The DEO provides vision and leadership for the department, working both with the faculty and with the Dean’s Office to promote our teaching and research mission. The successful DEO maintains faculty and staff morale, establishes an atmosphere of fairness and optimism, and ensures that the department focuses its energies and resources on progress toward shared goals and priorities. The DEO must be accountable both to faculty colleagues and to the College in attending to the deadlines of everyday administrative tasks, dealing with individuals who have complaints, and ensuring that faculty and staff cooperate in completing the work of the department.