Department Chairs, MSOs and Directors

Find contact information for the chair, director or administrator in a department or program at the College of Letters and Science.

Humanities, Arts, & Cultural Studies

African American & African Studies

Milmon HarrisonDirector (530) 752-1548
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675

American Studies

Julie SzeDirector(530) 852-3377
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675

Art and Art History

Youngsuk SuhChair (Art Studio) (530) 752-0105
Katharine Burnett BurnettChair (Art History)(530) 752-0285
Karen NofzigerCAO(530) 752-0138

Asian American Studies

Richard KimChair(530) 752-2069
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675

California Lighting Technology Center

Michael SiminovitchDirector(530) 747-3838
Konstantinos PapamichaelCo-Director(530) 747-3838
Karen NofzigerCAO(530) 752-0138
Denise PenningtonMSO II(530) 747-3840

Center for Transnational Health

Adela de la TorreDirector(530) 752-2421
Linda WhentDirector of Post-Grant Awards(530) 752-2421
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675

Chicana/Chicano Studies

Carlos JacksonChair(530) 752-2421
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675

Cinema and Digital Media

Kriss RavettoCo-Director(530) 752-0105
Michael NeffCo-Director(530) 754-9510
Karen NofzigerCAO(530) 752-0138

Classics

Emily AlbuDirector(530) 752-2739
Heavenly Clegg CAO

Comparative Literature

Juliana SchiesariChair(530) 752-1219
Heavenly CleggCAO

Davis Language Center

Eric RussellDirector(530) 752-1219
Fuqiang ZhuoAssociate Director(530) 752-1508

Design

Susan AvilaChair(530) 752-2004
Karen NofzigerCAO(530) 752-0138

Design Museum and Collection

Timothy McNeilDirector(530) 752-2589
Karen NofzigerCAO(530) 752-0138

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Michelle YehChair(530) 752-4597
Heavenly CleggCAO

English

Elizabeth MillerChair(530) 752-1696
Darla TafoyaCAO(530) 752-2269

French and Italian

Noah GuynnChair(530) 752-1219
Heavenly CleggCAO

German and Russian

Sven-Erik RoseChair(530) 752-4999
Heavenly CleggCAO

C. N. Gorman Museum and Collection

Hulleah TsinhnahjinnieDirector(530) 752-6567
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675

UC Davis Humanities Institute

David BialeDirector(530) 752-7764
Darla TafoyaCAO(530) 752-2269

Humanities Program

Eric RussellDirector(530) 752-1219
Heavenly CleggCAO

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Claire WatersDirector(530) 752-2257
Darla TafoyaCAO(530) 752-2269

Music

Henry SpillerChair(530) 752-2603
Karen NofzigerCAO(530) 752-0138

Native American Language Center

Martha MacriDirector
Zoila MendozaAssociate Director
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675

Native American Studies

Zoila MendozaChair(530) 754-9283
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675

Religious Studies

Archana VenkatesanChair(530) 752-6295
Heavenly CleggCAO(530) 754-0675

Spanish and Portuguese

Cecilia ColombiChair(530) 752-0835
Heavenly CleggCAO

Taller arte del nuevo amanecer (TANA)

Maceo MontoyaDirector(530) 752-2421
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675

Theatre and Dance

David GrenkeChair (530) 754-9211
Karen NofzigerCAO(530) 752-0138

University Writing Program

Carl WhithausDirector(530) 752-0369
Darla TafoyaCAO(530) 752-2269

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Wendy HoDirector(530) 752-2069
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Chemistry

Susan  KauzlarichChair(530) 752-4756
Frank OsterlohVice Chair(530) 754-6242
David GoodinVice Chair(530) 752-5189
Neil SchoreVice Chair(530)752-6263
Jessica PottsMSO(530)752-3988

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Dawn SumnerChair(530) 752-5353
David OslegerVice Chair(530)754-7824
Corinne EsserMSO(530)752-3668

Mathematics

Dan RomikChair(530)554-1498
Alex SoshnikovVice Chair(530)554-9486
Timothy LewisVice Chair(530) 554-9394
Gladis LopezMSO(530)752-0829

Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture and Technology

Alexandra NavrotskyDirector(530)752-3292
Gladis LopezMSO(530) 752-0829

Natural Sciences

 TBDChair

Physics

Andreas AlbrechtChair(530) 752-5989
Manuel CalderonVice Chair(530) 554-2209
Rena ZieveVice Chair(530) 574-8874
Tracy LadeMSO(530) 554-1047

Statistics

Thomas LeeChair
Patricia AguileraMSO(530) 554-4128
Alexander AueVice Chair(530) 554-1555
Social Sciences

Anthropology

James SmithInterim Chair
Erum SyedCAO(530) 752-9036

Center for Mind and Brain

Steven LuckDirector(530) 297-4424
Andrew YonelinasAssociate Director(530) 297-4651
Carmina CaselliCAO(530) 297-4652

Center for Poverty Research

Ann StevensDirector(530) 752-3034
Marianne PageDeputy Director(530) 554-4940
Kathy MinerCAO(530) 752-0760
Lupe SanchezManager(530) 752-4024

Center for Science and Innovation Studies

Mario BiagioliDirector(510) 495-7324
Carmina CaselliCAO(530) 297-4652

Communication

Robert BellChair
Cindy SimmonsCAO(530) 752-2183

East Asian Studies

Katharine  BurnettDirector
Kathy  MinerCAO(530) 752-0760

Economics

Giovanni PeriChair(530) 754-0515
Kathy MinerCAO(530) 752-0760

Hemispheric Institute on the Americas

Charles WalkerDirector(530) 754-9453
Kathy MinerCAO(530) 752-0760

History

Kathryn OlmstedChair
Diana  DavisVice Chair(530) 554-1652
Kathy MinerCAO(530) 752-0760

Institute for Social Sciences

Joe DumitDirector(530) 752-8885
Vicky AustinAssistant Director(530) 752-1751

Jewish Studies

Diane WolfDirector(530) 752-1158
Kathy MinerCAO(530) 752-0760

Linguistics

Vaidehi RamanathanChair(530) 752-9933
Cindy SimmonsCAO(530) 752-2183

Middle East/South Asia Studies

Smriti SrinivasDirector
Erum  SyedCAO(530) 752-9036

Military Science

Brian KnieriemChair(530) 752-3056
Kathy MinerCAO(530) 752-0760

Philosophy

James GriesemerChair(530) 554-4396
Carmina  CaselliCAO(530) 297-4652

Physical Education

Barbara JahnDirector(530) 756-5897
Nicole MorrillAnalyst(530) 752-9364

Political Science

John ScottChair(530) 752-8109
Cindy SimmonsCAO(530) 752-2183

Psychology

Paul  HastingsChair(530) 752-9572
Lisa OakesVice Chair(530) 754-8304
Carmina  CaselliCAO(530) 754-6215

Science and Technology Studies

 Director
Carmina  CaselliCAO(530) 754-6215

Sociology

Vicki SmithChair(530) 752-0782
Xiaoling  ShuVice Chair
Erum  SyedCAO(530) 752-9036