Meet the Dean of Faculty
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
Amy Marcus-Newhall has been the VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Scripps College since July 2010. In these roles, she has administrative responsibilities related to academic affairs, curriculum, faculty development, off-campus study, assessment and institutional research, the Registrar’s Office, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, and Denison Library, amongst others. Providing leadership to academic planning and program development, as well as to the advancement of faculty scholarship, creative work, and pedagogy are some of her key responsibilities. In addition, she represents Scripps on the Academic Deans Committee of the Claremont Colleges and through participation in regional and national professional organizations. The Dean’s office provides substantial resources to support professional and institutional development programs designed to provide flexibility in supporting new programs, to sponsor academic activities that contribute to the quality of teaching and research, and to encourage curricular development that advances the College’s mission. She reports directly to the president of Scripps College and serves as a member of the College’s senior management team, advising institutional leadership on all functions related to the academic enterprise. Dean Marcus-Newhall is a Professor of Psychology and taught for 18 years at Scripps before becoming Dean of Faculty. She also served as interim president during the 2015-16 and the 2021-22 academic years. Her primary area of interest and research is the study of stereotypes and intergroup relations with a focus on work and family balance, hate crimes, aggressive and hostile behavior, and genocide. She has won numerous awards, including the Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Excellence Award in teaching, research, and service, Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, the YWCA Women of Achievement, and Distinguished Service to the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.