Hello, I'm David Leaman. As Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, my major task is to protect and renew the educationally progressive academic programs for which UW-Eau Claire is renowned. This includes working with faculty to implement the exciting new Liberal Education Core. As an undergraduate student, my life was transformed by participating in a living learning community, interning at a free medical clinic, and studying in Central America – and I am happy when UWEC students benefit from one or more of these high impact experiences. My other roles as Dean include working with departments to recruit, nurture, and retain the highest quality faculty members; representing the College in deliberative decision-making with the Provost, Chancellor, and other college deans on important university initiatives; collaborating with Arts and Sciences associate deans and staff to manage the budget, curriculum, instruction, advising, and facilities of the College; and celebrating the amazing accomplishments of students, faculty, and programs. While I am a Professor of Political Science (specializing in comparative politics), my intellectual life over the years has been enriched by interdisciplinary activities that have connected me with every area of Arts and Sciences. Please reach out to me by clicking my name.