Academic Units and Initiatives
At the heart of Empower: The Campaign for Northeastern University are the university’s nine colleges and schools, each a center of excellence in scholarship, research, and real-world learning. Also central to the campaign are Athletics and the University Libraries, incubators of leadership and boundary-stretching physical and intellectual challenge.
Together and separately, they create opportunities for students and faculty to test their limits and build upon their strengths: to put groundbreaking ideas into action and pursue achievements that will shape our university and the world.
Led by deans and directors with creativity and vision, each of the following colleges, schools, or initiative has an ambitious set of campaign goals that will be rolled out to the Northeastern community during this year and next. All welcome the support of donors with an affinity for their unique missions.
The college integrates a culture of digital-age innovation with the dynamic capacity of the arts and media to spur societal growth and change.
Xavier Costa, Founding Dean
Built on a culture of engagement and entrepreneurship, the school develops global leaders through top-ranked co-ops, outstanding faculty, and innovative research.
Hugh Courtney, Dean
One of the nation’s first independent schools of computer science, the college is settling new frontiers in cybersecurity, game design, artificial intelligence, and other fields.
Larry Finkelstein, Dean
An acknowledged leader in engineering education, the college excels in emerging fields of research such as nanomanufacturing, subsurface sensing and imaging, homeland security, and healthcare systems.
Nadine Aubry, Dean
Three schools—Health Professions, Nursing, and Pharmacy—champion interdisciplinary education while solving global challenges through research on depression, nutrition and obesity, healthy aging, and drug delivery.
Terry Fulmer, Dean
The law school is a nationally recognized leader in public interest law and experience-based legal education, with research centers and institutes that put the school at the forefront of social change.
Jeremy Paul, Dean
The college offers career-focused undergraduate and graduate programs aligned with the needs of industry, delivered in flexible formats for adult learners and working professionals.
John LaBrie, Dean
With programs in mathematics and the physical and life sciences, the college explores fast-changing fields, such as network science and neuroscience, while leading discovery in realms from affective science to urban coastal sustainability.
J. Murray Gibson, Dean
Students and faculty examine intrinsic questions about human nature and behavior, the organization of societies and cultures, and how humans seek to shape their world.
Uta Poiger, Dean
The hub of intellectual life on campus redefines “library” for this and future generations, with a state-of-the-art Digital Media Commons and more than 900,000 print volumes, 206,500 e-books, and 70,225 electronic journals.
William Wakeling, Dean
Athletics programs keep Huskies on top of their game, whether competing in varsity, intramural, or club sports, or improving their physical fitness at the Marino Center and the Badger and Rosen SquashBusters Center.
Peter Roby, Athletic Director