his personal life, Vincent is passionate about food, literary fiction, automobiles, and spending time with loved ones. He aspires to be well-informed, good humored, and ethically sound as a life practice.

Office: Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, Landis House
Email: stephenv@dickinson.edu
Phone: (717) 245-1559