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  Cornell University

The University Faculty

Office of the Dean

Former Deans

Michael Fontaine, Acting Dean (Spring '16) and Associate Dean and Secretary

Michael Fontaine

Spring 2016

Dean Joseph Burns

   Joseph Burns

2012-2015

fry

William E. Fry

2008-2012

walcott

Charles Walcott

2003-2008

J. Robert Cooke (1998-2003)

J. Robert Cooke

1998-2003

stein

Peter C. Stein

1993-1998

Walter R. Lynn (1988-1993)

Walter R. Lynn

1988-1993

Joseph B. Bugliari (1983-1988)

Joseph B. Bugliari

1983-1988

 greisen

Kenneth Greisen

1978-1983

Byron W. Saunders (1974-1978)

Byron W. Saunders

1974-1978

Norman Penney (1971-1974)

 Norman Penney

1971-1974

miller

Robert D. Miller

1968-1971

Royse P. Murphy (1964-1967)

Royse P. Murphy

1964-1968

mackesey

Thomas W. Mackesey

1961-1964

C. Arnold Hanson (1957-1961)

 C. Arnold Hanson

1957-1961

William H. Farnham (1952-1957)

William H. Farnham

1952-1957

murdock

 Carelton C. Murdock

1945-1952

Cornelius Betten* (1932-1945)

 Cornelius Betten*

1932-1945

hammond

 William A. Hammond**

1920-1930

Thomas F. Crane (1902-1909)

 Thomas F. Crane

1902-1909

Horatio S. White (1888-1902)

 Horatio S. White

1888-1902

Henry S. Williams (1887-1888)  Henry S. Williams

1887-1888

Charles Schaeffer (1886-1887)

 Charles Schaeffer

1886-1887

George Caldwell (1872-1886)

 George Caldwell

1872-1886

*William A. Hammond retired in June 1930, leaving a vacancy in the Deanship until 1932, when the President recommended with the Faculty’s approval, Cornelius Betten to fill the position.
**Records indicate that there was no Dean of Faculty from 1909-1920. However, records indicate that William A. Hammond served as Secretary of Faculty during that time until he was appointed Dean in 1920 by the President.

Last Updated: June 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm