Dean of Students’ Office

Meet with a Dean

The deans in Student Services meet regularly one-on-one with students for academic support, assistance in addressing obstacles to student success, guidance on campus policies and procedures, and collaboration on student and campus life initiatives.  

While deans share many similar responsibilities, each dean has a focus or specialty area related to their specific department. Please reference the summary below to learn more about our deans in Student Services and how to set up an appointment.

If you are unsure who to meet with, please contact administrative coordinator Matt Burnett and include your name, preferred times to meet, and a brief description of what you would like to discuss with a dean.

Our Deans

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith 

Dean of Students
Eliot 205A
503/777-7527
smithb@reed.edu

pronouns: he/him/his

As the Dean of Students, Bruce is a visible and engaged presence in the campus community. Bruce oversees the student and campus life components within the division with a focus on engaging students with learning opportunities outside the classroom. He especially enjoys the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with students in a variety of ways related to student success, including discussing academic motivation, student leadership opportunities and initiatives, the college's judicial process, and learning outside the classroom.

Click here to schedule an appointment with Bruce via the administrative coordinator for student services.

Julie Maxfield

Julie Maxfield

Associate Dean of Students
Eliot 204A
503/517-7916
maxfielj@reed.edu

pronouns: she/her/hers

Students facing challenges that interfere with academic success might benefit from meeting with Julie. Expect a collaborative discussion about relevant resources, strategies, and administrative options so that you can develop a plan for getting back on track and/or making adjustments to your current educational trajectory. For example, Julie meets with students on academic probation, students who are considering a leave of absence, or those re-entering the college after time away. 

Click here to book an appointment with Julie directly.

David picDavid Gruber

Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services
Dorothy Johansen House
503/517-7722
gruberd@reed.edu

pronouns: he/him/his

David is available to meet with students who would like to get more out of their classes or Reed experience. David works with students to help them develop strategies to manage time effectively, participate in conference discussions, address challenges with writing, build skills such as active reading and note taking, or define academic success for themselves. He also helps students connect with tutoring services. In addition, David meets with students who are on academic probation, considering a leave of absence, or returning to Reed after time away.

Click here to book an appointment with David directly.

Dana PicDana Lawson

Assistant Dean for International Student Services
Gray Campus Center 104
503/517-5538
dlawson@reed.edu

pronouns: she/her/hers

Dana serves as the primary staff contact for international students within the college's Student Services division. Dana oversees the different programs in the office, including our Host Family Program, InterConnect peer mentor program, the International Student Advisory Board, and the International Orientation Odyssey. Dana is the adviser for immigration-related matters for students at Reed on F-1 and J-1 visas, and liaise with other campus departments, faculty, and staff to provide cultural, social, academic, and career support to help international students thrive at Reed.

Click here to schedule an appointment with Dana via the administrative coordinator for student services.

Amy HeadshotAmy Schuckman

Assistant Dean for Residence Life

28 West 118
503/517-7834
schuckma@reed.edu

pronouns: she/her/hers

Amy oversees the Residence Life program at Reed and is available to meet with students who are experiencing challenges outside of the classroom. She is well versed in connecting students to relevant college resources. In addition, Amy also meets with students who are considering a leave of absence or those re-entering the college after time away.

Click here to schedule an appointment with Amy via the administrative coordinator for student services.

Rowan FrostRowan Frost

Assistant Dean of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
Grey Campus Center 104
503/517-7966
frostr@reed.edu
pronouns: she/her/hers

Rowan works to help reduce the burden of experiences of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault, relationship or family abuse, and stalking on survivors. She provides direct advocacy, which supports survivors in learning about their options and the resources available to them so that they can make choices for themselves, and systems advocacy, which amplifies survivors’ voices to help mitigate the harm they have experienced. In addition to the student advocate program, she also directs prevention and awareness programs such as dorm talks, Take Back the Night, and the steward program, and trains allies in responding supportively to survivors.

Click here to book an appointment with Rowan directly.

Dayspring HeadshotDayspring Mattole

Assistant Dean for Inclusive Community
Student Center 110
503-777-7518
mattoled@reed.edu

she/her/hers

Dayspring oversees programs in the Office for Inclusive Community, including the Multicultural Resource Center and the Peer Mentor Program. Dayspring works closely with cultural student organizations and peer support groups, and she enjoys helping students explore opportunities to build connections on campus and in the Portland community. Dayspring is available to meet with students about leadership and involvement opportunities, challenges outside of the classroom, and concerns related to bias or inclusion. Dayspring also meets with students who are on academic probation, considering a leave of absence, or returning to Reed after time away.

Click here to schedule an appointment with Dayspring via the administrative coordinator for student services.