As the Associate Dean with responsibilities for personnel matters, Margaret supports the hiring and development of the faculty and staff in Academic Affairs. She manages faculty recruitment (remaining as Affirmative Action officer for faculty) and reappointment, tenure, and promotion procedures. She also supports the pedagogical, scholarly, creative, and administrative development of faculty members, with approval authority for the funding that supports faculty development, including that related to travel, start-up needs, external grants and fellowships, teaching innovation, endowed professorships, and research equipment. She coordinates new faculty orientation, new chairs' orientation, and mentoring programs. Margaret is a Professor of Women’s Studies.