Academic Administrative Assistants

Academic Administrative Assistants provide support to assigned departments and programs; the nature of their work varies according to the needs of those departments and programs.

Academic Administrative Assistants are located across campus in Pettengill Hall, Carnegie Science Hall, Hathorn Hall, Pettigrew Hall, Olin Arts Center, Hedge Hall and Roger Williams.

AAA’s are responsible for interaction with faculty, staff, students and visitors for the purpose of gathering and distributing information, answering inquiries and establishing a welcoming and effective environment. They assist faculty with materials pertaining to their course work. They also support departments, programs, and committees. They assist in organizing and publicizing special events sponsored by departments and programs.  They work closely with both faculty and students to provide a conduit of information for a successful academic setting.


Begin, Denise A.
Department of Economics
Department of Sociology
Program in Women and Gender Studies
Program in Classical and Medieval Studies
Program in African American Studies
Program in American Cultural Studies
207-786-8296 ph.
207-786-8337 fax
Pettengill Hall, Room 253

Beliveau, Jeanne L.
Program in Environmental Studies
Program in Latin American Studies
Department of Philosophy
Department of Religious Studies
207-786-8204 ph.
207-786-6401 fax
Hedge Hall, Room G04A

Deschaine, Sylvia M.
Department of Biology
Department of Geology
Department of Physics & Astronomy

207-786-6490 ph.
207-786-8334 fax
Carnegie Science Hall, Room 109

Dumais, Georgette M.
Department of Spanish
French and Francophone Studies
Asian Studies Program; Chinese and Japanese
German and Russian Studies
Program in European Studies
207-786-8293 ph.
207-786-8331 fax
Roger Williams Hall, Room 111

Hawks, Sylvia G.
Department of History
Department of Politics
Department of Anthropology
207-786-8295 ph.
207-786-8333 fax
Pettengill Hall, Room 125

Miller, Hannah
Department of Theater and Dance
Department of Rhetoric
Bates Dance Festival
207-786-8294 ph.
207-786-8332 fax
Pettigrew Hall, Room 210

Moran, Catherine
Department of Education
Department of Psychology
Program in Neuroscience
207-786-8297 ph.
207-786-8338 fax
Pettengill Hall, Room 355

Odom, Anne M.
Department of Art and Visual Culture
Department of Music
Bates College Museum of Art
207-786-8212 ph.
207-786-8335 fax
Olin Arts Center, Room 211

Wardwell, Laura
Program in Digital and Computational Studies
Department of English
Department of Chemistry
Department of Mathematics
207-753-6963 ph.
207-753-6949 fax
Hathorn Hall, Room 200