Search for the Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Cornell University invites nominations for the position of Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is the academic, administrative, and community leader of the College. The next dean will be responsible for building the intellectual, financial, and human capacity and capabilities of the College; furthering its reputation, distinction, and influence; and improving the quality of the student experience.

The dean, who reports to the provost, oversees a team of associate deans and directors, and maintains key relationships with the College’s faculty, staff and students, the deans of other Cornell colleges and schools, and the College’s Advisory Council. The dean will represent the College in interactions with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, alumni, and donors.

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Search Committee

Name Title
Benjamin Z. Houlton, co-chair Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Global Development
J. Meejin Yoon, co-chair Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Andrew G. Clark Jacob Gould Schurman Professor and Nancy and Peter Family Investigator, Molecular Biology and Genetics; Chair, Computational Biology
Geoffrey W. Coates Tisch University Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
R'riyon Draine Posse Scholar pursuing a Bachelor of Arts – BA, Government ‘25
Jill Frank President White Professor of History and Political Science; Robert J. Katz Chair of the Department of Government
Christine L. Goodale Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Environmental Science
Alexander D. Hanson ’87 Senior officer of TGS Management Company; Chair, College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee; Member Cornell Board of Trustees
Nikole K. Lewis Associate Professor of Astronomy
Jamila Michener Associate Professor of Government; Co-Director, Cornell Center for Health Equity Warren Petrofsky, Associate Dean of Administration
Warren Petrofsky Associate Dean of Administration, College of Arts and Sciences
Natasha Raheja Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Ravi Ramakrishna Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, and Professor of Mathematics
Suman Seth Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, and Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science
Samantha N. Sheppard Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, Performing and Media Arts
Elke Siegel Associate Professor, German Studies