Deans, Directors and Department Chairs List

Revised: August 10, 2021

Titles in bold have been recently updated.


Chancellor – Gary S. May
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor – Mary Croughan
Vice Provost – Academic Affairs – Philip Kass
Vice Provost & Associate Chancellor – Global Affairs – Joanna Regulska
Vice Chancellor – Research – Prasant Mohapatra
Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs – Pablo G. Reguerin
Vice Chancellor – Development and Alumni Relations – Shaun B. Keister
Vice Provost Public Scholarship – Michael Rios
Vice Provost – Grand Challenges Jonna Mazet



College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Dean – Helene Dillard
Executive Associate Dean - Anita Oberbauer
Associate Dean – International Programs – Ermias Kebreab
Associate Dean – Undergraduate Academic Programs – Susan Ebeler
Associate Dean - Marcel Holyoak
Associate Dean – TBD
Associate Dean - Patsy Owens

College of Biological Sciences

Dean – Mark Winey
Executive Associate Dean - Academic Affairs - Edmund Powers
Associate Dean - Undergraduate Academic Programs - Michele M. Igo
Associate Dean - Research and Resources - Gregg Recanzone

College of Engineering

Dean – Richard Corsi
Associate Dean – Academic Personnel and Planning – Alyssa Panitch
Associate Dean – Facilities and Capital Planning – Roland Faller
Associate Dean – Research and Graduate Studies – Ricardo Castro
Associate Dean – Undergraduate Studies – Ralph Aldredge

College of Letters and Science

Dean – Estella Atekwana
Associate Dean of the Faculty in the Humanities – Elizabeth Freeman
Associate Dean of the Faculty in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences – Thomas Lee
Associate Dean of the Faculty in the Social Sciences – John Scott
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs – Mani Tripathi

Graduate School of Management

Dean – H. Rao Unnava
Associate Dean – Academic Affairs – Michelle Yetman

Graduate Studies

Vice Provost and Dean – Jean-Pierre Delplanque 
Associate Dean – Graduate Programs – Duncan Temple Lang
Associate Dean – Graduate Students – Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor


University Librarian – MacKenzie Smith

School of Education

Dean – Lauren Lindstrom
Associate Dean – Academic Programs and Instruction – Maisha Winn

School of Law

Dean – Kevin Johnson
Senior Associate Dean – Academic Affairs – Afra Afsharipour

School of Medicine

Vice Chancellor of UC Davis Human Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer – David Lubarsky
Associate Vice Chancellor – Academic Personnel – Colleen Clancy
Associate Vice Chancellor – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Hendry Ton
Dean – Allison Brashear
Vice Dean – Clinical Affairs – Susan Murin
Vice Dean – Medical Education – Mark Servis
Executive Associate Dean – Cancer Programs – Primo Lara
Associate Dean – Admissions and Outreach – Mark Henderson
Associate Dean – Continuing Medical Education – Sandhya Venugopal
Associate Dean – Curriculum and Medical Education – Kristin Olson
Associate Dean – Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Kupiri Ackerman-Barger
Associate Dean – Graduate Medical Education – Susan Guralnick
Associate Dean – Precision Medicine – Fred Meyers
Associate Dean – Public Health Sciences – Bradley Pollock
Associate Dean – Research – Theodore Wun
Associate Dean – Students – Sharad Jain
Associate Dean – Student & Resident Diversity – Tonya Fancher (Interim)
Associate Dean – Translational Research – Angela Haczku
Associate Dean – Veterans Affairs – William T. Cahill
Associate Dean – Workforce Innovation and Community Engagement – Tonya Fancher

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Dean – Stephen Cavanagh
Associate Vice Chancellor – Academic Personnel – Colleen Clancy
Executive Associate Dean – 
Associate Dean – Research – Janice Bell
Associate Dean – Clinical Education & Practice – Elizabeth Rice
Associate Dean - Equity, diversity, and Inclusion - Kupiri Ackerman-Barger

School of Veterinary Medicine

Dean – John Pascoe (Interim)
Executive Associate Dean – 
Associate Dean – Global Programs – Woutrina Smith
Associate Dean – Professional Education – Johanna Watson
Associate Dean – Research and Graduate Education – Isaac Pessah
Associate Dean – Student Programs – Karl Jandrey
Associate Dean – Veterinary Medical Center Operations – Joshua Stern

