President Barry Glassner announced today that Catherine Gunther Kodat will become the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Kodat, who currently serves as acting provost and professor of humanities at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, will begin in July. She previously was director of the American Studies Program at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.
“I could not be more pleased that Katie is joining us to lead the College of Arts and Sciences. Her deep commitment to the liberal arts, combined with her appreciation for the full range of disciplines in the CAS, positions us well for the future. I am grateful to the search committee for their diligent work, as well as the faculty and staff who shared with me observations about the candidates,” said President Glassner.
Kodat has been at the University of the Arts since 2012, where she previously served as dean of the Division of Liberal Arts and acting director of the Film and Media Studies Program. At Hamilton College, she was also chair of the Department of English and Creative Writing and received Hamilton’s Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award.