Our Leadership

Interim Dean Moh El-Naggar

Headshot of Moh El NaggarInterim Dean Moh El-Naggar guides an ambitious vision to significantly expand USC Dornsife’s scholarly footprint, develop an unmatched educational experience for students, build a robust pipeline for diversity, and transform the way that universities engage with the public.


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USC Dornsife Senior Leadership

College Dean of Undergraduate Education

Professor of English

(213) 740-2531

Executive Vice Dean

Professor of Chemistry

(213) 740-0461

Divisional Dean for the Social Sciences

Professor of History, Spatial Sciences and Environmental Studies

(213) 740-1657

Divisional Dean for the Life Sciences

(213) 821-5349

College Dean of Graduate and Professional Education

Professor of Biological Sciences

(213) 821–1498

Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer

(213) 740–4950

Senior Associate Dean for Communication and Marketing

(213) 821-2992

Senior Associate Dean for Creative Content


Divisional Dean for the Humanities

Professor of English, Comparative Literature and History

(213) 740-3732

Vice Dean, Administration and Finance

(213) 740-8400

Vice Dean for External Affairs

(213) 821-9334

Director of Public Exchange

(213) 740-2164

Senior Administrator, Assistant to the Dean

(213) 740-2531

Board of Councilors

Mudd Hall exterior shot mid day with clock tower in frame The Board of Councilors is composed of distinguished professional, academic, and community leaders who provide counsel to the USC Dornsife senior leadership. Members are among the most influential ambassadors for the USC Dornsife academic mission. They also are committed to the institution’s financial health and in seeing through the institution’s vision for the future.


Meet the Board of Councilors

Dean's Leadership Fellows

Dean’s Leadership Fellows are a select group of exceptional professors who expand their leadership portfolio by working on priority projects in collaboration with the divisional and college deans.

Sami Assaf

Gabilan Distinguished Professor in Science and Engineering and Professor of Mathematics


Sami Assaf

Darby Saxbe

Professor of Psychology

(213) 740-2313

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Danzy Senna

Associate Professor of English

(213) 821-0477

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Emily Smith-Greenaway

Associate Professor of Sociology and Spatial Sciences

(213) 740-8869

Emily Smith-Greenaway

Trisha Tucker

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Writing

(213) 740-2955

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Alexis Wellwood

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Psychology and Linguistics


Alexis Wellwood

Faculty Council

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The Council is an elected body that represents the interests of the USC Dornsife faculty. All USC Dornsife faculty members cast ballots each spring to elect representatives for the faculty on matters of general concern. The Council plays a crucial role in working collaboratively with the administration, and also serve as representatives for USC Dornsife to the University as a whole.


Meet the Faculty Council