Joseph Spillane

Associate Dean for Student Affairs (Academic Advising)

Areas of Responsibility (College)

  • Director, Academic Advising Center
    • Academic probation
    • Beyond120
    • Catalog
    • CLAS Ambassadors
    • Exploratory and AIM advising
    • Foreign language proficiency
    • Graduation requirements/certifications
    • Internships (IDS 4940 and CLAS Alumni Internships)
    • Orientation (PREVIEW)
    • PaCE advising
    • Pre-health/pre-law advising
    • Readmissions
    • Student awards (Anderson Scholars/Dean’s Medal)
    • Student records/SASS
    • Transfer admissions
    • UF@SFC
    • University of Florida Online advising
  • Admissions Office Liaison
  • Advisory Council for Undergraduate Affairs
  • Career Connections Center liaison
  • CLAS convocation
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Council (CLASSC)Curriculum (College and University Committees)
  • Enrollment Management
  • Innovation Academy Liaison
  • UAA Liaison
  • Undergraduate Advising Council
  • Undergraduate Coordinators Committee
  • University Admissions Committee

Areas of Responsibility (University)

  • Advisory Council for Undergraduate Affairs
  • Orientation (PREVIEW)
  • University Curriculum Committee
  • UAA Oversight
  • Enrollment Management
  • Undergraduate Advising Council
  • Student Admissions Committees

Brief Biography

Joseph Spillane, Associate Professor of History, joined the University of Florida faculty in 1995 and served as Chair of the Department of History from 2006 to 2010.
A historian of modern America, his research areas include social policy, criminal justice, and drug control.
His work has been supported by the Spencer Foundation and the National Science Foundation, and he has published Cocaine: From Medical Marvel to Modern Menace in the United States (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), co-authored A History of Modern American Criminal Justice (Sage, forthcoming), and co-edited Federal Drug Control: The Evolution of Policy and Practice (Haworth Press, 2004), and Prison Work: A Tale of Thirty Years in the California Department of Corrections (Ohio State University Press, 2005).
Spillane is also the current President of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society.