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School of Arts and Sciences

Current and Past Deans of the School of Arts and Sciences

James M. Glaser
      Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, 2014-Present
      Department of Political Science
      PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Joanne Berger-Sweeney
      Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, 2010-2014
      Department of Biology
      PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Robert Sternberg
      Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, 2005-2010
      Department of Psychology
      PhD, Stanford University

Susan Ernst
      Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, 2001-2005
      Department of Biology
      PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst

I. Melvin Bernstein
      Vice President for Arts, Sciences and Engineering, 1991-20011
      PhD, Columbia University

Mary Ella Feinleib
      Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Technology, 1991
      Department of Biology
      PhD, Harvard University

Robert I. Rotberg
      Vice President for Arts, Sciences and Engineering 1987-1990
      PhD, St Antony's College, Oxford University

Frank C. Colcord, Jr.
      Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, 1980-1987
      Department of Political Science
      PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bernard W. Harleston
      Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 1970-1980
      Department of Psychology
      PhD, University of Rochester

Julian Knause Knipp
      Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 1968-1969
      Department of Physics
      PhD, Harvard University

Albert Daniel Ullman
      Acting Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, 1967
      Department of Sociology
      PhD, Harvard University

Charles Edward Stearns
      Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, 1954-1967
      Department of Geology
      PhD, Harvard University

Nil Yngve Wessell
      Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, 1952-1953
      Department of Psychology
      PhD, University of Rochester    

George Stewart Miller
      Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 1939-1951
      Department of History and Government
      AM, Tufts University

Frank George Wren
      Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, 1907-1938
      Department of Mathematics
      AM, Tufts University

William Rollin Shipman
      Dean of the Faculty of the College of Letters, 1900-1907
      Department of Philosophy
      MA, Middlebury College          

John Potter Marshall
      Dean of the Faculty of the College of Letters, 1882-1898
      Department of Geology
      AM, Yale University

 

Sources include: Tufts Combined Catalogs, Bulletins, and Course Announcements, Tufts University Fact Book.

 

The Office of the Vice President for Arts, Sciences and Technology (also known as the Vice President for Arts, Sciences and Engineering) was established in the fall of 1986 and ceased to exist in 2001. Various deans, including the Dean of Liberal Arts and Jackson, the Dean of the School of Engineering, and the Dean of the Graduate School of Art and Sciences, reported to the VP, who in turn reported to the University Provost and Senior Vice President. The Office of Vice President for Arts, Sciences and Technology influenced a broad range of academic policies through its Policy Council, an executive group of administrative and academic deans in Arts & Sciences.