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Deans, directors, and department chairs lead their respective academic units, including divisions, centers and institutes, departments, and the College. They represent their faculties to the president, provost, and other governing bodies and work with their faculty members to develop, propose, and implement program and policy initiatives.

Deans

Kenneth S. Polonsky

Dean, Biological Sciences Division
Kenneth S. Polonsky
(773) 702-3004

Madhav V. Rajan

Dean, Booth School of Business

John W. Boyer

Dean, The College
John Boyer
(773) 702-8576

Christopher L. Guymon

Interim Dean, Graham School
Christopher L. Guymon
(773) 702-1730

Katherine Baicker

Dean, Harris School of Public Policy

Anne Robertson

Dean, Humanities Division
Anne Robertson
(773) 834-0882

Matthew Tirrell

Dean, The Institute for Molecular Engineering
Matthew Tirrell
(773) 834-2001

Thomas J. Miles

Dean, Law School
Thomas J. Miles
(773) 834-4163

Deborah Gorman-Smith

Interim Dean, School of Social Service Administration
Deborah Gorman-Smith
(773) 702-1420

Amanda Woodward

Dean, Division of the Social Sciences
Amanda Woodward
(773) 834-1375

David Nirenberg

Interim Dean, Divinity School
David Nirenberg
(773) 702-8221

Angela V. Olinto

Dean, Physical Sciences Division
Angela Olinto
(773) 702-7950

Biological Sciences Division

Peter Nagele

Chair, Anesthesia & Critical Care
Peter Nagele
(773) 702-2545

Geoffrey Greene

Chair, The Ben May Department for Cancer Research
Geoffrey Greene
(773) 702-6964

Tobin R. Sosnick

Chair, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Tobin R. Sosnick
(773) 218-5950

Joy Bergelson

Chair, Ecology and Evolution
Joy Bergelson
(773) 702-3855

Bernard G. Ewigman

Chair, Family Medicine
Bernard G. Ewigman
(773) 834-9852

Carole Ober

Chair, Human Genetics
Carole Ober
(773) 834-0735

Everett E. Vokes

Chair, Medicine
Everett E. Vokes
(773) 702-9306

Olaf Schneewind

Chair, Microbiology
Olaf Schneewind
(773) 834-9060

Jonathan P. Staley

Chair, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
Jonathan Staley
(773) 834-5886

S. Murray Sherman

Chair, Neurobiology
S. Murray Sherman
(773) 834-2900

Thomas Kelly

Interim Chair, Neurology
Thomas Kelly
(773) 702-4439

Ernst Lengyel

Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ernst Lengyel
(773) 702-6118

Kathryn A. Colby

Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Robert Ho

Chair, Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Robert K. Ho
(773) 834-8423

Douglas R. Dirschl

Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine
Douglas R. Dirschl
(773) 834-1634

Daniel A. Arber

Chair, Pathology
Daniel Arber
(773) 702-0647

John Cunningham

Chair, Pediatrics
John Cunningham
(773) 702-2616

Eric Schwartz

Chair, Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences
Eric Schwartz
(773) 702-6382

Daniel Yohanna

Interim Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Daniel Yohanna
(773) 834-7008

Diane Sperling Lauderdale

Chair, Public Health Sciences
Diane S. Lauderdale
(773) 834-0913

Ralph R. Weichselbaum

Chair, Radiation and Cellular Oncology
Ralph R. Weichselbaum
(773) 702-0817

David Paushter

Chair, Radiology
David Paushter
(773) 702-5164

Jeffrey B. Matthews

Chair, Surgery
Jeffrey B. Matthews
(773) 702-0881

Division of the Humanities

Christine Mehring

Chair, Art History

Daniel Morgan

Chair, Cinema & Media Studies
Daniel Morgan
(773) 702-0264

Clifford Ando

Chair, Classics
Clifford Ando
(773) 834-6708

Françoise Meltzer

Chair, Comparative Literature
Françoise Meltzer
(773) 702-8177

Jacob Eyferth

Chair, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Jacob Eyferth
(773) 702-5801

Deborah Nelson

Chair, English Language and Literature

David Wellbery

Chair, Germanic Studies
David Wellbery
(773) 702-2372

Christopher Kennedy

Interim Chair, Linguistics
Christopher Kennedy
(773) 702-8522

Berthold Hoeckner

Chair, Music
Berthold Hoeckner.
(773) 702-7629

Nadine Moeller

Interim Chair, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Nadine Moeller
(773) 834-9761

Michael Kremer

Chair, Philosophy
Michael Kremer
(773) 834-9884

Daisy Delogu

Chair, Romance Languages and Literatures
Daisy Delogu
(773) 702-8481

William Nickell

Chair, Slavic Languages and Literatures
William Nickell
(773) 702-8083

Whitney Cox

Chair, South Asian Languages and Civilizations
Whitney Cox
(773) 834-0772

Matthew Jackson

Chair, Visual Arts
Matthew Jackson
(773) 834-1091

Division of the Physical Sciences

John E. Carlstrom

Chair, Astronomy and Astrophysics
John E. Calstrom
(773) 834-0269

Andrei Tokmakoff

Chair, Chemistry
Andrei Tokmakoff
(773) 834-7696

Mike Franklin

Chair, Computer Science
Mike Franklin
(773) 702-6320

Fred Ciesla

Chair, Geophysical Sciences
Fred Ciesla
(773) 702-8169

Kevin Corlette

Chair, Mathematics
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(773) 702-0702

Young-Kee Kim

Chair, Physics
Young-Kee Kim
(773) 702-7006

Dan Nicolae

Chair, Statistics
Dan Nicolae
(773) 702-8333

Division of the Social Sciences

William T. S. Mazzarella

Chair, Anthropology
William T. S. Mazzarella
(773) 834-4873

Robert B. Pippin

Chair, The Committee on Social Thought
Robert B. Pippin
(773) 702-5453

Jennifer Cole

Chair, Comparative Human Development
Jennifer Cole
(773) 702-4235

Rob Shimer

Chair, Economics
Robert Shimer
(773) 702-8192

Adrian Johns

Interim Chair, History
Adrian Johns
(773) 834-1818

William Howell

Chair, Political Science
William Howell
(773) 702-8058

David Gallo

Chair, Psychology
David Gallo
(773) 702-8829

Linda Waite

Interim Chair, Sociology
Linda Waite
(773) 702-3635