Announcement Regarding the Search for the Executive Vice President and Dean of Arts and Sciences

December 21, 2012

Dear faculty, colleagues, and students of the Arts and Sciences:

I am pleased to announce the members of the search committee for the next Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  Of the fifteen committee members, eight were selected by the Policy and Planning Committee of the Arts and Sciences.  I am hopeful that the committee will conclude its work and forward to me the names of recommended candidates on a schedule that allows me to announce Columbia's next Arts and Sciences EVP and Dean by the close of the current academic year.  I am especially grateful to Bob Jervis for agreeing to serve as Chair. 

The committee members are:

Robert Jervis, Chair, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs
Ahmet-Hamdi Cavusoglu, doctoral student, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Daphne Chen, student, Columbia College ’14
Saidiya Hartman, Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Robert Hymes, Horace Walpole Carpentier Professor of Oriental Studies
Merit Janow, Professor in the Practice of International Economic Law & International Affairs
Shahid Naeem, Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Alexander Navab, Columbia College ’87
Alondra Nelson, Associate Professor of Sociology
Terry Plank, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Cathy Popkin, Jesse and George Siegel Professor in the Humanities
James Schamus, Professor of Professional Practice in Film in the Faculty of the Arts
Brent Stockwell, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Jeanette Takamura, Dean, School of Social Work
Harriet Zuckerman, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences ’65

Please email nominations for the position to the committee at [email protected].  I am looking forward to a process that I am confident will yield a truly outstanding person to take on this vital role in the University at this critically important moment in our history. 


Lee C. Bollinger