Amanda Woodward Appointed Dean of the Division of Social Sciences

Woodward had been acting as interim dean of the Division of the Social Sciences since July 2017.

By Alex Ward

Amanda Woodward was appointed dean of the Division of the Social Sciences earlier this month. She had been acting as interim dean of the Division of the Social Sciences since July 2017.

Woodward became interim dean after the previous dean, David Nirenberg, was appointed executive vice provost.

Woodward is the William S. Gray Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology, and has been at the University since 1993. Her research has studied social cognition in children and infants.

“It is an honor to lead such an extraordinary community of scholars,” Woodward said in an interview with UChicago News. “I look forward to working together in many areas of research and an array of educational endeavors with faculty, students and staff to advance the social sciences at the University.”