July 2, 2020
Jessica Lang Named Interim Dean-Designate at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
I am pleased to announce that Jessica Lang, chair and professor in the Department of English, has been appointed interim dean-designate of the George and Mildred Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.
In this role, Dr. Lang will take on a number of critical initiatives, including planning flexible course delivery for the fall, keeping students across degree programs on a path to timely graduation, and managing services and needs that arise in the unpredictable Covid-19 landscape. She will work closely with all of the chairs in WSAS in identifying and addressing areas in need of support and reinvigoration.
Dr. Lang brings a wealth of academic, scholarly, and administrative experience to this position. As the founding William Newman Director of Baruch’s Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center, she administers the center’s academic programs and fosters relationships with arts and cultural organizations. She has served as chair of one of the College’s largest departments and teaches undergraduates at every stage of their Baruch careers. Her areas of specialization span early American fiction, and Jewish American and Holocaust literature. Her numerous publications include Textual Silence: Unreadability and the Holocaust (Rutgers University Press, 2017) and the newly released co-edited volume Off the Derech: Leaving Orthodox Judaism, part of the SUNY series in Contemporary Jewish Literature and Culture (SUNY Press, 2020).
Please join me congratulating Interim Dean-Designate Lang on her new role!
Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs