Agustín Rayo is Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and Professor of Philosophy. He received his PhD from MIT in 2001, joined the faculty in 2005, and served as Associate Dean of the School between 2016 and 2019.

Rayo's academic work lies at the intersection of the philosophy of logic, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language. He has focused on understanding the relationship between our language and the world it represents, clarifying the connection between logic and mathematics, and investigating the limits of communicable thought. His books include The Construction of Logical Space (OUP, 2013) and On the Brink of Paradox (MIT Press, 2019), which won the Prose award for best textbook in the humanities.