Dean of the School of Natural Sciences
Elizabeth (Betsy) Dumont joined UC Merced as Dean of the School of Natural Sciences in August 2017 and is a Professor in the Life and Environmental Sciences department.
Previously, she served as vice provost for academic affairs and professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dumont and her lab members study links between anatomy, behavior, ecology and biomechanics in the diversification of vertebrates. Most of her work focusses on neotropical leaf-nosed bats, but she has also published studies of birds, fishes, carnivorans, primates, moles and marsupials.
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
Ernie Costello | Senior Assistant Dean and Chief of Finance and Operations
Suzanne Sindi | Applied Mathematics
Ryan Baxter | Chemistry and Biochemistry
Carolin Frank | Life & Environmental Sciences
Jennifer O. Manilay | Molecular Cell Biology
Linda Hirst | Physics
Gordon Bennett | Biology
GRADUATE GROUP CHAIRS
Roummel Marcia | Applied Mathematics
Christine Isborn | Chemistry and Biochemistry
Marc Beutel | Environmental Systems
Fred Wolf | Quantitative and Systems Biology
Chih-Chun Chien | Physics
Erik Menke | Chair
David Strubbe | Vice Chair
Chrysoula Tsogka | Applied Mathematics Representative
Aurora Pribram-Jones | Chemistry and Biochemistry Representative
Emily Jane McTavish | Life & Environmental Sciences Representative
Lin Tian | Physics Representative
Dave Ardell | Molecular and Cell Biology Representative
Whitney Williams | Chair/Dean's Office
Mariah Gonsalez | Faculty Support
Josephine Vang | Personnel
Vivian Saephan | Instruction and Curriculum Support
Jenn Souza | Undergraduate Student Support