Dean David Francis

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David Francis is the Dean of Grace Hopper College. 

Dean Francis earned his B.A. in English and Spanish from the University of Virginia. He holds an M.F.A. in poetry writing from Columbia; master’s degrees in Spanish and Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Virginia and Harvard, respectively; and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard. His research interests include 20th- and 21st-Century Latin American Literature; Migration, Community, and Border Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

For over a decade before coming to Yale in 2018, Dean Francis was also engaged in building and strengthening residential academic communities. 

To make an appointment to see Dean David Francis, contact Terry Becker in the Hopper Dean’s Office (; 203-432-0744).