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Dean's Office


Albert P. Pisano

Albert P. Pisano is responsible for strategic planning and programmatic development for the Jacobs School. His responsibilities include School-wide research initiatives, space plans, academic affairs, strategic planning and operations, and UC San Diego-wide cooperative initiatives.



Christine Alvarado
Associate Dean for Students

Christine Alvarado's responsibilities include management of student programs; student diversity, equity and inclusion; curriculum organization and content; and management of the instructional infrastructure.



Karen L. Christman
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Welfare

Karen Christman's responsibilities include operation and processing of tenure and promotion cases; management of faculty recruitment and retention; and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion.



Javier Garay
Associate Dean for Research

Javier Garay's responsibilities include oversight of large initiatives with national and international reach including the Dean’s Agile Centers; leadership on special projects; and collaboration with the Dean in the development of strategic plans to expand the scope, scale and impact of the School’s research. Garay is also responsible for the identification of new research opportunities, the management of the research infrastructure, the building of research partnerships both domestically and abroad, and the identification of extramural resources for these efforts.


Gilberto Mosqueda
Faculty Equity Advisor

Gilberto Mosqueda's responsibilities include working with department chairs and search committees to ensure that equity and inclusion are considered in all aspects of faculty affairs, including recruitment, retention, and advancement.



Tana Troke Campana
Senior Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff

Tana Troke Campana is responsible for the central budgeting, financial, human resources, facilities, technical operations and general administration of the Dean's Office.