Gregory S. Call
Professor Gregory S. Call appointed dean of faculty
Professor of Mathematics Gregory S. Call, who has served as interim dean of the faculty at Amherst for the past two years, was officially appointed dean by President Anthony W. Marx in May. “It has been a privilege to serve the faculty, our students and the college community for the past two years,” said Call, who has taught at Amherst since 1988, “and I am honored to have the opportunity to continue.”
In a message to the college announcing Call’s appointment, Marx wrote, “During the past two years, we have all benefited from his many talents as a scholar, teacher and administrator; from his understanding of Amherst’s unique culture; from his devotion to the college; and from his dedication to supporting the work of faculty, students and staff.”
A mathematician with special interests in algebraic number theory, arithmetic geometry and cryptography, Call received an A.B. degree summa cum laude in mathematics from Dartmouth College and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. Call served as Amherst’s dean of new students during the 2002-03 academic year.
The dean of the faculty is the second-ranking officer of the college and works closely with the president on all college business, administers departmental budgets and oversees academic departments in the preparation of tenure cases and in faculty searches. The dean also serves on many college committees, including, in Call’s case, the Committee on Academic Priorities, which is assessing Amherst’s future academic needs.
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