Academic Departments, Centers and Programs

The following Academic Departments, Centers, and Programs report to the Dean of the Faculty or to the Provost.

Humanities | Life Sciences | Physical Sciences | Social Sciences


Unit Chair/Director Manager Type
Classics Jeri DeBrohun
Susan Furtado Academic Department
Comparative Literature Susan Bernstein
Tracy Miller Academic Department
East Asian Studies Hye-Sook Wang Leah Lebel Academic Department
Egyptology and Assyriology John Steele
Catherine Hanni
Academic Department
English Philip Gould
Marilyn Netter Academic Department
French Studies

Janet Blume

Gretchen Schultz

Kathleen Wiggins Academic Department
German Studies Gerhard Richter
Wendy Perelman Academic Department
Hispanic Studies Laura Bass
Mary Oliver Academic Department
History of Art and Architecture Sheila Bonde Diana Adamczyk Academic Department
Italian Studies Caroline Castiglione
Mona Delgado Academic Department
Judaic Studies Saul Olyan
Susan Rottenberg Academic Department
Literary Arts Cole Swensen
Gale Nelson Academic Department
Modern Culture and Media Lynne Joyrich
Susan McNeil Academic Department
Music Joe Meisel
Jennifer Vieira Academic Department
Philosophy Paul Guyer
Katherine Scanga Academic Department
Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Janet Blume
Armanda Silva Academic Department
Religious Studies David Jacobson
Nicole Vadnais Academic Department
Slavic Studies Svetlana Evdokimova Gisela Belton Academic Department
Theatre Arts and Performance Studies Patricia Ybarra
Jamie Tyrol Academic Department
Visual Art Leslie Bostrom Olanda Estrada Academic Department
Early Cultures Stephen Houston,
and John Bodel (Co-Directors)
Sarah Sharpe Program/Center
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World  Peter van Dommelen
Sarah Sharpe Program/Center
Cogut Institute for the Humanities Amanda Anderson
Kit Salsbury Program/Center
Gender and Sexuality Studies Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg Donna Goodnow Program/Center
Language Studies Ercan Balci Jill Stewart Program/Center
Medieval Studies Efstratios Papaioannou
Maria Sokolova Program/Center
Modern Greek Studies Elsa Amanatidou
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Evelyn Lincoln
Maria Sokolova Program/Center

Life Sciences

Unit Contact


Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences

William Heindel

Reinette Sousa Academic Department
Brain and Neural Systems Leon Cooper Willis Bilderback Program/Center
Environment and Society, Institute at Brown for

Amanda Lynch

Dov Sax

Bonnie Horta

Physical Sciences

Unit Contact Manager Type
Applied Mathematics Yan Guo
Camille Dickson Academic Department
Chemistry Paul Williard
Sheila Quigley Academic Department
Computer Science Ugur Cetintemel Jane McIlmail Academic Department
Engineering Lawrence Larson Nancy Carroll Academic Department
Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences Greg Hirth
Nancy Fjeldheim Academic Department
Mathematics Dan Abramovich
Doreen Pappas Academic Department
Physics Gang Xiao
Doug Wilkie Academic Department
Computation and Visualization Robert Pelcovits Sharon King Program/Center
Geometric Computing Roberto Tamassia Program/Center
Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation Nitin Padture Kim Cavanaugh Program/Center
Computational Molecular Biology Sohini Ramachandran Nathaniel Gill Program/Center

Social Sciences

Unit Contact Manager Type
Africana Studies Brian Meeks
Diagneris Garcia Academic Department
American Studies Matthew Guterl Jeff Cabral Academic Department
Anthropology Dan Smith
Mariesa Fischer Academic Department
Economics David Weil
Kim Departie Academic Department
Education Kenneth Wong Heather Johnson Academic Department
History Robert Self
Cherrie Guerzon Academic Department
Political Science Wendy Schiller
Patricia Gardner Academic Department
Sociology Patrick Heller
Amanda Figgins Academic Department
Annenberg Institute for School Reform Warren Simmons Danielle Lilly-Marinosci Program/Center
The C.V. Starr Program in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations  Brendan McNally
Sheila Haggerty Program/Center
Development Studies Nitsan Chorev
Anita Nester Program/Center
Environment and Society, Institute at Brown for

Amanda Lynch

Dov Sax

Bonnie Horta
International Relations Nina Tannenwald Anita Nester Program/Center
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage James Egan
Sabina Griffin Program/Center
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Jessaca Leinaweaver Kate Goldman Program/Center
Middle East Studies Beshara Doumani Barbara Oberkoetter Program/Center
Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg
Donna Goodnow Program/Center
Political Theory Project     John Tomasi Alytheia Laughlin Program/Center
Population Studies and Training Center Susan Short
Thomas Alarie Program/Center
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions Susan Moffitt
Isabel Costa Program/Center
Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America Tricia Rose Christina Downs Program/Center
Rhodes Center for International Economics Jonathan Eaton
Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) Michael White
Science and Technology Studies
Joan Richards Cherrie Guerzon
Slavery and Justice Tony Bogues Shana Weinberg Program/Center
Urban Studies Program Dietrich Neumann
Meredith Chase Paine Program/Center