March 22, 2016

Dear Members of our Campus Community:

In follow-up to my memo of January 13, 2016, I am writing to update you on the formation of the search advisory committee for our next Dean of Social Sciences. Professor Cynthia Stohl has graciously agreed to chair this committee. The committee membership is listed below.

I thank all those who have been part of the consultation process in the formation of this committee. I also thank each of our committee members and the chair of the committee in advance for their commitment of time, wisdom, and expertise to help our campus with this important task.


Henry T. Yang


Search Advisory Committee for the Dean of Social Sciences
Cynthia Stohl, Chair; Professor, Communication
Ingrid Banks, Associate Professor, Black Studies
Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Chair, Academic Senate; Professor, Sociology
Henning Bohn, Chair Elect, Academic Senate; Professor, Economics
Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and Chair, Feminist Studies
Alison Brysk, Mellichamp Professor, Global and International Studies
Dolores Inés Casillas, Associate Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies
Maria Charles, Professor and Chair, Sociology
Paige Digeser, Professor, Political Science
Dana Mastro, Professor, Communication
Lupe Navarro-Garcia, Associate Dean, Student Academic Support Services
Lisa Park, Professor, Asian American Studies
Stuart Tyson Smith, Professor and Chair, Anthropology 
Stuart Sweeney, Professor, Geography; Director, Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research
Associated Students representative, to be determined
Graduate Students Association representative, to be determined

Ex Officio:
Ricardo Alcaíno, Director, Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention