A Conversation with the Deans of Humanities and Sciences

In 2018, five former deans of the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences came together to reflect on the nature of the dean’s job and the school’s organization; key events, accomplishments, and frustrations during their tenures; and change over time in the H&S budget, departmental evaluation, faculty recruitment, and more. The participants, whose deanships spanned from 1988 to 2018, are Malcolm Beasley (1998-2001), Sharon Long (2001-2007), Richard Saller (2007-2018), John Shoven (1993-1998), and Ewart Thomas (1988-1993). Historian David M. Kennedy moderates the panel.

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