About Us

The Office of Academic Affairs, located in the lower level of SSS (1 Prospect Street), provides a variety of support services for first- and second-year students, transfer students, and Eli Whitney students as they progress through their years at Yale.  For some of these services, we are front-and-center; for others, we work with the residential college deans, the directors of undergraduate studies and other faculty members, and resources offices across campus. 

Please contact Risa Sodi, Assistant Dean of Yale College and Director of Advising and Special Programs, for information, comments and suggestions about academic advising or this website (risa.sodi@yale.edu or 203-432-8427).

Office of Academic Affairs

  • Madeline Cavanaugh, Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Sandy Chang, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of the Office of Science & Quantitative Reasoning
  • George Levesque, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Dean of Academic Programs
  • Mark J. Schenker, Senior Associate Dean of Yale College and Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Clare Schlegel, Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Joel Silverman, Director of Academic and Educational Affairs
  • Donalee Slater, Assistant Director of the Office of Science & Quantitative Reasoning
  • Risa Sodi, Assistant Dean of Yale College and Director of Advising and Special Programs 
  • Jennifer L. Stewart, Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Jacqueline Tanaka, Associate Director of STEM Student Success