Search Committee for Dean of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Search Committee Purpose

Northwestern University is conducting a search for the successor to Sarah Mangelsdorf, dean of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.  A search committee, including representatives from the administration, faculty, staff and student body, is undertaking the search. The committee will seek input from the University community and solicit nominations and applications from those at Northwestern.  Should the committee decide to move forward with a national search, they will do so in the fall with the assistance of a search firm.

All questions about this search should be directed to:

Related News: 

Mark Ratner Named Interim-Dean of Weinberg College
Sarah Mangelsdorf Named Provost of the University of Wisconsin

Search Committee Members

  • Wendy Wall, Search Committee Chair and Professor, English, Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities, and Director, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, WCAS
  • Ravi Allada, Professor and Chair, Neurobiology, WCAS
  • Frances Aparicio, Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, WCAS
  • Craig Bina, W.V. Jones II Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, WCAS
  • Hannah Bredar, Student, WCAS, Class of 2015
  • Chris Comerford, Director of Information Technology, WCAS
  • Huey Copeland II, Associate Professor, Art History, WCAS
  • Renee Engeln, Senior Lecturer, Psychology, WCAS
  • Robert Gundlach, Program Director, Writing Program, WCAS
  • Laura Hein, Professor, History, WCAS
  • D. Soyini Madison, Professor and Chair, Performance Studies, School of Communication
  • James Mahoney, Gordon Fulcher Professor of Decision-Making, Political Science and Sociology, WCAS
  • Charles Manski, Board of Trustees Professor, Economics, WCAS
  • Dwight McBride, Dan Hale Williams Professor, African American Studies, WCAS, Dean, The Graduate School, Associate Provost for Graduate Education
  • Teri Odom, Professor, Chemistry, WCAS, Faculty Senate Budget Committee
  • Daniel Rodriguez, Harold Washington Professor and Dean, School of Law
  • Elizabeth Warnock, Member, WCAS Board of Visitors

The committee is being staffed by:

  • Jake Julia, associate vice president and associate provost for academic initiatives
  • Celina Flowers, project coordinator, Office of the Provost