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Call CASA at 413.559.5498 to set up an appointment. You can also reach us at advising@hampshire.edu.

Who We Are

The CASA deans can assist students and faculty with questions and concerns about a range of advising issues. Sometimes it makes more sense for students to talk to the dean most familiar with a particular area of concern. The CASA deans are generalists as well as specialists.

Zena Clift 90Fsenior associate dean


Zena Clift works with students who are in their sixth through tenth semesters, as well as all transfer students. She can address all issues having to do with Division III (filing, advanced educational activities, exceptions, and extensions). She oversees the admissions process for students seeking readmission to the College and those interested in applying for the All But Div III (ABD) degree program.

Ernie Alleva, associate dean

Ernie Alleva received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University, and teaches in the School of Cognitive Science. His main teaching and research interests are in moral and political philosophy; the philosophy of education; and the history of philosophy. His current projects include work on philosophical issues regarding work and recent work on liberal political theory. At CASA, Ernie focuses on Division II, especially on developing ways to assist students in formulating their concentrations and planning their Division II studies.

Monsita Moorehead, assistant dean

Monsita works with students who entered as first years in Division I through the transition to Division II, primarily students in their first through fourth semesters. Monsita brings with her many years of experience and knowledge in advising and can provide strong academic support to students.

Ally Senecal, office administrator; enrollment coordinator

Ally is the College's enrollment coordinator. She provides the relevant College administrators with all student status changes, as she is the contact person for all students on leave, field study, and exchange. As the assistant to the dean of advising, Ally can answer many general questions about advising and Hampshire in general and refer students to the appropriate dean for more specific information. She also stocks the world-renowned candy bowl in the advising office.

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