Academic and Division Deans

Michael Dantley, Dean, Education, Health, & Society
 Chris Makaroff, Dean, College of Arts and Science
 Cathy Bishop-Clark, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science
 Jerome Conley, Dean, University Libraries
 Liz Mullenix, Dean, College of Creative Arts

Arts and Science, College of

Chris Makaroff
143 Upham Hall

Dr. Chris MakaroffDr. Chris Makaroff earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Purdue University. He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Michigan before joining Miami in 1989. He is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. His research involves multi-disciplinary approaches to understand the relationship of protein structure to biological function. In 2009, he was awarded the Miami University Distinguished Scholar award for his research accomplishments. Before becoming an Associate Dean in August 2012, he was the Chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department for nine years.

Business, Farmer School of

Jenny Darroch
3075 Farmer School of Business Building

Jenny Darroch, Dean, Farmer School of BusinessDr. Jenny Darroch is Dean of the Farmer School of Business. Prior to joining Miami, Jenny Darroch served as the dean of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. 

She earned her doctorate in marketing from the University of Otago in New Zealand. She has a master of commerce degree in marketing and international business from the University of Auckland an honors degree in applied economics from Massey University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics from the University of Waikato, all in New Zealand, which is her native country. She moved to the United States in 2004. While at Otago, Jenny was the inaugural Director of Entrepreneurship and launched New Zealand’s first masters in entrepreneurship.

Her research — focused on looking at innovation strategies from the customers’ point of view — has been cited more than 4,600 times, appearing in marketing, management, innovation and entrepreneurship journals.

Jenny serves on the boards of Redgate Software, Cambridge UK, and Kent Business School, UK. She is the outgoing chair of Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME), an AACSB affinity group (2019-20), a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and a member of the American Marketing Association.

Creative Arts, College of

Elizabeth R. Mullenix
104 Center for the Performing Arts

Liz MullinexDr. Liz Mullenix is Dean and Professor of Theatre. Mullenix also served as Theatre Chair at Miami and as an Associate Dean at Illinois State University. As a cultural historian, Mullenix writes about antebellum performance with an emphasis on race and gender. She is the author of one book, and several articles and book chapters. Her second monograph Performing Race: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Civil War is in progress. Mullenix was the editor of Theatre History Studies, an executive member of the American Society for Theatre Research, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Education, Health, and Society, College of

Michael Dantley
202 McGuffey Hall

Michael DantleyDr. Michael E. Dantley serves as Dean of Miami University’s College of Education, Health and Society (EHS), where he supports a vision to drive substantive societal change. A recipient of the University Council for Educational Administration’s 2016 Master Professor Award, he is nationally recognized for his outstanding public service, academic rigor, and progressive teaching around critical spirituality, ethics in educational leadership, and social justice. Previously, Dr. Dantley served as Dean of the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago and EHS Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership.

Engineering and Computing, College of

Beena Sukumaran
106 Benton Hall

Marek DollarDr. Beena Sukumaran earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.  She was a professor in and then Department Head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in the College of Engineering at Rowan University for 19 years before serving as a President's Fellow at Rowan University for one year with a focus on diversity issues.  Prior to joining Miami University Dean Sukumaran served as the Vice President of Research for Rowen University.  Her pedagogy research involves leading and revolutionizing engineering diversity.  Her engineering research focuses on flood mitigation, shore protection, and earthquake engineering with a particular emphasis on liquefaction.  The Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) awarded Dean Beena Sukumaran with the 2020 WEPAN Inclusive Culture and Equity Award.

Liberal Arts and Applied Science, College of

Cathy Bishop-Clark 
MU Hamilton, 202 Mosler, 513 785-3200
MU Middletown, 135 Johnston, 513-727-3245
Voice of America Learning Center, 513 895-8862

Cathy Bishop-ClarkDr. Cathy Bishop-Clark is the Associate Provost and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science. Prior to this, she served as Associate Dean of Miami Regionals and Chair of the Computer and Information Technology Department. Having worked in a faculty or administrative capacity at Miami for 27 years, Dr. Bishop-Clark facilitated the development of multiple bachelor degree programs on the regional campuses and also led Miami’s efforts to build Greentree Health Science Academy, an educational facility coordinating efforts of the Atrium Medical Center, City of Middletown and Warren County Career Services.

Graduate School

Michael Crowder
102 Roudebush Hall

Michael Crowder, Dean, Graduate SchoolDr. Michael Crowder is Dean and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in Chemistry at Penn State University before joining Miami in 1995. His research involves developing new ways to combat antibiotic resistance in bacterial infections. Before becoming Dean, he was the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for seven years.

University Libraries

Jerome Conley
225 King Library

Jerome ConleyJerome U. Conley has served as Dean & University Librarian for the Miami University Libraries since January 2013. He began his career at Miami University in 1992 as a minority resident librarian. A former president of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO), Dean Conley also has served on numerous committees within the American Library Association (ALA). A native of Muncie, Indiana, he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science, an area certificate in Uralic and Altaic studies, and a master’s degree in library science from Indiana University.