College of Arts & Sciences Dean Search

The search for Gonzaga University’s College of Arts & Sciences Dean is currently underway. The College of Arts and Sciences is the University’s original school and widely recognized as the heart of its undergraduate educational program. A community of educators and learners, the College is dedicated to developing the full intellectual, personal, and social potential of students, in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation.

About the College of Arts & Sciences Dean Position

Gonzaga University seeks a visionary, strategic, and collaborative leader to serve as the next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Guided by the University’s new strategic plan, the Dean will work together with faculty, staff, and students to articulate and advance a shared vision for the future of Arts and Sciences.

Building on a rich legacy of education, service, and impact in the Jesuit tradition, the Dean will inspire academic and pedagogical excellence across the College and champion faculty, staff, and student success with a deep commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For more information about the position and the application process, visit WittKieffer.

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About the College of Arts & Sciences Dean Search Committee 

  • Search Committee Chair
    •  Yoli Gallardo, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education
  • College of Arts & Sciences Faculty/Staff
    • Heather Easterling, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of English
    • Joe Johnston, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology & Criminology
    • Mia Bertagnolli, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
    • Shalon Parker, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Art
    • Gemma D’Ambruoso, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
    • Gene Duenas, Senior Budget and Personnel Officer, College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board
    • Liz Morris, Advisory Board Chair
  • Gonzaga Community
    • Kristin Finch, Ph.D., Associate Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Inclusive Excellence
    • Jeff Geldien, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, University Advancement
    • Jessie Mancilla, Director, Unity Multicultural Education Center
  • Board of Trustees
    • Ed Taylor, Ph.D., University of Washington Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
  • Gonzaga University Board of Members
    • Tim Clancy, S.J., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Gonzaga University Trustee

College of Arts & Sciences Leadership Profile


Additional information about the College of Arts & Sciences Dean position and application process can be found on WittKieffer.