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 Carnegie Science Hall, Hathorn Hall, Hedge Hall, Olin Arts Center,  Pettengill Hall, Pettigrew Hall, and Roger Williams Hall.

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.


Abdi, Hamza A.
Program in Asian Studies; Chinese and Japanese
Program in European Studies

Department of French and Francophone Studies
Department of German and Russian Studies
Department of Spanish
207-786-8293 ph.
207-786-8331 fax
Roger Williams Hall, Room 111

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

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

Cutten, Deborah (Deb)
Department of English
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Mathematics
Program in Neuroscience
207-753-6963 ph.
207-753-6949 fax
Hathorn Hall, Room 200

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

Jalbert, Cynthia
Department of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies
Department of Theater and Dance
207-786-8294 ph.
207-786-8332 fax

Pettigrew Hall, Room 208

Moran, Catherine (Catie)
Department of Anthropology
Program in Digital and Computational Studies
Department of History
Program in Latin American Studies
Department of Politics
207-786-8297 ph.
207-786-8333 fax
Pettengill Hall, Room 126

Petley, Elizabeth (Liz)
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

Phillips, Katherine (Kathie)
Program in Africana
Department of Education
Department of Psychology
207-786-8295 ph.
207-786-8338 fax
Pettengill Hall, Room 353