2018-2019 Leadership Academy Cohort

Provost Leadership Academy participants

Aileen Anderson

Aileen Anderson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Anita Casavantes-Bradford

Anita Casavantes-Bradford
Chicano/Latino Studies

Stacy Branham

Stacy Branham
Informatics

Mu-Chun Chen

Mu-Chun Chen
Physics & Astronomy

Bridget Cooks

Bridget Cooks
African/American Studies

Brian Cummings

Brian Cummings
Neurosurgery

Claudia Czimczik

Claudia Czimczik
Earth System Science

Rainer Doemer

Rainer Doemer
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Matthew Freedman

Matthew Freedman
Economics

Dave Holmes

Dave Holmes
Gross School of Nursing

Seth Houston

Seth Houston
Music

Annie Lai

Annie Lai
School of Law

Mary McThomas

Mary McThomas
Political Science

Sergey Nizkorodov

Sergey Nizkorodov
Chemistry

Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña
School of Education

Ilhem Messaoudi Powers

Ilhem Messaoudi Powers
Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Bryan Sykes

Bryan Sykes
Criminology, Law and Society

Darryl Taylor

Darryl Taylor
Music

Lorenzo Valdevit

Lorenzo Valdevit
Material Science Engineering

Judy Wu

Judy Wu
Asian American Studies

Guiyun Yan

Guiyun Yan
Program in Public Health

Michael Yassa

Michael Yassa
Neurobiology & Behavior

Maia Young

Maia Young
Merage School of Business

Program Members with NEW Leadership Roles

The following members have gained new leadership roles since taking part in the Academy.

  • Elizabeth Pena:
    • Associate Dean, School of Education, July 1, 2020- Present 
  • Judy Wu:
    • Faculty Director, Humanities Center, School of Humanities, July 2019-Present 
    • Department Chair, Asian American Studies, July 2016-June 2019 
  • Ilhem Messaoudi Powers: 
    • Director, Center for Virus Research, January 1, 2021- Present  
    • Board of Scientific Counselors, Centers for Disease Control, Office for the Deputy Director of Infectious Diseases  November 2020-Present 
    • Chair, Institutional Biosafety Committee, UCI  July 2020-Present 
  • Michael Yassa: 
    • Director, UCI Brain Initiative, July 1, 2018-June 1, 2021 
    • Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, School of Biological Sciences, October 1, 2020-Present
  • Bridget Cooks:
    • Interim Associate Director, Institute and Museum of California Art, January 1, 2021-Present 
  • Matthew Freedman: 
    • Equity Advisor, School of Social Sciences, July 1, 2020-Present 
  • Aileen Anderson: 
    • Director, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, December 1, 2017-Present 
  • Sergey Nizkorodov 
    • President, American Association for Aerosol Research, 2020-2021 
    • Co-Director, AirUCI Organized Research Unit, renewed in 2020
  • Rainer Doemer: 
    • Associate Chair, Computer Engineering 
    • Interim Director, Master of Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems (MECPS), September 2019-Present 
  • Annie Lai: 
    • Co-Associate Dean of Experiential Learning, School of Law January 2021-Present 
  • Claudia Czimczik: 
    • Vice Chair, Safety and Space, Department of Earth Science, July 2020-Present 
  • Anita Casavantes Bradford: 
    • Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity, School of Social Sciences, July 2021