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College Leadership

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Dianne Harris, Dean of Arts and Sciences

Harris, professor of history, was named dean in July 2021 after serving as a senior program officer for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Utah.

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Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of the Arts

Cole, professor of English and Dance, joined the Dean’s Office and University of Washington in 2016.

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Overview of the Arts Division

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Brian Reed, Divisional Dean of Humanities

Reed is a specialist in twentieth- and twenty-first-century poetry and poetics and a past Rhodes and Fulbright Scholar.

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Overview of the Humanities Division

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Daniel Pollack, Divisional Dean of Natural Sciences

Pollack, professor of Mathematics, studies differential geometry and general relativity. He was appointed as Divisional Dean of Natural Sciences in July 2020.

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Overview of the Natural Sciences Division

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George Lovell, Divisional Dean of Social Sciences

Lovell is Divisional Dean of Social Sciences, professor of Political Science, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Societies, and Justice.

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Overview of the Social Sciences Division

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Steve Majeski, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Infrastructure

Majeski, professor of political science, has served as associate dean for research administration and infrastructure since 2010.

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Kevin Mihata, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Mihata coordinates undergraduate education, advising, and curriculum across all four divisions of the College and has been at the UW for more than 25 years.

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Linda Nelson, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

Nelson proudly leads the administrative functions of the College and oversees the College’s business office and shared services teams.

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Peter J. Denis, Assistant Dean for Personnel

Denis previously served as the UW's Assistant Vice President for Labor Relations, a position he held for almost ten years.

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Kara Hefley, Interim Associate Dean for Advancement

Hefley most recently served as Assistant Dean of Advancement and for the past eight years provided leadership in CAS as part of the UW Be Boundless Campaign.

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Russell J. Yost, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Yost arrived at the UW in 2018 and brings over 16 years of experience in higher education communications and marketing strategy.

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