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Meet the Staff

Carl Girelli

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Carl GirelliCarl Girelli holds degrees from the University of Connecticut, with a B.A. in Portuguese and a Ph. D. in Linguistics.

Before coming to Randolph College, he served in the English department of Catawba College for more than two decades, achieving the rank of tenured professor before transitioning to administrative posts in Student Affairs, Enrollment, and ultimately as Associate Provost. While his doctoral dissertation and early scholarship focused on Brazilian Portuguese, his teaching experience ranges from first-year introductory courses to upper level linguistics and grammar. Carl has conducted Spanish study trips to Costa Rica for many years and enjoys opportunities to speak Spanish and Portuguese.

Carl and his wife, Anita, have two grown children. They enjoy kayaking at the family vacation place in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Closer to home, Carl tries to find time for home renovation, craft woodturning, pottery, stained glass, and a host of creative endeavors he will never fully master.

Bunny Goodjohn

Bunny Goodjohn

Associate Dean of the College
B.A., Randolph-Macon Womans College; M.F.A., University of Maine
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Bunny Goodjohn graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with a B.A. in English and from the University of Southern Maine with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.

She graduated from R-MWC’s Prime Time program in 2004 but returned to the college in 2007 to adjunct for the English department and to direct the Writing Program. In 2015, Bunny stepped out of the classroom to focus full time on her position as Director of the Academic Services Center and the Writing Program. In 2018, she joined the DOC team as Associate Dean.

Bunny, who is published in both poetry and fiction, balances a fondness for writing with a passion for collecting (or perhaps hoarding) mid-century modern furniture and geegaws and divides her spare time equally between libraries and thrift stores.

Pam Wise

Executive Assistant to the VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Pam Bear

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean of the College

pbearPam Bear hails from Roanoke, Virginia and worked as a paralegal in Richmond, Roanoke, and Lynchburg before coming to the College. She now “minds the store” in the Office of the Associate Dean of the College, where she provides administrative service to faculty, staff, and students. She enjoys renovating old houses and collecting old movies.

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