Dean of Science

November 29, 2018
Dear colleagues,
 
I am thrilled to announce that Chris Stubbs, the Samuel C. Moncher Professor of Physics and of Astronomy, has agreed to serve as Dean of Science, effective immediately. Dean Stubbs has been serving as the Interim Dean of Science since June of this year. In this role Chris has principal responsibility for all academic, financial, and space planning needs across the Science division, in partnership with the departments and centers, and advises me on a broad range of policy and resource issues as a member of the Academic Planning Group.
 
In our relatively short time working together, Chris has shown himself to be a thoughtful partner and a bold, forward-looking leader for science at Harvard. When hard problems bring us together, Chris consistently approaches them with curiosity and ingenuity. He has the courage to ask hard questions, and to do so in a way that challenges and inspires those around him. His palpable excitement about the research happening across the division is matched with a long view of where Harvard can and should lead. He is particularly engaged in innovating pedagogical practices in science, with the strong belief that the learning experience of students at Harvard should be a distinguishing feature of our science programs. I am delighted to have the benefit of his seemingly limitless energy and strategic approach as a member of my senior leadership team and am confident that FAS Science will benefit immensely from his continued leadership.
 
Please join me in welcoming Chris officially as Dean of Science. I am grateful for his service and partnership, and excited for what the future holds.
 
Sincerely yours,
 
Claudine Gay
Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences 
 

P.S. I hope you will take a moment to read the terrific interview with Chris in today’s Harvard Gazette.