Deans, Directors and Department Chairs List

Revised: January 19, 2017

Titles in bold have been recently updated.


Chancellor – Ralph Hexter (Interim)

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor – Kenneth Burtis (Interim)

Vice Provost – Academic Affairs – Maureen Stanton

Vice Provost & Associate Chancellor – Global Affairs – Joanna Regulska

Vice Chancellor – Research – Cameron Carter (Interim)

Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs – Adela De La Torre

Vice Chancellor – Development and Alumni Relations – Shaun B. Keister



College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Dean – Helene Dillard

Executive Associate Dean - Mary Delany

Associate Dean – International Programs – Jan Hopmans

Associate Dean – Undergraduate Academic Programs – Susan Ebeler

Associate Dean – Ronald Tjeerdema

Associate Dean – David Campbell

Associate Dean – Edwin Lewis

College of Biological Sciences

Dean – Mark Winey

Associate Dean - Academic Affairs - John Harada

Associate Dean - Undergraduate Academic Programs - Susan Keen

Associate Dean - Undergraduate Education - J. David Furlow

Associate Dean - Research and Resources - Gregg Recanzone

College of Engineering

Dean – Jennifer Sinclair Curtis

Associate Dean – Academic Personnel and Planning – Felix Wu

Associate Dean – Facilities and Capital Planning – Cornelis Van Dam

Associate Dean – Research and Graduate Studies – Jean VanderGheynst

Associate Dean – Undergraduate Studies – James Schaaf

College of Letters and Science

Dean – Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies – Susan Kaiser (Interim)

Dean – Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences – Alexandra Navrotsky (Interim)

Dean – Division of Social Sciences – Li Zhang (Interim)

Associate Dean – Academic Senate Liaison – Randolph Siverson

Associate Dean – Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies – Academic Affairs - Claire Waters (Interim)

Associate Dean – Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies – Undergraduate Academic Programs - Milmon Harrison (Interim)

Associate Dean – Division of Social Sciences – Academic Affairs – Robert Feenstra

Associate Dean – Division of Social Sciences – Undergraduate Academic Programs – Deborah Swenson

Graduate School of Management

Dean – H. Rao Unnava

Associate Dean – Academic Affairs – Brad Barber

Associate Dean – Instruction – David Woodruff

Graduate Studies

Vice Provost and Dean – Prasant Mohapatra

Associate Dean – Graduate Programs – Andrew Waterhouse

Associate Dean – Graduate Students – Jean-Pierre Delplanque


University Librarian – MacKenzie Smith

School of Education

Dean – Paul Hastings (Interim)

Associate Dean – Academic Programs and Personnel – Peter Mundy

Associate Dean – Academic Programs and Instruction – Cynthia Carter Ching

School of Law

Dean – Kevin Johnson

Senior Associate Dean – Academic Affairs – Madhavi Sunder

School of Medicine

Vice Chancellor and Dean – Julie Freischlag

Associate Vice Chancellor - Academic Personnel - Colleen Clancy

Vice Dean – Fred Meyers

Vice Dean – Medical Education – Mark Servis

Senior Associate Dean – Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – David Acosta

Senior Associate Dean – Research – Lars Berglund

Associate Dean – Admissions and Outreach – Mark Henderson

Associate Dean – Cancer Programs – Ralph deVere White

Associate Dean – Clinical Affairs – David Wisner

Associate Dean – Continuing Medical Education – Erik Laurin (Interim)

Associate Dean – Faculty Development and Diversity for Academic Personnel – Hendry Ton

Associate Dean – Graduate Medical Education – James Nuovo

Associate Dean – Humanities and Bioethics – Faith Fitzgerald

Associate Dean – Research – Theodore Wun

Associate Dean – Student Affairs – Leon Jones

Associate Dean – Student & Resident Diversity – Darin Latimore

Associate Dean – Student Wellness – Andreea Seritan

Associate Dean – Veterans Affairs – William T. Cahill

Associate Dean – Workforce Innovation and Community Engagement – Tonya Fancher

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Dean – Heather Young

Associate Dean – Academics – Theresa Harvath

Associate Dean – Research – Jill Joseph

School of Veterinary Medicine

Dean – Michael D. Lairmore

Executive Associate Dean – John R. Pascoe

Associate Dean – Academic Programs – Jan Ilkiw

Associate Dean - Global Programs - Patricia Conrad

Associate Dean – Research and Graduate Education – Isaac Pessah

Associate Dean – Student Programs – Karl Jandrey

Associate Dean – Veterinary Medical Center Operations – Jane Sykes

Undergraduate Education

Vice Provost and Dean – Carolyn Thomas

Associate Vice Provost - Academic Planning – Matt Traxler

Associate Dean – David Furlow

University Extension

Dean – Paul McNeil



College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Agricultural and Resource Economics – Rachael Goodhue

