Dean Alison Baski serves as Dean of the College of Science and interim Dean of the College of Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona.
Dean Baski has an extensive record of excellence as an academic leader, administrator, researcher, and educator. She came to Cal Poly Pomona in 2016 to serve as Dean in the College of Science, where she leads more than 330 faculty, 45 staff, and 4,300 students. Prior to Cal Poly Pomona, Dean Baski spent 20 years at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where she served as chair of the Physics Department, executive associate dean, and , interim dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences, which is home to 600 faculty, 80 staff, and 14,000 students. While at VCU, she also held a joint faculty appointment in the School of Engineering and collaborated with Engineering faculty on a host of National Science Foundation and Department of Defense research grants.
Dean Baski is widely recognized as a leader in her field and a champion of STEM education. She has authored 110 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has given numerous invited and conference talks on her research. For her scholarly work in the field of semiconductors and leadership in STEM education, she was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2010 and the American Vacuum Society in 2015. She holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford.