Dean of the School of Natural Sciences
Elizabeth (Betsy) Dumont joined UC Merced as Dean of the School of Natural Sciences in August 2017.
Previously, she served as vice provost for academic affairs and professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dumont's current research is focused on the morphology and diversification of vertebrates, with current grants to study the biomechanics of shark jaws and the evolution of sensory structures in bats.
Dumont received her bachelor's degree with honors in anthropology from the Indiana University Bloomington and her Ph.D. in physical anthropology from Stony Brook University in New York.
Elizabeth R. Dumont | Dean
Michael Colvin | Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Angie Salinas | Assistant Dean for Student Support
Mayya Tokman | Applied Mathematics
Anne Kelley | Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Teamrat Ghezzehei | Life & Environmental Sciences
Rudy Ortiz | Molecular Cell Biology
Ajay Gopinathan | Physics
Graduate Group Chairs
Roummel Marcia | Applied Mathematics
Erik Menke | Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Marta Conklin | Environmental Systems
Chris Amemiya | Quantitative and Systems Biology
Sai Ghosh | Physics
Natural Sciences Executive Committee AY19-20
Kevin Mitchell | Chair
Tao Ye | Vice Chair
Harish Bhat | Applied Mathematics Representative
Liang Shi | Chemistry and Chemical Biology Representative
Emily Moran | Life & Environmental Sciences Representative
Linda Hirst | Physics Representative