Dean’s Office Staff

Our administrators serve the academic divisions and have a wide variety of responsibilities:

For a complete list of information and forms for faculty, visit and navigate to the Faculty tab.

Associate Deans
Professor Carolyn Brighouse

Carolyn Brighouse

Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs; Professor, Cognitive Science, Philosophy
(323) 259-2588

Caro Brighouse's interests include philosophy of science, philosophy of space and time, and philosophy of physics.

Professor Ron Buckmire

Ron Buckmire

Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs; Professor, Mathematics
(323) 259-2536

Ron Buckmire has spent multiple decades in higher education, gathering experience and expertise as a teacher, researcher and administrator.

Professor Salvador Fernández

Salvador Fernández

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
(323) 259-2591

Salvador Fernández teaches courses on Spanish and Latin American literature and civilization, as well as Mexican and Chicano/a studies. His research areas of interest are the contemporary Mexican novel and Chicano/a studies.

Assistant Deans
Elizabeth Boyd

Elizabeth Boyd

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
(323) 259-1326
Administrative Staff

Maria Mancera-Yamanaka

Executive Office Manager, Offices of the President and the Dean of the College
(323) 259-2908
Maria manages the daily activities of both offices, supervises the support staff in the President’s Office, and is responsible for President's Office budget administration, streamlining...
Patty Micciche

Patricia Micciche

Director of Academic Support Services
(323) 259-2783
Patty manages the administration of all T3 faculty hiring searches, working closely with department coordinators on managing the schedule for campus visits for T3 faculty candidates and managing...