Irene Blair

Dean of Natural Sciences
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Irene Blair is a professor of psychology and neuroscience whose research focus is stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, and she works with several multidisciplinary groups to examine disparities in health care and health outcomes, funded most frequently by the National Institutes of Health. Blair has examined implicit racial and ethnic bias among healthcare clinicians and how those biases affect the delivery of care. She has also examined the potential effects of...

Sarah E. Jackson

Dean of Social Sciences
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Overview Sarah E. Jackson joined CU Boulder and the College of Arts and Sciences in August 2023 and serves as inaugural dean of the division of social sciences. She previously served as the divisional dean for social sciences at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences. Jackson, who was a professor in the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Anthropology and has served as that department’s head, holds a...

John-Michael Rivera

Dean of Arts and Humanities
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John-Michael Rivera is a professor of English and humanities and the former director for the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado Boulder. His first book, The Emergence of Mexican America, won the Thomas J. Lyon Best Book Award. His second book, UNDOCUMENTS , recently won the Kayden Award and Pope Award. He has edited, introduced and translated two books for the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary...