I came to Dickinson College in 1979, in a one-year position, in the Psychology department. I’m a cognitive psychologist who studies how people think, learn, perceive, decide and remember. My colleagues in biology, chemistry, & psychology asked me to serve as project shepherd in 2001, as we planned new science facilities. In early 2002, I was named an Associate Dean at Dickinson but my responsibilities continued to include serving as project shepherd. The following year I was named an Associate Provost. The opportunity to work with our team of faculty, students, administrators, trustees, and architects has been very rewarding.