College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall

Office of the Dean

Faculty Support and Curriculum | General Education | Advising and Student Success | Academic Technology

Frank Goza

Welcome to the College of Letters and Sciences (L&S) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater! As you explore our site, you will notice programs that emphasize both a broad liberal education as well as a career orientation that typically includes real world experience. A common goal shared by all L&S programs is to educate students for the knowledge-based economy of the twenty-first century.

L&S courses in General Education, as well as specialized courses in the major, work to develop skills, attitudes, knowledge, and values essential to a successful life in a changing and dynamic world. These skills include critical thinking, analytical problem solving, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, civic responsibility and engagement, the ability to communicate effectively, and an appreciation of diverse cultures and people. In other words, we encourage and enable you to develop as a well-rounded person and as an independent thinker.

In addition to the humanities, social sciences, and physical and natural sciences traditionally associated with L&S, we offer programs in emerging career-oriented areas such as cybersecurity, social work, forensic science, legal studies, public history, professional writing and publishing, film studies, and criminal justice. Our science programs, housed in Upham Hall, include strong pre-professional programs in a number of fields, including: chiropractic, dentistry, law, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. In addition, numerous travel study opportunities exist, such as our Marine Biology program offered in conjunction with Deakin University in Australia. As you explore our site, no doubt you will encounter courses and opportunities that will expand your horizons. Our challenging coursework, the mentorship of innovative and engaging faculty, our undergraduate research program, internships, alumni mentors, and study abroad programs, will ignite your intellectual curiosity and develop your knowledge base and skills, as they provide a strong foundation for your life in the changing world beyond college.

As you navigate our site, we hope that our sense of mission and the quality of our programs will be evident. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions about our programs or about this web site. Again, welcome to the College of Letters and Sciences!


Franklin Goza
Laurentide 4104
Phone: (262) 472-1712 

Dean's Assistant

Mary Pratt


Laurentide 4100
Phone: (262) 472-1621 

The Dean's Assistant is responsible for providing administrative assistance to the Dean, administrative management in personnel related issues, as well as maintenance and development of administrative records. The College of Letters and Sciences is comprised of 14 academic departments and the Dean's office oversees approximately 275 faculty and staff members.

Several of Dean's Assistant primary duties include managing the Dean's schedule and calendar; preparing and following up on actions of Administrative Council, Dean's Advisory Board, Dean's Student Advisory Committee; researching and assisting the Dean in preparation of college data, administrative documents, reports; coordinating advertisements/recruitment materials and Purple Book submissions and processes.

Faculty Support and Curriculum

Associate Dean

Fe Evangelista image Fe Evangelista

Laurentide 4101 
Phone: (262) 472-5684 

Advising and Student Success

Assistant Dean for Student Success

Susan JohnsonSusan Johnson
Laurentide 4111
Phone: (262) 472-4766

Susan is responsible for reviewing and approving appeals for exceptions to college requirements and policies, and communicating with students and parents regarding academic concerns as well as working with the Student Status Examiner to review and approve applicants for graduation. Also, she assists with college recruitment and outreach efforts, including development of college promotional materials; managing the College's social media presence; coordinating Premiere Days; and collaborating with the Admissions Office to respond to prospective student inquiries and represent L&S at off-campus events. 

Advising Coordinator

Annie WeberpalAnnie LaValley
Laurentide 4114
Phone: (262) 472-1550

Annie advises students about choosing an L&S major or minor, and "troubleshoots" advising issues for all L&S students including reading the AAR, understanding degree requirements and navigating academic policies. She provides advising assistance and information to L&S faculty advisors. For more information, see the Advising Office website.

Student Status Examiner

Debra KlocekDebra Connelly
Laurentide 4108
Phone: (262) 472-1620

Deb assists Elizabeth Hachten with General Education requirements for transfer students. She also reviews student records for degree, major, and minor completion; recommends students for graduation; and helps potential graduates resolve deficiencies as well as making personalizations to students' AARs.

Advising Program Assistant

Peggy Strong
Laurentide 4116
Phone: (262) 472-1550

Peggy provides a wide range of program assistance to the CoLS Advising office, including Advising Coordinator support, and helping with student program and/or plan changes..

Academic Technology

Technology Coordinator

Matt BaierMatt Baier
Laurentide 1012
Phone: (262) 472-1758

Matt coordinates tech support for faculty and instructional staff. He also supervises the student workers in the LS Media Lab and manages development of instructional media for traditional, hybrid, and online classes.