As the chief academic officer for the university, the provost provides leadership for matters that affect academic programs, research, and outreach involving faculty members, students, and staff members. The provost oversees the quality of programs of instruction and research through collaborative work with vice presidents, academic deans, vice provosts, and numerous other units related to the university. Additionally, the provost is responsible for overseeing academic and budgetary planning and priorities.
Bruce Blonigen is the senior associate dean for faculty and operations in the College of Arts and Sciences, where he was associate dean for the social sciences from 2013-2016 and department head of the Department of Economics for five years. From August 2016-February 2017 he served as interim dean for the Lundquist College of Business. He is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science and a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. Blonigen received a B.A. in Economics and German from Gustavus Adolphus College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California – Davis.
David Conover joined the University of Oregon as the vice president for research and innovation in August 2016. Prior to coming to UO he was the vice president for research at Stony Brook University, where he previously served as dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and as professor of Marine Science. Conover has authored over 125 publications on the ecology and evolution of marine fishes, and his research has been supported for over 30 years by NSF, NOAA, and various private foundations.
Brad Foley has served as dean and professor of saxophone at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance since September 2002. Prior to his appointment at the University of Oregon, Foley served as dean and assistant dean of the School of Music at East Carolina University during a 23-year tenure at that institution, and at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. He has served as a visiting evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Music and was recently elected to serve on the NASM Commission on Accreditation beginning in 2015.
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences - Humanities
Karen J. Ford became the Associate Dean for the Social Sciences of the College of Arts and Sciences in spring 2015. Prior to that, she served for three years as the Head of the Department of English, six years as the Director of the Creative Writing Program, and six years as the Director of Graduate Studies in English. Karen Ford received a B.A. in English from California State University, Sacramento, a Master’s in English from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Lisa Myobun Freinkel, Ph.D., directs general education and student success initiatives at UO. She received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Department head of Comparative Literature from 2004 to 2013, Freinkel is also an associate professor, teaching and conducting research in mindfulness, poetics, Shakespeare, digital humanities, comparative religion, and philosophy.
Dennis C. Galvan is Vice Provost for International Affairs and Professor in the Political Science and International Studies Departments at the University of Oregon. Professor Galvan joined the University of Oregon International Studies and Political Science Departments in July 2001. In the first four years of his career he benefitted enormously from the camaraderie and mentorship of the University of Florida Political Science Department and African Studies Center, but the call to return home to the West Coast proved too strong to resist. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1996 and his B.A. from Stanford University in 1987.
Jane Gordon is Vice Provost for Portland Programs. Prior to her appointment in Portland she served as a senior project leader for the Office of Academic Affairs, working on the faculty union contract and shared governance policy implementation. She spent more than 25 years in leadership positions in the School of Law, building and leading the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center and serving as associate dean for student and program affairs.
Terry Hunt joined the University of Oregon as dean of the Clark Honors College and professor of anthropology in 2013. He taught for 24 years at University of Hawai`i, where he served as the director of the University of Hawai`i Honors Program. In this position, Hunt had responsibility for oversight of honors offerings across the entire campus. He earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo; a Master's degree from the University of Auckland (New Zealand), and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Washington.
Randy Kamphaus came to the University of Oregon from Georgia, where he spent most of his career on the faculty of the University of Georgia, having served as a distinguished research professor, department head, clinic director and an academic program coordinator, among other roles. He subsequently served as dean of the College of Education at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Kamphaus' work has focused on clinical test development, child psychodiagnostics, and classification methods.
Adriene Lim is the Dean of Libraries and Phillip H. Knight Chair. Lim joined the university from Oakland University in Michigan where she served as chief administrative officer for the school's main Kresge Library and Medical Library. Previously, she was at Portland State university, holding positions that included interim university librarian, associate university librarian, and head of library technologies. Lim earned a bachelor of fine arts degree and a master’s degree in library and information science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. She received a doctorate in library and information science from Simmons College in Boston, Mass.
Dean, School of Architecture & Allied Arts
Christoph Lindner is Professor and Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts and Honorary Research Professor in Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. Previously, he was Professor of Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, where he launched and directed the ASCA Cities Project and served as founding Director of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA). From 2010-2014, he was also Director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), a research institute and doctoral school focused on the interdisciplinary study of contemporary society, politics, and culture. In his research and teaching, he is particularly interested in the interrelations between cities, globalization, and issues of political ecology, sustainability, and creative practice, which he approaches from a comparative, transnational perspective.
W. Andrew Marcus, Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences, oversees the operations of 41 academic departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. In his 13-year career at the UO, Dr. Marcus has served as head of the Department of Geography (2008-11) and Associate Dean for Social Sciences (2011-13). He served as acting dean in 2013 and interim dean from 2014-2016 when he was named Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Marcus is a professor of geography whose research focuses on human impacts on rivers and the use of remote sensing technology to map and understand rivers. He earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University; a Master's degree from Arizona State University; and a Ph.D. in Geography from University of Colorado.
Michael Moffitt has been Dean since 2011 and a member of the Oregon Law faculty since 2001. Before coming to Oregon, he served as the clinical supervisor for the mediation program at Harvard Law School and taught negotiation at Harvard and Ohio State. Following a federal judicial clerkship, he spent several years with Conflict Management Group, consulting on negotiation and dispute resolution projects in about twenty countries around the world. Moffitt has published more than two dozen scholarly articles on mediation, negotiation, and civil procedure.
Edwin L. Artzt Dean,
School of Journalism and Communication
Juan-Carlos Molleda is a tenured professor and the Edwin L. Artzt Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. He is also a US Fulbright Senior Specialist. Molleda has accumulated 21 years of experience teaching and researching public relations and communication management at the University of Florida (2000–2016), University of South Carolina (1997–2000), and Radford University (1995–1997).
Edward Maletis Dean, Lundquist College of Business
Sarah Nutter joined the university in January 2017 as the first Edward Maletis Dean of the Lundquist College of Business. Nutter previously served as dea of the School of Business at George Mason University. She is a professor of accounting and has more than three decades of experience in teaching and research. Nutter earned a Ph.D. in Accounting from Michigan State University, and MBA from Michigan State University and a BS from Ferris State University.
Scott Pratt was named Dean of the Graduate School in March, 2015. Pratt has been the director of graduate studies in the philosophy department since 2012 and has served as department head, associate dean of the humanities and director of undergraduate studies for the philosophy department during his 20-year career at the UO.
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences
Hal Sadofsky was appointed Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences in fall of 2014. He has served Mathematics Department Head, and as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Mathematics Department. His research is in algebraic topology and related homological algebra with a focus on chromatic homotopy theory. Sadofsky received a B.A. in Mathematics and Music from the University of Rochester, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. He held a Churchill Scholarship under which he received an M.A from Cambridge University.