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Dean's Office Directory

Academic Leadership

Christine Hrycyna, (858) 534-6882
Dean, School of Physical Sciences
Professor and Chancellor’s Associate Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Associate Deans

Peter Ebenfelt, (858) 822-4961
Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement and Success <br/Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

Thomas Hermann, (858) 534-4467
Faculty Director, Student Success Center<br/Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department Chairs

Alison Coil
Department Chair and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Michael Burkart
Department Chair and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Michael Holst
Department Chair and Professor of Mathematics

Oleg Shpyrko
Department Chair and Professor of Physics

Administration and Finance

Robert Rome, (858) 534-5402
Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance

Jason Yates, (858) 534-5505
Financial Officer

Tina Nguyen
Senior Academic Personnel Officer

Brittany Hewitt 
Academic Personnel Officer

Elisha Cata 
Academic Personnel Officer

Ana Albarran, (858) 534-4786
Executive Assistant to the Dean's Office

Jessica Nakashima (858) 246-2025
HR Generalist

Maghen Mariano (858) 534-0893
Finance Ops. Analyst

Centers and Outreach

Roxanne Farkas
Director of Divisional Education Initiatives

Tina Gov(858) 246-5251
Assistant Director of Divisional Education Initiatives

Francheska Morataya (858) 246-2631
Program Coordinator


Michelle Franklin (858) 246-5695
Director of Communications

Development and Alumni Relations

Claudia L. Ehrlich, MBA, CAP®
Senior Director of Development
(858) 534-1171

Kimberly Peters 
Associate Director of Development
(858) 246-5014

Dominique Kersh
Development Coordinator


Sherry Seethaler, (858) 534-4656
Director of Education Initiatives

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