Vice Chancellor Oscar Dubón, Jr.
Professor Oscar Dubón, Jr. was appointed Vice Chancellor of Equity & Inclusion at UC Berkeley on July 1, 2017. He leads campus-wide efforts through the Division of Equity & Inclusion to broaden the participation of all members of the campus community, particularly those who have been historically underrepresented and/or unwelcomed, in the pursuit of the university's mission of access and excellence. Working with division professionals, campus partners, and the broader university community, Dubón pursues programs and services that lead to academic access and success for students; enable pathways to leadership and advancement for staff; build equitable structures for all members of the campus community; and close opportunity gaps for our most marginalized groups. In doing so, he envisions a campus where all Berkeley students, faculty, and staff feel welcome, valued, and supported.
Before his current appointment, Dubón served as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion in the College of Engineering. In these roles, he guided Engineering Student Services (ESS) building programs to recruit and retain students from historically underrepresented groups, supporting efforts to achieve a more diverse faculty, and ensuring that the college fosters and maintains a welcoming and inclusive environment for the college community. For his efforts, Dubón received the 2016 Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity.
Dr. Dubón is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received a B.S. from UCLA in 1989 and an 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. 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).