Deans' Council

College of Business

Dean Linda Oubrè                                                                                        

Linda Oubre was appointed Dean of the College of Business in July 2012.  Previously, Oubre served as executive director of Corporate Relations and Business Development for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. She was also the school's first chief diversity officer.  Oubre was the co-founder and served as President and COO of BriteSmile, Inc. Prior to BriteSmile, Oubre served as president of Tri Com Ventures. 

She is committed to a business education that promotes sustainable business, diversity, social justice and global partnerships echoing a core philosophy of responsible leadership, social responsibility, and visionary academics.

The College of Business is, home to more than 300 faculty and staff members, including 111 tenure-track faculty and more than 4,000 students in numerous departments ranging from accounting to business administration.  Business Administration is the largest undergraduate major at SF State

Oubre earned her BA in economics from UCLA and her MBA from the Harvard Business School. 

 

Graduate College of Education

Dean Judith Munter

Judith MunterJudith Munter was appointed Dean of the Graduate College of Education in July 2014. Dr Munter has a wealth of experience in teacher preparation and administration.  Her bilingual and international experience, as well as her statewide leadership in teacher education, greatly benefits our efforts to train teachers who are deeply engaged with their communities and able to serve diverse populations of students.

The Graduate College of Education is, home to more than 100 faculty and staff members, including 50 tenure-track faculty with more than 1,000 students in elementary, secondary and special education -- as well as a bachelor's degree and two doctoral programs.

Munter received her bachelor's degree in elementary education and public health education from the University of Wisconsin, a master's degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) from Florida International University, and a Ph.D. in educational foundations and policy from Florida State University.

 

College of Ethnic Studies

Dean Kenneth Monteiro                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Kenneth MonteiroKenneth P. Monteiro was appointed Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies in 2006.  He has been an SF State faculty member since 1987 and has held a variety of positions throughout his career at SF State.

His teaching and research, and personal histories are anchored in the civil rights struggles that created the College of Ethnic Studies, and also span some of the areas of diversification of scholarship. He applies cognitive psychology to the social and cultural context and has conducted research on literacy and health coping with HIV/AIDS in the African American community.

The College of Ethnic Studies is, home to more than 100 faculty and staff members, including 42 tenure-track faculty and more than 1,000 students in departments ranging from Black Studies to Race and Resistance Studies.

Monteiro received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in Human Experimental Psychology from Stanford University. 

 

College of Health and Social Sciences

Dean Alvin Alvarez                                                                                

Alvin Alvarez was appointed Dean of the College of Health & Social Sciences in December 2015. He has been an SF State faculty member since 1997 and was previously the Interim Dean. 

Dean Alvarez has been a national leader in ensuring individuals from underrepresented backgrounds have a voice in the health and social science fields and leads the college's efforts to develop a diverse, talented and critically thinking. His academic work is focused on Asian-Americans, racial identity and the psychological impact of racism

The College of Health and Social Sciences is, home to more than 300 faculty and staff members, including 121 tenure-track faculty and more than 4,000 students in departments ranging from nursing to recreation, parks and tourism.

Alvarez received bachelor's degrees in psychology and biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and his master's degree and doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland.

 

College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Dean Andrew Harris                                                                                            

Andrew Harris is the newly appointed Dean of College of Liberal & Creative Arts as of July 15, 2016. Previously, Harris was the dean of Arts and Humanities at Keene State College in New Hampshire, overseeing 12 academic departments, a performing arts center, the college art gallery and the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. 

The College of Health and Social Sciences is, home to more than 500 faculty and staff members, including 280 tenure-track faculty and more than 9,000 students in departments ranging from english to women & gender studies.

It is one of largest and most comprehensive academic programs devoted to the humanities, social sciences and creative arts in Northern California.

Harris received his bachelor’s degree in history from Pomona College. He earned both a master's degree and a Ph.D. in history from Stanford University

 

College of Science and Engineering

Dean Keith Bowman

Keith Bowman was appointed Dean of The College of Science and Engineering July 2015. Dean Bowman’s career focuses on increasing diversity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Bowman was previously at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in mechanical, materials and aerospace engineering.

Bowman is deeply involved in efforts to increase the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields, including serving as a member of IIT's Diversity Committee and as chair of the Purdue University College of Engineering's Diversity Action Committee. He was the first advisor to the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientific and Technical Professionals at Purdue and has served on numerous discussion panels related to diversity issues.

The College of Science & Engineering is, home to more than 400 faculty and staff members, including 182 tenured and tenure-track faculty and more than 6,000 students in departments ranging from biology and chemistry to computer science and engineering.

Bowman holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in metallurgy and materials science from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Michigan.