On July 1, 2014 Ian Baucom began his tenure as the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Dean Baucom took the helm after serving 17 years in Duke University’s Department of English. He was a professor of English and directed the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke.
“The job of dean of the College represents a rare opportunity to help shape the future of the liberal arts and sciences at one of America’s great institutions of higher education,” Baucom said. “Success will demand a great deal of strategic planning, energy and extraordinary collaboration among University leadership, College faculty and the College Foundation, students and staff. ”