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Office of the Dean

Ian Baucom

Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences
(434) 924-4611
515 New Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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. ”


Ian Baucom, Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, with students on the Bryan Hall walkway
Dan Addison / University Communications