AS&E School Leadership

The Arts, Sciences, and Engineering undergraduate and graduate deans are here to support students as well as collaborate with faculty and staff on student-related matters. Visit the profiles below to learn more about the school’s senior administration.

School of Arts and Sciences

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Bárbara Brizuela

The Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences work with faculty colleagues and Arts and Sciences staff to improve faculty governance; to update and refresh the curriculum; to support the new facilities being designed and built; to fulfill the school's commitment to the diversification of the faculty, staff, and student body; and to enhance the research profile of the school through new faculty hires and support of the outstanding scholars and researchers already on staff. In July 2024, GSAS Dean Bárbara Brizuela was named interim Dean and a search for a permanent dean of the school is underway.

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Bárbara Brizuela

As Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Bárbara supports all GSAS programs and serves as the liaison between students, faculty, and administration on all aspects of graduate education within the school. This includes key initiatives, such as strengthening the quality and diversity of the graduate student body and integrating career and professional development training into our students’ education.

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Scheri Fultineer

As Dean of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Scheri oversees all operations at SMFA at Tufts. She works closely with faculty and staff across the university to forge curricular and co-curricular connections between and among artists and other academic practitioners.

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School of Engineering

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Kyongbum Lee

Kyongbum Lee is dean of Tufts University School of Engineering and Karol Family Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

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Karen Panetta

Karen Panetta is the Dean of Graduate Education and a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Shared Division

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Camille Lizarríbar

As the Dean of Students and Chief Student Life Officer, Camille Lizarríbar leads student-centered initiatives and oversees student life at the School of Arts and Sciences (including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts) and the School of Engineering.

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JoAnn Jack

As Associate Dean, Student Administrative Services, JoAnn is charged with overseeing and continually improving the work and operations of Student Services, the Office of the Registrar, and Information Technology for Admissions. She also works with campus partners to continually improve the student experience at Tufts.

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Carmen Lowe

As Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Carmen oversees all academic support and enrichment programs for graduate and undergraduate students in Arts and Sciences and Engineering, including the Associate Deans of Undergraduate Advising for Arts and Sciences, Scholar Development, and Pre-Health Advising.

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Jennifer Stephan

As Dean of Academic Advising and Undergraduate Studies for the School of Engineering, Jennifer advises all undergraduate students in the School of Engineering and is also a resource for all ROTC students in all schools.

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The Shared Division includes numerous departments that support students in both the School of Art and Sciences and the School of Engineering, including Student Life, the Registrar and Student Services, and Academic Advising.