Academic Deans

The College of Arts and Sciences

The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) provides leadership in the areas of graduate and undergraduate curriculum, academic departments, academic support, Graduate Studies programs, faculty, budgets, curriculum development, and first-year leadership programs.

Renée T. White, Dean
MCB, Room C-209
617-521-2079


The School of Library and Information Science

The Office of the Dean of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) provides leadership in graduate library science and children's literature programs, and undergraduate computer science. The SLIS leadership team includes two associate deans overseeing the areas of academic affairs and research, and two assistant deans for student services, and admission and recruitment.

Eileen Abels, Dean and Professor
One Palace Road, Room P-111
617-521-2882

Jeannette Bastian, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor
One Palace Road, Room P-111C
617-521-2808

Nanette Veilleux, Associate Dean for Research
One Palace Road, Room P212E
617-521-2705

Em Claire Knowles, Assistant Dean for Student Services
One Palace Road, Room P-212L
617-521-2798

Sarah Petrakos, Assistant Dean for Admission and Recruitment
One Palace Road, Room P-111
617-521-2868


The School of Nursing and Health Sciences

The Office of the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) has responsibility for all undergraduate and graduate programs in health professions education, nursing, nutrition and wellness, and physical therapy. In consultation with department chairs, program directors, directors of admission, faculty, and staff, the dean's office develops and implements policies and procedures regarding admission, academic standing, student requests, and petitions, etc. In addition, the dean's office works closely with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) to coordinate curricula for the undergraduate programs in nursing, nutrition, and physical therapy, and with Simmons Online to coordinate all SNHS online programs.

Judy A. Beal, Dean and Professor
Park Science Center, Room S-340B
617-521-2139


The School of Management

The Office of the Dean of the School of Management (SOM) provides leadership in the areas of graduate and undergraduate management curricula and programs. Degree programs include the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in Finance, Retail Management, Marketing and Business and Management; and combinations with the Masters in Business Administration (BSBA/MBA) and Master of Science in Management (BSBA/MSM). Masters programs include the MBA, MSM and Masters in Business Administration in Health Care (HCMBA) and an offsite Masters in Health Administration (MHA) program at Winchester Hospital. The SOM also has graduate dual degrees in MSM/Gender and Cultural Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences, a MBA/MSW degree with the School of Social Work, as well as UG interdisciplinary/joint majors in Arts Administration, Chemistry-Management, Public Relations and Marketing Communications, and Financial Math within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The Dean is responsible for the undergraduate management and graduate programs, including faculty, budgets, curriculum development and the student experience. Curricular and support services for the undergraduate management programs are coordinated closely with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The Dean also oversees the Center for Gender and Organizations, the SOM Career Services Office, and SOM Executive Education programs.

Cathy E. Minehan, Dean
617-521-3806

Patricia H. Deyton, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
617-521-3876

John M. Lowe, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program
617-521-2375

Barbara F. Carter, Administrative Manager
617-521-3804

Lisa A. Welter, Administrative Assistant
617-521-2846


The School of Social Work

The Office of the Dean of the School of Social Work (SSW) provides leadership for the MSW and PhD programs. The Dean's Office develops and implements policies and procedures regarding admissions, academic standing and student requests and petitions. The dean is responsible for the faculty and budgets. There are also two assistant deans who oversee curriculum development, student services, admissions, field education, and special programs.

Stefan Krug, Dean & Professor
Palace Road Building, Room P-404F
617-521-3929