The Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs is responsible for the academic program and for supporting the faculty and staff who bring it to life.
Jennifer Scanlon
Jennifer Scanlon, Senior Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs and John S. Osterweis Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

The Office oversees the operations of Bowdoin's 34 academic departments and programs, as well as its library, museums, field stations, and academic support programs. This includes supervision of the hiring, mentoring, reappointment, and tenure of faculty, as well as the instructional and administrative staff.

Academic Affairs also contributes resources and expertise to support teaching, scholarship, and professional development opportunities for faculty. We assist the College's system of shared governance and guide the planning and use of Bowdoin's instructional and academic spaces and buildings.

Responsibilities of the Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs

For information on whom to call in our office for particular inquiries, please select the "Contact Us" tab. We also invite you to drop by the second and third floors of Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall to visit us in person.