Important Individuals to Know

The following are Individuals on the university staff and faculty who work directly in undergraduate affairs (beyond Divisional Advisors and beyond the faculty in your own major’s or minor’s department, center, or program).

Dean of Humanities

Nicolas Shumway 2012

Nicholas Shumway

The top academic officer in the School of Humanities, guiding all departments, centers, faculty, etc. He is a professor of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies.  See his page at here. Email: nicholas.shumway@rice.edu


Associate Dean of Humanities

Lora Wildenthal

Lora Wildenthal

Focus is on the matters of humanities undergraduate and graduate students beyond the department level. She aims bring together department chairs, Directors of Undergraduate Studies (DUS’s), and Directors of Graduate Studies (DGS’s) across all departments. She is also a professor of History. See her page at here. Email: wildenth@rice.edu


Manager of Student Programs 

Nyeva Agwunobi

Nyeva Bembry

Works in Dean Shumway’s office. She, among other things, arranges and carries out some undergraduate programs based outside departments but inside the School of Humanities. Email: nyeva@rice.edu

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