Portrait of Michael Gordin.

Michael D.

Dean of the College




Michael D. Gordin is the senior officer responsible for Princeton’s undergraduate academic program. All matters relating to the curriculum, academic advising, academic regulations and scholastic standing fall under his aegis. Dean Gordin also oversees the Offices of Admission and Undergraduate Financial Aid, the Office of International Programs, the Program in Teacher Preparation, the Princeton Writing Program, the Princeton University Preparatory Program, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, the Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity, the Program in Community Engaged Scholarship, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the seven residential colleges.

Dean Gordin is the Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and an expert on the history of science. He has been a Princeton faculty member for more than 20 years, with leadership roles including director of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, inaugural director of the Fung Global Fellows Program, and director of the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.

He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Our Leadership