The Provost's Council of Deans meets regularly with the Provost. A complete list of the council members and their meeting schedule can be found here.

Scott Ashford is Dean of the College of Engineering 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.

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 Bryan McLane.

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 Ph.D. and MS at Purdue University and his BS from the University of New Brunswick. His executive assistant is Adrienne Wonhoff.

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 Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Oregon State University. Her executive assistant for the University Honors College is Judy David and executive assistant for the College of Education is Paula Dungjen.

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

Grace Kuo is Dean of the College of Pharmacy. Kuo’s clinical expertise is primary care pharmacy practice and medication safety. She has spearheaded the development of innovative pharmacist-physician collaborative practice with reimbursement models and worked with inter-professional teams to design and implement comprehensive medication management practices in both primary care and specialty clinics. Dr. Kuo received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychobiology from UCLA, followed by a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. She then completed a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Oregon State University/Oregon Health Sciences University. Her postdoctoral training was at the W. G. Magnuson Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Subsequently, she earned both a Master of Public Health degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. Her executive assistant is Patti Beaumont.

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 Angela Dammen.

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 Peggy Spiegelberg.

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 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.