Associate Dean Beth Eckelkamp joined the administration of the College in May of 2012. She served as the Director of Language Programs in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages from August of 2009 through August of 2012. She continues to hold an appointment as Associate Teaching Professor of Japanese and has been teaching Japanese at UMSL for nearly 20 years after earning an MA in East Asian Studies from Washington University in 1991.
Representing the College in planning new student initiatives such as Orientation and the First Year Experience course is central to the Associate Dean of Students’ position and is a role that Beth is very passionate about. Working with advisors and students in the College Advising office is also very rewarding and Beth feels privileged to be part of a team that is dedicated to supporting students as they make academic progress toward graduation.