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
Suzanne Sindi | Applied Mathematics
Ryan Baxter | Chemistry and Biochemistry
Carolin Frank | Life and Environmental Sciences
Kirk Jensen | Molecular and Cell Biology
Linda Hirst | Physics
Justin Yeakel | Biology
GRADUATE GROUP CHAIRS
Maxime Theillard | Applied Mathematics
Michael Findlater | Chemistry and Biochemistry
Emily Moran | Environmental Systems
Fred Wolf | Quantitative and Systems Biology
David Strubbe | Physics
Emily Jane McTavish | Chair & Life and Environmental Sciences Representative
Anne Kelley | Vice Chair & Chemistry and Biochemistry Representative
Chrysoula Tsogka | Applied Mathematics Representative
Lin Tian | Physics Representative
TBD | Molecular and Cell Biology Representative