Meet the Team | Dean's Office College of Arts and Sciences | Webster University

Dean's Office: Meet the Team

The dean's office works to strengthen the College in three broad areas: academics, administration, and communication.       

        Tony S. WallnerDean
        Thanh G. Dinh-Trang, Representative
        Pamela Kramer, Development Officer
        Linda Dahlgren, Grants Officer         

Tony S. WallnerWallner
Professor of Chemistry

Anton (Tony) Wallner is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Webster University. He works with faculty, staff and students of the university to provide high quality academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences as well as professional programs, maintain adherence to university and college policies, and create new programs as well as engagement with community and global partners.

Tony earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has his M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Michigan and the Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University. He began his academic career at Missouri Western State University. In 2000, he took the position of Chair of the Department of Physical Sciences and Professor of Chemistry at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. In 2008, he was appointed Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Barry University. He has mentored research projects with over 20 undergraduate students in his area of expertise, NMR spectroscopy, obtained funded grants, and developed a variety of new courses and programs. He has also engaged in various outreach activities with local community members and schools to promote STEM education in underrepresented populations.

Besides his passions for liberal arts and sciences education, STEM literacy, and NMR spectroscopy, Tony enjoys travel, sports and exercise, movies, theater, reading, and his rescue dogs and cats.

Thanh G. Dinh-TrangWallner 

Thanh is a key contact at the College of Arts & Sciences for communication efforts and office management. She earned a B.A. in International Business Administration from Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology in Vietnam, and has finished her M.A. in Marketing and Advertising Communications with an honored degree at Webster University. Her research interests involve social psychology, customers’ behaviors, and industry trends, which is clearly reflected in her thesis paper “The American Portraits: Where and How to Approach Potential Customers in the U.S.” 

Prior to joining Webster University, Thanh used to work for digital marketing agencies and Liberty Insurance in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she mastered her skills in managing marketing budgets, coordinating events, performing internal and external communications in a challenging corporate environment. She also served as a graduate assistant in the Dean’s office for the College of Arts & Sciences in one and a half year.

On rainy days, Thanh is a very detail-oriented and practical person. On sunny days, she enjoys traveling, hiking, jazz and musicals, dance sport, and analog photography.

Pamela KramerKramer 
Development Officer, Office of Advancement

Pamela Kramer works in the Office of Advancement at Webster University serving the College of Arts and Sciences. Her primary responsibility is fundraising for scholarships but her greatest enjoyment is connecting donors with opportunities that inspire and fulfill them. Pamela graduated from Webster University with a BA in Media Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations and Writing as a Profession Certificate. Her most enduring memories while a nontraditional student at Webster are of her professors who had a genuine personal investment in her success. 

After graduation, she spent over twenty years in corporate communications and corporate philanthropy. In January 2016, she was thrilled to have the opportunity to join her alma mater and work with the College of Arts and Sciences in providing a positive and fulfilling academic experience like the one she enjoyed at Webster. In her free time, Pamela is pursuing a Masters in Communications Management while patiently loving a teenage son, pre-teen daughter and two grown stepsons. Collectively, they remind her daily of how much she underappreciated her own mother of eight.


Linda Dahlgren headshotLinda Dahlgren
Grants Officer, Alumni & Development Office

Linda Dahlgren is based in the Office of Alumni & Development's Corporate, Foundations, and Government Relations Team (CFGR) as a Grants Officer for the College of Arts & Sciences. She helps to identify external funding opportunities and develop proposals for support of scholarships, research, professional development, course development, and other activities that advance institutional goals. As part of the CFGR Team, Linda collaborates with other institutional resources to identify projects for grant solicitation and build faculty and staff interest in and capacity for grant seeking.

Linda has worked in the field of non-profit development since 1996 and has secured and implemented more than $8 million in private, public, and corporate funding. She's been privileged to work on a variety of projects that made a positive difference in the world, including a State Department exchange program for Russian entrepreneurs and a program offering vision and hearing screenings for area schoolchildren.

A native St. Louisan, Linda holds a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Linguistics from Mizzou. She enjoys camping, hiking, cooking, and gardening with her husband and two young children; she plans to pursue an MA in Media Literacy when her youngest is out of preschool.