Chris Poulsen

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Chris Poulsen oversees the operations of the College of Arts and Sciences, which offers 50 major degree programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and includes 900 faculty members and more than 2,000 employees. He sits on the Academic Leadership Team and the Dean’s Council. Before coming to the UO, Poulsen was the Associate Dean for Natural Sciences in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan (2018-2022). He is an earth scientist who also served as chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at U-M (2014-2018).