Animal Science – Anita Oberbauer

Biological and Agricultural Engineering – Bryan Jenkins

Entomology and Nematology – Steven Nadler

Environmental Science and Policy – Marcel Holyoak

Environmental Toxicology – Robert Rice

Food Science & Technology – Linda Harris

Human Ecology – Luis Guarnizo

Land, Air & Water Resources – Randal Southard

Nutrition – Francene Steinberg

Plant Pathology – David Rizzo

Plant Sciences – Joseph diTomaso (Interim)

Textiles and Clothing – You-Lo Hsieh

Viticulture & Enology – David Block

Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology – John Eadie


College of Biological Sciences

Evolution and Ecology – John Stachowicz

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics – Wolf Heyer

Molecular and Cellular Biology – Jodi Nunnari

Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior – Martin Usrey

Plant Biology – Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar (Interim)


College of Engineering

Biological and Agricultural Engineering – Bryan Jenkins

Biomedical Engineering – Alyssa Panitch

Chemical Engineering – Roland Faller

Civil and Environmental Engineering – Amit Kanvinde

Computer Science – Nina Amenta

Electrical & Computer Engineering – Kent Wilken

Materials Science & Engineering – Jeffery Gibeling

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering – Stephen Robinson


College of Letters and Science

Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies

African American and African Studies – Nicelma King

Art and Art History – Youngsuk Suh (Co-Chair for Art Studio) & Lynn Roller (Co-Chair for Art History)

Asian American Studies – Richard Kim

Chicana/o Studies – Carlos Jackson

Comparative Literature – Sheldon Lu

Design – Susan Avila

East Asian Languages and Cultures – Beverly Bossler

English – John Marx

French and Italian – Noah Guynn

German and Russian – Jaimey Fisher

Music – Carol Hess

Native American Studies – Zoila Mendoza

Religious Studies – Archana Venkatesan

Spanish & Portuguese – Cecilia Colombi

Theatre and Dance – David Grenke

Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Chemistry – Ting Guo

Earth and Planetary Sciences – Louise Kellogg (Interim)

Mathematics – Dan Romik

Physics – Robert Svoboda

Statistics – Chun Man Lee

Division of Social Sciences

Anthropology – Lynne Isbell

Communication – Robert Bell

Economics – Giovanni Peri

History – Edward Dickinson

Linguistics – Vai Ramanathan

Military Science – MAJ Brian Knieriem

Philosophy – James Griesemer

Political Science – John Scott

Psychology – George Mangun (Interim)

Sociology – Victoria Smith


School of Medicine

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine – Richard Applegate

Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine – Kit Lam

Cell Biology and Human Anatomy – Paul Fitzgerald

Dermatology – Samuel Hwang

Emergency Medicine – Nathan Kuppermann

Family and Community Medicine – Klea Bertakis

Internal Medicine – Timothy Albertson

Microbiology & Immunology – Satya Dandekar

Neurology – Fredric Gorin

Neurological Surgery – James Boggan

Obstetrics & Gynecology – Gary Leiserowitz

Ophthalmology& Vision Science – Mark Mannis

Orthopaedic Surgery – Richard Marder

Otolaryngology – Hilary Brodie

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine – Lydia Howell

Pediatrics – Kevin Coulter

Pharmacology – Donald Bers

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Craig McDonald

Physiology & Membrane Biology – Luis Fernando Santana

Psychiatry & Behavioral Science – Robert Hales

Public Health Sciences – Bradley Pollock

Radiology – Raymond Dougherty

Radiation Oncology – Richard K. Valicenti

Surgery – Diana Farmer

Urology – Christopher Evans


School of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology – Fern Tablin

Medicine and Epidemiology – John Angelos

Molecular Biosciences – Birgit Puschner

Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology – Dori Borjesson

Population Health and Reproduction – Joan Rowe (Acting)

Surgical & Radiological Sciences – Bruno Pypendop



Air Quality Research Center – Anthony Wexler 

Bodega Marine Laboratory – Gary Cherr (Acting)

California National Primate Research Center – John Morrison

Comprehensive Cancer Center – Ralph deVere White

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research – Joy Melnikow

Institute of Transportation Studies – Daniel Sperling

John Muir Institute for the Environment – Benjamin Houlton

Program in International and Community Nutrition – Kathryn Dewey