About Us

Senior Staff

Interim Dean

Dr. William Cummings

Dr. William Cummings

Interim Dean

Executive Administrative Specialist:
Merlina Glass (mglass@usf.edu)

Dr. Cummings earned his B.A. in History from Trinity University, an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from Ohio University, and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Hawai'i. Prior to joining Undergraduate Studies he was Chair of Humanities & Cultural Studies at USF, and he is a tenured Professor in that department. Previously, as Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives in Undergraduate Studies he supported the General Education Council, the Ethics & Integrity Council, and a range of programs and policy to enhance Student Success at USF. Learn more about Dr. Cummings.


Associate Dean

Dr. Karla Davis-Salazar

Dr. Karla L. Davis-Salazar

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Curriculum
Director, Global Citizens Project

Dr. Davis-Salazar earned her B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and her A.M. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University. Dr. Davis-Salazar works with the Undergraduate Council on matters pertaining to undergraduate courses, curricula, institutional programs, degrees, and academic policies and procedures of the University, and is involved in the design and development of new undergraduate academic programs and global curricula more generally across the university. She works with the Ethics and Integrity Council, which serves in an advisory capacity to USF's President on policies, procedures, and practices relating to students' academic integrity and ethical development. Dr. Davis-Salazar also leads the university's Quality Enhancement Plan, the Global Citizens Project, as part of the University's reaffirmation of accreditation. Dr. Davis-Salazar is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology.

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Assistant Dean

Dr. Kevin Yee

Dr. Kevin Yee

Assistant Dean, Student and Faculty Development

Dr. Yee earned a Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of California at Irvine, and has served in a variety of roles at Pomona College, Duke University, and the University of Central Florida. His background in faculty development enables him to bring his knowledge of teaching and learning to the wider university community as Assistant Dean. His areas include the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) and the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP). Learn more about Dr. Yee.

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John Sarao

John F. Sarao CDR, USN (Ret.)

Acting Executive Director, Joint Military Leadership Center

John oversees all programs that enhance the quality of education and training for the university's ROTC units by maintaining a unique, state of the art, joint training facility; sponsorship of joint activities for ROTC students; and promotion of joint planning and inter-service cooperation. He also serves as the ROTC Living Learning Community (LLC) Program Director. John served 28 years on active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, is a USF Alumnus (M.Ed. – 2002) and has a B.S. degree in Physics (1976) from the U.S. Naval Academy.

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