Thomas DiPiero

Dean at Southern Methodist University

Thomas DiPiero

Thomas DiPiero

Dean at Southern Methodist University

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Thomas DiPiero is Dean for Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies. He works with matters related to the humanities and the humanistic social sciences, as well as with programs spanning multiple disciplines across the college. A focus has been working with faculty to develop new programs and research initiatives bridging the humanities and the sciences and engineering.

DiPiero is a specialist in early European prose fiction, focusing principally on the literary effects considered to be realistic. Writing extensively on the social and political dimensions of the novel and on the forms of knowledge in early modern Europe that helped structure narrative, he has also published on race, gender, and the formation of subjectivity.

DiPiero received a BA and an MA in French from The Ohio State University, and an MA and PhD in Romance Studies from Cornell. He was a recipient of the College’s 2004 Goergen Award for Distinguished Achievement and Artistry in Undergraduate Teaching, was chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures from 1998 to 2004, and was Senior Associate Dean of Humanities from 2007 to 2011.

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President at Southern Methodist University

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Assistant Dean of Recruiting & Communications at Southern Methodist University - Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

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Professor, Daisy Dean Frensley Chair in English Literature at Southern Methodist University - Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

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Assistant Director of Development at Southern Methodist University

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Director of the University Advising Cente at Southern Methodist University - Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

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Professor of Practice at Southern Methodist University

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Dean at Southern Methodist University

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Thomas DiPiero
Dean at Southern Methodist University
Education
MA in French

The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College.

PhD in Romance Studies

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Career History
Senior Associate Dean of Humanities
Prior - 2014

The University of Rochester is a private, nonsectarian, research university in Rochester, New York, United States. The university grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees. The university has six schools and various interdisciplinary programs. The University of Rochester is noted for its Eastman School of Music. The university is also home to the Institute of Optics, founded in 1929, the first educational program in the US devoted exclusively to optics. Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics is home to the second most energetic fusion laser in the world.

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Dedman College was named in 1981 for the late Robert H. Dedman Sr. and his wife, Nancy McMillan Dedman, SMU alumni whose gift endowed the college and enables SMU to remain committed to its legacy as a liberal arts university. In addition to being the oldest academic unit at SMU, Dedman College is also the largest. Students in Dedman College have the advantage of exploring 40 undergraduate majors, 56 minors, 17 master’s programs and 14 doctoral degrees offered in 16 academic departments spanning the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, statistics and interdisciplinary studies.

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Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

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Ex Officio Member, Executive Board
Current

Dedman College was named in 1981 for the late Robert H. Dedman Sr. and his wife, Nancy McMillan Dedman, SMU alumni whose gift endowed the college and enables SMU to remain committed to its legacy as a liberal arts university. In addition to being the oldest academic unit at SMU, Dedman College is also the largest. Students in Dedman College have the advantage of exploring 40 undergraduate majors, 56 minors, 17 master’s programs and 14 doctoral degrees offered in 16 academic departments spanning the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, statistics and interdisciplinary studies.

Awards & Honors
2004
University of Rochester - Goergen Award, Distinguished Achievement and Artistry in Undergraduate Teaching
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