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Kendra Golden has been the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs since July 2013. In this role, she assists the Provost in providing strategic leadership on curricular oversight and serves as the college's Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). She supervises the Academic Resource Center, serves on many committees within the college, coordinates external reviews and much more. During her career at Whitman she has been a long-standing member of the biology department. She has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Pennsylvania State University. She has taught courses in microbiology, cell biology and nutrition.
Assistant Director of the Academic Resource Center
Laura Cummings joined the Academic Resource Center in July 2021, and is excited to engage with the Whitman community regarding access and support for all students. Laura has worked within Disability Services, broader academic supports, and community advocacy. She enjoys jumping in and doing a little bit of everything and, over the years, has learned a little bit about a lot of things. Fluent in American Sign Language she often talks with her hands (even when talking to herself!). Laura holds a M.Ed in Student Development Administration from Seattle University and a BA in Deaf Studies from California State University. At home Laura enjoys hanging out with her dog and crocheting.
Associate Director of Academic Resources
Antonia Keithahn (she/her/hers) joined Whitman College in 2015, and moved into her current position in 2017. She views her role within a social justice context and her long-term goal is to bring greater awareness to access barriers on our campus so that they can be acknowledged and dismantled. Antonia's background is in secondary education, having received a Master's in Education (in Curriculum and Instruction) from the University of Illinois in 2013. She also holds a BA in History from Reed College after a disastrous attempt at a combined Chemistry-Art major that lasted about a semester and a half before collapsing entirely. Away from the office, Antonia enjoys several hobbies including embroidery, roller derby, singing and playing guitar, intersectional feminism, and comfortable pants.
Colette Marie joined the ARC in 2018. Her goal is to promote a supportive and accessible learning environment for all students. Colette earned a BA in English and Writing from Whitworth College in 1983. She attended graduate school at the University of Colorado, Boulder (Creative Writing) and Naropa University (Writing for Social Change), before beginning a 33-year long career in Human Services focused on the dismantling of institutionalization practices, advocating for human rights, and promoting community inclusion for children and adults with disabilities. She is currently completing a Creative Writing MFA at Eastern Oregon University. Outside of the office, and when she isn’t writing, Colette enjoys reading, gardening, yoga and dance. She’s especially fond of long walks with her two small dogs, chocolate, and those acceptance letters she occasionally receives from publishers.