Academic Deans

Providing leadership in the area of teaching, learning, and scholarship.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has a team of academic deans who promote the continuous advancement of scholarship, learning, and teaching. The deans collaborate to oversee all academic activities of the university, including: academic planning and budgeting; faculty and academic staff recruitment, development and advancement of faculty; program evaluation; assessment of student learning; processes governing academic standards and policies; and academic support services. 

The academic deans serve the students and faculty of the university, and welcome any questions or concerns you may have.

Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs
Brother Robert Smith, FSC, Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer Organizational Chart (PDF)

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean
Sarah Ferguson, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean of the College
Mark Barber, Ph.D.


Dean of Business and Technology
Thomas Marpe, Ed.D.
Business and Technology Organizational Chart (PDF)

Dean of Education
Rebecca Hopkins, Ed.D.
Education Organizational Chart (PDF)

Dean of Sciences and Health Professions
Todd Reinhart, Sc.D.
Sciences and Health Professions Organizational Chart (PDF)

Dean of Arts and Humanities
Michael Charron, M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities Organizational Chart (PDF)