Interim Associate Dean, Student Affairs

Head shot of Asher Cutter.Asher Cutter

Professor Asher Cutter joined the University of Toronto’s Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) in 2006 and was promoted to associate professor in 2011 and professor in 2016. Professor Cutter’s research focuses on the genetic basis of evolutionary change, centred around population genomics and genome evolution, the genetics of speciation, and evolutionary cell biology. He served as Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies, in EEB from 2017-2019 and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Issues & Academic Planning in the Faculty of Arts & Science in 2019.

As Interim Associate Dean, Student Affairs, he will work alongside the Vice-Dean, Undergraduate to facilitate and support undergraduate student affairs in the Faculty. Working closely with colleagues in student affairs at the college and unit level, student groups from across the Faculty, and the Faculty Registrar’s Office, he will be responsible for creating a healthy and positive environment for all undergraduate students in the Faculty, in support of their academic success. He will oversee student complaints, appeals and petitions, both formal and informal, academic integrity, and the overall student experience.

Key Areas of the Portfolio

  • Overseeing academic integrity and undergraduate student experience
  • Supporting student mental health

Contact

Email: assocdeanundergrad.artsci@utoronto.ca
Tel: 416 978-6782