Scott Ashford is Dean of the College of Engineering. He brings experience in both higher education and industry to this leadership position. 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 at 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's interim dean. His executive assistant is Jennifer Beck.

David Bearden is Interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice. He specializes in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy with a clinical and scholarship focus on appropriate antimicrobial use. As a licensed pharmacist, he maintains an administrative practice site in clinical pharmacy services with the College’s pharmacy degree partner at Oregon Health & Science University. He has previously served the College as Department Chair and most recently as Associate Dean of Academic Integration and Clinical Advancement. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he also completed a research fellowship. His executive assistant is Jin Ballew.

Jim Coakley is Interim Dean of the College of Business. He has 30 years of experience in the college, including in several administrative roles since 2003. For the past four years, he has served as senior associate dean of analytics and operations, providing oversight of all non-professorial instructional faculty and faculty services. He also facilitated the creation of the Master of Science in business and the Bachelor of Science in business analytics degree programs. An associate professor of accounting, Dr. Coakley’s MBA and Ph.D. are from the University of Utah. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. His executive assistant is Tara Cooper.

Tom DeLuca is the Cheryl Ramberg Ford and Allyn C. Ford Dean of the College of Forestry and Director of the Oregon Forest Research Laboratory. Dr. DeLuca 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 dean of the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana and prior to that served as the Director of the School of Environmental and Forest Science at the University of Washington. A forest soil scientist and ecosystem ecologist, Dr. DeLuca’s efforts in research, teaching and administration have been focused on sustainable land management and advancing the understanding of natural ecosystem function. His executive assistant is Jennifer Elston.

Toni Doolen is Dean of the University Honors College 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 Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Oregon State University. Her executive assistant is Judy David.

Susan K. Gardner is Dean of the College of Education. Prior to coming to Oregon State University in February 2021, she was a higher education professor with a strong focus on equity and inclusion in education throughout her career and directed the University of Maine’s Rising Tide Center for Faculty Equity and Inclusive Excellence. Susan holds a PhD in higher education from Washington State University. She is an expert in higher education with emphases in doctoral student and faculty success and organizational contexts that facilitate it. Her executive assistant is Paula Dungjen. For calendar assistance, contact Judy David.

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 ecohydrology, 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 Ph.D. in Applied Earth Sciences from Stanford University. His executive assistant is Kim McQueen.

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. Her executive assistant is Vikki Pointer.

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 the 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 Ph.D. in epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. His executive assistant is Kaycee Headley.

Larry Rodgers is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of English. Before 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 Ph.D. 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). His executive assistant is Suzanne Grey.

Alan Sams is the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. He is an expert in poultry science and poultry meat processing. He has received several national and international awards for his work and takes particular interest in global perspectives of agriculture and society. Before joining OSU, Dr. Sams served as Executive Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, where he oversaw daily operations of the nation’s largest college of agriculture and life sciences. Previously, Dr. Sams was Dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson University in South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Florida with majors in poultry science and food science and a minor in food and resource economics. His executive assistant is Loretta Austin.

Susan Tornquist is Dean of the Carlson 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 Ph.D. from Washington State University. Her executive assistant is Beth Chamblin.