FAS Department and Program Chairs for 2022-23

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

[Summary: This message lists the FAS department and program chairs for 2022-2023 and provides links to additional information about these colleagues.]

To: FAS Faculty; FAS Lead Administrators, Operations Managers, and Chair’s Assistants

Cc: FAS Steering, FAS Dean’s Office, SEAS Dean’s Office, GSAS Dean’s Office, Yale College Dean’s Office, OFAS, President’s Office, Provost’s Office, OPAC, University Cabinet

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to share with you the list of chairs of Faculty of Arts and Sciences departments and programs for 2022-23. See below. You can learn more about these colleagues here. A downloadable contact table of FAS chairs and chair’s assistants can be found here (you must log in to Box using your NetID for access).

I am grateful to our chairs for their service to their units and to Yale, and it is a privilege to work with such an outstanding group of colleagues. Please join me in thanking them for their leadership, their service, and all that they do on behalf of the FAS.

With gratitude,


Tamar Szabó Gendler
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science


FAS Department and Program Chairs, 2022-2023



African American Studies

Phillip Atiba Goff
Gerald Jaynes (Acting Chair, Spring 2023)

American Studies

Laura Barraclough
Michael Denning (Acting Chair, Fall 2022)


Douglas Rogers

Applied Mathematics

Vladimir Rokhlin


Priyamvada Natarajan


Kurt Zilm


Kirk Freudenburg

Cognitive Science

Brian Scholl

Comparative Literature

Martin Hagglund

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Maureen Long

Early Modern Studies

Ayesha Ramachandran

East Asian Languages and Literatures

Aaron Gerow

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Thomas Near


Tony Smith


Marc Robinson (Acting Chair, 2022-23)

Ethics, Politics, and Economics

Ana De La O Torres

Ethnicity, Race, and Migration

Ana Ramos-Zayas

Film and Media Studies

John Durham Peters


Pierre Saint-Amand
R. Howard Bloch (Acting Chair, Fall 2022)

Germanic Languages and Literatures

Paul North

History Alan Mikhail
History of Art Milette Gaifman
History of Science and Medicine Deborah Coen


Francesco Casetti
Pauline LeVen (Acting Chair, Spring 2023)

Italian Studies

Jane Tylus

Judaic Studies

David Sorkin (Acting Chair, 2022-23)


Raffaella Zanuttini


Wilhelm Schlag

Medieval Studies

Mimi Yiengpruksawan

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Enrique De La Cruz

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Scott Holley


Ian Quinn

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Shawkat Toorawa


Verity Harte


Karsten Heeger

Political Science

Gregory Huber


Jutta Joormann

Religious Studies

Frank Griffel

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Edyta Bojanowska


Philip Gorski

Spanish and Portuguese

Jesus Velasco

Statistics and Data Science

Joseph Chang

Theater and Performance Studies

Tavia Nyong’o

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Roderick Ferguson
Regina Kunzel (Acting Chair, Spring 2023)