About the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) comprises the some 50 departments and programs that provide instruction to the students of Yale College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, including their ladder, instructional, and research faculty members. The FAS spans four broad intellectual areas, represented by the divisions of Humanities, Social Science, and Science, and the School of Engineering & Applied Science.


Photograph of Amy Hungerford
May 30, 2019
Amy Hungerford will be stepping down from her role as FAS Dean of the Humanities on July 1, in anticipation of her appointment as Executive Vice President and Dean of the...
Portrait of Dean Tamar Gendler, sitting in front of a bookcase.
May 16, 2019
Tamar Szabó Gendler has been reappointed as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) for a five-year term beginning July 1.
Portrait of Hazel Carby, sitting in front of a fireplace and some bookshelves. She is passively smiling.
June 17, 2019
A world-renowned scholar in the fields of feminist literary studies and black studies, Carby was instrumental in advancing African American studies at Yale.
Formal portrait of Charles Ahn, standing in front of a bookshelf.
June 17, 2019
Ahn focuses his research on the fabrication and characterization of the physical properties of materials using advanced synthesis and measurement techniques.
Picture of a galaxy with red and blue accents.
June 13, 2019
Astronomers at Yale and the University of Kansas have discovered a new class of “cold quasars” that could change our perception of how galaxies mature.