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.


Black and white portrait of Pamela Lee.
April 11, 2019
Lee is an art historian who teaches the history, theory, and criticism of late modernism and contemporary art.
Portrait of Mark Peterson, smiling.
April 11, 2019
Peterson is a specialist in early North America and the Atlantic world.
Portrait of Brian Scassellati, smiling.
April 11, 2019
Scassellati focuses his research on building embodied computational models of human social behavior, especially the developmental progression of early social skills.
Photo of Alan Gerber
April 10, 2019
Alan Gerber has been reappointed to a five-year term as FAS Dean of Social Science, effective July 1, 2019.
Photo of Amy Hungerford
April 10, 2019
Amy Hungerford has been reappointed to a five-year term as FAS Dean of Humanities, effective July 1, 2019.