Consultative Review Committee on the Reappointment of Steven J. Fluharty as Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett have announced the formation of a Consultative Review Committee to advise them on the reappointment of Steven J. Fluharty as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.  Dean Fluharty’s initial term as Dean will end on June 30, 2020. University policy requires that a Consultative Review Committee be established to advise the President and the Provost whenever the reappointment of a Dean is contemplated. In addition, each member of the standing faculty of the Dean’s School is given the opportunity to give confidential advice and views directly to the President and the Provost.

The members of the Consultative Review Committee are:


J. Larry Jameson, Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System, Dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, and Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine (PSOM)


Brenda Casper, Professor of Biology (SAS)

Robert Ghrist, Andrea Mitchell University Professor, Professor of Mathematics (SAS) and Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering (SEAS)

Avery Goldstein, David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations (SAS)

Andrea Goulet, Professor of Romance Languages (SAS)

Sophia Z. Lee, Professor of Law (Law) and History (SAS)

Emilio A. Parrado, Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of Sociology (SAS)

Deborah A. Thomas, R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology and Director, Center for Experimental Ethnography (SAS)


Ida Nitter, PhD student, SAS

Arman Ramezani, BA and BS student, SAS and Wharton

Alumni Representative

Michael J. Price (W’79)

Ex Officio

Joann Mitchell, Senior Vice President for Institutional Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer

Staff to the Committee

Adam P. Michaels, Assistant Vice President and Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Seth Zweifler, Office of the President

The Review Committee welcomes and encourages input from all members of the Penn community. Communications may be directed to any member of the Committee but are most conveniently forwarded to the Committee at or to Adam Michaels (, who is supporting the review process. Comments should be submitted no later than May 15, 2019.