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Dean's Office Staff

Located on the 8th floor of Hunter East, the Dean’s Office oversees the academic departments, programs, curriculum, learning resource centers, and research centers in the School of Arts and Sciences.

For general questions relating to the School of Arts and Sciences, call (212) 772-5121 or email


Andrew J. Polsky
Ruth and Harold Newman Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

Room 813 East
(212) 772-5121

Andrew Polsky has served as the Ruth and Harold Newman Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences since 2013, and has been a member of the Hunter College faculty since 1984. He is the author of The Rise of the Therapeutic State (Princeton University Press, 1991) and Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War (Oxford University Press, 2012), as well as numerous scholarly articles, and editor of The Eisenhower Presidency: Lessons for the Twenty-First Century (Lexington Books, 2015). From 2005 to 2010, he edited the political science journal Polity. Elusive Victories was a main selection of the History Book Club and the Military Book Club.; his article, “Partisan Regimes in American Politics,” won the 2013 Polity best article prize. He has served twice as chair of Hunter's Department of Political Science. At Hunter, he has taught courses at every level, including the introductory American government course to more than 6,000 Hunter students.


Robert Kulesz
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Room: 813 East
Phone: (212) 772-5095

Robert Kulesz handles various administrative and logistical duties for the Dean, including scheduling and correspondence. He also serves as a liaison between the many departments and programs in the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of the Dean.


Angela Luna
Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects
Room: 804 East
Phone: (212) 650-3839

Angela Luna helps coordinate academic program reviews, first year programs, scheduling/enrollment management, special events and other special projects under the purview of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.  Ms Luna has undergraduate degrees in Media Studies, History and Classical Archeology, and she is currently pursuing her MA in History at Hunter College.




Luz Ramirez
Assistant for Budget

Room: 802 East
Phone: (212) 772-5521

As a Budget Assistant, Mrs. Ramirez monitors OTPS expenditures for the Dean's Office.  She processes all travel, moving and recruitment related expenses for the entire faculty in the Arts and Sciences.  Mrs. Ramirez holds an BA in Communications and a MS in Urban Affairs from Hunter College.



Collin Craig
Assistant Dean of Curriculum, Academic Program Review and Graduate Programs
Room 814 East
Phone: (212) 396-6709

Collin Craig is the Assistant Dean of Curriculum, Academic Program Review and Graduate Programs, and is a member of the Hunter College English faculty. He is the author of the forthcoming book Lives We Tell, Revolutions We Live: Black and Latinx Literacies (SUNY Press 2023), co-author of the award winning book Black Matters: Writing Program Administration in 21st Century Higher Education (NCTE 2019), and has written numerous scholarly articles. His research explores how Black and Latinx college students make meaningful connections between in-school and out-of-school literacies, engage in literacy sponsorship, and use a range of rhetorical practices to create multiethnic, gendered, and academic discourses. He was Project Coordinator for the Hunter College Black Male Initiative (Brothers for Excellence) from 2014 to 2021, and has served as co-director of the Jamaica High School college bridge program. At Hunter College, he has taught courses on African American rhetorical traditions, gender and sexuality, composition theory, and cultural rhetorics.


Sonia Macias
Executive Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean for Student Success

Room 817 East
Phone: (212) 772-4979

As Executive Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean for Student Success,  Sonia assists with matters relating to graduate studies, such as student issues, registration appeals, grade changes, etc.


Melissa Torrella
Executive Assistant to Acting Associate Dean
for Program Development, Assessment, and Review 
Room: 818 East
Phone: (212) 696-6708


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