Undergraduate Education

Vice Provost and Dean – Cynthia Carter Ching (Interim)
Associate Vice Provost - Academic Planning – Matt Traxler
Associate Dean – J. David Furlow

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education

Dean – Susan Catron



College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Agricultural and Resource Economics – Rachael Goodhue
Animal Science – Anne Todgham
Biological and Agricultural Engineering – Fadi Fathallah
Entomology and Nematology – Steven Nadler
Environmental Science and Policy – Susan Harrison
Environmental Toxicology – Robert Rice
Food Science & Technology – Christopher Simmons
Human Ecology – Leigh Ann Simmons
Land, Air & Water Resources – William Horwath
Nutrition – Francene Steinberg
Plant Pathology – David Rizzo
Plant Sciences – Gail Taylor
Viticulture & Enology – David Block
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology – Nann Fangue

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

College of Engineering

Biological and Agricultural Engineering – Bryan Jenkins
Biomedical Engineering – Steven George
Chemical Engineering – Tonya Kuhl
Civil and Environmental Engineering – Christopher Cappa
Computer Science – Matthew Farrens
Electrical & Computer Engineering – Andre Knoesen
Materials Science & Engineering – Yayoi Takamura
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering – Cristina Davis

College of Letters and Science

African American and African Studies – Mark Jerng
American Studies – Grace Wang
Anthropology – James Smith
Art and Art History –  Annabeth Rosen (Co-Chair for Art Studio) and Talinn Grigor (Co-Chair for Art History)
Asian American Studies – Susette Min (Interim)
Chemistry – Jared Shaw
Chicana/o Studies – Sergio De La Mora (Interim)
Cinema & Digital Media – Timothy Lenoir
Communication – Laramie Taylor
Comparative Literature – Cheryl Ross
Design – Simon Sadler
Earth & Planetary Sciences – Kari Cooper (Interim)
East Asian Languages and Cultures – Michael Foster
Economics – Deborah Swenson
English – Claire Waters
French and Italian – Julia Simon
Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies – Kathryn Olmsted (Interim)
German and Russian – Jenny Kaminer
History – Sally McKee
Linguistics – Raul Aranovich
Mathematics – Anne Schilling
Military Science – Major Alex Aquino
Music – Laurie San Martin
Native American Studies – Zoila Mendoza
Philosophy – Cody Gilmore
Physics – Rena Zieve
Political Science – Benjamin Highton
Psychology – Susan Rivera
Religious Studies – W. Flagg Miller
Sociology – Laura Grindstaff
Spanish & Portuguese – Ana Peluffo
Statistics – Alexander Aue
Theatre and Dance – Tim Lenoir (Interim)

School of Education

School of Education - Michal Kurlaender

School of Medicine

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine – Richard Applegate
Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine – Luis Fernando Santana (Interim)
Cell Biology and Human Anatomy – Paul Fitzgerald
Dermatology – Samuel Hwang
Emergency Medicine – Nathan Kuppermann
Family and Community Medicine – Anthony Jerant
Internal Medicine – Timothy Albertson
Microbiology & Immunology – Satya Dandekar
Neurology – Amy Brooks-Kayal
Neurological Surgery – Griffith Harsh
Obstetrics & Gynecology – Gary Leiserowitz
Ophthalmology & Vision Science – Mark Mannis
Orthopaedic Surgery – Robert Randall
Otolaryngology – Arnaud Bewley (Interim)
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine – Lydia Howell
Pediatrics – Satyanarayana Lakshminrusimha
Pharmacology – Donald Bers
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Craig McDonald
Physiology & Membrane Biology – Luis Fernando Santana
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences – Helen Kales
Public Health Sciences – Bradley Pollock
Radiology – Elizabeth Morris
Radiation Oncology – Richard K. Valicenti
Surgery – Diana Farmer
Urology – Christopher Evans

School of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology – Edward Schelegle
Medicine and Epidemiology – John Angelos
Molecular Biosciences – Pamela Lein
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology – Patricia Pesavento
Population Health and Reproduction – Bart Weimer
Surgical & Radiological Sciences – Bruno Pypendop



Air Quality Research Center – Anthony Wexler
Bodega Marine Laboratory – Gary Cherr
California National Primate Research Center – John Morrison
Comprehensive Cancer Center – Primo Lara
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research – Anthony Jerant (Interim)
Institute of Transportation Studies – Daniel Sperling
John Muir Institute for the Environment – Benjamin Houlton