NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine E. Fleming recently announced that Professor Phillip Harper has been appointed the new Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Harper has been a part of the Humanities faculty since 1995 with a specialty in African-American literary and Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality studies and more. He is the founding chair for the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. A keen professor with a strong belief in graduate studies, NYU spokesperson Matt Nagel said NYU believes Harper is the right candidate for the position. Harper has held assistant professor positions at Brandeis and Harvard. Among being a professor at NYU, Harper has been the director of the departments of SCA, English, and American Studies. We are very excited for our own Phillip Harper who will take his new post starting July 1, 2017.