Thomas J. Carew, PhD
Thomas J. Carew is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University. He was previously the Bren Professor and Chair of the department of neurobiology and behavior at the University of California, Irvine, where he also served as chair of the Task Force on Undergraduate Education and as a member of the system-wide Commission on Undergraduate Education. Carew previously held leadership roles at Yale University and Columbia University. During his tenure as dean, he has placed a high priority on the fostering of broader diversity, equity, and inclusion at the faculty, student, and staff levels. Consistent with these goals, he has led a team that developed a faculty hiring toolkit, focusing attention on diversifying the pool of applicants and hiring more diverse faculty. This toolkit has now been utilized with great success by Arts and Science and other schools at NYU. He has also spearheaded the creation of fellowships and scholarships, research programs, and conferences to provide students from underrepresented or underserved backgrounds with inclusive opportunities for learning and advancement in their chosen fields. He earned a BA from Loyola University, an MA in physiological psychology from California State College, and a PhD in physiological psychology from the University of California, Riverside.