Dean Robert Stacey

Robert Stacey

About the Dean

Stacey, professor of history, has served as dean since January 2013, after one year as interim dean, four years as the College’s divisional dean of arts and humanities and an earlier stint as divisional dean of the social sciences. Since joining the UW faculty in 1988, Stacey has held numerous administrative posts, including chairing the Department of History, serving on the Faculty Senate, heading the UW’s Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics, and chairing the University Academic Council. Stacey’s scholarly work focuses on the history of Jews in medieval England. In 1997, he received the UW Distinguished Teaching Award. In addition to his other duties, Stacey has been a popular speaker at the UW Alumni Association’s lecture series.

Biographical Information

Selected Letters and Speeches

  • Changing Enrollments Reflect the Times
    Dean Robert Stacey discusses a puzzling trend toward increasing enrollments in natural sciences courses and declining enrollments in other Arts and Sciences
  • A Tradition of Engaged Citizenship
    Robert Stacey discusses the College's many ties to a recent election—from election-related projects to alumni running for office—and the role of the liberal arts in preparing students to become engaged citizens. 
  • A Strong Committment to In-State Students
    Dean Robert Stacey celebrates positive budget news, the UW's largest freshman class ever, and the University's commitment to educating students who hail from Washington state.
  • Students Weigh in on College Priorities
    Students Weigh In on College Priorities:  As Robert Stacey takes the helm as dean (after a year as interim dean), he welcomes students into the College's planning process with the creation of a new student advisory committee.
  • Lifted up by the Community
    Lifted Up by the UW Community:  Faced with a devastating personal loss soon after taking the helm of the College as interim dean, Bob Stacey reflects on the strong sense of community at the UW and the outpouring of support that he and his family have received.
  • Spotlight: Q & A with Dean Robert Stacey




Dean Robert Stacey
University of Washington
050 Communications
Box 353765
Seattle, WA 98195-3765
phone: 206-553-5340
fax: 206-543-5462







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