The Dean’s Academy Futurists is a community of scholars who will together imagine the future of higher education after 2050 and to envision new, yet unknown models. As key partners in our Rethinking the Academy initiative, the Futurists will attend three multi-day, off-site retreats, one per quarter of the academic year. Futurists will be thought partners who are in regular dialogue with the Dean. We see this group as a think tank for the liberal arts within the College of Arts and Sciences.

The 2023 Futurists

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Angélica Amezcua

Assistant Professor, Spanish; Director of the Heritage Language Program

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Anis Bawarshi

Thomas L. & Margo G. Wyckoff Endowed Professor and Chair of English

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Anthony Gill

Professor of Political Science

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Stephanie Kerschbaum

Professor of English; Director, Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Whitney Lynn

Whitney Lynn

Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Visual Art; Interdisciplinary Visual Art Chair

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Miguel Morales

Professor of Physics

David Perkel

David Perkel

Professor and Chair of Biology

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Abel Rodriguez

Professor and Chair of Statistics

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Ian Schnee

Associate Teaching Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Christina Sunardi

Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology; Adelaide D. Currie Cole Endowed Professor and Chair of Dance

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Ellwood Wiggins

Associate Professor and Chair of German Studies