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 has also been privileged to serve as a host for a series of Woodbridge Fellows.

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


Kathryn Lofton

Acting Dean of Humanities; Professor of Religious Studies, of American Studies, of History, and of Divinity; Chair, Religious Studies

Social Science

Alan Gerber

Dean of Social Science; Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science; Professor of Economics, of Statistics and Data Science, of Health Policy and Management (Public Health), and in the ISPS


Jeff Brock

Dean of Science; Professor of Mathematics

Engineering & Applied Science

Mitchell Smooke

Acting Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science; Strathcona Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Professor of Applied Physics

Diversity & Faculty Development

Larry Gladney

Phyllis A. Wallace Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development; Professor of Physics

Academic Affairs

Debra Fischer

Dean of Academic Affairs; Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy; Professor of Statistics and Data Science and of Geology and Geophysics


Ronald Breaker

Chair, Biological Science Advisory Committee; Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry


Pieter van Dokkum

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

Senior Advisor

Jack Dovidio

Senior Advisor to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology; Professor in the ISPS and of Epidemiology

Faculty Affairs

John Mangan

Senior Associate Dean; Dean of Faculty Affairs

Robert Burger

Senior Associate Dean

Vincent Wilczynski

Deputy Dean of the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science

Jason Zentz

Assistant Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs

Pam Bosward

Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs

Sara Marks

Appointments & Promotions Coordinator

Business Operations and Development

Cathy Vellucci

Senior Director of Business Operations

Mary Magri

Director of Finance and Administration

Alexa Schlieker

Operations Manager

Dana Foster

Director of Development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Angela Gambaccini-May

Institutional Research Associate

Administrative Professionals

Syndia Amazan

Senior Executive Assistant to the Dean of the FAS

Deirdre Eichner

Senior Executive Assistant

Karen Johnson

Senior Administrative Assistant

Rebekka Blaha

Senior Executive Assistant to the Dean of the SEAS