The Class Deans

Class deans are responsible for a comprehensive program of academic advising and class management in the context of a residential liberal arts environment. This includes helping students develop educational goals and complete their graduation requirements; working with faculty to support student success in the classroom; facilitating access to academic and non-academic support services; and supporting student transitions from high school through the undergraduate years to life post-Wesleyan. Class Deans have daily drop-in hours during the week and are also available for appointments. 

The Class Dean drop-in hours are Monday 2:00-3:00, Tuesday 3:00-4:00, Wednesday 5:00-6:00, Thursday 11:00-12:00 and Friday 2:00-4:00.

Dean Jennifer Wood

Jennifer Wood
Dean for the Class of 2023
203 North College
jpwood@wesleyan.edu
classof2019.blogs.wesleyan.edu
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BA University of Connecticut
MEd Harvard Graduate School of Education
MA Yale University 
PHD Yale University

Renee

Renée Johnson-Thornton
Dean for the Class of 2022
216 North College
rjohnson01@wesleyan.edu
classof2018.blogs.wesleyan.edu/
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BA SUNY at Binghamton
MALS Wesleyan University
PHD University of Rhode Island

Photo of Tanesha Leathers

Tanesha Leathers

Dean for the Class of 2021
202 North College
tleathers@wesleyan.edu 
classof2021.blogs.wesleyan.edu
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BA Williams College
PHD University of Maryland College Park

David Phillips

David Phillips
Dean for the Class of 2020
217 North College
dphillips@wesleyan.edu
classof2020.blogs.wesleyan.edu
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BA University of California, Santa Cruz
MA University of California, Santa Cruz
PHD Yale University