<h2>Deans of the<br>College of Arts + Sciences</h2>

<h3>"It is my firm belief that the liberal arts always should remain the heart of an IU education." -Larry D. Singell, Executive Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences (2011-2019)</h3>

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<p>Courtesy of Indiana University Archives, P0029060</p>

<p>Owen Hall, 1912, the current administrative home of the College of Arts + Sciences</p>

<h3>1894-1920</h3>

<h4>Horace A. Hoffman</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Indiana University (A.B. 1881)<br>Harvard University (A.M. 1884)</p>

<p>Horace A. Hoffman spent 43 years at Indiana University as a student, teacher, and administrator. He served for 35 years as Professor of Greek before being made the first Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences (then known as the College of Liberal Arts). He was known for being fair and sympathetic towards students. When Hoffman retired, William Lowe Bryan lauded him as a man who "spoke little…but when he had spoken, perhaps after a heated debate by others, most of his colleagues usually felt that he must be right."</p>

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<p>Photograph borrowed from History of Indiana University 1902-1937 (1952) Vol. II by Burton Dorr Myers</p>

<p>Horace A. Hoffman</p>

<h3>1920-1942</h3>

<h4>Selatie E. Stout</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Grand River College (B.S. 1891)<br>William Jewell College (A.B. 1901)<br>Princeton University (Ph.D. 1910)</p>
<p>Dean Stout first came to campus in 1914 as Professor and Chair of Latin. On June 2nd, 1920, the Board of Trustees appointed both David A. Rothrock and Selatie E. (S.E.) Stout as Dean of the College with Stout to have seniority. He is best remembered for the great amount of personal interest he had in his students and for his engaging teaching style. Stout was also a pioneer in the study of Latin, spending much of his career compiling, studying, and translating the letters of Pliny the Younger.</p>

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<p>Photograph borrowed from History of Indiana University 1902-1937 (1952) Vol. II by Burton Dorr Myers</p>

<p>Selatie E. Stout</p>

<h3>1920-1937</h3>

<h4>David A. Rothrock</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Indiana University (A.B. 1892, A.M. 1893)<br>University of Leipzig (Ph.D. 1898)</p>

<p>David A. Rothrock immediately joined the faculty at Indiana University after receiving his A.M. from the institution in 1893. On June 2nd, 1920, the Board of Trustees appointed both David A. Rothrock and Selatie E. (S.E.) Stout as Dean of the College with Stout to have seniority. In 1937, President William Lowe Bryan appointed Dean Rothrock as the first Director of Admissions.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of Indiana University Archives, P0021692</p>

<p>David A. Rothrock</p>

<h3>1942-1946</h3>

<h4>Fernandus Payne (Acting)</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Valparaiso University (B.Sc. 1901)<br>Indiana University (B.A. 1905, M.A. 1906)<br>Columbia University (Ph.D. 1909)</p>

<p>While never officially Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences, Fernandus Payne deserves mention here for his contributions to the College during World War II. After the resignation of Dean Stout, President Herman B Wells struggled to find a replacement. Many of the country's most qualified academic and administrative minds were recruited by the U.S. Government to aid in World War II. In the interim, the duties of Dean of the College were fulfilled by Fernandus Payne, who was also Dean of Graduate Studies.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of Indiana University Archives, P0050138</p>

<p>Fernandus Payne</p>

<h3>1946-1951</h3>

<h4>John W. Ashton</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Bates College (B.A. 1922)<br>University of Chicago (Ph.D. 1928)</p>

<p>John W. Ashton came to IU in 1946 as a Professor of English and as Dean of the College of Arts + Science. Dean Ashton was a strong supporter of interdisciplinary programs and championed many emerging fields that now have strong presences within the College including linguistics, comparative literature, East European studies, folklore, and Uralic and Altaic studies. Dean of the College was just the first of many administrative roles that Ashton held, bringing humility to every role he undertook. In their memorial resolution to him, the Bloomington Faculty Council described Ashton as "a man who lived among men. Though he was humble, his was the sort of humility which leads to greatness." In 1980 the "Graduate Residence Center" was renamed to the "John W. Ashton Residence Center" in his memory.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of Indiana University Archives, P0048967</p>

<p>John W. Ashton</p>

<h3>1951-1965</h3>

<h4>Frank T. Gucker, Jr.</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Haverford College (A.B. 1920, M.A. 1921)<br>Harvard University (Ph.D. 1925)</p>

<p>During Frank T. Gucker, Jr.'s 14 years as Dean, the College of Arts + Sciences tripled in size. A vocal proponent and supporter of increased research and instruction in foreign languages and cultures, Dean Gucker oversaw the beginning of a process that has made Indiana University of the preeminent institutions for language and culture studies. In addition to his administrative accomplishments, Dean Gucker was a distinguished researcher in chemistry, following a strict schedule of spending his mornings in the Dean's office and afternoons in his Chemistry office. Frank T. Gucker Hall in the Herman T. Briscoe Residence Center was named in his memory in 1983.</p>

