Dean of Arts and Divinity

Dean of Arts and Divinity - Frank Lorenz Muller

The Dean of Arts and Divinity is responsible for all Schools within the Faculties of Arts and Divinity and represents all permanent members of academic staff within these Faculties.


  • Faculty leadership and representation.
  • School strategic planning.
  • Participate in academic promotions panels and academic appointments.
  • Lead the development of research initiatives within the institution.
  • Initiate and lead Faculty collaborations.
  • Lead the development, planning and monitoring of the academic portfolio.
  • Lead individual and capital projects as appropriate.
  • Lead and manage the decanal teams.
  • Ceremonial events (for example, graduation or inaugural lectures).

Professor Frank Lorenz Müller

The current Dean of Arts and Divinity is Professor Frank Lorenz Müller. 

Frank was born in 1970 and grew up in what was then West-Berlin. Having graduated from the Free University of Berlin with a degree in History and English in 1996, he gained his DPhil as a Rhodes Scholar from the University of Oxford in 2000. He held a Junior Research Fellowship in History at University College Oxford before joining the School of History at St Andrews as a lecturer in 2002. A Senior Lecturer since 2005, Frank was promoted to a Professorship in Modern History in 2012. He mainly works on the politics and political culture of 19th and 20th-century Europe, with special interests in the history of monarchy, nationalism, liberalism and biography.

Frank has published books on Anglo-German relations, the revolutions of 1848-1849, the German Emperor Frederick III and on succession in Europe’s 19th-century monarchies. He led the AHRC-funded project "Heirs to the Throne in the Constitutional Monarchies of 19th-Century Europe" (2012-2017) and is founder-editor of the "Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy". His current research interest is the legacy of monarchy in post-WW1 Europe.