Message from the Dean of the Faculty

Harvey Mudd College is a special place. Our faculty is committed to student learning and goes to extraordinary lengths to make sure this is our highest priority. It is a  community motivated and directed by our mission statement to broadly educate students in science, engineering, and mathematics, and in the humanities, social sciences and the arts, with the hopes of fitting them for ethical decision-making in leadership roles, wherever their life journeys take them.

The faculty at Harvey Mudd embrace this mission and strive to make it a reality through the development of innovative pedagogies, offering opportunities for student research, engaging students in the nationally recognized Clinic Program and challenging students to develop an informed world view that will make them responsible citizens in the twenty-first century.

In the Office of the Dean of the Faculty we oversee the academic program. We are responsible for the hiring of new faculty and the support of existing academic programs and faculty. It is a privilege to be a part of such a stimulating faculty.


Jeffrey D. Groves
Vice President and R. Michael Shanahan Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Literature