Cole Crittenden is the deputy dean and acting dean of the Graduate School. He is the senior administrator overseeing central academic policies and associated curricular and administrative processes for all graduate programs, as well as the nondegree graduate exchanges and visitor programs (domestic and international) in which Princeton participates.
Prior to joining the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, Crittenden served as associate dean in Princeton's Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, a position he moved into after serving as the founding director of studies for Whitman College, one of Princeton's undergraduate residential colleges.
Before joining Whitman College, he served as Allston Burr Senior Tutor and resident dean of Currier House at Harvard University and taught in Harvard's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. He earned his master's degree and Ph.D. from Princeton and his bachelor's degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.