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College Leadership

Dean and Divisional Deans

Portrait of Dianne Harris, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Dianne Harris, Dean of Arts and Sciences

Harris, professor of history, was named dean in July 2021 after serving as a senior program officer for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Utah.

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Gabriel Solis UW Divisional Dean of the Arts

Gabriel Solis, Divisional Dean of the Arts

Solis, professor of Music, joined the Dean’s Office and University of Washington in 2022.

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Brian Reed, Divisional Dean of Humanities

Reed is a specialist in twentieth- and twenty-first-century poetry and poetics and a past Rhodes and Fulbright Scholar.

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Daniel Pollack, Divisional Dean of Natural Sciences

Pollack, professor of Mathematics, studies differential geometry and general relativity. He was appointed as Divisional Dean of Natural Sciences in July 2020.

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Andrea Woody UW Divisional Dean of the Social Sciences

Andrea Woody, Divisional Dean of Social Sciences

Woody is Divisional Dean of Social Sciences, professor of Philosophy, and adjunct professor in the departments of Dance, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, and History.

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College Administration

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Peter J. Denis, Assistant Dean for Personnel

Denis previously served as the UW's Assistant Vice President for Labor Relations, a position he held for almost ten years.

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Steve Majeski, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Infrastructure

Majeski, professor of political science, has served as associate dean for research administration and infrastructure since 2010.

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Kevin Mihata, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Mihata coordinates undergraduate education, advising, and curriculum across all four divisions of the College and has been at the UW for more than 25 years.

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Linda Nelson, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

Nelson proudly leads the administrative functions of the College and oversees the College’s business office and shared services teams.

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Dr. Maya Angela Smith

Maya Angela Smith, Associate Dean of Equity, Justice and Inclusion

Smith, associate professor of French, is the College's inaugural Associate Dean for Equity, Justice and Inclusion. She is a sociolinguist and her scholarship broadly focuses on the intersection of racial and linguistic identity formations among marginalized groups in the Francophone African diaspora.

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Kevin P. Thompson, Associate Dean for Advancement

Thompson joined the University of Washington in 2022 and brings a record of successful fundraising and experience in philanthropy, advocacy, alumni engagement and external relations.

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Ellery Wilde

Ellery Wilde, Interim Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Wilde (he/they) is a collaborative, equity-centered communicator. He is committed to advancing the mission, brand, and reputation of the UW's largest college, both off- and on campus.

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