Office of the Dean of Faculty

Phone: (909) 607-2822
Location: Balch 122

Office Hours

Monday-Friday - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Offices are closed on observed holidays.


The Dean of Faculty Office assists Scripps’ faculty with their scholarship, research, and academic needs. It is their goal to provide excellent service and knowledgeable support.

Staff Members

Amy Marcus-Newhall
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
Professor of Psychology
(909) 607-2822

Jennifer Armstrong
Associate Dean of Faculty
Associate Dean of Faculty
(909) 607-9716

Kathy Castro
Administrative Assistant
(909) 607-2822

Raina Coutin
Mellon Fellowship Assistant
(909) 607-1521

Catherine D’Emilio
Program Coordinator II
(909) 607-4215

Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert
Associate Dean of Faculty
Deputy Title IX Coordinator (focusing on matters involving faculty)
Associate Professor of Biology
(909) 607-9100

Michele Palstring
Assistant to the Dean of Faculty
(909) 607-2822

Office Location