Office of Student Affairs

Dean of the Faculty

Catherine Epstein, Dean of the Faculty
103A Converse Hall
(413) 542–2334

The dean of the faculty is the chief academic officer of the College and has primary responsibility for matters of academic policy and for the academic budget. The dean serves as secretary to the Committee of Six, the executive committee of the faculty and as secretary to the faculty. She oversees the Robert Frost Library, the Mead Art Museum, the Beneski Museum of Natural History, the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Office of the Registrar, the Center for Community Engagement, the Center for Humanistic Inquiry, the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, the College’s international programs (including study abroad) and the Office of Fellowships. The dean of the faculty has joint responsibility for the Department of Physical Education and Athletics. She serves as the College’s Five College deputy.