College Leadership

Executive Dean

  • Mark Richards, Dean, Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division

    Dean Mark RichardsThe dean of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences since 2002, Mark Richards was appointed executive dean for the College of Letters and Science in 2006. He is a professor of earth and planetary science and an expert on the interior dynamics of the Earth and terrestrial planets and the related phenomena of global plate motions and large-scale volcanism.

    Richards earned his B.S. in engineering science from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1977 and his Ph.D. in geophysics from Caltech in 1986. He joined the University of Oregon faculty in 1987 and came to UC Berkeley in 1989. Here he served as chair of the Department of Geology & Geophysics (now Earth & Planetary Science), from 1997 until 1999.

Deans

  • Anthony J. Cascardi, Dean, Arts & Humanities Division

    Dean Anthony J. CascardiAnthony J. Cascardi is dean of arts and humanities in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also professor of comparative literature, of rhetoric, and of Spanish. He is former director of the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities and of the Arts Research Center at Berkeley. Cascardi’s research interests include aesthetic theory, the novel, early modern Europe, and the relations between literature and philosophy. His publications include two edited volumes, Art and Aesthetics After Adorno (U California P, 2010) and Poiesis and Modernity in the Old and New Worlds (Vanderbilt UP, 2012), and the book Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics (U Toronto P, 2011). His work The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Philosophy is due to be published in February (Cambridge P, 2014).

  • Carla Hesse, Dean, Social Sciences Division

    Professor of History Carla Hesse is a prize-winning scholar with 20 years of experience teaching at Berkeley. Her focus has been modern European history, including its social and cultural aspects, with a specialty in modern European women’s history. She holds the Peder Sather Chair in the Department of History, and in 2007 won the prestigious Aby Warburg Prize.

    Previously, Hesse taught at Rutgers University. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University and her B.A. from UC Santa Cruz.  

  • John McKee, Dean, College Relations

    John McKee was appointed to this position in January 2006. Prior to that, he headed the Western regional external relations office of the Harvard Business School, based in San Francisco, from 2000 to 2006. During that time he also undertook a series of international assignments for HBS, in Europe, South America, and India, in support of Harvard's research offices in those regions.

    From 1993 to 2000 John served as director of development at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He has also held positions at the American University of Paris and Columbia University.

  • G. Steven Martin, Dean, Biological Sciences Division

    G. Steven Martin

  • Mark Richards, Dean, Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division

    Dean Mark RichardsThe executive dean of the College of Letters and Science, Mark Richards has served as dean of the Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences since 2002. He is a professor of earth and planetary science and an expert in the Earth's mantle.

    Richards earned his B.S. in engineering science from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1977 and his Ph.D. in geophysics from Caltech in 1986. He joined the University of Oregon faculty in 1987 and came to UC Berkeley in 1989. Here he served as chair of the Department of Geology & Geophysics (now Earth & Planetary Science), from 1997 until 1999.

  • Tyler Stovall, Dean, Undergraduate Division

    Tyler Stovall is a respected history professor who specializes in modern France, race, labor, and class issues. He has previously served as associate dean in L&S's Division of Social Sciences and as chair of the history department and provost of Stevenson College at UC Santa Cruz.

    Stovall earned his B.A. in history at Harvard in 1976, and his M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1984) in modern European/French history at the University of Wisconsin.

  • Heidi E. Hoffman, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

     

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