Letter from the Dean

I’m pleased to take this opportunity to introduce myself in my role as the Dean of the College, the senior officer responsible for undergraduate academic life at Dartmouth. I began working in this position in July after having been at Dartmouth for 9 years as a professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature specializing in Latin American literary and cultural studies, literary theory, gender studies, and Mexican cultural criticism.

One of my primary projects this year is to collaborate with Student Affairs officers and the new House Professors to develop the new house system. My long-term goal is to better integrate faculty and academic engagement into the full range of student experiences, from pre-matriculation to post-graduation.

This is an exciting time at Dartmouth, and I look forward to partnering with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and families to further enrich academic life at the College. I will be sharing more about these initiatives as the year unfolds. We will be looking to you and your student to help make these efforts successful.