Dean Search

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is starting the search for its next dean. Dr. James Hall, dean of University Studies and executive director of SOIS, and Dr. Caroline DeLong, professor, Department of Psychology, have agreed to serve as co-chairs of the search committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students from the college as well as key university partners. A full list of the committee members is below. They will be assisted by the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller and represented by Greg Esposito.  It is anticipated that the search committee will submit its recommendations to the provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs by the end of March and that a new dean will be in place for the start of academic year 2021-22.

Application and Nomination Process

Rochester Institute of Technology has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in the search for a Dean, College of Liberal Arts. Please use the links below to be directed to the Isaacson, Miller website for more information about the dean position and the nomination/application process.

View the position profile  

Apply or nominate a candidate  


Applications and recommendations are due by March 31, 2021.

Review of applicant materials: December 2020 – April 2021

Search Committee



Irshad Altheimer, Ph.D.      

College of Liberal Arts

Keri Barone

College of Liberal Arts

Katharine Bassney

University Development and Engagement

Kijana Crawford, Ed.D.

College of Liberal Arts

Jacob Custer

College of Liberal Arts / Senator, Student Government

Caroline DeLong, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts

Kristy Mooney Graves

College of Liberal Arts

James Hall, Ph.D.

University Studies and School of Individualized Study

Jeff Harris

RIT Trustee

Christine Lang

Academic Affairs

Kelly Martin, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts

Trinity McFadden

College of Liberal Arts / National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Sue Provenzano

Academic Affairs

Rebecca Scales, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts

Tanvi Thakur

Graduate Student

Kristoffer Whitney, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts

Tammara Wiley Wickson

College of Liberal Arts

 *Names are listed in alphabetical order


If you have any questions about the CLA Dean Search, please reach out to Karen McPhedran, Senior Associate, Isaacson, Miller.