Academic Affairs Council

The Academic Affairs Council includes our college deans and the following administrators:

Academic Affairs Operations

Brian Beatty

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.


Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Sacha Bunge

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.

Office of Academic Senate 

 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. 


Divison of Graduate Studies

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.

College of Extended Learning

Interim Dean, Dr Alex Hwu

Dr. Alex Hwu oversees the College of Extended Learning, the self-support division of the University that offers academic credit and professional development certificate programs to career professionals seeking training and advancement. Extended Learning is a robust educational partner in the San Francisco community attracting over 7,000 students per year to daytime, evening and weekend classes during fall, spring and summer semesters and winter session. Dr. Hwu oversees all programmatic development as well as campus relations for Extended Learning./p>

Alex served as Associate Vice President for the College of Extended Education and Global Engagement (CEEGE) at Humboldt State University (HSU) for the past six years.

Hwu holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction program, Educational Computing, Instructional Design, and Online Learning Specialty from Kansas State University.


Academic Resources 

Alan JungInterim 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.

J. Paul Leonard Library

Debbie MastersUniversity 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.

Research and Sponsored Programs

Michael ScottAssociate Vice President, Dr. Michael Scott

Dr. Scott works closely with all Departments within the University that are associated with the management of grants and contracts, works with faculty and administrators throughout the University on strategic planning for research, and is responsible for advancing research and scholarship initiatives on campus and in the community as well as attracting support at the State and national levels. He also represents the University to research and educational agencies, business and industry, and the research community.

Institutional Analytics 

Associate Provost, Dr. Sutee Sujitparapitya 

The Associate Provost for Institutional Analytics proactively supports the University's mission by providing timely official data and analysis for planning, institutional effectiveness, and decision-making. Sutee provides strategic leadership in the area of data analytics, analyses, data integrity and predictive analytics in order to build a culture of actionable, data driven conversations and decisions at the institution.

Department of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning

Lori Beth Way 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.