Ran Abramitzky appointed H&S senior associate dean of social sciences

Professor of economics RAN ABRAMITZKY has been named the new senior associate dean of the social sciences in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He will begin his term on Sept. 1, 2020.

Ran Abramitzky. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

Abramitzky succeeds ELLEN MARKMAN, the Lewis M. Terman Professor of Psychology, who is regarded as one of the nation’s leading developmental psychologists. Markman has been a member of the psychology department for more than four decades, serving as chair from 1994-1997. She previously served in the senior associate dean role from 1998-2000 and began her current term in 2013 under former H&S Dean RICHARD SALLER.

Abramitzky looks forward to building on Markman’s leadership and the strength of the social sciences departments. “Over the last few months, I got to know the amazing and committed group of faculty and staff who work in the dean’s office, and I am excited to join them in supporting our faculty, staff and students,” he said.

“Stanford’s social science faculty make a positive change in the world by bringing new data and new thinking to bear on some of the most urgent problems facing society today. It is a pleasure and an honor to work with our faculty, and to help support their mission of advancing and spreading knowledge through world-class research and teaching.”

Senior associate deans are responsible for overseeing the academic direction of departments and programs within their respective academic area covering the humanities, arts, natural sciences and social sciences.

Read the full article on the School of Humanities and Sciences website.