Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African-American Studies
Claudine Gay leads Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences with a longstanding dedication to academic service, to the value of scholarship and a deep devotion to mentorship for both students and faculty.
She assumed the role of Edgerley Family Dean of the FAS in August 2018, having served previously as Dean of Social Science from 2015 to 2018.
She served as a member of both the FAS Academic Planning Group and its Committee on Appointments and Promotions.
A Radcliffe fellow in 2013-14, she is former director of graduate studies in the Department of Government and past member of the Committee on General Education.
She earned her PhD at Harvard in 1998, receiving the Toppan Prize for best dissertation in political science.