People in the Dean's Office
Kent Sandstrom was named Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at NDSU on July 29, 2011. He was previously Head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Executive Officer of the Midwest Sociological Society. He also served as Co-Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (JCE) from 2009-2013. JCE is widely recognized as a flagship journal that publishes research based on ethnographic methods.
Dr. Sandstrom has published 7 books, 19 refereed articles and chapters, 11 chapters and essays, and 10 book reviews. He has also presented more than 70 papers at professional conferences. Dr. Sandstrom earned his master’s degree and doctorate in sociology from the University of Minnesota. He began his career as an instructor in the University of Minnesota's sociology department.
Among Dr. Sandstrom's honors are UNI’s James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award, the President’s Special Award from the Midwest Sociological Society, UNI's Outstanding Teaching Award, UNI's Distinguished Professional Service Award, and the Human Rights Leadership Award from the UNI student chapter of Amnesty International.
For more information about Dr. Sandstrom’s professional activities, see his curriculum vitae at the following link: Kent Sandstrom
E-Mail Dr. Sandstrom at Kent.Sandstrom@ndsu.edu
Lori Alvarez is the Assistant to the Dean. She received her bachelor's degree in Organizational Management from Concordia University in Nebraska in 1999 and joined NDSU in 2015.
E-mail Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her at 701-231-7857.
Christina D. Weber is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at North Dakota State University. Her work as associate dean involves the development of mentoring programs, particularly for new faculty in the college. In addition to her work in the college, she is a cultural sociologist with a focus on memory and social change. Currently, she is working on an historical ethnographic study on how photography and visual ethnography impacted and shaped historical understanding of the Great Depression. Her recently published book, Social Memory and War Narratives: Transmitted Trauma among Children of Vietnam Veterans, focuses on her work with memory, trauma and the generational impact of war. In addition, she was just awarded a Humanities in the Public Square NEH grant for “Telling Stories, Creating Community,” a year-long project that will focus on initiating dialogues on the legacies of war in the Fargo-Moorhead and North Dakota communities.
Carrie Anne Platt is an Associate Professor of Communication and AHSS Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education. As associate dean, she focuses on maintaining high quality learning environments in the college, promoting the AHSS Living and Learning Community, and providing instructors with multiple means for assessing and improving their teaching. Outside of this role, she teaches courses on media, technology, and research methods. She has published research on technology’s impact on undergraduate education in the Atlantic Journal of Communication, Communication Teacher, the Electronic Journal of Communication, and the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. She is currently teaching an NEH grant-funded course designed to help students articulate the purpose and value of their college education.
Linda Fricker has been the AHSS Academic Advisor since 2008. Prior to that she was a Senior Lecturer in NDSU's English Department. She can help students with questions about registering or withdrawing from classes, changing majors, writing an appeal, or required classes for general education for the College of AHSS and any AHSS major. She is also the coordinator for the college's UNIV 189 classes and for the AHSS Community in Pavek Hall. Linda received NDSU's first Outstanding Professional Advising Award in 2013. Her office is in Minard 204B and she can be reached at 701-231-9763 or Linda.Fricker@ndsu.edu. To schedule an appointment with Linda, click here.
Will Hollingsworth is the Director of Development for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. A native of Denver, CO, Will received his Bachelors degree in Criminology from Metro State University in Denver, CO, and his Masters in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.
For more information, Will can be reached at:
NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association
McGovern Alumni Center
1241 University Drive North // Fargo, ND 58102
P.O. Box 5144 // Fargo, ND 58105
c: 303.916.9846 // p: 701.231.6862 // f: 701.231.6801 // tf: 800.279.8971
Suzzanne Kelley is Assistant Professor of Practice and Editor in Chief for the Institute for Regional Studies Press. She has a BS in Applied Learning & Development from the University of Texas—Austin, an MA in history from the University of Central Oklahoma, a Certificate in Publishing from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and a PhD in history from NDSU. Her publications include the co-edited anthology Paper Camera: A Half Century with New Rivers Press and peer-reviewed articles in The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly and New Plains Review. She has worked with state, national, and international journals, editing articles with a wide array of research topics including agriculture, politics, history, and Chinese studies. Since 2003, she has worked in all genres of literary and scholarly publishing, shepherding more than forty books through all stages of editing and production. She teaches courses in publishing and North Dakota history, and she blogs at Home & Away: A Travelogue from Places Near and Far. When she is not making books or teaching, she conducts scholarly research in the Great Plains, Australia, and New Zealand, discovering connections between memory and place. Dr. Kelley’s office is located in Minard 204F. Phone: 701-231-6848 E-mail: email@example.com.
Scarlet Gray Bernard is Grant Coordinator for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and for the College of Human Development and Education. She has a B.A. in English and Music from Valley City State University, and earned her Master of Arts in English from the University of North Dakota in 2008. She has experience in writing for a newspaper, teaching college composition, developing shows and programs for planetariums, conducting community outreach, and writing grants. As Grant Coordinator, Scarlet can provide support and training with the Pivot grant database, search for funding opportunities, liaise with Sponsored Programs Administration, review proposals, and support the grant writing process in general.
She has an office in Minard 204F and in EML 255E.
Email: Scarlet.GrayBernard@ndsu.edu or phone her at 231-8250.