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Office of the Dean

Ian Baucom

Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences
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 takes the helm after serving the past 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. I am thrilled and eager to get started.”

He succeeds Meredith Jung-En Woo, who served as dean for six years. After a sabbatical, Professor Woo–an expert in international political economy and East Asian politics–plans to return to the College and focus full-time on teaching and research.