211x278.Katie Riesenberg CASSH. Associate Dean

Katie Riesenberg

Katie Riesenberg has been at the University of West Florida in some capacity since 2005. She graduated with a BA in history and completed the University Honors program in 2009, then received her MA in history in 2011. As a graduate student, Katie received the Department of History Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award as well as the Carolyn A. Knefely Award for Excellence in Writing. She also participated in the first ever College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Academy during which she served as a graduate teaching assistant, completed a communication-training course focused on best practices for teaching at the university level, and taught two semesters of Western Perspectives I. 

In May 2012, Katie accepted a position in the Department of History as an advisor and lecturer, though she has worked closely with the Department of Philosophy in the area of advising as well. Katie currently serves on the Academic Advising Council as one of two representatives from the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

As assistant dean, one of Katie’s primary responsibilities is to serve as the college’s advising director making her responsible for the oversight, supervision, evaluation, and assessment of the academic advisors in CASSH. Other specific duties include: supervision of curriculum improvements; collaborating with University College and the First Year Advising Center; and active service on committees promoting the college’s mission.

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