Dr. Robert S. Wolff began as Dean of the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in July 2018. As Dean, he is responsible for 17 academic departments in the arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences. He also oversees the Honors Program and numerous interdisciplinary programs, including an international studies major and minors in diverse areas such as archaeology, community engagement, religious studies, and social justice. His duties include developing and evaluating curriculum, supporting faculty scholarship and outreach, and collaborating with other academic deans as a member of the Academic Affairs Council of Deans.
Dr. Wolff earned a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in history from the Honors Program of Swarthmore College. He later received an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He joined the faculty at CCSU in 1997 as an assistant professor in the Department of History and was subsequently promoted to associate professor and professor. He has served as chair of the Department of History, acting chair of the Department of Theatre, and in numerous faculty leadership roles. Dr. Wolff studies the confluence of history, memory, and the legacies of African enslavement in the Americas.