The College of Arts & Sciences Staff
Sita Ramamurti, Ph.D., Dean
Dr. Sita Ramamurti joined Trinity in 1997 and has held a faculty position in the Mathematics Program since then. She rose to the rank of Full Professor in 2012. She was appointed as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on June 1, 2017. Dr. Ramamurti received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from India. She came to the US in 1989 and earned her doctoral degree in mathematics in 1995 from George Washington University.
With more than 25 years of professional experience in higher education, Dr. Ramamurti has been an active member of the Trinity community, both as a teacher and a scholar. Guided by her passion for teaching and a strong belief in active student-centered learning, Dr. Ramamurti pursued excellence in both the scholarship of teaching as well as the scholarship pf research. She led the college algebra reform movement at Trinity in 2003. More recently, in 2014, she successfully led the redesigning of the gateway math courses to reflect the program’s focus on quantitative literacy and quantitative reasoning. As a research scholar, Dr. Ramamurti maintains an active agenda in the disciplinary fields of mathematical modeling and dynamical systems.
Dr. Ramamurti has a strong interest in reform and policy initiatives in K-12 education. She has successfully led professional development workshops to improve teacher preparation and support for math and science teachers in middle and high schools. In 2015, she joined the SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) team at Trinity, which has collaboratively laid the curricular foundation for the intended new major in Environmental Studies.
Prior to becoming the Dean, Dr. Ramamurti served the College of Arts and Sciences and the University in many leadership roles. She chaired the Mathematics Program and the University Curriculum and Academic Policy committee. In 2006, during her tenure as the co-chair of the CAS Curriculum and Academic Policy committee, the Foundation for Leadership General Education curriculum was successfully reformed. Dr. Ramamurti had also served as a member of the Rank and Tenure committee, and the Academic Honesty Review Board.
As Dean, Dr. Ramamurti is responsible for leading the CAS faculty in development, oversight, and assessment of all curricula and programs of the College. She works closely with the Provost and executive administration of the University in the strategic planning for the unit and management of the administrative affairs of the College.
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Hope Witherspoon, M.A.T., Director of Dual Enrollment and Early Programs
Hope Witherspoon joins Trinity as the Director of Dual Enrollment and Early Programs. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Benedict College. She went on to earn a Masters in the Art of Teaching at George Mason University. The graduate program at George Mason University entitled “Initiatives in Educational Transformation” was aligned with Hope’s aim to inspire and disseminate hope in the minds of the students that she taught. As a teacher, she was driven to teach children to change the world. Hope believes that education can and does provide a route of escape for every child facing obstacles that they can’t see their way around and that education is a transformative light. Hope is excited about assisting high school students in DC and the surrounding areas, with accessing robust learning opportunities here at Trinity Washington University.
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