Academic Leadership


Dean Francis J. Doyle III manages new faculty recruitment and faculty relations (authorizes faculty searches; directs and approves promotion reviews; approves special appointments); leads strategic planning for SEAS (vision; financial needs; represents SEAS to other Harvard University deans, as well as the President and Provost); coordinates fundraising and alumni relations; determines and implements educational, research, and administrative goals.

Frank Doyle
John A. Paulson Dean, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; John A. & Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Assistant: Diana Arone


Area Deans

Area Deans are a clear single point of responsibility for each academic concentration (existing and proposed) and are responsible for mentoring tenure-track faculty and for the oversight of Area-related searches, reviews, and promotions.

David Clarke 
Area Dean for Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering

Area Director: Arlene Stevens

L. Mahadevan
Area Dean for Applied Mathematics

Area Director: Arlene Stevens

Federico Capasso
Area Dean for Applied Physics

Area Director: Jill Larson

Jennifer A. Lewis
Area Dean for Bioengineering

Area Director: Arlene Stevens

David Parkes
Area Dean for Computer Science

Area Director: Meg Hastings

Dan Schrag
Area Dean for Environmental Science and Engineering

Area Director: Jill Larson

Gu-Yeon Wei 
Area Dean for Electrical Engineering

Area Director: Meg Hastings

Executive Management

Executive Dean for Administration and Finance

G. Timothy Bowman
Pierce Hall 216B
(617) 495-7969

Assistant: Jiwon Ma

Executive Dean for Education and Research

Fawwaz HabbalFawwaz Habbal
Pierce Hall 219
(617) 384-9355

Assistant: Jules Bodden

Interim Assistant Dean for FAS/SEAS Development

Crate Herbert
124 Mt. Auburn St
(617) 496-8878

Assistant Dean for Education

David HwangDavid Hwang
Pierce Hall 210
(617) 496-4266

Assistant: Anna Dunavin

Assistant Dean for Communications & Strategic Priorities

Paul Karoff
Pierce Hall 211A
(617) 496-0450

Executive Director for Space Planning and Design

Pamela Choi RedfernPamela Choi Redfern
Pierce Hall 210A
(617) 496-3238

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Diane Schneeberger
Pierce Hall 208
(617) 495-2869

Chief Technology Officer

Jim WaldoJames H. Waldo
127 Maxwell Dworkin
(617) 496-5661

Steering Committee

  • Francis J. Doyle III, Dean
  • L. Mahadevan, Applied Mathematics
  • Eric Mazur, Applied Physics
  • Rob Howe, Bioengineering
  • David Parkes, Computer Science
  • Gu-Yeon Wei, Electrical Engineering
  • David Clarke, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering
  • Tim Bowman, Executive Dean
  • Fawwaz Habbal, Executive Dean
  • Dan Schrag, Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Diane Schneeberger, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs