Arts & Sciences Advancement

In Arts & Sciences Advancement, we support the University’s mission through fundraising and other programs that promote awareness, understanding, involvement, commitment and advocacy on the part of our constituents. Our purpose is to secure financial and human resources to assist Arts & Sciences and Washington University in fulfilling its mission of teaching, research and community service. 

Some of our major initiatives include the Scholars in Arts & Sciences effort, Distinguished Alumni Awards, and, previously, the Driving Discovery initiative, which culminated in the renovation of Bryan Hall. 

We're here to partner with your department. 

Department Liaisons

Deborah Stine, Senior Director of Development, is the chief advancement officer for Arts & Sciences and manages a team that conducts fundraising and alumni relations programs for all departments and programs. Feel free to contact Deborah if you aren’t sure where to turn for help.

African and African-American Studies Katie Merritt
American Culture Studies Katie Merritt
Anthropology Julianne Smutz
Art History & Archaeology Cathy Sullivan Jannings
Biology Julianne Smutz
Center for the Humanities Cathy Sullivan Jannings
Center for Urban Research & Public Policy Mary Maher
Center for Quantum Sensors Toni Reel
Chemistry Toni Reel
Classics Cathy Sullivan Jannings
Comparative Literature Daphney Bitanga
Danforth Center on Religion and Politics Mandi Walsh
Earth & Planetary Sciences Toni Reel
East Asian Languages and Cultures Daphney Bitanga
East Asian Studies Daphney Bitanga
Economics Mary Maher
Education Mary Maher
English Cathy Sullivan Jannings
Environmental Studies Julianne Smutz
Film and Media Studies Mandi Walsh
Germanic Languages and Literatures Daphney Bitanga
History Cathy Sullivan Jannings
Humanities Digital Workshop Cathy Sullivan Jannings
Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies Mandi Walsh
Latin American Studies Daphney Bitanga
Legal Studies Mary Maher
Linguistics Toni Reel
Living Earth Collaborative Julianne Smutz
Mathematics and Statistics Toni Reel
Max Kade Center Daphney Bitanga
McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences Toni Reel
Music Mandi Walsh
Overseas Programs Margaret Dillon
Performing Arts Mandi Walsh
Philosophy Toni Reel
Physics Toni Reel
Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Toni Reel
Political Science Mary Maher
Psychological & Brain Sciences Toni Reel
Religious Studies Mandi Walsh
Romance Languages and Literatures Daphney Bitanga
Sociology Katie Merritt
Tyson Research Center Julianne Smutz
Weidenbaum Center Mary Maher
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Katie Merritt

Graduate School Cathy Sullivan Jannings
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Toni Reel
Scholarships and Fellowships Julianne Smutz
Undergraduate Research Margaret Dillon
University College Katie Merritt

Meet the Team

Learn more about the members of the Arts & Sciences Advancement Team