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About the Sophomore & Ada Comstock Scholars Dean

Andrea Rossi-Reder

Andrea Rossi-Reder is the dean of the sophomore and Ada Comstock Scholars classes. She holds a master’s and doctorate in medieval studies from the University of Connecticut, and a bachelor’s in medieval studies from Mount Holyoke College. She was a class dean at Connecticut College for 11 years before coming to Smith.

Dean Rossi-Reder has lived in Italy and England, where she studied medieval bestiaries and Anglo-Latin manuscripts. She taught courses in medieval literature, British women’s contemporary literature and Latin at The College of Idaho, Baylor University and Connecticut College. Her hobbies include cooking and painting.


To Meet with Dean Rossi-Reder

Dean Rossi-Reder offers walk-ins and short, self-scheduled 15-minute appointments on the following days (all times Eastern). To schedule an appointment, please fill out this Google form, or visit Dean Rossi-Reder during her walk-in hour:

Monday short appointments from 1 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday short appointments from 11 a.m. to noon.
Wednesday walk-in from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Thursday short appointments from 2 to 3 p.m.

Please see Announcements for any special changes to the above hours.

Sophomore Reboot

Sophomore Reboot is a chance to get a jump-start on your sophomore year, reconnect with your classmates and take stock of where you are now and where you want to go next. Because it is a pivotal time with many choices, these events are structured to help answer all the questions you may have.