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. Professor Tate has authored scores of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, edited volumes, monographs, and textbooks focused on (1) social determinants of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology attainment; (2) epidemiological models and geospatial applications with a focus on adolescent and child developmental outcomes; and (3) social development of youth in the context of urban communities. He has completed post-doctoral training in psychiatric epidemiology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Washington University Medical School. He is a member of For The Sake of All research team, a multi-disciplinary group that is studying the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis.