School of Arts and Sciences

Divisions, Departments and Programs

The School of Arts and Sciences comprises 23 academic departments, organized under four academic divisions. In addition, the School of Arts and Sciences comprises 28 interdepartmental programs. Each program is administered by a council in one of the school's four academic divisions.


Division of Creative Arts

Programs dedicated to the belief that art is a vital aspect of the human condition and an essential component of interdisciplinary learning.

Division Head: Aida Wong, Professor of Fine Arts and East Asian Studies

Name Department or Program Chair/Director Administrator
Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation Program Toni Shapiro-Phim Armine Avetisyan
Fine Arts
Department Peter Kalb and Tory Fair Christine Dunant Kahn
Music Department Eric Chasalow Katie Ball
Theater Arts Department Cameron Anderson Deborah Rosenstein

Division of Humanities

Engages the ideas, texts, images and language cultures that have shaped human experience across time and place.

Division Head: Caren Irr, Kevy and Hortense Kaiserman Professor in the Humanities

Name Department/Program Chair/Director Administrator
Classical and Early Mediterranean Studies Department Darlene Brooks Hedstrom David DeVore
Comparative Literature and Culture Program Pu Wang Katie Dickinson
East Asian Studies Program Matthew Fraleigh Winnie Huie
English Department John Burt Lisa Pannella
European Cultural Studies Program Stephen Dowden Gene Carbonell
Film, Television and Interactive Media Program Paul Morrison Bessie Rubinstein
German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature Department Stephen Dowden Gene Carbonell
History of Ideas Program David Katz Julie Seeger
Italian Studies Program Paola Servino Katie Dickinson
Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies Program Elizabeth Ferry Mangok Bol
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program Dorothy Kim Gene Carbonell
Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department Jon Levisohn Jodie Parmer
Philosophy Department Kate Moran Julie Seeger
Religious Studies Program Kristen Lucken Jillian Brosofsky
Romance Studies Department Fernando Rosenberg Katie Dickinson
South Asian Studies Program Brian Horton Gene Carbonell
University Writing Program Program Lisa Rourke Doug Kirshen

Division of Science

Combines world-class research with a first-rate liberal arts education in an intimate setting where faculty and students work closely.

Division Head: Bulbul Chakraborty, Enid and Nate Ancell Professor of Physics

Name Department/Program Chair/Director Administrator
Biochemistry Department Doug Theobald Natasha Baker
Biological Physics Program Ben Rogers Laura Woolf
Biology Department Liz Hedstrom Erin Bailey
Chemistry Department Thomas Pochapsky Courtney Maurer
Computer Science Department Nianwen Xue Michael Golitsyn
Linguistics and Computational Linguistics Program James Pustejovsky Saebom Kim
Mathematics Department Olivier Bernardi Martha Lagace
Neuroscience Program Paul Miller Erin Bailey
Physics Department Gabriella Sciolla Laura Woolf
Psychology Department Paul DiZio Phil Gnatowski

Division of Social Sciences

Provides students with the skills and perspectives they will need to become engaged citizens and discerning consumers of information.

Division Head: Charles Golden, Professor of Anthropology

Name Department/Program Chair/Director Administrator
African and African American Studies Department Faith Smith R. Mason
American Studies Program Maura Farrelly Jillian Brosofsky
Anthropology Department Sarah Lamb Laurel Carpenter
Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Program Yuri Doolan Alexandra Brandon
Business Program Dan Bergstresser Karen Muise
Economics Department Nidhiya Menon Leslie Yancich
Education Program Leah Gordon Eileen Kell
Environmental Studies Program Colleen Hitchcock Jasmine Dottin
Health: Science, Society and Policy Program Darren Zinner Kathryn Howell
History Department Greg Freeze Martha Cronin
Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program Program Fern Chertok Marla Olsberg
International and Global Studies Program Elanah Uretsky Jasmine Dottin
Journalism Program Neil Swidey Jillian Brosofsky
Legal Studies Program Rosalind Kabrhel Melissa McKenna
Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies Program Melissa Stimell Lauren Jordahl
Politics Department Eva Bellin Rosanne Colocouris
Social Justice and Social Policy Program Melissa Stimell Lauren Jordahl
Sociology Department Sarah Mayorga Cheryl Hansen
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department ChaeRan Freeze Alexandra Brandon
Women's Studies Research Center Program Harleen Singh