School of Arts and Sciences

School Leadership


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

Supported by Judy Jaroncyk, Executive Administrator. Phone: 781-736-3454. Email:

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 74-101D

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
Aida Wong
Aida Yuen Wong
Division Head, Creative Arts
Professor of Fine Arts and East Asian Studies
781-736-2670 Mandel, 212

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

Farrah Rubenstein ’97
Farrah Rubenstein ’97
Assistant Vice President of A&S/GSAS Advancement
781-736-4005 Bernstein-Marcus Administrative Center