Academic Dean’s Office

Dr. Daniel Gerber, the SPHHS Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (Academic Dean), has been supporting students in the Academic Dean’s Office since 2009. The Academic Dean’s Office is both a direct resource to undergraduate students majoring in Communication Disorders, Kinesiology, Nutrition, or Public Health Sciences and an essential support for the undergraduate Program Directors and advisors of each of these four disciplines.  The office encourages consistency and efficient sharing of resources among the four programs and acts as the primary liaison with other offices on campus.

The Academic Dean’s Office is the main SPHHS point of contact for the Undergraduate Registrar’s Office, the Dean of Students Office, the Medical Director, the Ombuds Office, and all other schools and colleges within the University. This office also works closely with Disability Services, University Health Services, the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, Financial Aid Services, and often refers students to these offices for additional support.

Students should visit the Academic Dean's Office for processing of any academic forms or general information about School programs. That office is located at 129 Arnold House, the phone number is 413-545-6883 and email is

Students should also visit the Academic Dean’s Office in 129 Arnold House with questions regarding the following issues:

  • Adding or dropping courses
  • Pass/fail regulations
  • Implications of requesting an incomplete
  • Academic standing concerns
  • Appeals of academic suspensions or dismissals
  • Releasing semester and credit holds
  • Verification of satisfactory academic progress for Financial Aid
  • Requests to withdraw from the University 

Students should contact Academic Dean Daniel Gerber at regarding any extenuating circumstances that might impact their academic progress. (For example, late drops, 3rd repeats, withdrawing from the University.)