Dean of Students Office

Dean of Students Office

Our office is open Monday - Thursday for appointments (no walk ins), and staff will be available remotely on Fridays. You can reach us at for any questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment with one of our team members. 

Please see below for additional information:

  • Visiting students and those interested in joint degree programs should contact Michael Beetley at
  • For tax forms or reimbursement questions, please contact our team at
  • If you have a transcript that you would like us to verify, please email Brent Fergusson at to make arrangements.
  • If you require a stipend verification or proof of enrollment documentation, please email Brent Fergusson at to discuss further.
  • Incoming students with questions can contact our team at for assistance.
  • Questions about applying to Humanities graduate programs should be directed to
  • If you have questions regarding Leave of Absence or Withdrawal, Student Disability Service accommodation implementation, or financial aid and stipends, please contact Joyce Kuechler at
  • Questions related to diversity & inclusion initiatives, should be directed to Loreal Robertson
  • Any other questions or concerns related to divisional processes, divisional policies, student leadership opportunities, student conduct, or grievances can contact Shea Wolfe at


The Dean of Students Office within the Division of the Humanities provides clear and critical support structures to students and advances the academic mission through an inclusive and student-centered approach. In collaboration with the departments within the Division of the Humanities as well as the broader University community, we support students’ education and development both inside and outside the classroom.

The Dean of Students Office includes, but is not limited to, the following services and support structures:

  • Serve as a point of contact for prospective students
  • Oversee the admission and matriculation of all students
  • Approve departmental financial aid recommendations and fellowships
  • Advise students on questions regarding the Division of the Humanities policies
  • Organize and support special events including orientation and Convocation
  • Manage student disciplinary processes
  • Work with students on issues of concern and connect them to UChicago resources
  • Manage grievance procedure for students
  • Serve as a liaison between Student Disability Services and faculty/staff
  • In collaboration with UChicagoGRAD, support career advising and mentoring
  • Provide student engagement opportunities including the Dean’s Student Advisory Board

Dean of Students Open Office Hours

The Dean of Students, Shea Wolfe, will be available to meet with students privately during open office hours to address any concerns, questions, or issues that may arise during their time at UChicago. These open office hours will be held on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

In-person appointments can always be scheduled with Dean Wolfe by contacting her at or 773.834.4241.

Dean of Students Office Staff

Shea Wolfe Shea Wolfe, Ed.D.
Dean of Students and Associate Dean

—Center for Identity + Inclusion Safe Space Training
—Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certification
—Mental Health First Aid Training
—National Behavioral Intervention Team Association Certification

Contact Shea about:

  • Dean of Students Office General Questions
  • Student Engagement and Programming
  • Student Wellness and Concerns
  • Student Conduct and Conflict Management
  • Academic Record Management and Departmental Academic Concerns
  • Division of the Humanities Policies and Processes

Joyce KuechlerJoyce Kuechler, M.A.
Associate Dean of Students for Student Affairs

—Center for Identity + Inclusion Safe Space Training
—University-wide Disciplinary Committee Representative
—Mental Health First Aid Training
—Student Health Advisory Board Member

Contact Joyce about:

  • Divisional Fellowships and External Fellowships
  • Divisional Orientation
  • Registration and Records 
  • Leave of Absence or Withdrawal Processing
  • Student Disability Accommodations

Loreal E. Robertson, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean of Students, Diversity and Inclusion

—Mental Health First Aid Training
—Center for Identity + Inclusion Undocumented Student Ally Training
—Bias Education and Support Team (BEST) Member

Contact Loreal about:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Programming
  • Institutional and Divisional Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Student Support Services
  • Inclusive Pedagogy and Career Development

Michael BeetleyMichael R. Beetley, A.M. ‘07
Assistant Dean of Students for Admissions

—Mental Health First Aid Training

Contact Michael about:

  • Admissions Systems and Matriculation
  • Departmental Application Processing
  • Humanities 2nd Master’s Degrees and Joint Ph.D Programs
  • Data Analysis for Divisional Initiatives

Sarah Brock, M.A.
Director of Recruitment

—Mental Health First Aid Training

Contact Sarah about:

  • Recruitment for Humanities Graduate Programs
  • Dean of Students' social media (Instagram)
  • Outreach to Prospective Students
  • Admissions Events and Recruitment Fairs
  • Admitted Student Days

Brent FergusonBrent Fergusson, A.M. '16
Assistant Dean of Students, Academic Records and Systems

—Hearing One Another Training
—Mental Health First Aid Training
—Center for Identity + Inclusion Safe Space Training
—Data Analysis Certification

Contact Brent about:

  • Graduation Processing and Convocation
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Conference Travel Grants and Student Research Accounts
  • Student Employment and Tax/Payroll Forms

Trista Trone, M.S.
Recruitment and Engagement Specialist

Contact the Trista about:

  • Questions about Applying to Graduate Programs
  • Outreach to Prospective Students
  • Admissions Events and Recruitment Fairs

You can always reach us at We’re here to help!