Welcome to the Dean's Office

Birren 2014Susan J. Birren, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Biology, has administrative responsibility for the graduate, undergraduate and research functions of the university.

Under the guidance of the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, the dean is responsible for the undergraduate and graduate curricula, faculty, staffing, oversight of academic departments and other academic matters. The dean's office also sponsors many academic and cocurricular programs.