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 Josette McWilliams, 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

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 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
Bernard Yack
Bernard Yack
Division Head, Social Sciences
Lerman Neubauer Professor of Democracy and Public Policy
781-736-2640 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 107

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