Colleges and Deans

Arts and Sciences

Dean: Dr. Eric Eisenberg – The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college at USF and is home to the School of Humanities, the School of Social Sciences and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Behavioral and Community Sciences

Dean: Dr. Julie Serovich – The College of Behavioral and Community Sciences prepares students to improve the quality of life, health and safety of diverse populations. It is home to one of the country's largest behavioral health research and training institutes.


Dean: Dr. Moez Limayem – The Muma College of Business prepares students to take leadership positions in business and society. Since 2008, the college's graduate entrepreneurship program has been ranked among the top 25 in the nation by the Princeton Review.


Dean: Dr. Robert Knoeppel – The College of Education is a leader in regional, national and international education. Over the past 10 years, the college has graduated the largest or second-largest number of educators in the state of Florida.


Dean: Dr. Robert H. Bishop – The College of Engineering provides a high-quality educational experience for students and practicing professionals and is a leader in innovative research in the areas of sustainability, renewable energy and biomedical engineering.

Global Sustainability

Dean: Dr. Govindan Parayil – The Patel College of Global Sustainability prepares students to address complex regional, national and global challenges in sustainability and the ability to innovate in diverse cultural, geographic and demographic contexts.

Graduate Studies

Dean: Dr. Dwayne Smith – The Office of Graduate Studies provides a wide range of services designed to enhance the graduate student experience. In addition, it provides a home for interdisciplinary programs offered at the graduate level.

Honors College

Dean: Dr. Charles Adams – The Honors College provides motivated students an exciting experience and productive learning environment that combines the advantages of a small, highly personalized college with the resources of a major research institution.

Innovative Education

Associate Vice President for Innovative Education: Dr. Cindy DeLuca - Innovative Education, formerly University College, meets the needs of learners any time and any place through innovative distance learning, continuing education, degree completion, certificate, workforce development, lifelong learning and pre-college programs.

Marine Science

Dean: Dr. Jackie Dixon – The College of Marine Science is a global leader in applying science to society’s needs through research, service and training of future scientists. The college is recognized among the nation's top oceanographic institutions.

The Arts

Dean: Dr. James Moy – The College of The Arts provides an immersive scholarly, artistic and technical environment for tomorrow’s leaders in architecture, community design, art, art history, music, theatre and dance. It is also home to the Institute for Research in Art, comprised of the Contemporary Art Museum and Graphicstudio.

USF Health

There are multiple colleges within USF Health. Please select a college from the list on the right to be directed to its homepage.

Undergraduate Studies

Dean: Dr. Paul Atchley – The Office of Undergraduate Studies works in partnership with the academic colleges in the development, review and enhancement of the undergraduate programs to assist faculty to provide outstanding undergraduate education for students.