Lively announced as interim Dean of the College
Sociology professor Kathryn Lively will serve a one-year term as interim Dean of the College beginning July 1. She replaces Spanish and comparative literature professor Rebecca Biron, who announced in March that she would return to teaching at the end of the spring term.
As Dean of the College, Lively will be responsible for undergraduate academic and co-curricular life. She will work closely with the College president and provost to integrate academic and student life and give direction on student inclusivity and diversity, as well as assist with strategic planning. She will also oversee the student affairs division as well as the house system and house professors. Lively will continue to serve as South House professor while she is dean.
Lively served as chair of the sociology department from 2011-15 and has taught both introductory and senior-level courses. Her past research has focused on the intersection of identity, emotion and culture.
She was selected for the interim dean position by a committee including computer science professor Thomas Cormen, mathematics professor Carolyn Gordon, Office of the President chief of staff and Board of Trustees secretary Laura Hercod, financial aid director Dino Koff and mathematics professor and School House professor Craig Sutton.