Steven J. Fluharty, Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience, has been reappointed as Dean of Penn Arts & Sciences. His second term as Dean will run through 2025.
Fluharty was first appointed Dean in July 2013. A member of the Penn faculty since 1986, he holds primary appointments in the Department of Psychology in Penn Arts & Sciences and in Pharmacology in the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Animal Biology. He also has secondary appointments in Neuroscience and Pharmacology in the Perelman School of Medicine.
Prior to his appointment as Penn Arts & Sciences Dean, Fluharty served as Penn’s Senior Vice Provost for Research and Director of the undergraduate Biological Basis of Behavior program.
Fluharty earned his three degrees from Penn as a University Scholar: his B.A. in psychology in 1979, graduating summa cum laude; his M.A. in psychobiology in 1979; and his Ph.D. in psychobiology in 1981.
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett wrote, “We believe that Dean Fluharty is exceptionally well-positioned to lead Penn Arts & Sciences through a period characterized by great opportunity and change. A thoughtful, principled, proven leader with an infectious enthusiasm for the liberal arts and sciences, Dean Fluharty is a model University citizen.”