College Leadership


  • 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, Executive Dean, College of Letters and Science; 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

  • Frances Hellman, Dean, Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division


  • Bob Jacobsen, Interim Dean, Undergraduate Studies

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



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