Ann Gaylin

Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Ann Gaylin has served as the dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Fordham University since August 1, 2022. Dr. Gaylin holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, with a specialization in English and French literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from Princeton University.

As dean, Dr. Gaylin serves as GSAS’s chief academic officer and bears responsibility for setting and implementing the vision for the school. Dr. Gaylin also works in close partnership with the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, and the dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center; and reports directly to the provost.

Dr. Gaylin was a member of the faculty in the Department of Literature at Yale University from 1994 – 2005 and served as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Literature Major there. She has taught a wide range of literature courses at Yale, Princeton, and Brown Universities. A scholar of English and French 19th- and 20th-century literature and culture, Dr. Gaylin is the author of Eavesdropping in the Novel from Austen to Proust (Cambridge 2002).

Before coming to Fordham, Dr. Gaylin served as associate dean for Graduate Education at Yale University from 2017-2022. Prior to her return to Yale, Dr. Gaylin held the position of associate dean of Undergraduate Education for Academic Support at Harvard University. She has also served as an associate dean at Brown University, and as a program officer at the American Council of Learned Societies.