Explore the sciences across CLAS

As the Associate Dean for Natural, Mathematical, and Social Sciences, I build strong relationships with faculty and invite open communication to provide high-touch support to faculty throughout their career journey. I empower faculty at all stages of their careers, from providing resources and mentorship for new hires to collaborating with Department Chairs (DEOs) to help established professors continue to grow in teaching, research, and service. Strong partnerships with other Associate Deans further enhance this support system, ensuring faculty have the tools and guidance needed to achieve their full potential. Witnessing the groundbreaking research that flourishes across CLAS is a constant source of inspiration. These achievements, along with the wealth of opportunities offered to students, stem directly from the expertise and passion of our remarkable faculty. Together, we are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and building a truly inspiring community.

Portrait of Christopher Cheatum

Christopher Cheatum, PhD

Associate Dean for the Natural, Mathematical, and Social Sciences

Impactful research is happening across the sciences