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 & Institute Heads

  • Gretchen Chapman (Social & Decision Sciences)
  • Burton Hollifield (Economics)
  • Audrey Kurth Cronin (CMIST)
  • Anne Lambright (Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics)
  • 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

  • Ava Allard (Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics)
  • Megan McDonnell (Neuroscience)
  • Ben Petro (CMIST)

Faculty Representatives

  • Khaled Al Masaeed (Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics)
  • Doug Coulson (English)
  • Chante Cox-Boyd (Psychology)
  • Peter Freeman (Statistics & Data Science)
  • Ricky Law (History)
  • Dan Phelps (CMU-Qatar)
  • Divakaran Liginlal (Information Systems)
  • Mark Kamlet (CMIST)
  • Kevin Zollman (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 (CMIST)
  • Ayana Ledford (Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Colleen Libertz (GenEd)
  • Kelli Maxwell (Student Success)
  • Samantha Nielsen (Statistics & Data Science)
  • Emilie O'Leary (Psychology)
  • Kim Piatt (Experiential Learning)
  • Nuria Ballesteros Soria (GenEd)