Meet the Deans
Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering
Joan Saab became interim dean of the faculty on July 1, 2022.
Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences
As dean of the School of Arts & 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 & Applied Sciences
Wendi Heinzelman 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 & 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 & Engineering
Jeffrey Runner 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 for Research in Arts, Sciences & Engineering
As dean in one of the University’s largest research units, John Tarduno helps lead efforts to increase research production at Rochester and improve public awareness of the innovative work being conducted by its scientists and scholars.
Dean of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
As dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs (GEPA), Nick Vamivakas 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.