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The College of Arts & Sciences Staff

Sita Ramamurti, Ph.D., Dean

Photo of Dr. Sita RamamurtiDr. Sita Ramamurti joined Trinity in 1997 and has held a faculty position in the Mathematics Program since then. She rose to the rank of Full Professor in 2012. She was appointed as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on June 1, 2017. Dr. Ramamurti received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from India. She came to the US in 1989 and earned her doctoral degree in mathematics in 1995 from George Washington University.

With more than 25 years of professional experience in higher education, Dr. Ramamurti has been an active member of the Trinity community, both as a teacher and a scholar. Guided by her passion for teaching and a strong belief in active student-centered learning, Dr. Ramamurti pursued excellence in both the scholarship of teaching as well as the scholarship pf research. She led the college algebra reform movement at Trinity in 2003. More recently, in 2014, she successfully led the redesigning of the gateway math courses to reflect the program’s focus on quantitative literacy and quantitative reasoning. As a research scholar, Dr. Ramamurti maintains an active agenda in the disciplinary fields of mathematical modeling and dynamical systems.

Dr. Ramamurti has a strong interest in reform and policy initiatives in K-12 education. She has successfully led professional development workshops to improve teacher preparation and support for math and science teachers in middle and high schools. In 2015, she joined the SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) team at Trinity, which has collaboratively laid the curricular foundation for the intended new major in Environmental Studies.

Prior to becoming the Dean, Dr. Ramamurti served the College of Arts and Sciences and the University in many leadership roles. She chaired the Mathematics Program and the University Curriculum and Academic Policy committee. In 2006, during her tenure as the co-chair of the CAS Curriculum and Academic Policy committee, the Foundation for Leadership General Education curriculum was successfully reformed. Dr. Ramamurti had also served as a member of the Rank and Tenure committee, and the Academic Honesty Review Board.

As Dean, Dr. Ramamurti is responsible for leading the CAS faculty in development, oversight, and assessment of all curricula and programs of the College. She works closely with the Provost and executive administration of the University in the strategic planning for the unit and management of the administrative affairs of the College.

ramamurtis@trinitydc.edu    202.884.9262  |  Office location: Main 202

Kathelon Toliver, Assistant Director of Academic Administration

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Kathelon Toliver supports the Office of Academic Affairs by working directly with the Provost and other senior staff on projects that involve full -and-part time faculty. Her other administrative duties include the academic calendar, course scheduling, academic catalog, faculty scholarship,  and other comprehensive assignments that support the College of Arts and Sciences. Kathelon also works directly with the faculty services team to facilitate and support their efforts.

At the start of her career in academia, Ms. Toliver served as a graduate counselor and recruiter for the Florida State University Study Abroad Program in London, England. After two years abroad, she moved to DC to attend graduate school at Howard University. Ms. Toliver has since held various roles as an Admissions Officer for Howard University School of Law and Registrar and Executive Assistant to the Head of School at Alexandria Country Day School. Formally as the Assistant to the Provost and Vice President, Ms. Toliver now serves as the Director of Academic Administration at Trinity Washington University.

Ms. Toliver graduated with her Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from Howard University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Florida State University.

toliverk@trinitydc.edu  202-884-9201  |  Office location: Main 203

Advising Staff

Eva Morgan, Assistant Director of Academic Advisor

Morgan-Eva--CAS-Advisor-smEva Morgan is the Assistant Director of Academic Advising and former adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Morgan comes to Trinity with an eclectic professional background which includes six years as a Senior Editor at PRNewswire Service, where she was frequently recognized as an error-free editor, and eight years as a Reading and Language Arts teacher at Clayton County Public Schools, where she was nominated twice for Teacher of the Year at Pointe South Middle School. As a former transfer student herself, Ms. Morgan is particularly passionate about Trinity’s transfer student population and enjoys supporting students as they make the College of Arts and Sciences their new academic home.

Ms. Morgan graduated with a Master of Education degree from the Tift College of Education at Mercer University and is a certified Reading Specialist. In her free time, Ms. Morgan reads voraciously, laughs uproariously, travels occasionally, and roots unapologetically for the Florida State Seminoles, New York Yankees, and Pittsburgh Steelers.

morgane@trinitydc.edu  202-884-9216  |  Office location: Main 213

Jazmine Newkirk, Academic Advisor

DSC_4811Jazmine Newkirk is an Academic Advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Ms. Newkirk graduated from Hampton University with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling.  During her time at Hampton, Ms. Newkirk was a Graduate Assistant in the Office of the Dean of Residence Life.  It was there she found her passion for creating and implementing programs that foster personal and academic growth within students.  Ms. Newkirk also worked with the Department of Freshman Studies at HU where she was given the opportunity to advise freshman students and co-teach a University 101 course.

In her free time, Ms. Newkirk loves to spend time with her family, go to concerts and collect vinyl records.  Ms. Newkirk is excited to be a part of the Trinity family and looks forward to working with such a unique group of students!

newkirkj@trinitydc.edu  202-884-9298  |  Office location: Main 214


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