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Becky Thomas is Earlham's
New Academic Dean

Becky ThomasBecky Thomas is Earlham College's new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Becky comes to Earlham from Bard College where she has served as a faculty member since 2000 and Dean of the College since 2015. Earlier in her career, she taught at Marist College, the University of Northern Iowa, and Middlebury College. A computer scientist, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her doctorate from Stanford University. Becky brings an exceptional record as a teacher of undergraduates, a frequently published scholar on both technical and pedagogical subjects, and as an academic administrator.

Academic Dean's Office

The Office of the Academic Dean oversees the academic programs of the College and supports EC faculty and students – by fostering student learning, by funding faculty teaching and research initiatives, and providing opportunities for intellectual and professional development.

The Earlham Libraries and the Joseph Moore Museum are institutional gems that report to the Academic Dean. Initiatives promoted and supported by this office also include the Center for Global Education, the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Center for Global Health, and the Center for Social Justice. This office also supports the work of the Diversity Progress Committee, the Writing Center, the Quantitative Literacy Center and the Institutional Research Office.

The Academic Dean works closely the Registrar, the Teaching and Learning Consultant, the Associate Academic Dean, and offices charged with implementing EPIC (Earlham Program for an Integrated Curriculum) and the EPIC Advantage.

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Contact Information:

The Academic Dean’s Office is located on the first floor of Carpenter Hall, Room 160. The Office's email address is, and the phone number is 765-983-1318.

Office Hours

If you are a current student and would like to request an appointment please email the Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean Karen Schroeder at



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