Carnegie Mellon University

College Council

All academic policy decisions for the Dietrich College are made by the College Council, which is made up of the dean, associate deans, department heads, faculty/staff representatives, and three student representatives: one graduate student and two undergraduate. In Fall 2021, Dietrich College launched the new General Education Program, which has been a major project for the College Council.

Members of College Council

Department Heads

  • Gretchen Chapman (Social & Decision Sciences)
  • Burton Hollifield (Economics)
  • Mark Kamlet (Institute for Politics and Strategy)
  • Anne Lambright (Modern Languages)
  • Joe Mertz (Information Systems)
  • Rebecca Nugent (Statistics & Data Science)
  • Silvia Pessoa (CMU-Qatar)
  • Andreea Ritivoi (English)
  • Barbara Shinn-Cunningham
    (Neuroscience Institute)
  • Nico Slate (History)
  • Peter Spirtes (Philosophy)
  • Michael Tarr (Psychology)

Student Representatives

  • Owen Engbretson (Economics)
  • JoJo Huczko (History)
  • Valentino Rahming (Modern Languages)

Faculty Representatives

  • Khaled Al Masaeed (Modern Languages) 
  • Chante Cox-Boyd (Psychology)
  • Peter Freeman (Statistics & Data Science)
  • Ricky Law (History)
  • Dan Phelps (CMU-Qatar)
  • Divakaran Liginlal (Information Systems)
  • Dan Silverman (Institute for Politics and Strategy)
  • Necia Werner (English)
  • Wayne Wu (Philosophy)

Dean Richard Scheines

Dean's Cabinet & Staff

  • Connie Angermeier (Social & Decision Sciences)
  • Sharon Carver (Educational Affairs)
  • Crista Crittenden (Psychology)
  • Jay Devine (Undergraduate Studies)
  • Joanna Dickert (Assessment)
  • Emily Half (Institute for Politics and Strategy)
  • Ayana Ledford (Diversity & Inclusion)
  • Colleen Libertz (GenEd)
  • Gina Mattucci (Academic Advisory Center)
  • Kelli Maxwell (Student Success)
  • Samantha Nielsen (Statistics and Data Science)
  • Emilie O'Leary (Psychology)
  • Kim Piatt (Experiential Learning)
  • Andrew Ramey (History)
  • Nuria Ballesteros Soria (GenEd)