CAS Dean’s Office

Contact Information:

Mailing address: 1301 College Avenue, 314 George Washington Hall, Fredericksburg, VA  22401

Phone:  540-654-1052

Keith Mellinger

Dr. Keith E. Mellinger became Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2018. Prior to serving as dean, Dr. Mellinger spent 14 years as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and served in various leadership positions at UMW including six years as the mathematics department chair, a short term as Director of Academic and Career Services, and four years as the director of UMW’s Quality Enhancement Plan which put him in charge of the university’s reformed First-Year Experience.

As dean, Dr. Mellinger serves as the chief academic officer in matters of curriculum and personnel for the College of Arts and Sciences. He is responsible for program and faculty development, faculty hiring, strategic planning, and budget management. He is a member of the Provost’s academic leadership team.

Grant Woodwell

Dr. Grant Woodwell began his term as Associate Dean in the fall of 2012. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences since the fall of 1986. In his role, Dr. Woodwell is a principal advisor to the Dean in matters of strategic planning for the college. He oversees department course scheduling, faculty development grant programs, the undergraduate research grant program, and is the organizer for the annual Research and Creativity Day. In addition, Dr. Woodwell represents the Dean’s office on a variety of university committees.

Martha Link

Ms. Link has served as the administrative assistant to the Dean’s office since 2010. She is the first point of contact for matters directed to the dean, is a resource agent for the college’s 20 academic departments, and manages the large amount of documentation maintained in the Dean’s office.