Executive Officers

Jane Fernandes
Dr. Fernandes is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts. She received a bachelor’s degree in French from Trinity College, and a master’s and doctorate in Comparative Literature from The University of Iowa. She has three decades of experience in higher education, including seven years as president of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she was also a tenured member of the faculty. She has provided senior leadership and has held tenured faculty positions at other distinguished higher education institutions, including UNC Asheville, and Gallaudet University.

Provost & Principal Academic Officer
Brian Norman
Dr. Norman is a native of Newberg, Oregon. He received a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, French, and Women’s Studies, from Pacific Lutheran University and a master’s and doctorate in Literatures in English from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He has over two decades of experience in higher education, including as Dean of the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities at Simmons University and Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Diversity at Loyola University Maryland. He has also held residential scholar appointments at University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Wesleyan University, and Rutgers University.  As Provost, Dr. Norman works with the Antioch community to provide a transformative student experience that combines a rigorous liberal arts education, experiential learning, and commitment to justice through Antioch’s signature “classrooms, co-op, community” model. 

Director of Operations and Officer of Institutional Effectiveness
Hannah Spirison Montgomery
Ms. Montgomery joined Antioch with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rhodes College and a master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University. Before coming to Antioch, she worked with the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS), a consortium of small, private liberal arts colleges dedicated to sharing information and institutional data to support student learning. While at Antioch, she has led campus efforts around accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission, supported institutional planning and data-driven decision making, and worked closely with Admission and Financial Aid. As Director of Operations, Ms. Montgomery oversees facilities, data systems, and human resources to foster integration and effectiveness. She also supports campus learning hubs through operational support, including primary oversight over the Antioch Farm and Wellness Center. She also serves as Officer of Institutional Effectiveness and accreditation liaison.

Dean of Admissions and Dean of External and Community Relations
Shane Creepingbear
Mr. Creepingbear is a 2008 Antioch College graduate and citizen of the Kiowa nation of Oklahoma. He brings over a decade of experience at Antioch since its reopening as an independent college, with increasing responsibility for recruitment and enrollment management. Mr. Creepingbear oversees community and constituent building, leading and guiding colleagues to build and expand community across past, present, and future Antiochians and other friends of the College, from marketing and recruitment to ongoing alum engagement and external communications. In addition to helping achieve enrollment growth, the goal is to expand the base of Antioch friends, donors, and external partners.