Interim Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Dr. David Bowman was appointed interim dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in January 2014. During his 12-year tenure at CSUF, he has served as Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences for six years, Chair of the University General Education Committee, Faculty Representative to the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors and served on the Freshman Programs Advisory Board. He also
played a leading role in the creation of the John D. Cooper Center for Archaeology and Paleontology Curation.
Dean, College of Education
Claire Cavallaro was named dean in 2006. She was previously chief of staff and principal adviser to Cal State Northridge’s president. Cavallaro earned her doctorate in special education at George Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University.
Susan M. Cooper
Dean, CSUF Irvine Campus
Responsible for the overall administration of the CSUF Irvine Campus, Susan Cooper was appointed dean in 2008. She joined the university after serving as dean of career technical education and workforce development at Irvine Valley College. She earned her master’s degree and doctorate in secondary education from Northern Illinois University.
Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sheryl Fontaine, a professor from the Department of English, Comparative Literature, & Linguistics was named Interim Dean in 2013. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in English and American Literature with a specialization in Composition Research and Pedagogy.
C. Jessie Jones
Interim Dean, College of Health and Human Development
As interim dean, Jessie Jones oversees the departments of Child and Adolescent Studies, Counseling, Health Science, Human Services, Kinesiology, and Social Work, as well as the college’s School of Nursing and its Military Science Program. Jessie joined the faculty in 1992 and most recently served as department chair of Health Sciences. She earned her doctorate from Ohio State.
Kari Knutson Miller
Interim Associate Vice President, International Programs/Dean, University Extended Education
As interim dean/AVP, Kari Knutson-Miller manages several departments and programs, including International Programs, University Extended Education, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Fullerton Arboretum. She earned her doctorate from Arizona State University, joined the department of Child and Adolescent Studies in 1999, and served as department chair since 2007.
Interim Dean, College of Communications
Irene Matz, who was named Interim Dean in June 2014, oversees the departments of Communications, Human Communication Studies, and Radio-TV-Film within the College of Communications. Matz joined the faculty in 1990 and was appointed associate dean in 2009. She earned her Ph.D. in education from Claremont Graduate University and her bachelor and master degrees in communication studies from Cal State Fullerton.
Anil K. Puri
Dean, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
Anil Puri joined Cal State Fullerton’s faculty in 1977 and was appointed dean in 1998. Puri regularly produces economic forecasts for Orange County and Southern California that are widely used by the region's business and community leaders. He earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota.
Interim Dean, College of the Arts
As interim dean, Jim Taulli oversees the Music, Theatre and Dance, and Visual Arts departments within the College of the Arts. Previously, he served as chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance and as associate dean for the college. Professionally, Taulli served as the Region VIII Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and has directed over 150 productions and events for various professional and university theatres across the country.
Raman M. Unnikrishnan
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Prior to joining CSUF in 2001 as dean, Raman Unnikrishnan was head of the electrical engineering department at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Unnikrishnan earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kerala, India; his master’s degree from South Dakota State University; and a doctorate from the University of Missouri, all in electrical engineering.