College of Arts and Sciences Dean

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Case Western Reserve University seeks a leader and accomplished scholar to serve as the next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences houses educational and research programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, and mathematics. Students in the college can choose a major or minor from almost 60 undergraduate programs, design their own courses of study, or enroll in integrated bachelor’s/master’s degree programs. In addition, the college offers graduate programs in several fields where small size and special expertise allow it to make a distinctive contribution to advanced education and research.

Listening Sessions

The College of Arts and Sciences Search Committee hosted listening sessions via Zoom for each of its campus stakeholder groups to gather input on the experiences and qualities our next dean should possess. The listening session dates are listed below.

If you were unable to attend a Zoom session, you may share your input anonymously by completing this 2024 College of Arts and Sciences Dean Search Feedback Form.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Search: Faculty Listening Session
Tues., May 14
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Search: Staff Listening Session
Tues., May 28
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Search Committee Members


  • Anna Samia, Rudolph and Susan Rense Professor of Chemistry, Chair, Department of Chemistry
  • Michael Scharf, Co-Dean, School of Law

Committee Members:

  • Michele Berger, Professor of Religion, Director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
  • Daniela Calvetti, James Wood Williamson Professor, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
  • Hillel Chiel, Professor, Department of Biology
  • Corbin Covault, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics
  • Norah Feeny, Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
  • Elina Gertsman, Distinguished University Professor, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Professor and Acting Chair of Art History 
  • Charlotte Hooker, Undergraduate Student (Dance and Neuroscience) 
  • Walt Hunter, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English
  • Jessica LaBella, PhD student, Biology  
  • Tim O’Brien, Alum (WRC '74), College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Maggie Popkin, Robson Junior Professor, Associate Professor of Art History, Interim Director of Graduate Studies
  • Karen Potter, Professor and Chair, Department of Dance  
  • Jim Sill, Department Manager, Chemistry
  • Brian Taylor, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering