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Office of the Dean


Charles Van Loan, Dean of Faculty (DOF) and professor of computer science (COMS)Charlie Van Loan

Dean of the University Faculty

315 Day Hall

(607) 255-4963  (Charlie, Jill)  (just Charlie)


Chris Schaffer, Associate Dean and Secretary of the University Faculty (DOF) and associate professor of Biomedical Engineering


Chris Schaffer

Associate Dean and Secretary of the University Faculty

(607) 342-7737


Jill Short (Executive Staff Assistant, (607) 255-4843,, 315 Day Hall) advises faculty who need assistance with a procedure or an issue and maintains the Dean of Faculty website.

C.A. Shugarts (Administrative Assistant, (607) 255-4963,, 315 Day Hall) handles the Dean of Faculty Calendar, and handles all Dean of Faculty committee seats, publishes Memorial Statements, as well as other duties.

Cindy Robinson (Administrative Assistant, (607) 255-6608,, 229 Day Hall) answers questions about the retirement process and manages the Cornell Association of Professors Emeriti (CAPE).


















Last Updated: January 22, 2019 at 12:05 am