July 14, 2017

New York University is excited to welcome several new Deans and Directors to the College of Arts and Science, Liberal Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Silver School of Social Work, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and the Institute of Fine Arts. Learn more about their backgrounds below:

Gene Andrew Jarrett Named Dean of NYU’s College of Arts and Science

Gene Andrew Jarrett

Dr. Jarrett comes to NYU from Boston University, where he is Associate Dean of the Faculty (Humanities Division) and Professor of English and African American Studies. 

Russel Caflisch Named Director of NYU’s Courant Institute 

Russel Caflisch

New York University has named Russel Caflisch, professor of mathematics at UCLA and director of the National Science Foundation’s Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, director of NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Caflisch will assume the post on September 1, 2017.

The Appointment of Phillip Brian Harper as the New Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science 

Phillip Brian Harper

Phillip Brian Harper is the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Literature and is jointly appointed in the Departments of Social and cultural Analysis (SCA) and English at FAS. His fields of specialty include modern and contemporary U.S. literary and cultural studies; African­American literary and cultural studies; aesthetics and social theory; and gender and sexuality studies.

Christine Poggi Named Director of the Institute of Fine Arts 

Christine Poggi

Dr. Christine Poggi—a respected art history scholar with expertise in modern and contemporary art; Italian studies; and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies—is the new Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director of the New York University Institute of Fine Arts, effective September 1, 2017. Dr. Poggi is currently professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, with a secondary appointment in Italian Studies in the Department of Romance Languages.

Julie Mostov is New Dean of Liberal Studies

Julie Mostov, PhD is previously the Senior Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and a Professor of Political Science at Drexel University. She specializes in studies on the politics of national identity, sovereignty, citizenship, and gender and has a particular interest in Southeastern Europe. Her latest book, Soft Borders: Rethinking Sovereignty and Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, May, 2008) is based on her extensive knowledge of ethnic conflict in Southeastern Europe and the problems of citizens who find themselves trapped within the "hard borders" of ethnocratic states, and on her understanding of current trends in the West against labor migration.  

Neil Guterman Named Dean of the Silver School of Social Work 

Neil Guterman

Neil Guterman is a leader in social work practice, research, and education. His expertise in childhood violence prevention has made him a resource at the national level for policy-makers seeking to protect children. As dean at the University of Chicago, he has brought social work into collaboration with schools and disciplines from across the university, engaging deeply with the city to help address its most intractable social problems and training the next generation of social work practitioners, researchers, and leaders.