Executive Committee of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Executive Committee of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is the deliberative body for all the research PhD and MA programs at Columbia, and has faculty representatives from all the doctoral programs across the university: Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, International and Public Affairs, Journalism, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, and Teachers College. The committee establishes academic standards and administrative policy for graduate education in the university. Among its most important functions are reviewing existing programs of study and approving proposals for new doctoral and master's programs. View the approval process and workflow here.


Carlos J. Alonso, Dean

Arts and Sciences Departments


Claudia Breger, Germanic Languages

Branden Joseph, Art History & Archaeology

David Lurie, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Carol Rovane, Philosophy

Natural Sciences

Gustaaf Brooijmans, Physics

Arian Maleki, Statistics

Molly Przeworski, Biological Sciences

Mary Putman, Astronomy

Social Sciences

Vanessa Agard-Jones, Anthropology

Shigeo Hirano, Political Science

Navin Kartik, Economics

Denise Milstein, Sociology

College of Physicians and Surgeons

Donna Farber, Microbiology & Immunology

Arthur Palmer, Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Columbia Engineering 

Garud Iyengar, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Jenny Mak, Executive Director, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Doctoral Program Subcommittees

Architecture and Urban Planning

Felicity Scott, Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences

Dana Palmer, Mailman School of Public Health


Oded NetzerBusiness


Andrea Tucher, Communications 

Teachers College 

Victoria Marsick, Organization and Leadership


Maureen George, Nursing

Social Work

Qin Gao, Social Work

Sustainable Development

John Mutter, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Student Representatives

Peter Zhang, President of ASGC

Cheng Gong, Chair of PhD Council

Kim Kroupa, President of EGSC

GSAS Staff and Associates

Andrea Solomon, Vice Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs

Rebecca Hirade, Associate Dean for Finance and Operations

Richard Slusarczyk, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

Celina Chatman Nelson, Associate Dean for Academic Diversity and Inclusion