R. Bruce Mattingly, dean; Jerome O’Callaghan, associate dean
Role of the Dean
The dean oversees all the activities of the academic departments and interdisciplinary centers in the School of Arts and Sciences. The school consists of 18 departments distributed among the divisions of fine arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and mathematics. Graduate degrees awarded in the school include the master of arts, master of arts in teaching, master of science and master of science in education.
The School of Arts and Sciences also includes adolescence teacher education programs in English, foreign languages, mathematics, natural sciences and social studies. The adolescence teacher education programs are housed in the appropriate academic departments. The dean is responsible for overall supervision of the school and for curriculum, program development, budget and personnel.
The dean’s office is staffed by two secretaries, one for the dean and one for the associate dean, as well as student assistants.
Role of the Associate Dean
The associate dean assists the dean in the management of the school. This includes addressing student issues such as academic policy interpretation and clarification, degree audit clearance, withdrawals and leaves of absence from the College, academic probation, suspension, dismissal, reinstatement and readmission, including contracts. The associate dean approves course overloads and serves as the dean’s curricular representative at the school and college level.