Gray Crouse, PhD


Gray Crouse is professor of biology in Emory College and a member of the Program in Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics in the Winship Cancer Institute. He received his BS in chemistry from Duke University in 1970 and his PhD in chemistry from Harvard University in 1976. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Biology at Emory since 1984. His research is in the areas of DNA repair, mutagenesis, and recombination. He teaches in various areas of genetics and in 2007 was awarded the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award in the Natural Sciences. Gray has served in a variety of functions in the university, including as chair of Biology from 1987–1990; chair of the University Senate Library Policy Committee, 1993–1996; chair of the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Committee in 1998–1999 and 2000–2002; chair of the Emory College Tenure and Promotions Committee, 2003–2004; chair of the Emory College Governance Committee, 2011–2012; and chair of the University Faculty Council and president of the University Senate in 2012–2013. He is currently co-chair of the University Committee on Class and Labor, Phase 2.

Dianne Becht,
Administrative Assistant

Dianne Becht joined the Emeritus College as administrative assistant in March 2015. Prior to joining the college she worked at the Emory Center for Ethics for four years, and before that was employed at Georgia State University in the chemistry department for 23 years.  

Executive Leadership

John Bugge, PhD

Chair, Executive Committee

John Bugge is professor emeritus of English. As a medievalist, John specialized in Chaucer, the Arthurian tradition, Middle English devotional literature of female spirituality, and the alliterative style. He is author of Virginitas: An Essay in the History of a Medieval Ideal (1975) and co-editor of The Arthurian Tradition: Essays in Convergence (1988), along with numerous essays on medieval literature. John's holds a BA from Marquette University (1963) and and MA and PhD from Harvard (1966, 1970). Chair of the executive committee, he works with a varied group of constituents to implement the EUEC’s strategic plan and to address opportunities and challenges related to faculty retirement. Contact John via email

Holly York

University Senate
and Faculty Council

Senior Lecturer Emerita of French Holly York developed curriculum, taught, and supervised graduate student instructors in intermediate-level French language and culture courses. She served as director of the Paris Summer Study Abroad Program for the Department of French and Italian. A past recipient of both the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Curriculum Development Fellowship of the Emory College Language Center, she continues to pursue her interests in the implications of technological innovation for the future of higher education. To this end, she is an avid participant in massive open online courses (MOOGs) as both a student and a community instructor.

The University Senate and the Faculty Council are separate advisory bodies through which representatives of the Emory community have the opportunity to meet once a month with the president, provost and other high-level administrators. Please contact Holly with any questions or concerns by email.