Vice President and Dean of the Faculty named

Heather Antecol is a distinguished economist

Prof. Heather Antecol, a distinguished economics scholar whose influential research on labor economics is recognized on a global scale, has been named Claremont McKenna College’s new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty.

Antecol, the Boswell Professor of Economics, is the former chair of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, former director of the Berger Institute, and the most recent chair of the college’s Administration Committee.

She began her new role this past Monday, February 22.

CMC President Hiram Chodosh, who announced Antecol’s appointment to the campus community on February 19, said she provided an impressive answer to all CMC is committed to achieve at a pivotal moment in its history. “I am thrilled that Heather is taking on this key leadership role at such an exciting, important time,” said Chodosh.

Antecol will report directly to President Chodosh and assume all of the responsibilities of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, while working collaboratively with the faculty, as well as President Chodosh, the President’s Executive Cabinet, the Board of Trustees, the Associate Deans, the Dean of the Faculty staff, other CMC staff, and students.

Since joining CMC in 2001, Antecol has gained extensive experience within the College’s academic and shared governance frameworks that will bolster support for CMC’s academic programs and mission. One of her key roles is to implement CMC’s vision for integrated sciences and computation, the most ambitious academic projects in the College’s history. 

“I have been a faculty member at CMC for about 20 years and I have a strong commitment and understanding of our mission, as well as the importance of a liberal arts education,” Antecol said. “I am extremely excited to take on this new role so that, as a team, we can effectively move through this time of great proposed institutional change together and bring CMC to the next level.”

Antecol has published more than 30 articles in highly-respected economics journals, including a 2018 paper on the impact of gender-neutral tenure clock stopping policies for family-related reasons on tenure rates in the American Economic Review, a top five economic journal, that also received attention from the New York Times.

She won the European Association of Labour Economics Prize for the best paper published in Labour Economics during the period 2000-2001. In addition, she has been honored for her service to CMC with the Roy P. Crocker Award for Merit and with the Glenn R. Huntoon Award for Superior Teaching.

Gilien Silsby