Jody Roy, professor of communication and the Victor and Carrie Palmer Endowed Chair for Leadership Values, is serving as interim vice president and dean of faculty for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dean Roy previously served as assistant dean of faculty and has been a member of the Ripon College faculty since 1992.
Among Dean Roy’s many accomplishments as a scholar, she was named the Wisconsin Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation in 2005. The author of numerous articles and books, Dean Roy’s research has focused on the communication of pro-/anti-violence messages in media and popular culture as well as communication strategies of American social movements.
She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from Indiana University and her undergraduate degree from Illinois College.
The vice president and dean of faculty serves as the chief academic officer of the College and is responsible for the leadership of the faculty and the management and development of the academic program.
In her role, Dean Roy is a member of the Administrative Council and the staff member on the Trustee Committee on Academic Affairs.
The vice president and dean of faculty has the authority to perform the duties of the president during any vacancy in the office of the president or in the absence or incapacity of the president.