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Donald Hall

Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering

Donald Hall, a respected scholar and experienced administrator, became dean of the faculty on July 1, 2018. In this leadership role, he is responsible for AS&E, one of the University’s core academic units.


Gloria Culver

Gloria Culver

Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

As dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Gloria Culver handles matters relating to the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural and physical sciences departments and programs.


Wendi Heinzelman

Wendi Heinzelman

Dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Wendi Heinzelman has been a proven administrator, a researcher of international distinction, and an award-winning teacher since joining the University of Rochester in 2001.


Beth Olivares

Beth Olivares

Dean for Diversity in Arts, Sciences and Engineering

In her role, Beth Olivares is concerned with issues of equity and climate, and seeks to improve diversity in all the different domains of the University, including students, staff, and faculty.


Jeffrey Runner

Jeffrey Runner

Dean of the College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering

Jeffrey Runner is responsible for 16 offices and centers in Arts, Sciences and Engineering that focus on areas including academics, research, undergraduate support and advising, student life, and diversity.


John Tarduno

John Tarduno

Dean for Research in Arts, Sciences and Engineering

As dean in one of the University’s largest research units, John Tarduno helps lead efforts to increase research production at Rochester and improve public awareness of the innovative work being conducted by its scientists and scholars.


Nick Vamivakas

Nick Vamivakas

Dean of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs

As dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs (GEPA), Nick Vamivakas oversees the administration of over 40 master and doctoral degrees and postdoctoral trainees across Arts, Sciences and Engineering and provides programming and services to support the social, career, and educational needs of our graduate and postdoctoral learners.