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 Chairs

Area Chairs 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.

L. Mahadevan
Area Co-chair for Applied Mathematics

Tim Kaxiras
Area Co-chair for Applied Mathematics

Eric Mazur
Area Chair for Applied Physics

Area Director: Jill Larson

Rob Wood
Area Chair for Bioengineering

Eddie Kohler
Area Co-chair for Computer Science

Todd Zickler
Area Chair for Electrical Engineering

Dan Schrag
Area Chair for Environmental Science and Engineering

Area Director: Jill Larson

David Clarke 
Area Chair for Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering

Executive Management

Assistant Dean for Human Resources

Annmarie M. Allen
20 University Road, 6th floor
(617) 495-4586

Executive Dean for Administration and Finance

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

Assistant: Jiwon Ma

Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning

Anas Chalah
29 Oxford Street G2A
617) 495-8991

Assistant Dean for Professional Programs

Catherine Chute
Maxwell Dworkin G108
(617) 496-9821

Executive Dean for Education and Research

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

Assistant: Jules Bodden

Executive Director for Development

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

Associate 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

Assistant Dean for Space Planning and Design

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

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs

Diane SchneebergerDiane 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
  • Tim Kaxiras, Applied Mathematics
  • Eric Mazur, Applied Physics
  • Rob Wood, Bioengineering
  • Eddie Kohler, Computer Science
  • Todd Zickler, 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 Faculty Affairs
  • Paul Karoff, Assistant Dean for Communications & Strategic Priorities