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New Faculty, 2017-18

Sep 08, 2017

A message from Dean Ian Baucom



For the 2017-18 academic year, we welcome a talented new group of faculty to the Arts & Sciences community. We continue to reap the rewards from the efforts of faculty search committees, department chairs, program directors, associate deans and other faculty who collaborate on recruiting and retaining the best and brightest scholars, researchers and educators to join us in our important work.

As you may know, we are in a generational turnover of distinguished faculty, and the faculty joining us this academic year represent an ambitious campaign that will bring more than 200 new faculty members to the College in a relatively short number of years. By 2020, nearly half of the Arts & Sciences faculty are projected to have begun their UVA appointments within the last 10 years. We aim to continue recruiting at the highest level of excellence as we seek a diverse faculty supporting a spectrum of emerging cross-disciplinary initiatives.

The University of Virginia’s longstanding reputation for excellence in undergraduate education and graduate study is based on exceptional teaching and research, and this time of transition within the College only serves to strengthen this world-class institution. Arts & Sciences welcomes 50 new faculty members this year, and the biographies included in this booklet provide a snapshot of the varied gifts and talents each of them brings to the College. They all represent a key step forward in the College’s efforts to expand our vibrant and flourishing community.

To our new colleagues: on behalf of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, I celebrate your arrival and look forward to the collective and singular impacts you will have, on the University of Virginia and beyond. Please do not hesitate to call on me, your chair, director or other Arts & Sciences colleagues to help you in your transition to UVA. We are here to support you.


Ian Baucom
Buckner W. Clay Dean
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences