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About the College of Arts and Sciences

Leadership & Staff

Contact the Dean’s Office

Tykeson Hall
College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall
1030 East 13th Ave
Eugene, OR 97403-1245
541-346-3902

Dean of Arts and Sciences

CAS Dean Chris Poulsen

Chris Poulsen

Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences
541-346-3902
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall
poulsenc@uoregon.edu
Executive support: Jennifer Crowder

Chris Poulsen oversees the operations of the College of Arts and Sciences, which offers 50 major degree programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and includes 900 faculty members and more than 2,000 employees. He sits on the Academic Leadership Team and the Dean’s Council. Before coming to the UO, Poulsen was the Associate Dean for Natural Sciences in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan (2018-2022). He is an earth scientist who also served as chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at U-M (2014-2018).

Associate Deans & Directors

CAS Natural Sciences Dean Eliot Berkman

Elliot Berkman

Divisional Associate Dean, Natural Sciences
541-346-0532
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall
adnaturalsciences@uoregon.edu
Executive support: Rory Sweeney

Elliot Berkman is a professor in the Department of Psychology, co-director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience and core faculty member of The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health. He joined the University of Oregon in 2010 and has since contributed significantly to the fields of cognitive and social neuroscience and health psychology, receiving awards for his research. He has also served the UO in different capacities: chair of the Vice President for Research and Innovation’s Research Advisory Board (2017-19), a member of the Task Force on the Structure of the College of Arts and Sciences (2018-19), a member of the CAS Dean’s Advisory Council (2019-20), a member of the President and Provost’s Faculty Advisory Council (2019-21 and 2022-23), and as UO Senate President (2020-21).

 

Lara Bovilsky

Lara Bovilsky

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall
bovilsky@uoregon.edu
Executive support: Verla LeBaron

Lara Bovilsky is an associate professor in the Department of English. She joined the University of Oregon in 2008, and she studies early modern British understandings of group and individual identity. She has received many awards for research and teaching, having most recently been selected as a Folger Shakespeare Fellow (2022-23) and received the Herman Specialized Pedagogy Award (2022) and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant (2016-17). In addition to her scholarship, she has been recognized for her work diversifying and supporting graduate students in English. Bovilsky has dedicated a significant portion of her career to improving the graduate student experience at the University of Oregon.

 

Jamie Bufalino

Jamie Bufalino

Associate Dean, Student Success
541-346-3899
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall
bufalino@uoregon.edu
Executive support: Kat Davis

Jamie Mayhew Bufalino is a senior instructor in the department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She also directs the General Social Sciences Program at the University of Oregon. She joined the Dean's Leadership team in the summer of 2022. Prior to her appointment as Associate Dean, she served for two years as the Student Success Liaison for the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

Social Sciences Dean Bruce McGough

Bruce McGough

Divisional Associate Dean, Social Sciences
541-346-0551
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall
adsocialsci@uoregon.edu
Executive support: Olga Montes

Bruce McGough is a professor in the Department of Economics and has been a faculty member of the University of Oregon since 2012. During his tenure, he has held numerous leadership positions, including department head of economics from 2016 to 2019. He has also served on university-wide groups, such as Senate Budget Committee, the UO Senate, and the Summer Session Review Group. From 2012 to 2016, he was the co-editor of the academic journal Economic Inquiry, and he is the associate editor on two journal boards. In 2016, he received a National Science Foundation grant, and in 2021 he was awarded the Faculty Excellence Award. McGough will serve through June 2026.

 

Sherri Nelson

Sherri Nelson

Associate Dean, Finance and Administration
541-346-8196
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall
sherrin@uoregon.edu
Executive support: Stephanie Webster

Sherri Nelson has been the Assistant Dean for Budget and Finance since 2015 and has played key roles in several university-wide projects, as well. As assistant dean, she is the principal fiscal officer for the College. This includes coordinating development, implementation and management of the annual budget process. She also manages ongoing business and financial transactions. Nelson serves as a liaison between the dean and the divisional deans, directors and managers, and the university Budget and Resource Planning office, Business Affairs, Human Resources, the Graduate School and the University of Oregon Foundation.

 

Jennifer Pfeifer

Jennifer Pfeifer

Associate Dean, Research and Scholarship
541-346-0532
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall
adresearch@uoregon.edu
Executive support: Rory Sweeney

Jennifer Pfeifer is a professor in the Department of Psychology. Since joining the University of Oregon in 2008, she has held a variety of advisory positions: co-director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience, co-director of National Scientific Council on the Developing Adolescent and science advisor for the social innovation center Hopelab. She also played a central role in the development and launch of the Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health. Her research work has been funded by several organizations, including the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Science Foundation — and more. She has also worked with early career researchers, fostering their success in ways that help advance and diversify the UO.

