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Deans of H&S in Conversation

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Five former deans of the School of Humanities and Sciences.
Former Deans of the School of Humanities and Sciences. Front row from left: Beasley, Shoven, Thomas. Back row from left: Long, Saller.(Photo: Natalie Marine-Street / Stanford Historical Society)

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, were 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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