About the Dean

Dean of Faculty Affairs

Dean Evan Economo has been an OIST faculty member and head of the Biodiversity and Biocomplexity unit since 2012. His research explores how the diversity of life has evolved and how it is changing in the Anthropocene. Before becoming Dean, Evan served in numerous capacities at OIST, including on the Faculty Council, Perspective Council, Appointments and Promotions Committee, the GEDI (Gender Equality Diversity, and Inclusion) Committee, the Conference and Workshop Committee, and as the OIST Associate Ombudsperson from 2019-2022. Economo has degrees from the U. of Arizona and U. of Texas-Austin, and has held prestigious fellowships at the Michigan Society of Fellows and the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.