Dean of Humanties
Michelle Ann Stephens serves on the faculty of both the English and the Latino and Caribbean Studies departments, teaching courses in American, African American, black diaspora, and Caribbean literature and culture. At Rutgers since 2011, she has served as chair, interim associate undergraduate director, and associate graduate director for English and as undergraduate director in Latino and Caribbean Studies. As Area Dean, she works with department chairs in the Humanities and the Executive Dean to assist with hiring and promotion of faculty, maintain oversight of undergraduate and graduate instruction within departments and programs, and work with faculty and chairs to promote professional and departmental development. She also participates in the strategic planning and decision-making process of the School of Arts and Sciences providing recommendations and assistance to the Executive Dean.