William F. Tate IV

Dean of the Graduate School
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Campus Box 1187
  • One Brookings Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

PhD, Mathematics Education
University of Maryland, College Park, 1991

Dean William F. Tate IV is an urbanist and social scientist, interested in the application of epidemiological and geospatial models to explain the social determinants of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) attainment and related developmental outcomes. Before becoming Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education in July 2014, he served as Chair of the Department of Education for twelve years. During this time, he participated in interdisciplinary academic and research projects including the Psychiatric Epidemiology Program in the Washington University School of Medicine and the Institute for Public Health.  As Dean, Professor Tate works with student organizations, faculty, graduate program directors, department chairs, other deans and executive officers to ensure sustained high quality and to support the positive trajectory of the programs leading to all Ph.D.’s awarded by Washington University in St. Louis, as well as all non-professional Master's degrees. He serves as Chair of the governing bodies of the Graduate School, including the Graduate Council and the Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee.