Planetary scientist Jeremy Bloxham, Dean of Science in Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and Mallinckrodt Professor of Geophysics, was first appointed to the Harvard faculty as an assistant professor in 1987. Bloxham was promoted to full professor in 1993 and assumed the Mallinckrodt chair in 2005. In 2002, he was named a Harvard College Professor, a distinction recognizing exceptional undergraduate teaching. Read more about Jeremy Bloxham
Russ Porter, Administrative Dean of Science, leads and oversees all administrative aspects of the Division and provides guidance and support to all departments, centers, and units within the Division. He plays a critical role in academic planning, finance, sponsored research, facilities, personnel, and IT, and in the development of procedures and systems that enable inter-departmental, divisional, and school collaborations. Read more about Russ Porter
Zoë Fonseca-Kelly, Assistant Dean for Science, advises department chairs and administrators on faculty appointment procedures and policies. Zoë oversees and tracks faculty-related procedures in the Division, notably faculty searches, faculty reviews and promotions, faculty requests, non-ladder and research appointments, faculty leaves of absence, and visiting faculty appointments.
Assistant Dean and Distinguished Engineer for Research Computing
James Cuff is the FAS Assistant Dean and Distinguished Engineer for Research Computing. James leads a group of research computing specialists that are responsible for maintaining and developing high performance computing in the FAS. The research computing group manages tens of thousands of processors and many petabytes of storage while providing algorithm and computational support for hundreds of PI’s, researchers and faculty.
Susan Gomes, Director of Research Development and Strategy, serves as the primary contact for questions regarding grant opportunities for faculty to find funding sources and develop successful grant applications. Read more about Susan Gomes
Logan McCarty, Director of Physical Sciences Education, teaches in the undergraduate curriculum in both Physics and Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and oversees efforts to improve undergraduate teaching and learning across the physical sciences. Logan works closely with the Directors of Undergraduate Studies in each of the physical science departments, and is an excellent resource for students who have questions about courses, concentrations, or general advising across the physical sciences.
Stephen Kargère, Director of the FAS Office for Postdoctoral Affairs, oversees the work of the office, which supports over 1,200 postdocs, college fellows, and research associates across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and all Harvard-affiliated schools, centers, and institutes in Cambridge. The mission of the office is to support postdocs and research associates in their career and professional development goals, to serve as a resource to campus constituents on postdoc life and work, and to build a sense of community among postdocs. In addition, Stephen is available to provide individual consultations to postdocs, research associates, and faculty mentors. Read more about Stephen Kargère
Director of Research Operations for Science and Engineering
Sarah Elwell, Director of Research Operations for Science and Engineering, is responsible for the research operations functions in the FAS Division of Science and the John. A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science. Sarah is responsible for the development and management of core resources and infrastructure that support research and teaching in the sciences and engineering and directly oversees the sequencing, flow cytometry, small molecule mass spectrometry, proteomics, confocal imaging, and helium recovery core facilities and works closely with the other divisional cores including Office of Animal Resources and the Center for Nanoscale Systems. She is responsible for the environmental health and safety operations for the Division, including controlled substances and select agents, as well as international affairs associated with research programs abroad. Sarah also collaborates with other members of the Division of Science Administrative Team in space planning and long-range planning to support the research and teaching needs of the departments, centers, and units in the Division of Science as well as SEAS.
Sharalee Field, Senior Planner for Science, is responsible for program development and design review for new construction and capital renovation projects, ongoing space planning and management for faculty growth and programmatic renewal across the Division of Science, and long-range facilities planning within the FAS science precincts.