William F. Tate, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences and chair of the department of education at Washington University in St. Louis, was appointed dean of the university’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Professor Tate will oversee 50 Ph.D. and 19 master’s degree programs with enrollments of about 1,800 students. When he takes office on July 1, Dr. Tate will also hold the title of vice provost for graduate education.
Dr. Tate joined the Washington University faculty in 2002. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. Professor Tate holds a master’s degree in mathematical sciences education from the University of Texas at Dallas and a doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Maryland at College Park. In 2011, he added to his resume, earning a master’s degree in psychiatric epidemiology from the Washington University School of Medicine.