Academic Leadership

Dean Eric Chasalow

Eric Chasalow

Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Irving Fine Professor of Music
D.M.A., Columbia University

Eric Chasalow, an award-winning composer and the Irving Fine Professor of Music, was appointed dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 2014. Since joining the Brandeis faculty in 1990, Chasalow has directed the internationally recognized Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio (BEAMS), teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in theory, composition and electronic music. From 1996 to 2002, he chaired the Music Department and in 2012 was elected chair of the Faculty Senate. In that position he served the university as a member of both the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Provost’s University Advisory Committee. During a prior term on the senate, he helped draft faculty handbook revisions that extended faculty rights and privileges previously afforded only to faculty within the tenure system to contract faculty. Since becoming dean, he has worked to advance the student experience in all dimensions, including new initiatives to integrate student academic and professional pathways. In 2016, he launched the DEIS program, which has been successful in bringing first-generation and underrepresented students to master's degree programs at Brandeis where they are closely mentored into top PhD programs around the country.

Chasalow has received many honors and awards, including: the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Koussevitzky Music Foundation Commission, an Aaron Copland Award, two awards from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard, and two awards from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Recent ensemble commissions have come from MusicaTrieze (Marseille), the Network For New Music (Philadelphia), The Portland Chamber Music Festival, a Chamber Music America Commission for New York New Music Ensemble, and a Barlow Endowment commission for Talea Ensemble. Chasalow is a member of ASCAP, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Electronic Music Foundation, the International Computer Music Association and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States. He is also recent past president and a board member of the Composers Conference. The Eric Chasalow collection in the Library of Congress was established in 2009.

Chasalow is the AGS representative from Brandeis to the American Association of Universities and the Council of Graduate Schools. He has lectured extensively with invitations from Dartmouth, Harvard, Columbia, Northwestern, Stanford, Brown, UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Bowdoin College, Mannes School of Music, Bates College, and the California Institute of the Arts among others. During the 2003-04 academic year, he was Visiting Professor of Music at Harvard University, directing the Harvard Electronic Music Studio.

Chasalow earned the BA from Bates College, and an MA and DMA from Columbia University.


Dean Kathryn Graddy Kathryn Graddy

Dean, International Business School
Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Professor in Economics
PhD, Princeton University

Kathryn Graddy, the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Professor in Economics, was appointed dean of the Brandeis International Business School in 2018. Graddy has held numerous leadership positions at Brandeis. She previously served as senior associate dean and PhD program director at the business school. Graddy is also the former chair of the university's economics department. Under her leadership as senior associate dean, the school achieved STEM designations for its core programs, developed a new master's in business analytics and expanded partnerships with academic institutions worldwide.

Graddy's research focuses on the economics of art, culture and, more generally, industrial organization. She is the former editor of the Journal of Cultural Economics and has published papers in top international journals, including The American Economic Review, Management Science, the Journal of Economic Literature, The Rand Journal of Economics and The Journal of Economic History. Graddy has written policy papers on Artist's Resale Right for the World Intellectual Property Organization and the UK Patent Office.

Graddy came to Brandeis from Oxford University in 2007. She received her PhD in economics from Princeton University, her MBA from Columbia University and her BS and BA in mathematics and Russian from Tulane University. At Oxford, Graddy was a fellow of Exeter College and a junior research fellow at Jesus College. She also served as assistant professor of economics at the London Business School. In March 2018, Graddy was awarded an honorary doctorate from Copenhagen Business School.


Dean Dorothy HodgsonDorothy L. Hodgson

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Anthropology
PhD, University of Michigan

Dorothy L. Hodgson became the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in August 2018. She oversees undergraduate admissions, the undergraduate and graduate curricula, faculty, staffing, the oversight of academic departments, and other academic matters, including the implementation of recently updated general education requirements.

Prior to coming to Brandeis, she was distinguished professor of anthropology and senior associate dean for academic affairs at Rutgers University’s School of Graduate Studies, part of a leadership team that oversaw research-based doctoral, master's and dual-degree programs.

Hodgson is an internationally renowned, award-winning historical anthropologist who has worked in East Africa for more than 30 years, primarily among Maasai communities in Tanzania. Her research has examined such topics as gender, ethnicity, cultural politics, colonialism, the missionary encounter, transnational organizing and the indigenous rights movement. She has authored or edited 10 books and numerous articles and book chapters, with the support of awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, National Sciences Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Fulbright-Hays, Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, among other sources.

Hodgson has served as president of the African Studies Association (2015-2016) and of the Association for Feminist Anthropology (2009-2011). She also previously served as chair and graduate director of Rutgers' Department of Anthropology and director of Rutgers’ Institute for Research on Women. She is currently editor-in-chief of the "Oxford Research Encyclopedia on African Women’s History."

Hodgson earned her bachelor's degree in English at the University of Virginia, and her master's and doctoral degrees in anthropology at the University of Michigan.


Lynne Rosansky Lynn Rosansky, Interim Vice President, smiling into the camera.

Interim Vice President, Rabb School for Continuing Studies

Lynne Rosansky was appointed interim vice president of the Rabb School of Continuing Studies in June 2019. She brings deep academic leadership experience to the role, having served as president, provost, dean and VP of public and private institutions.

Rosansky was the founding president of Hult International Business School, where she led the reaccreditation, relocation and renaming of the former Arthur D. Little School of Management. At SUNY’s Levin Institute, she created the notable “JumpStartNYC” program for laid-off financial services professionals and liasoned with the University of Buffalo’s School of Management to offer the semester in New York City on International Finance and Global Banking. As dean, vice president, provost and board member at Franklin Pierce University, Rosansky led the online program portfolio; new program development; program relocations; program reviews and strategic initiatives. At Bentley University, she led the launch of the online MBA and summer course offerings and engaged the faculty in online teaching/learning seminar series.

As a consultant with Arthur D. Little and Hay McBer, Rosansky offered clients assistance developing competency-based HR systems. She worked with numerous organizations including GE; the US Navy; the IRS; Verizon; and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.

Rosansky’s scholarly interest is in art and culture; intercultural management and values-based leadership. Her publications are in the fields of business and society; business ethics and international management.

Rosansky received her PhD in cultural anthropology from Boston University; an MBA from Babson College and BA from Carnegie-Mellon University.


Deam David WeilDavid Weil

Dean, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
PhD, Harvard University

David Weil is dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Weil leads the policy school and research institution, which works to drive positive social change through research, education and public engagement that addresses disparities in well-being across fields, from health care to sustainable development.

Prior to joining Brandeis in August 2017, Weil was the Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. In 2014, Weil took a leave from BU when former President Barack Obama appointed him to head the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, which is charged with promoting and achieving compliance with fundamental labor standards, including those related to the minimum wage, overtime, child labor and family medical leave. Weil is an internationally recognized expert in employment and labor market policy. He co-founded and co-directed the Transparency Policy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He has advised international organizations as well as government agencies at the state and federal levels. He is also the author of more than 100 articles and five books, including, most recently, "The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It," which examines how practices like outsourcing change business organizations and erode relationships between employers and their workers.

Weil earned a bachelor’s degree at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, a master’s in public policy at the Kennedy School and a PhD in public policy at Harvard.