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Leadership Team

Dean Robert Stacey

Stacey, professor of history, has served as dean since January 2013, after one year as interim dean, four years as the College’s divisional dean of arts and humanities and an earlier stint as divisional dean of the social sciences. Since joining the UW faculty in 1988, Stacey has held numerous... Read More

Judith Howard

Howard, professor of sociology and adjunct professor of gender, women & sexuality studies, joined the Dean’s Office in 2005 as divisional dean of social sciences. She served as chair of the Department of Women Studies (now Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies) from 2001 to 2005. Her research... Read More

Suzanne Hawley

Suzanne Hawley is a professor in the Department of Astronomy. She previously served as chair in the department from 2006-2011. Her research is primarily in stellar astrophysics, particularly in the areas of magnetic activity, flares, low mass stars, brown dwarfs, variable stars, star clusters and... Read More

Michael Shapiro

Shapiro, Professor of Asian Languages and Literature and Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, has served as divisional dean of humanities since January 2012. He also served as chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature from 1992 to 1997 and from 2005 to 2010. A specialist in South Asian... Read More

Catherine Cole Divisional Dean of the Arts

Catherine Cole, professor of drama, joined the Dean’s Office and University of Washington in 2016. Her areas of expertise include human rights, law and performance, African theater and performance in national and transnational contexts, ethnography and fieldwork, disability studies, performance in... Read More

Steve Majeski

Majeski, professor of political science, has served as associate dean for research administration and infrastructure since 2010 and previously chaired the Department of Political Science from 2000 to 2009. His research interests include international conflict and cooperation, U.S. foreign policy,... Read More

Kevin Mihata
Kevin Mihata, Assistant Dean for Educational Programs
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Janet Yale
Tracy Ostrem
Tracy Ostrem, Associate Dean for Advancement
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Kristin Weinman
Linda Nelson
Linda Nelson, Director of Finance and Administration
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Candice Douglass
Candice Douglass, Managing Director of Marketing and Communication
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Alicia Ruggles