Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Executive and dean’s office staff

Executive staff

 Janice DeCosmo, Associate Dean and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Research

Janice DeCosmo

In addition to her leadership roles in Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Janice DeCosmo is an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington. DeCosmo developed the UW undergraduate research program and directs the Mary Gates Endowment for Students. She is also involved in higher education policy in the state of Washington, focused on undergraduate studies and new academic programs (through the Council of Presidents), and transfer articulation from two-year to four-year institutions. DeCosmo is the 2019–20 president of the Council on Undergraduate Research. She oversees the UW’s Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, which includes undergraduate research, service learning, leadership and scholarship programs.


Ph.D.; University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences: Atmosphere-ocean Interaction 

M.S.; University of Oregon, Physics

B.S.; University of Iowa, Physics


Christine Muongchanh
Assistant to Associate Dean DeCosmo and Administrator,
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
(206) 543-3596

Jason Johnson, Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Provost

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Jason Johnson’s primary role is to support the overall administrative leadership of UAA, including consulting on key budgetary and personnel decisions, assisting with unit-wide policy development, preparing reports and coordinating work toward UAA’s five-year priorities. He also facilitates the creation of new UAA projects, including the equity, diversity and inclusion council and the curricular commons innovation fund. Johnson co-chairs the UW’s campus climate study working group and the faculty senate’s task force on teaching evaluation. He also serves on the UW’s privacy and accreditation steering committees and represents UAA in reviewing undergraduate-serving degree programs. Previously, Johnson was a professor at The George Washington University and West Virginia University and is currently an affiliate professor in the UW’s College of Education.


Ph.D.; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Higher Education and Rhetorical Theory and Criticism 

M.A.; University of Washington, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

B.A.; University of Washington, Comparative History of Ideas


(206) 543-2248

Michaelann Jundt, Associate Dean

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Michaelann Jundt built her career at the University of Washington, having previously served as director of both New Student Programs and the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center. Jundt has been instrumental in transforming the campus conversation surrounding service-learning education, advocating for transfer students and convening the UW’s leadership education opportunities into the Husky Leadership Program. Jundt is committed to scaling programs to be accessible and effective for the UW’s diverse student population. In her current role, she oversees Student Academic Support Programs and the Community Engagement and Leadership Education team. She continues to work across campus to evolve programs and improve systems for students of all backgrounds and remains committed to building partnerships across units. 


(206) 221-1871


Ph.D.; University of Washington; Educational Leadership & Policy Studies 

M.Ed.; University of Washington; Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: Higher Education

B.A.; University of Washington; Communications

Dean’s Office Staff

Kirsten Atik
Communications Director
(206) 221-6130
Jodene Davis
Director of Strategic Initiatives
(206) 685-5123
Josh Gibbs
Director of IT
(206) 616-4361
Danielle Holland
Communications Specialist
(206) 543-3047
Jason Johnson
Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Provost
(206) 543-2248
Michaelann Jundt
Associate Dean
(206) 221-1871
Allison Lilley
Administrative Assistant
(206) 221-3678
Henry Lui
Senior Computer Specialist
(206) 221-6061
Rosa Ramirez
Interim Director of Finance
Director of Human Resources
(206) 616-7503
Gary Winchester
Interim Director of Human Resources