Claremont McKenna College

Nita Kumar, Ph.D.


Selected Research and Publications

  • The Politics of Gender, Community, and Modernity: Essays on Education. Oxford, Delhi, 2007; Lessons from Schools: A History of Education in Banaras. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2000; Mai: a novel by Geetanjali Shree. Translated with an afterword. Delhi: Kali for Women, 2000; Women as Subjects: South Asian Histories. Edited. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1994; Friends, Brothers and Informants: Fieldwork Memoirs of Banaras. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992; The Artisans of Banaras: Popular Culture and Identity, 1880-1986. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988.

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • 2007 India Foundation for the Arts. 2003-2006 Research grant from IDPAD (Indo-Dutch Programme in Alternative Development). 2001 American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Fellowship. 1999-2000 Spencer Foundation Short-term Research grant. 19



Nita Kumar, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the History Department

Education: B.A., University of Lucknow, India; M.A., University of Bridgeport; M.Phil., Jawaharial Nehru University, India; Ph.D., University of Chicago; Lecturer, University of Chicago; Mellon Fellow and Assistant Professor, Brown University; Associate Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India; Fulbright Fellow, Yale University; Professor, Brandeis University; Reed College; University of Michigan. (On leave, second semester.)
Department: History
Office Hours:
  Tuesday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  Wednesday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Email: nita.kumar@cmc.edu
Phone: (909) 607-0490
Fax:
Address: Kravis Center 211
Website: Web Site
Curriculum Vitae: CV

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Dean of the Faculty

Interim Dean of the Faculty Nicholas Warner
Nicholas Warner

Interim Dean of the Faculty

Nicholas Warner is CMC's Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Interim Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Literature

Welcome

Claremont McKenna College faculty are committed to the pursuit of excellence, and to helping our students achieve success in a myriad of fields. All of us in the Dean of the Faculty’s office share this commitment, as we work closely with our distinguished teacher-scholars and support them in their important work. As you browse our office site, we hope you will discover new information and resources about CMC. Scrolling through these pages will help you learn about the outstanding units that comprise our office, and the many aspects of the College that come together to form our academic community.

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Dean of the Faculty Office Staff & Responsibilities

Dean of the Faculty Gregory Hess
Nicholas Warner
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean of the Faculty

Professor of Literature

  • Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Academic Deans Committee (ADC)
  • Administration Committee
  • Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (APT)
  • APT Executive Committee
  • Board of Trustees
  • Budgets
  • Commencement
  • Committee Assignments
  • Compensation
  • Faculty Handbook Committee
  • Faculty Research Committee
  • Keck Science Deans Committee
  • Language Coordinator
  • Podlich Distinguished Fellows
  • Research and Research Institutes Subcommittee
  • Senior Staff
  • Space Planning
  • Tenure Track Appointments

The Dean of the Faculty oversees the following offices:
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology Services
  • Off-Campus Study
  • Office of Sponsored Research
  • Research Institutes
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Teaching Resource Center
  • The Center for Writing & Public Discourse
Lee Skinner
Lee Skinner
Associate Dean of the Faculty

Associate Professor of Spanish

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Academic Standards Committee
  • Board of Trustees
  • Budgets
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee and general curriculum oversight
  • Chair, Diversity Committee
  • Committee Assignments
  • Compensation
  • Director, Teaching Resource Center
  • Non-tenure Track Appointments
  • Research and Research Institutes Subcommittee
  • Senior Staff
Ronald Riggio
Ronald Riggio
Associate Dean of the Faculty

Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

  • Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Administration Committee
  • Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (APT)
  • Board of Trustees
  • Committee Assignments
  • Faculty Research Committee
  • Research and Research Institutes Subcommittee
  • Sabbatical Leaves
  • Senior Staff
Cindi Guimond
Cindi Guimond
Director of Academic Administration

  • Advising and Orientation
  • Budgets
  • Committee support for Academic Affairs, APT, APT/EC, Curriculum and Faculty Research
  • Convocation / Commencement
  • Faculty Handbook
  • General Office Support
  • Language Residents
  • Office Moves
  • Space Planning
  • Supervisor, Faculty Support Centers
Dianna Graves
Dianna Graves
Director of Academic Planning

  • Co-Advisor, Keck Science 3-2 Engineering Programs
  • Compliance
  • Departmental Reviews
  • Faculty Course Evaluations
  • Office of Sponsored Research
  • Special Projects
  • Title IX Deputy Coordinator
  • WASC
  • Web Content Management
Erica Nichols
Erica Nichols
Assistant Director of Academic Planning and Administration

  • Committee Support for the Curriculum Committee
  • General Office Support
  • Podlich Distinguished Fellows
  • Post Tenure Reviews
  • Special Projects
Lori Juan
Lori Juan
Administrative Assistant

  • Committee Support for Administration and Curriculum Committees
  • Convocation / Commencement
  • Dean's List
  • Deans' Scheduling and Appointments
  • Faculty Lists
  • General Office Support
  • Joint Forensics
  • New Faculty Orientation Support
  • Web Content Management

Contact

Office of the Dean of the Faculty

Claremont McKenna College
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 621-8117
Fax: (909) 607-1212
Email:

Campus Location

Bauer Center, Second Floor
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711