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<p>Photograph borrowed from Development of Chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington (1992) by Harry G. Day</p>

<p>Frank T. Gucker, Jr.</p>

<h3>1965-1966</h3>

<h4>Joseph L. Sutton</h4>

<p>Education:<br>University of Michigan (B.A. 1948, M.A. 1949, Ph.D. 1954)</p>

<p>Joseph Lee Sutton was Dean for just one year before he became Vice President and Dean of Faculties in 1966 and President of Indiana University in 1968. Sutton is currently the only Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences to also serve as president of Indiana University.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of Indiana University Archives, P0021852</p>

<p>Joseph L. Sutton</p>

<h3>1966-1969</h3>

<h4>Byrum E. Carter</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Oklahoma University (B.A. 1943)<br>University of Wisconsin (Ph.D. 1951)</p>

<p>After being discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943, Byrum E. Carter went to school at Oklahoma where he received a Bachelor of Arts before earning his Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin in 1951. Carter first came to IU as a faculty member in 1947 while still working on his doctorate and began his administrative career in 1959 as the Assistant Dean of Faculties. He was appointed Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences in 1966. As Dean, Carter stressed the importance of undergraduate education, reforming it by moving for more professors to teach undergraduate courses. In 1969, he became Chancellor of the Indiana University Bloomington Campus.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of Indiana University Archives, P0045243</p>

<p>Byrum E. Carter</p>

<h3>1970-1973</h3>

<h4>George W. Wilson</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Carleton University (B.Comm. 1950)<br>University of Kentucky (M.A. 1951)<br>Cornell University (Ph.D. 1955)</p>

<p>George W. Wilson came to IU in 1957 from which he retired as a Distinguished Professor of Economics. Wilson served as Chair of the Department of Economics from 1966 until his appointment as Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences in 1970. He served as Director of the Transportation Research Center from 1990 to 1992. He also served on two presidential task forces for Presidents Johnson and Nixon and consulted for many organizations and governments including the governments of Taiwan, Malaysia, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.</p>

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<p>Indiana University Arbutus Yearbook 1971</p>

<p>George W. Wilson</p>

<h3>1973-1978</h3>

<h4>Vernon J. Shiner, Jr.</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Texas Western College (B.S. 1947)<br>Cornell University (Ph.D. 1950)</p>

<p>Taking over as Dean during the 1973 recession, Vernon J. Shiner, Jr. helped steer the College through what proved to be a difficult time for U.S. universities. Not only did he maintain the College's international reputation, but he also oversaw several substantial organizational changes, such as combining four separate departments to create the current biology department.</p>

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<p>Photograph borrowed from Development of Chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington (1992) by Harry G. Day</p>

<p>Vernon J. Shiner, Jr.</p>

<h3>1978-1980</h3>

<h4>Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Columbia University (B.A. 1959, M.A. 1960, Ph.D. 1964)</p>

<p>Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis first came to IU in 1964 to teach English and Comparative Literature. Although he was Dean for only a short time, Kenneth Gros Louis recognized that the College of Arts + Sciences needed drastic change. He took over at a time when faculty members were resigning because of their dissatisfaction and their belief that the university was reverting to a regional school rather than an international institution. Dean Gros Louis reinvigorated the College by increasing the relationship between the College and its alumni, decreasing 100 and 200-level class sizes, and promoting more communication with the Indianapolis campus. In 1980, he also introduced College-wide awards for undergraduate research. In 2006, he became the only other person besides Herman B Wells to serve as University Chancellor.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of Indiana University Archives, P0026858</p>

<p>Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis</p>

<h3>1980-1981</h3>

<h4>James Craig (Acting)</h4>

<p>Education:<br>DePauw University (B.A. 1964)<br>Princeton University (M.A. 1966, Ph.D. 1967)</p>

<p> James Craig served as acting dean from 1980 to 1981. He currently holds the title of Professor Emeritus in the Deparmtent of Psychological and Brain Sciences.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of Indiana University</p>

<p>James Craig</p>

<h3>1981-1984</h3>

<h4>Gary A. Sojka</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Coe College (B.S. 1962)<br>Purdue University (M.S. 1965, Ph.D. 1987)</p>

<p>Gary Allen Sojka began his academic career as a biology research associate, working his way up to the rank of full professor. He served as Chair of the Department of Biology before becoming Dean in 1981. Having experienced the merger of the many different biology-related departments into one unified department, Sojka was perhaps more attuned than many to the intricacies of the departmental structure of the College. Sojka left IU in 1984 to become President of Bucknell University. While he always seemed to be called into administration, his true passion was always in teaching and researching biology.</p>

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<p>Gary A. Sojka</p>

<h3>1984-1985<h3>

<h4>James R. Wood (Acting)<h4>

<p>Education:<br>Vanderbilt University (Ph.D. 1967)</p>

<p> A Professor of Sociology at IU for many years, James R. Wood served as acting dean from 1984 to 1985.</p>

