College Staff

Rosamel Benavides-Garb
Interim Dean

Associate Dean currently serving as Interim Dean

College Office
Currently operating remotely

Phone: 707.826.4491 

Heather Madar
Associate Dean Fellow - Curriculum and Course Enrollment Management

Currently telecommuting

Maxwell Schnurer
Maxwell Schnurer
Associate Dean Fellow - Student Services

Currently telecommuting

Maxwell Schnurer is the Chair of the Communication Department, University Senator and 2020 Dean Fellow in the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences. His specific focus is on student support including first year learning communities, the CAHSS Student Leadership Associates and student support.

Maxwell Schnurer teaches Public Presentations, Persuasion, Communication and Social Advocacy (I and II), Gender and Communication, Communication Theory, Theories of Communication Influence, and Act to End Sexualized Violence. His research focuses on social movements, culture change, challenging hierarchies, and tactics for liberation.

Maxwell is the co-author of the best-selling debate textbook Many Sides: Debate across the Curriculum (IDEA Press, 2000, 2002). He is also a contributor to groundbreaking texts on animal liberation, earth liberation, and anarchism. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 with specialties in rhetoric and women’s studies. He is a record collector, musician, DJ, artist, and journalist.

Lisa Bond-Maupin

Currently serving as Acting Deputy Chief of Staff/Special Assistant to the President

Administrative Support Coordinator

Gina Pierce
Administrative Analyst/Specialist


Shannon Collart
Personnel Analyst/Specialist