Welcome to the Graduate School of Arts & Science at New York University!
I am delighted to begin my tenure as Dean of GSAS with the 2021/2022 academic year, just as New York University returns for a well-planned new beginning. Whether you are an incoming or returning student, my colleagues and I are honored to have you here.
As Vice Dean of GSAS for three years and a member of the Arts & Science faculty since 1985, I’ve been so inspired the caliber, drive, and achievements of you – our students. I’ve learned a great deal from you, too.
It is clear that while delivering a high-quality graduate education is the business of our institution, supporting that graduate education is just as critical to the trajectory of your eventual 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, and 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, our students, 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.
Please accept my warmest welcome as we look forward to this year of new beginnings.
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Science