Meet the Deans
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dean of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
As dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs (GEPA), Melissa Sturge-Apple 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.
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.