Dean's Office

Dedman College Dean's Office

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, the cornerstone of one of America’s great universities, located in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities.


At Dedman College you will find internationally renowned faculty committed to both innovative teaching and path-breaking research working with motivated students actively engaged in learning inside and outside the classroom. The 39 undergraduate majors, 57 minors, 19 master’s programs, and 13 doctoral degrees offered in the college prepare students to live full lives and make vital contributions to a complex, rapidly changing world.

In an age when multiple careers over the course of a lifetime has become the norm, when the globe is increasingly interconnected, and when proliferating technology and media force us to reassess daily the meanings of citizenship, values, and community, the breadth and substance of the liberal arts education provided by Dedman College are more valuable than ever before.

Today, even in a time of widespread economic uncertainty, Texas—and especially Dallas—pulse with energy and optimism. You will find this spirit of confidence and ambition at Southern Methodist University and in Dedman College as well. I invite you to learn more about all the great things happening at Dedman College by visiting us, either online at this website or in person at historic Dallas Hall on the beautiful SMU campus.

Bill Tsutsui
Dean and Professor of History
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Learn more about Dean Tsutsui here.