Meet Our Deans
Dean Chester L. Gillis
Gillis is a professor in the theology department, and the director of the Program on the Church and Interreligious Dialogue in the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs. He is an expert on the U.S. Catholic Church, the history of Catholicism, interfaith dialogue and religious pluralism. Gillis' research interests include comparative religion and contemporary Roman Catholicism. He is the author of numerous books and co-editor of the Columbia University series Religion and Politics. He is currently working on a new edition of his Roman Catholicism in America and a book on inter-religious marriage. Learn more
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Dean G. William Rebeck
Rebeck is dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, director of the Doctoral Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience and professor in the Department of Neuroscience. He currently teaches an undergraduate course called Synaptic Transmission. Rebeck holds a Ph.D. in toxicology from Harvard University. His specialty is in the genetics and molecular biology of Alzheimer's disease. Learn More
Georgetown university Medical Center
Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine Howard Federoff, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Federoff, who also is executive vice president of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is responsible for advancing the center’s educational and research missions and for working effectively with the leadership of MedStar Health, its clinical partner. GUMC comprises the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing & Health Studies, the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization. Learn more
Dean for Research Robert Clarke, Ph.D, D.Sc.
Clarke leads Georgetown University Medical Center’s high performance research community, expanding its extramural funding and promoting the efforts of its faculty. Also, he works in collaboration with the Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to cultivate and strengthen the research components of the University’s graduate programs and the quality of graduate biomedical education. Clarke is interim director of the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization, a professor in the Department of Oncology, and an internationally known breast cancer researcher. Learn more
Dean for Medical Education Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D.
A Dreyfus Merit Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Mitchell has been honored by election to a mastership in the American College of Physicians for his work in research in clinical teaching methods, and clinical research and care in Pediatric and Adult Rheumatology and Immunology. He has innovated pedagogical methods in the integrated learning center at the School of Medicine where he has served as chief academic officer for the past decade.
Dean (Interim) Patricia Cloonan of The School of Nursing & Health Studies
Building upon a longtime career as an administrator, educator, and nurse, Patricia Cloonan, PhD, RN, began as interim dean of Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) in August 2014. Dr. Cloonan has been a member of the Georgetown community for more than 20 years. During that time, she has held a number of academic leadership roles, worked to build strong partnerships with health systems and professional organizations, and led and supported the development of new academic programming and experiential learning opportunities. Most recently, Dr. Cloonan has served as chair of the school’s Department of Health Systems Administration, where she also is appointed as an associate professor. Learn more
Georgetown University Law Center
Dean William M. Treanor
Treanor came to Georgetown from Fordham Law School, where he held the Paul Fuller Chair and had been dean since 2002 and a member of the faculty since 1991. A constitutional law scholar who specializes in constitutional history, he has written extensively on the history of constitutional protection of private property and on the original understanding of the Constitution. He is currently one of the ten most cited legal historians. Treanor was a clerk to Judge Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a speechwriter to the Secretary of Education and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia. From 1987 to 1990, he worked as associate counsel in the Office of the Iran-Contra Independent Counsel. During the Clinton Administration, he held the post of Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel from 1998 to 2001. Learn more
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Dean Carol Lancaster
Lancaster, the first Georgetown alumna (F '64) to head the School of Foreign Service, is a professor of politics in SFS with a joint appointment in the government department. She has published numerous books and articles on the politics of foreign aid, the politics of development and development in Africa. Lancaster was the deputy administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development from 1993 to 1996 and has consulted for the United Nations, the World Bank and numerous other organizations. Learn more
Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Dean David A. Thomas
Thomas is a former professor and associate dean at Harvard Business School and served as director of the school’s Organizational Behavior Unit. Thomas' research focuses on issues related to executive development, cultural diversity in organizations, leadership and organizational change, and has made numerous contributions during his tenure at Harvard, where he served on the faculty since 1990. Learn more
School of Continuing Studies
Interim Dean Walter Rankin
Walter Rankin is an expert on fairy tale imagery in popular culture including film, television and fiction. He is the author of Grimm Pictures: Fairy Tale Archetypes in Eight Horror and Suspense Films (2007, McFarland Publishers) and frequently lectures on fairy tale themes and images from German tales such as "Snow White," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Cinderella" and how they continue to be adapted and interpreted in Hollywood films. Learn more
McCourt School of public Policy
Dean Edward Montgomery
Montgomery came to Georgetown in 2010 after serving as the executive director of the White House Council for Auto Communities and Workers under President Obama. Dean Montgomery also served in the Department of Labor during the Clinton Administration and as dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. He studies labor economics and has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. Learn more
School of foreign Service - qatar
Dean Gerd Nonneman
Nonneman has served as the dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar since 2011. He is a former professor of international relations and Middle East politics from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. Nonneman joined the faculty of University of Exeter in 2007, and previously served as director of its Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies. Prior to coming to the University of Exeter, he held the position of professor of Middle East politics at Lancaster University, where he oversaw their M.A. Studies program. He also has a long record of engagement with the government and NGO policy community, both in the West and in the Middle East region. From 2003-2004, Nonneman assisted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman in developing the curriculum for its Diplomatic College. Learn More