Search Advisory Committee for the Next Yale College Dean

In January, Dean Marvin Chun informed the Yale College community of his intention to return to full-time teaching and research at Yale at the end of his term on June 30, 2022. President Salovey formed a committee to advise him about potential candidates to succeed Dean Chun in this position.

Members of the search advisory committee consulted broadly with the Yale College community. They sought to define the essential qualities, broadly speaking, of the next dean and collected recommendations for specific individuals who might serve in this capacity.

Committee Members

Margaret Clark

Margaret Clark (Chair)

John M. Musser Professor of Psychology, Head of Trumbull College


Aimee Cox

Aimee Meredith Cox

Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies


Christina Ferando

Christina Ferando

Dean of Jonathan Edwards College, Lecturer of History of Art


Alan Gerber

Alan Gerber

Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science; Professor in the ISPS, of Economics, and of Public Health


Susan Gibbons

Susan Gibbons

(Committee Staff)

Chief of Staff to the President, Vice Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communication


Joseph Gordon

Joseph Gordon

Former Deputy Dean of Yale College, Dean of Undergraduate Education, and Lecturer in English


Tina Lu

Tina Lu

Colonel John Trumbull Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Head of Pauli Murray College


Maayan Schoen

Yale College, Class of 2023


David Vasseur

David Vasseur

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology