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Richard Waugh

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering (Interim)

Richard (Rick) Waugh, a biomedical engineer with more than 35 years of academic and leadership appointments at the University of Rochester, will serve as interim dean of one of the institution’s main academic units through June 30, 2018.

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, who became dean of the Hajim School on July 1, 2016, has been a proven administrator, a researcher of international distinction, and an award-winning teacher since joining the University of Rochester in 2001.

Jeffrey Runner

Jeffrey Runner

Dean of the College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering

Jeffrey Runner became dean of the College on July 1, 2017. In this role, he 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.

Melissa Sturge-Apple

Melissa Sturge-Apple

Dean of Graduate Studies

As dean of graduate studies, Melissa Sturge-Apple oversees the administration of over 40 master and doctoral programs across Arts, Sciences and Engineering and provides cohesion so that graduate students have a strong connection to AS&E.

David Williams

David Williams

Dean for Research

As dean for research in Arts, Sciences and Engineering, David Williams works to maximize opportunities for faculty research and scholarship. Williams also assists faculty funding endeavors by guiding proposal preparations and enhancing the infrastructure for grant submission.