Academic Units and Initiatives

NAt 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.

College of Arts, Media and Design

The College of Arts, Media and Design encompasses an exhilarating array of creative disciplines that offer inspiring opportunities for flexible, innovative approaches to higher education.
Elizabeth Hudson, Dean

D’Amore-McKim School of Business

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

College of Computer and Information Science

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.
Carla Brodley, Dean

College of Engineering

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

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

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.
Susan L. Parish, Dean

School of Law

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

College of Professional Studies

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.
Mary Loeffelholz, Interim Dean

College of Science

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.
Kenneth W. Henderson, Dean

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

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

University Libraries

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