 

Nadia Singh headshot

Nadia Singh

Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
541-346-0551
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall
addei@uoregon.edu
Executive support: Verla LeBaron

Nadia Singh is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and a member of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution. In 2016, Singh joined the University of Oregon, and she studies fruit flies as a model to study the genetics of the evolutionary process. While at the UO, she has worked toward diversity, equity and inclusion through her research, teaching and service. For two years, she chaired the Biology Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She was also the Associate Vice President of Research in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, where she helped develop a strategic plan for advancing DEI. Singh will serve through June 2026.

 

harry wonham

Harry Wonham

Divisional Associate Dean, Humanities
541-346-3266
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall
ddhumanities@uoregon.edu
Executive support: Olga Montes

Harry Wonham joined the CAS leadership team in January, 2020 as the Divisional Dean for Humanities. He has been a member of the UO faculty in the Department of English since 1995, serving as its Head from 2006 to 2012. He also served as Head of the Department of Theatre Arts from 2017 through 2019. His wide-ranging service to the university includes membership on the UO Faculty Personnel Committee (chair, 2014-15), the CAS Dean’s Advisory Group, the CAS Curriculum Committee (chair, 2003-04), the Undergraduate Council, and the Oregon Humanities Center Advisory Board.

Dean’s Office Staff

Ellen Baldwin

Project Coordinator
ebaldwin@uoregon.edu
541-346-3336
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

CAS Curriculum Coordinator cascc@uoregon.edu

Sarah Bungum

Associate Director of Stewardship
sarahb@uoregon.edu
541-346-0045
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

Jennifer Crowder

Executive Assistant
Supports Chris Poulsen
jcrowde5@uoregon.edu
541-346-1306
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

Kat Davis

Executive Assistant
Supports Jamie Bufalino
kdavis22@uoregon.edu
541-346-2668
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

 

Denice Gray

Strategic Research Analyst
deniceg@uoregon.edu
541-346-8762
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

Jesse Grimmer

Executive Assistant
jgrimmer@uoregon.edu
541-346-1403
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

Angela Jimenez

Director of Faculty Personnel and Policy
anvjimen@uoregon.edu
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

Tom Johnston

Fiscal Coordinator
tomj2@uoregon.edu
541-346-3285
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

 

Jules Jones

Academic Personnel Manager
julesj@uoregon.edu
541-346-3501
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

Rachel Kahn

Project Coordinator
raj@uoregon.edu
541-346-3865
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

Verla LeBaron

Executive Assistant
Supports Joe Sventek, Amy Salmore, Nadia Singh and Lara Bovilsky
verla@uoregon.edu
541-346-2685
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

Echo Mendiguren

Administrative Program Specialist for Operations
echom@uoregon.edu
​​​​​​541-346-1651
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

 

Olga Montes

Executive Assistant
Supports Bruce McGough, Nadia Singh, and Harry Wonham
omontes@uoregon.edu
541-346-0551
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

Tia Olwick

Executive Assistant
Supports Jennifer Pfeifer, and Joe Sventek
tolwick@uoregon.edu
541-346-3256
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

Amy Salmore

Assistant Director for Planning, Design and Facilities
asalmore@uoregon.edu
541-346-0252
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

Lisa Mick Shimizu

Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives
lisa@uoregon.edu
​​​​541-346-5472
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

 

Rebeca Silva Rivera

Project Coordinator
rsilvari@uoregon.edu
541-346-3902
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

Rory Sweeney

Executive Assistant
Supports Elliot Berkman and Jenn Pfeifer
rorys@uoregon.edu
541-346-0532
Fourth Floor, Tykeson Hall

 

 

CAS Communications

Jenny Brooks

Communications Coordinator
jenbro@uoregon.edu
UO Annex, Suite 5

Hannah Heckart

Social Media Coordinator
heckart@uoregon.edu
UO Annex, Suite 5

Henry Houston

Information Representative
hhouston@uoregon.edu
UO Annex, Suite 5

Jack Frolov

Web Communications Technician
jfrolov@uoregon.edu

 

Cathy Kralik

Senior Director of Communications
kralik@uoregon.edu
UO Annex, Suite 5

Nicole Krueger

Communications Coordinator
nicolekr@uoregon.edu
UO Annex, Suite 5

Fei Tsai

Web Communications Technician
ctsai@uoregon.edu
UO Annex, Suite 5

 

CAS Development Office

Renee Gordon

Sr. Director of Development
rsgordon@uoregon.edu
541-346-2119
209 Agate