School Leadership

Deans

dorothy hodgson
Dorothy Hodgson
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Anthropology
781-736-3451 Irving Presidential Enclave 74-101A

Supported by Kathleen McMahan, Department Administrator. Phone: 781-736-3477. Email: kmcmahan@brandeis.edu

Wendy Cadge
Wendy Cadge
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Sociology and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanistic Social Sciences
781-736-2641 Irving Presidential Enclave 74-101D
Jennifer Walker
Jennifer Walker
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Associate Deans

Joel Christensen
Joel Christensen
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Professor of Classical Studies
781-736-2185 Irving Presidential Enclave 74-101C

Responsible for: 

  • Faculty recruitment, onboarding, orientation, reappointment, tenure and promotion
  • Faculty development, mentoring, awards, external reviews and SEIU (faculty union)
  • Staffing of A&S and University committees

Supported by Kathleen McMahan, Department Administrator. Phone: 781-736-3477. Email: .

Olga Papaemmanouil
Olga Papaemmanouil
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor of Computer Science
(781) 736-3453 Irving Presidential Enclave

Responsible for: 

  • Brandeis Core curriculum, new majors and minors, interdepartmental programs and new courses
  • Teaching Assistants and Course Assistants 
  • Brandeis/Walzer, Lerman Neubauer Teaching Award, Dembitz Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Supported by Diana Filar, Department Administrator. Phone: 781-736-2107. Email: .

Division Heads

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Bulbul Chakraborty
Division Head, Sciences
Enid and Nate Ancell Professor of Physics
781-736-2843 Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building, 345/346
Jonathan Decter
Jonathan Decter
Division Head, Humanities
Edmond J. Safra Professor of Sephardic Studies
781-736-2960 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 311
Charles Golden
Charles Golden
Division Head, Social Sciences
Professor of Anthropology
781-736-2217 Kutz Hall, 204
charles mcclendon
Charles McClendon
Division Head, Creative Arts
Sidney and Ellen Wien Professor in the History of Art
781-736-2663 Mandel Center for the Humanities 209

Finance and Administration

Kevin Keith
Kevin Keith
Executive Director for Finance, Administration and Operations
781-736-3497 Bernstein-Marcus Administration Center, 017
Budget and Finance Questions

Responsible for: 

  • Administrative and financial functions of the School of Arts Sciences and GSAS
  • Overseeing faculty payroll hiring, salary decisions and related budgets
  • Policies affecting the School of Arts and Sciences and department annual planning

Institutional Advancement

Lisa Fleischman
Lisa H. Fleischman
Regional Development Director
781-736-4062 415 South Street, MS 122

Responsible for:

  • Primary liaison between Institutional Advancement and A&S