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University Leadership

Our leaders come to Tufts from leadership positions in public and private sectors around the globe because they understand the promise and critical importance of universities in framing our future. Taken as a whole, their experience represents a cross section of those leading our nation and our world.

Nadine Aubry

Provost and Senior Vice President

Academic Leadership

Kevin Dunn

Vice Provost

Caroline Genco

Vice Provost for Research

Diana Chigas

Senior International Officer & Associate Provost

School of Arts and Sciences

James M. Glaser


Samuel (Sam) Thomas

Dean of Academic Affairs

Bárbara M. Brizuela

Dean of Academic Affairs

Nancy Bauer

Dean of Academic Affairs

Dean of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Robert Cook

Dean of Academic Affairs

Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Dean of Research for Arts and Sciences

Christopher Helmuth

Executive Administrative Dean

School of Engineering

Jianmin Qu


Fiorenzo Omenetto

Dean of Research

Karen Panetta

Dean of Graduate Education

Kevin Oye

Executive Director of Tufts Gordon Institute 

James Sarazen

Executive Administrative Dean

Chris Swan

Dean of Undergraduate Education

School of Arts and Sciences

and School of Engineering

Joseph "JT" Duck

Dean of Admissions


Cummings School

of Veterinary Medicine

Alastair Cribb


Joseph P. McManus

Executive Associate Dean

M. Sawkat Anwer

Associate Dean for Research

Nicholas Frank

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

School of Dental Medicine

Nadeem Karimbux


Mark Gonthier

Executive Associate Dean


The Fletcher School

of Law and Diplomacy

Rachel Kyte


Steven Block

Academic Dean

Bhaskar Chakravorti

Dean of Global Business

Deborah Nutter

Senior Associate Dean

Gerard F. Sheehan

Executive Associate Dean

Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Dariush Mozaffarian


Matt Hast

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Edward Kleifgen

Executive Administrative Dean

Elena Naumova

Academic Dean for Faculty

Edward Saltzman

Academic Dean for Education

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Sarah Booth


Mark Wesley

Administrative Director


School of Medicine

Harris Berman


Scott K. Epstein, M.D.

Dean for Educational Affairs

Henry Klapholz, M.D.

Dean for Clinical Affairs

Amy B. Kuhlik, M.D.

Dean for Student Affairs

David A. Neumeyer, M.D.

Dean for Admissions

Thomas Malone

Executive Associate Dean

Aviva Must, Ph.D.

Dean for Public Health and Professional Degree Programs

Joyce Sackey, M.D.

Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health


School of Biomedical Sciences

Daniel Jay


Daniel Volchok

Associate Dean

Jonathan M. Tisch College

of Civic Life

Alan D. Solomont


Peter Levine

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Diane Ryan

Associate Dean for Programs and Administration

University College

Joe Auner


Karen Mulder

Executive Associate Dean



University Administration

Michael A. Baenen

Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary of the Corporation

Michael (Mike) Howard

Executive Vice President

Elizabeth McClain

Associate Treasurer

Mary R. Jeka

Senior Vice President for University Relations

and General Counsel

Eric Johnson

Senior Vice President for University Advancement

James M. Hurley

Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, ad interim

Michael Rodman

Vice President for Communications and Marketing

Christopher M. Sedore

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Barbara Stein

Vice President for Operations

Paul J. Tringale

Secretary of the Corporation

Trustee Leadership

Peter R. Dolan


Jeannie H. Diefenderfer

Vice Chair

Jeffrey M. Moslow

Vice Chair

Photo credit for the portrait of Nadine Aubry: Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University 



Board of Trustees

Trustee Biographies

A glance at the men and women who currently serve the university as trustees.

Trustees Emeriti

Trustees who have been elected to this honorary status upon completion of their terms as a recognition of their past service.

Historical Trustees

An historic list of Trustees of Tufts University from 1852 to present.

University-wide Faculty Senate
The university-wide faculty senate provides input on university-wide plans and policies, fosters collaboration among the university’s schools, and consults with the president, provost and school deans to offer recommendations on matters of academic and non-academic administration. The senate, comprised of elected members from each of the schools, meets monthly during the academic year.

Visit the Faculty Senate Website