The Academic Affairs Council includes our college deans and the following administrators:
Associate Vice President, Dr. Brian Beatty
Dr. Beatty collaborates on the conversion to the student module of PeopleSoft, as well as priorities for the efficient and effective use of funds, facilities and technologies to support the mission of Academic Affairs.
Dean Sacha Bunge
Dr. Bunge oversees faculty recruitment and hiring; retention, tenure, promotions and other faculty personnel processes; and university wide professional development awards and training including the operations of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. She provides consultation on matters regarding faculty (e.g., diversity, compensation, workplace conflict, career development) in coordination with the colleges, Faculty Senate, Human Resources, faculty union, and University Counsel. She represents the campus within the CSU on matters relating to faculty affairs.
Academic Senate Chair, Dr. Nancy Gerber
Dr. Gerber oversees the San Francisco State Academic Senate who develops policies & procedures regarding faculty & administrative appointments, curriculum, business & fiscal matters, campus development, academic standards, University goals, and much more. She is a tenured professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Science and Engineering.
Dean Sophie Clavier
Dr. Clavier manages the graduate experience from admissions to graduation. The Division oversees graduate academic standards, policies and procedures and curricular aspects related to credential, master's degrees, and four doctoral programs. The Division operates the GradStop and the Graduate Advising offices to provide single source support for graduate students, including management of specific graduate scholarships and fellowships. In addition, the office manages graduate student and graduate faculty publications, orientations, workshops and University-wide student research-focused events.
Sophie has been at SF State for over 20 years in a variety of roles, including lecturer, professor, graduate coordinator, academic senator, department chair of International Relations and most recently associate dean of the College of Liberal and Creative Arts. She is a highly respected teacher, scholar and administrator. In 2014, based on an 18-year record of excellent teaching, she received the SF State Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Clavier holds a Ph.D. in International Public Law from the University of Paris at the Sorbonne.
Interim Dean, Dr Alex Hwu
Interim Associate Vice President, Dr. Alan Jung
Dr. Jung oversees the management of the Academic Affairs budget, the production of the class schedule and the scheduling of Academic Affairs classrooms and the assignment and management of academic space, to support the mission of Academic Affairs in compliance with CSU regulations and University policies.
University Librarian Deborah Masters
Debbie Masters represents the Library on the Provost's Council, the California State University Council of Library Directors, and elsewhere both within and outside the University. She is directly responsible for all aspects of the Library in matters of personnel, programs, facilities, budgets, and equipment and works closely with the campus to coordinate and improve information resources at the University.
Associate Vice President, Dr. Michael Scott
Associate Provost, Dr. Sutee Sujitparapitya
Dean Lori Beth Way
Lori Beth Way oversees the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning, which includes the Undergraduate Advising Center, university-wide tutoring services (Learning Assistance Center [LAC] and the Campus Academic Resource Program [CARP]), the Articulation Office, the Early Assessment Program (EAP), and the Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Discipline Program (WAC/WID). The Dean has oversight of all-university undergraduate graduation requirements, including General Education, as well as university functions relating to Curriculum Development, Assessment, Accreditation, and the University Bulletin.
Dr. Way joined San Francisco State in 2015 as Associate Dean of Academic Planning, after serving as Senior Advisor for Undergraduate Education at Emerson College and in multiple leadership roles at Chico State, where she earned tenure and taught in the department of Political Science. Dr. Way brings to her position a powerful commitment to the success of students, faculty, and staff—along with a keen appreciation of the interconnectedness of all three. In her own words, “I chose SF State because of its commitment to social justice, its diversity, its excellence, the quality of the research produced, and the commitment to improving our community."
Way holds a Ph.D. in Political Science for Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Public Affairs.