David Parkes

David Parkes


Dean David Parkes manages new faculty recruitment and faculty relations (authorizes faculty searches; directs and approves promotion reviews; approves special appointments); leads strategic planning for SEAS (vision; financial needs; represents SEAS to other Harvard University deans, as well as the President and Provost); coordinates fundraising and alumni relations; determines and implements educational, research, and administrative goals.

Eric Mazur

Academic Dean

Hanspeter Pfister

Hanspeter Pfister

Academic Dean

Area Chairs

Area Chairs are a clear single point of responsibility for each academic concentration (existing and proposed) and are responsible for mentoring tenure-track faculty and for the oversight of Area-related searches, reviews, and promotions.

Petros Koumoutsakos

Petros Koumoutsakos

Area Chair for Applied Mathematics

Lene V. Hau

Area Chair for Applied Physics

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis

Area Chair for Bioengineering

Stuart M. Shieber

Area Chair for Computer Science

Marko Loncar

Marko Loncar

Area Chair for Electrical Engineering

Frank N Keutsch

Area Chair for Environmental Science and Engineering

Joost J. Vlassak

Joost J. Vlassak

Area Chair for Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering


Oversees planning for all strategic aspects of the organization, including: finance and budget, administration and staffing, physical resources and space, IT, resource development, communications, and the fundraising campaign, including financial relationships with FAS, other Schools and the Center, and enhanced space, financial, and campus planning for Allston and the Campaign.

Paula Booke

Paula Nicole Booke

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Tim Bowman

Dean for Administration and Finance

Anas Chalah

Anas Chalah

Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning

Catherine Chute

Catherine A. Chute

Assistant Dean for Professional Programs

David Hwang

David Hwang

Dean for Research

Kim Harris

Kimberly Harris

Assistant Dean for Human Resources

Paul Karoff

Associate Dean for Communications & Strategic Priorities

Rebecca Nesson

Rebecca Nancy Nesson

Dean for Academic Programs

Pamela Choi Redfern

Assistant Dean for Space Planning and Design

Leslie Schaffer

Leslie E Schaffer

Associate Dean for Finance

Diane L. Schneeberger

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs

Jim Waldo

James H. Waldo

Chief Technology Officer


Chaired by the Dean, this group provides counsel and guidance on important matters that span finance, administration, faculty affairs, academic programs, research, communications, and diversity, inclusion & belonging (DIB) initiatives.

  • Michael Smith (Interim Chair)

  • Paula Booke (E-O)

  • Tim Bowman (E-O)

  • Lene Hau (AP Area Chair)

  • David Hwang (E-O)

  • Paul Karoff (E-O)

  • Frank Keutsch (ESE Area Chair)

  • Petros Koumoutsakos (AM Area Chair)

  • Rebecca Nesson (E-O)

  • Jennifer Lewis (BIO Area Chair)

  • Marko Loncar (EE Area Chair)

  • Eric Mazur (Academic Dean)

  • Hanspeter Pfister (Academic Dean)

  • Diane Schneeberger (E-O)

  • Stuart Shieber (CS Area Chair)

  • Joost Vlassak (MSME Area Chair)

Ex-officio (E-O) indicates that the committee member is included on the committee because of their main role at SEAS.