<h3>1985-1987</h3>

<h4>John V. Lombardi</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Pomona College (B.A. 1963)<br>Columbia University (M.A. 1964, Ph.D. 1968)</p>

<p>John V. Lombardi was a Professor of History and Dean for International Programs before becoming Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences in 1985. As Dean, he helped develop the first computer literacy program at IU. A passionate and outspoken administrator, Lombardi left IU in 1987 to serve as Provost of Johns Hopkins University, and later served as President of the University of Florida, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and President of the Louisiana State University system.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of Indiana University Archives, P0056885</p>

<p>John V. Lombardi</p>

<h3>1988-1999</h3>

<h4>Morton Lowengrub</h4>

<p>Education:<br>New York University (B.A.)<br>California Institute of Technology (M.S.)<br>Duke University (Ph.D. 1961)</p>

<p>Morton Lowengrub came to IU in 1967 and held numerous administrative positions before becoming Dean, including Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Dean for Research and Graduate Development. While Dean Lowengrub took over at a time of declining enrollment and budget cuts, by the end of his tenure enrollment had begun to increase and budget issues had been largely resolved. But perhaps his most enduring legacy is orbiting the sun 300,000,000 miles away. In 1995, Minor Planet 4045, a dark Alauda asteroid, was renamed 4045 Lowengrub to honor him for his role in the planning and construction of the WIYN Observatory.</p>

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<p>Morton Lowengrub</p>

<h3>1999-2000<h3>

<h4>Russell Hanson (Acting)<h4>

<p>Education:<br>University of Minnesota (Ph.D. 1982)</p>

<p>Russell Hanson served as acting dean from 1999 to 2000. Serving as Professor of Political Science, Hanson was also chair of the Department of Political Science. He played a central role in the development and implementation of IU Bloomington's general education curriculum.</p>

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<p>Russell Hanson</p>

<h3>2000-2006</h3>

<h4>Kumble R. Subbaswamy</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Bangalore University (B.S. 1969)<br>Delhi University (M.S. 1971)<br>Indiana University (Ph.D. 1976)</p>

<p>After receiving his Ph.D. in Physics from IU Bloomington in 1976, Kumble R. Subbaswamy, or "Swamy" as everyone called him, went on to hold numerous administrative positions before coming back to IU to serve as Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences. As Dean, Subbaswamy oversaw the development of numerous new programs and directed more funds toward the life sciences. He was also active in the Big Ten’s Committee for Institutional Cooperation and was Coordinator of the Association of American Universities Arts and Sciences Deans’ Group. Subbaswamy is currently Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.</p>

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<p>Kumble R. Subbaswamy</p>

<h3>2006-2007<h3>

<h4>David Zaret (Acting)<h4>

<p>Education:<br>Amherst College (B.A. 1973)<br>Oxford University (D.Phil. 1977)</p>

<p> David Zaret served as acting dean from 2006 to 2007 and from 2010 to 2011. In addition to serving as a Professor of Sociology, Zaret is also currently serving as Vice President of International Affairs.</p>

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<p>David Zaret</p>

<h3>2007-2010</h3>

<h4>Bennett Bertenthal</h4>

<p>Education:<br>Brandeis University (B.A. 1971)<br>University of Denver (M.A. 1976, Ph.D. 1978)</p>

<p>Bennett Bertenthal is a prolific researcher in psychology and cognitive science with over 150 publications to date. He came to IU in 2007 to serve as Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences. During his time as Dean, Bertenthal lobbied for increased research funding and helped establish the very successful “themester” program in which new themes are explored each year through courses, lectures, and special programs.</p>

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<p>Bennett Bertenthal</p>

<h3>2006-2007<h3>

<h4>David Zaret (Acting)<h4>

<p>Education:<br>Amherst College (B.A. 1973)<br>Oxford University (D.Phil. 1977)</p>

<p> David Zaret served as acting dean from 2006 to 2007 and from 2010 to 2011. In addition to serving as a Professor of Sociology, Zaret is also currently serving as Vice President of International Affairs.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of Indiana University</p>

<p>David Zaret</p>

<h3>2011-2019</h3>

<h4>Larry D. Singell</h4>

<p>Education:<br>University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A. 1983)<br>University of California, Santa Barbara (M.A. 1984, Ph.D. 1988)</p>

<p>Larry D. Singell came to IU in 2011 to assume the role as Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences. Under Dean Singell’s leadership, three new schools have been founded under the administrative purview of the College: the School of Global and International Studies, The Media School, and the School of Art, Architecture + Design. Each school has its own Dean who reports to the Dean of the College. To reflect this added layer of the administrative hierarchy and the ever-expanding role of the Dean of the College, the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences was renamed the Office of the Executive Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences, and Dean Singell’s official title was changed to “Executive Dean of the College of Arts + Sciences." On March 27, 2018, Dean Singell announced his resignation at the end of the 2018-19 academic year.</p>

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<p>Larry D. Singell</p>