Vice Chancellor Oscar Dubón, Jr.

Oscar Dubon Jr.

Vice Chancellor Oscar Dubón, Jr.

Professor Oscar Dubón, Jr. has been appointed by Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Chancellor-designate Carol Christ as the third Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, at UC Berkeley in June 2017. He began his term on July 1, 2017.

Dubón is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion in the College of Engineering, a Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and a Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received a B.S. from UCLA in 1989 and M.S. and Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1992 and 1996. After postdoctoral positions at Berkeley and Harvard University, he joined the Berkeley faculty in 2000. His research focuses on understanding the role of crystalline imperfections on the electronic behavior of materials for applications in semiconductor technologies. Professor Dubón is the recipient of the 2000 Robert Lansing Hardy Award from the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, a 2004 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, and the 2004 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

As Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion in the College, Professor Dubón was charged with building programs to increase diversity in both the undergraduate and graduate populations of the College, supporting recruitment efforts for a more diverse faculty, and ensuring that the College created and maintained a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of its community. Professor Dubón established the Center for Access to Engineering Excellence; the Center is the home for academic success and career development programs designed to help all students while maintaining focus on building diversity and inclusion in the College. He has worked to support groups that have been traditionally underserved and/or unwelcomed while integrating them into a broader cohesive framework of inclusive learning communities. For his efforts in this area, Professor Dubón received the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity.