The Provost's Council of Deans (PCOD) consists of the provost, the college deans, the Vice President for OSU-Cascades, with the Senior Vice Provost and the Special Assistant to the Provost attending. It serves as a venue for shared strategic thinking and collaboration on college and university-wide matters. The work of the PCOD, in collaboration with the provost’s team and other senior academic leaders of the University, is guided by a leadership ethos developed and adopted in September 2014.

Scott Ashford is Dean of the College of Engineering and Kearney Professor of Engineering. Dean Ashford brings experience in both higher education and industry to his leadership role. After graduating from Oregon State with a degree in civil engineering, he worked in private industry for seven years — mostly with CH2M HILL — and then earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He started his academic career at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand and subsequently moved to the University of California, San Diego, earning the rank of Professor. In 2007, he became head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State, where he focused on building a graduate program that enhances undergraduate education. He had previously served as the College of Engineering’s interim dean. He also earned an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University.

Bill Boggess is a professor, Executive Associate Dean and currently serves as Interim Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. He served as Interim Dean of the College from July 2008 to August 2009 and as President of the OSU Faculty Senate in 2006. Before moving to the Dean’s Office, he served 11 years as Head of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University. Prior to joining Oregon State University, Bill spent 16 years on the faculty at the University of Florida where he was involved in greater Everglades research. His research interests include interactions between agriculture and the environment and economic dimensions and indicators of ecosystem health. Bill currently chairs the National Research Council’s Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress and was an inaugural Food System Leadership Institute Fellow. He previously served on the Oregon Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers, the State Of Oregon Environment Report Science Panel, and was active in the design of the Oregon Conservation Reserve Board Enhancement Program. Bill has a Ph.D. in Economics from Iowa State University.  An avid biker, Bill makes his home in Corvallis.

Anthony Davis is the Interim Dean of the College of Forestry. Dr. Davis is responsible for the strategic development and execution of innovation, effective, and respected research programs to help achieve the research and teaching mission of the College, Forest Research Laboratory, and the Institute for Working Forest Landscapes. He most recently served as Executive Associate Dean in the College of Forestry. His research focuses on improved nursery production practices of native plants, restoration of degraded forests, and the effects of environmental stresses on seedling growth and development. He started his academic career at the University of Idaho where he served as the director of the Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research and as an associate professor of native plant regeneration and silviculture in the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Science. Anthony earned both is PhD and MS at Purdue University, and his BS from the University of New Brunswick.

Toni Doolen is Dean of the University Honors College, Dean of the College of Education, and Professor of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. An expert in process improvement methodologies and innovation to improve both the social and technical aspects of organizational performance, Doolen joined OSU in 2001, following several years of experience at Hewlett-Packard Company as an engineer, senior member of technical staff and manager. She received a BS in electrical engineering and a BS in materials science and engineering from Cornell University, an MS in manufacturing systems engineering from Stanford University, and a PhD in industrial engineering from Oregon State University.

Roy Haggerty is Dean of the College of Science and Professor of Environmental Geology. He most recently served as Associate Vice President for Research and previously as Interim Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS). Dean Haggerty joined the OSU faculty in 1996 and specializes in hydrology, hydrogeology and echohydrology, with his research addressing the transport of nutrients, carbon and heat in streams, nuclear waste disposal issues in the United States and Sweden, and other forms of groundwater contamination. A registered geologist in the State of Oregon, he holds a BSc with First Class Honors from the University of Alberta and an MS and PhD in Applied Earth Sciences from Stanford University.

Becky Johnson is Vice President for Oregon State University-Cascades and Professor of Forest Resources. In her role, Becky is leading the development and expansion of OSU’s first and only branch campus, and the only baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution based in Central Oregon. She has extensive experience in academic leadership and administration. Prior to becoming Vice President for OSU-Cascades, Becky served as OSU’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and International Programs and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and International Programs in OSU’s College of Forestry. Her research expertise is in the estimation of the economic value and impact of non-market resources, including recreation and tourism, fish and wildlife, and biodiversity. She received a BA in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS and PhD in agricultural economics from Michigan State University.

Mark Leid is Interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Leid's laboratory is known for its discovery of the BCL11A and BCL11B proteins and current research in his laboratory is directed at elucidating the mechanisms by which these proteins control mammalian development processes, such as development of the craniofacial skeleton and the immune system.  Leid received a PhD in pharmacology from OSU in 1989 and then spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire des Eucaryotes in Strasbourg, France before returning to OSU in 1992 as an assistant professor. A full professor of pharmacology since 2002, Leid served as Associate Dean for Research in the OSU College of Pharmacy and holds an Affiliate Professorship in the OHSU School of Dentistry, in which he teaches dental pharmacology. Leid was appointed Interim Dean in July of 2018.

Roberta Marinelli is Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Professor of Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry. Prior to coming to Oregon State University, she was the Executive Director of the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California, where she played a leadership role in planning and implementing an expansion of academic and research programs in environmental studies at USC’s University Park Campus and directed the Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center on Santa Catalina Island. Dean Marinelli also served as Director of the Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems Program in the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Sciences section, and she was a tenured associate professor on the faculty at the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science and an assistant professor at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in marine science from the University of South Carolina and her bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

Mitzi Montoya is Sara Hart Kimball Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Marketing. Prior to Oregon State, Dean Montoya served as Vice President and University Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Arizona State University, was a Professor in the Management Department of the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU, and served on the board of the W.P. Carey Center for Entrepreneurship. She also spent 15 years at North Carolina State University, where she held the Zelnak Chair in Marketing and Innovation in the Poole College of Management. At NC State, she founded and led the Innovation Lab, a collaborative research and education initiative involving the management, design, engineering and textiles colleges in partnership with corporate sponsors. She serves on the board of several startup ventures and advises organizations on topics related to innovation and marketing strategy. She received her PhD in Marketing and Statistics and a BS in Applied Engineering Science, both from Michigan State University.

F. Javier Nieto is Dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and Professor of Public Health. An expert in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, the socio-economic determinants of health, and the epidemiology and health consequences of sleep disorders, prior to coming to OSU he served as chair and professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where he also held the title of Helfaer Professor of Public Health. Before joining the University of Wisconsin faculty, Nieto worked from 1991 to 2001 in a variety of capacities at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, including serving as director of its General Epidemiology Program. Before Johns Hopkins, he was director of the Division of Primary Health Care in the Province of Segovia in Spain, where he coordinated the region’s primary health care centers. He earned his medical degree from the University of Valencia in Spain and a PhD in epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Larry Rodgers is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of English. Prior to joining OSU in 2008, Dean Rodgers served on the faculty of Kansas State University for nineteen years. He was head of English from 1995-2002 and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2002-2008. He is a well-known scholar of multicultural and regional American literature. Much of his research has centered around the connection between culture and place, and he’s been especially interested in the ways that American geography defines American identity, especially as writers and artists imagine the importance of place in the context of their work. He received his PhD in English with a minor in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he also holds a BA in English from the University of Oklahoma (1982) and an MA in English from the University of Iowa (1984).

Susan Tornquist is Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Professor of Clinical Pathology. She was in a private veterinary practice for six years before returning to academia, joined the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty in 1996, and was appointed Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs in 2005. Dean Tornquist continues to head a diagnostic clinical pathology lab and provides diagnostic services in addition to teaching several courses in the professional program. Her research has most recently focused on hematology, infectious, and metabolic diseases of camelids, and diagnostic techniques in a variety of animal species. She has bachelor’s degrees from Michigan State University and the University of New Mexico, an MS from the University of New Mexico, a DVM from Colorado State University and residency training and a PhD from Washington State University.