Loyola University Chicago has announced the appointment of Dr. Emily Barman as its Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost of Graduate Education. Dr. Barman comes to Loyola from Boston University, where she has served as its Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Sociology since 2017. Her tenure at Boston University spans over 18 years and along with her impressive academic credentials and work on complex global problems confronting society, Dr. Barman brings an acute understanding of the Jesuit mission and values. She is especially interested in building community and promoting social justice consistent with the strategic vision being developed at Loyola. A recognized researcher and author, Dr. Barman holds Ph.D. and a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology from the University of British Columbia.