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At William & Mary "The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies oversees the undergraduate curriculum in Arts and Sciences. Central to the College's mission is a firm commitment to providing a liberal arts education to its students and using this education as the foundation on which to build an understanding of a specific discipline."

Chronological List of Deans of Undergraduate Studies

  • James C. Livingston 1973-1978
  • Linda Collins Reilly 1978-1987
  • Thomas M. Finn 1987-1989
  • Clyde A. Haulman 1989-1994
  • R. Heather Macdonald 1994-1995 (Acting Dean), 1995-1997

There was a change in the structure of the deans at this time to Undergraduate Education.

  • Mark Fowler 1996-1999
  • Barbara A. Watkinson 1999-2003
  • Edward W. Pratt 2003-2007
  • Susan Peterson 2007-2011
  • Kelly A. Joyce 2011-Current

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A note about the contents of this site

This website contains the best available information from known sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information in this website is not complete, and it changes as we continue to research and uncover new sources.