New Dean of Faculty, Provost Named

will dudley spring 2011

Will Dudley

peter murphy spring 2011

Peter Murphy

On July 1, philosophy professor Will Dudley ’89 and English professor Peter Murphy will begin serving as provost and dean of faculty, respectively. Dudley, the College’s Gaudino Scholar, is a past chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Life and served on the Committee on Educational Policy, Faculty Interview Panel and Committee on Diversity and Community. He is a trustee of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He succeeds Bill Lenhart, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Computer Science, as provost. Murphy recently completed a term as chair of the English department. He was also dean of the College, chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Departments and Programs and a member of the Faculty Steering Committee, Faculty Review Panel and Multicultural Center Advisory Committee, among others. He succeeds Bill Wagner, who has been dean of faculty since 2006, serving as Williams’ interim president from August 2009 through March 2010. Wagner returns to his position as the Brown Professor of History. Physics professor Sarah Bolton will continue in her role as dean of the College.