Welcome to the Graduate School of Arts & Science at New York University!
I am delighted to serve as the Dean of GSAS at New York University as we look forward to building a better tomorrow, during this time of tremendous change and opportunity. Whether you are an incoming or returning student, my colleagues and I are honored to have you here.
In my term as Dean, I am continually inspired by the caliber, drive, and achievements of you – our students. I’ve learned a great deal from you–ushering in inspired new ideas, tools, and ways of thinking, across disciplines. Having been a member of the Arts & Science faculty since 1985, I understand what goes into navigating your research, and the challenges that come along with tackling new ideas, all while balancing the need for resources to continue to support the committed work you are engaged in.
It is clear that while delivering a high-quality graduate education is the business of our institution, supporting your graduate education is just as critical, as we aim to aid in bolstering the trajectory of your careers.
My priority at GSAS is building on our culture of responsive support. This means, in addition to outstanding education, mentorship, training, and professional development that meets the needs of our students, we can foster programs that position our students for careers both within and beyond the academy in an ever-evolving employment landscape. We look to partner with you to maximize your opportunities for success in reaching your goals.
This is an exciting time to be part of the larger Arts & Science community at NYU. We are reimagining traditional divisional boundaries, recognizing that the world’s big questions don’t belong to any one discipline, department, or perspective. Cross-divisional leadership for interdisciplinary initiatives, collaborative research, and structures that underpin real progress in diversity, equity and inclusion, are helping our community of scholars, educators, learners, thinkers and producers to imagine, discover and create a world where we all thrive. Keep up the good work!
Please accept my warmest welcome as we look forward to new beginnings.
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Science