Assistant Director of Academic Resources: Disability Support ServicesMemorial 326509-527-5767
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.
Assistant Director of Academic Resources: Student SuccessMemorial 327509-527-5027
Janet Mallen (she/her/hers or they/them/theirs) says: "Hi! I am a Southern California native, and have lived in many places: all along the California Central Coast; Okinawa Japan; Portland, Oregon; and, most recently, Oxford, Ohio. Now, I am back in Walla Walla after a 5 year hiatus to join the team in the ARC. My main goal is to help Whitties thrive academically and to help remove any barriers to success. I bring experience with teaching, advising, work as a registrar, community building, and a passion for helping students tap into and grow their strengths. My ever-expanding education includes an AA from San Diego Mesa College, a BA in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University. I am a US Marine Corps veteran, and a proud parent. I love drinking good coffee, hiking, hanging out with friends, and traveling-I have wandered widely, and have more to see. I love learning!"
Administrative AssistantMemorial 325509-527-5213
I grew up in the Seattle area, received a bachelor's degree in English from Whitworth College, moved to Colorado to attend graduate school at Colorado University and Naropa University, and then worked for 33 years in Boulder County promoting health and inclusion for children and adults with developmental disabilities. I'm excited to be working in an assistant role for the ARC. My goal is to help support student learning in whatever way I can, as well as to to keep learning and challenging myself. Outside of the office I enjoy reading, gardening, yoga and dance. I'm especially fond of long walks and afternoon naps with my two dogs.
Associate Dean for Academic AffairsMemorial 311509-527-5210
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. Her scholarly interests include phage therapy and insect-pathogen interactions. She has taught courses in microbiology, cell biology and nutrition.
Academic Resource Center Intern
Hello! I am a current junior at Whitman pursuing an English major with biology and creative writing minors. I am from Ogden, Utah where I grew up dancing around the mountains. I came to Whitman with a wild assortment of interests and am currently figuring out the delights of intersecting all of my passions—salamanders, writing, being outside, dancing, teaching, and laughing with friends. As part of the Academic Resource Center staff, my goal is to make learning exciting and accessible rather than cumbersome and difficult. I am excited to meet you!