About the Dean
On April 1, Professor Evan Economo will begin his appointment as Dean of Faculty Affairs at OIST. Evan has been an OIST faculty member and head of the Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit since 2012, as well as the Associate Ombudsperson from 2019-2022. He has led a productive research program at OIST, authoring well over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and one book in the fields of biodiversity, ecology, and evolutionary biology. In addition, he has mentored a large number of students, researchers, and staff in his unit. Evan has also served in numerous other capacities at OIST over the years, including on the Faculty Council, Perspective Council, Appointments and Promotions Committee, the GEDI (Gender Equality Diversity, and Inclusion) Committee, and the Conference and Workshop Committee. In 2021-2022 he was the Mary I. Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.