Dr. Richard Greenwald, New Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Richard Greenwald, New Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Richard Greenwald, PhD, has been announced as the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University, succeeding Yohuru Williams, PhD, who leaves the post after serving as dean since September 2015. After an extensive national search, Dr. Greenwald will join Fairfield on July 1, 2017 from Brooklyn College, CUNY where he currently serves as the dean of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Dr. Greenwald has a background in liberal arts education, in both public and private institutions. Before serving as dean at Brooklyn College, he was an executive dean at St. Joseph’s College in New York, and the chair and founding director of the Business Students Program and director of university partnerships at Drew University, among many other appointments. He has been a teacher of history, business and sociology since 1995, and received his PhD in American history from New York University in 1998 – a degree that added to his existing master’s from NYU and a bachelor’s degree in history, with honors, from Queens College, CUNY.

Named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the leading “higher-education thought leaders,” Dr. Greenwald’s extensive scholarship and writings have been published in major national outlets including Inside Higher Education, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Boston Globe, and New York Daily News, among others.