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Peabody is the building, Jack is the dog, and I'm Dean J (she/her, btw).

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About Dean J

When I started this blog, I didn't want my identity to take precedence over the messages I was sharing, so I tried to think of a short and simple name to use. Dean Jack Blackburn, who hired me in 2005, used the Dean title for all of the admission officers. In addition, I've been called "J" for years because my name is long and has an unusual spelling. "Dean J" made sense.

I am currently an Associate Dean in the Office of Admission. I am not THE Dean of Admission. That's Greg Roberts.


Obligatory portrait with Lawn columns