FAS Dean’s Office

The FAS Dean’s Office oversees faculty searches, recruitment, hiring, mentoring, promotions, retentions, and compensation for all ladder, instructional and research faculty in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as well as departmental staffing, budgeting, strategic planning, and policies and practices throughout the FAS.

As depicted in our organizational chart, some positions in the FAS Dean’s Offce are held by ladder faculty, some by career administrators holding advanced degrees, and others by dedicated administrative staff. Our office is also privileged to serve as a host for a Woodbridge Fellow each year.

A detailed breakdown of how roles and responsibilities are distributed within the FAS Dean’s Office may be found here.

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Tamar Szabó Gendler

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy; Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science

Faculty Leadership


Amy Hungerford

Dean of Humanities; Bird White Housum Professor of English; Professor of American Studies

Social Science

Alan Gerber

Dean of Social Science; Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science; Professor in the ISPS, of Economics, and of Public Health


Paul Turner

Acting Dean of Science; Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Engineering & Applied Science

T. Kyle Vanderlick

Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science; Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Academic Affairs

Jack Dovidio

Dean of Academic Affairs; Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology; Professor in the ISPS and of Epidemiology

Diversity & Faculty Development

Kathryn Lofton

Deputy Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development; Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History and Divinity; Chair, Religious Studies

Creative Arts

Daniel Harrison

Chair, Creative Arts Advisory Committee; Chair, Theater Studies; Allen Forte Professor of Music Theory


Pieter van Dokkum

Chair, Physical Science and Engineering Advisory Committee; Sol Goldman Family Professor of Astronomy and Physics

Faculty Affairs

Bethany Zemba

Senior Associate Dean, Chief of Staff, and Senior Advisor to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

John Mangan

Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Robert Burger

Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Jason Zentz

Academic and Faculty Affairs Associate; Postdoctoral Associate, Linguistics

Pam Bosward

Faculty Appointments and Promotions Coordinator

Business Operations and Development

Cathy Vellucci

Senior Director of Business Operations

Mary Magri

Director of Finance and Administration

Alexa Schlieker

Operations Manager

Charles Berry

Project Manager, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Dana Foster

Director of Development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Angela Gambaccini-May

Institutional Research Associate

Support Staff

Beau Ruland

Senior Executive Assistant to the Dean of the FAS

Deirdre Eichner

Senior Executive Assistant

Griffin Burrows

Senior Administrative Assistant