February 27, 2019

Jeff Domina named dean of faculty

Appointment to begin July 1

A Phillips Academy teacher for two decades, Jeff Domina has been named the school’s next dean of faculty. “I have high hopes for Jeff’s tenure as dean of faculty and his collaborations with the many people involved in our faculty hiring, retention, and professional development,” said Head of School John Palfrey P’21.

Domina has deep experience with the Academy’s teaching, residential, athletic, advising, and co-curricular programs during his 20-year career at PA. Along with service as an English teacher, Domina has served as an academic advisor, day student advisor, and house counselor, and was chair of the Department of English for six years. Domina served on the school’s last two strategic planning committees, convened a humanities teaching workshop, co-taught an interdisciplinary course on the Civil War, and was co-director of the faculty seminars on race, class, and gender. He also has been head coach of the boys’ cross-country team since 2010.

As dean, I hope that we can realize together the shared goal of a rigorous, dynamic, relevant program for all of our students.

Jeff Domina

Prior to joining Phillips Academy, Domina taught English at University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio, and was a graduate instructor of English at the University of Virginia. He has an AB degree from Duke University and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia.

“I love teaching at Andover,” Domina said. “As dean, I hope that we can realize together the shared goal of a rigorous, dynamic, relevant program for all of our students.”

Domina succeeds the current Dean of Faculty Pat Farrell, who has successfully served in this position for six years. Farrell will return to the classroom next year as a mathematics instructor.

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