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Teresa L. Amott, 19th President of Knox College

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Teresa L. AmottTeresa L. Amott, President
Prior to assuming her post at Knox College, President Amott spent six years as provost and dean of the faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) in Geneva, New York. Educated in economics, President Amott holds a Ph.D. from Boston College and a B.A. from Smith College. Her research has focused on the labor market experiences of women and people of color.

Keith Archer

Keith Archer, Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services
Archer joined Knox in 2015 and brings with him an extensive career that spans a variety of settings, including retail and other corporate, accounting, and academia. He graduated from Maryville University in St. Louis, where he majored in accounting and minored in management, becoming a certified public accountant (CPA) shortly after receiving his degree. Keith's early career was in retail management, where he honed his skills in customer service and oversight of large staff units, including hiring, training, and performance evaluation. Before coming to Knox, he spent more than 20 years in finance, including a decade at DePauw University, in Greencastle, Indiana, where he served as executive director of finance & controller.

Michael Schneider

Michael Schneider, Interim Dean of the College and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Professor of History
Dr. Michael A. Schneider has been at Knox since 1992. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Michigan State University, a master's degree in Far East History from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Modern Japanese and International History from the University of Chicago. Dr. Schneider's teaching and research interests cover East Asia, modern Japan, and modern China, with particular interest in international and intercultural relations. He previously served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development as well as chairing the History. International Studies, and Asian Studies programs.

Anne Ehrlich

Anne Ehrlich, Vice President for Student Development
Dr. Anne Ehrlich joined Knox in 2016 after spending nine years as the dean of students at Woodbury University, a small, private university just north of Los Angeles. Ehrlich received her bachelor's degree in psychology from University of California, San Diego, a master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in educational leadership from University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to her work at Woodbury University, Dr. Ehrlich held positions in residential life and student life at Whittier College and the University of Michigan. She has presented nationally on topics including collaboration between academic and student affairs, behavioral intervention, and assessment in student affairs, and has consulted on the development of residential learning communities, alcohol and sexual assault education programs, and social justice initiatives.

Steve Hall

Steve Hall, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Hall joined Knox in 1993. As the Chief Information Officer, he leads a team that operates and advances Knox's information technology infrastructure to support the goals of the College. Before coming to Knox, Hall worked in the aerospace and defense industry for TRW Inc. as a software developer, project manager, spacecraft systems engineer, and consultant to the Department of Defense and other governmental agencies. He is a graduate of Bradley University with a B.S. in computer science and mathematics.

Beverly Holmes

Beverly Holmes, Vice President for Advancement
As the vice president for advancement, Holmes oversees fundraising and alumni relations. She came to Knox in 2001 as a special gifts officer. In 2004, Holmes was promoted to associate vice president and assumed management responsibilities for special gifts, alumni relations, and planned giving. She has held her present position since 2006. Before joining Knox, she was the director of communications for Lands' End, where she oversaw public relations and customer communications. Prior to that, Holmes worked in public relations and consumer affairs for Corning Glass Works and Frito-Lay. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in consumer economics/journalism/nutrition.

Megan Scott

Megan Scott, Vice President for Communications
As vice president for communications officer, Scott oversees all College external and internal communications through electronic and print media. She also serves as editor of Knox Magazine, the College's biannual publication for alumni and friends. Prior to assuming her current role, she served as the College's director of Advancement communications. Scott graduated from Knox College in 1996 with a major in English literature and attended the University of Denver Publishing Institute. Before returning to Knox in a professional capacity in 2004, she worked in academic publishing for eight years, last serving as marketing manager for the University of Iowa Press.

Paul Steenis

Paul Steenis, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission
As vice president for enrollment and dean of admission, Steenis oversees enrollment for the College. He graduated from Knox College with a B.A. in philosophy and economics and business administration. Starting as an admission counselor shortly after his graduation, he has seen classes come and go and many changes that impact the application, admission, and financial aid process. Throughout the course of his 25+ years of service to the College, some things have remained the same: Knox continues to provide a world class education to a great group of students.

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