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Catherine Gavin Loss

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professional Education, Office of the Dean
Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Catherine Gavin Loss is the associate dean for academic affairs and professional education and an associate professor of the practice at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. As associate dean, her portfolio includes Peabody’s offices of academic services, graduate and professional admissions, digital learning, and academic accreditation. She oversees academic program planning and implementation, curriculum development and revision, and strategic direction in professional education. She previously served as associate chair of the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations and director of Peabody’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.) programs. She earned a Ph.D. in education from the University of Virginia and M.A. in social sciences from the University of Chicago. She joined the Peabody faculty in 2008.