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

Halifu OsumareDirector (530)752-1548
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675

American Studies

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

Art and Art History

Hearne PardeeChair (Art Studio) (530) 752-0105
Diana StrazdesChair (Art History)(530) 752-0105
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 II530-747-3840

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 Technocultural Studies

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

Classics

Rex StemDirector(530) 754-6060
Susan SainzCAO(530) 754-6078

Comparative Literature

Juliana SchiesariChair(530) 752-1219
Susan SainzCAO(530) 754-6078

Design

Timothy McNeilChair(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
Susan SainzCAO(530) 754-6078

English

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

French and Italian

Julia SimonChair(530) 752-1219
Susan SainzCAO(530) 754-6078

German and Russian

Elisabeth KrimmerChair(530) 752-4999
Susan SainzCAO(530) 754-6078

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 TafoyaMSO(530) 752-2269

Humanities Program

Naomi JanowitzDirector(530) 752-8702
Susan SainzCAO(530) 754-6078

Language Learning Center

Chengzhi ChuInterim Director530-752-0487
Fuqiang ZhuoAssociate Director530-752-1508

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Sally McKeeDirector(530) 752-4343
Darla TafoyaMSO(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

Steve CrumChair(530) 752-6488
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675
 See Shrem - Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

Religious Studies

Naomi JanowitzChair(530) 752-4999
Susan SainzCAO(530) 754-0675

Spanish and Portuguese

Cecilia ColombiChair(530) 752-0835
Susan SainzCAO(530) 754-6078

Taller arte del nuevo amanecer (TANA)

Carlos Francisco JacksonDirector(530) 752-2421
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675

Theatre and Dance

Jon RossiniChair (530) 752-0888
Karen NofzigerCAO(530) 752-0138

University Writing Program

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

Women and Gender Studies

Susan KaiserDirector(530) 752-8986
Carlos GarciaCAO(530) 752-0675
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Chemistry

Susan  KauzlarichChair(530) 752-4756
Frank OsterlohVice Chair(530) 754-6242
Mark KurthVice Chair(530) 752-8192
Neil SchoreVice Chair(530)752-6263
Jessica PottsMSO(530)752-3988

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Louise  KelloggChair(530)752-3690
David OslegerVice Chair(530)754-7824
Julia PratherMSO(530)752-3668

Mathematics

Joel HassChair(530)754-8092
Thomas StrohmerVice Chair(530)752-1071
Jesus De LoeraVice Chair(530) 554-9702
Gladis LopezMSO(530)752-0829

Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture and Technology

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

Natural Sciences

Howard DayChair(530)752-2882

Physics

Andreas AlbrechtChair(530) 752-5989
Maxwell ChertokVice Chair(530) 754-7351
Rena ZieveVice Chair(530) 752-1500
Tracy LadeMSO(530) 554-1047

Statistics

Hans-Georg MuellerChair(530) 752-1630
Patricia AguileraMSO(530) 554-4128
Alexander AueVice Chair(530) 554-1555
Social Sciences

Anthropology

Li  ZhangChair(530) 752-1595
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(617) 388-4248
Carmina CaselliCAO(530) 297-4652

Communication

George BarnettChair(530) 752-1291
Cynthia SimmonsCAO(530) 752-2183

East Asian Studies

Katharine BurnettDirector(530) 752-0105
Cynthia SimmonsCAO(530) 752-2183

Economics

Ann  StevensChair(530) 752-3034
Deborah Swenson Vice Chair(530) 752-0741
Kathy MinerCAO(530) 752-0760

Hemispheric Institute on the Americas

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

History

Kathryn OlmstedChair
Kathy MinerCAO(530) 752-0760

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

Baki  TezcanDirector(530) 715-0155
Erum  SyedCAO(530) 752-9036

Military Science

Patrick  RoseChair(530) 752-3056
Kathy MinerCAO(530) 752-0760

Philosophy

David CoppChair(530) 554-1386
Carmina  CaselliCAO(530) 297-4652

Physical Education

Jeffrey WeidnerDirector(530) 752-1942
Nicole MorrillAnalyst(530) 752-9364

Political Science

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

Psychology

Paul  HastingsChair(530) 752-9572
Karen BalesVice Chair(530) 754-5890
Carmina  CaselliCAO(530) 754-6215

Science and Technology Studies

Joseph DumitDirector(530) 554-1834
Carmina  CaselliCAO(530) 297-4652

Sociology

Bill McCarthyChair(530) 752-1563
Eddy UVice Chair(530) 752-8163
Erum  SyedCAO(530) 752-9036