Oakes Faculty Fellows

The Oakes College faculty represents a wealth of expertise from the natural sciences to the humanities, and we are proud to have some of the top scholars in the world among our faculty. Our students major in nearly every discipline at UCSC—from economics and computer science, to theater arts and Latin American and Latino studies—and they are well supported by the depth and breadth of the Oakes College faculty and the extensive knowledge of our advising team.

TBA is Oakes's faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.


Nubra Elaine Floyd

Biography, Education and Training

Dr. Nubra Floyd taught in Kresge Transfer Success during Fall 2016, after she returned to UCSC in Fall 2015, as an applied social psychologist, who had formerly taught at Cowell, Kresge and Oakes. She had also coordinated college development projects at Cowell and at Hiram College in Ohio, where she was a Lilly Foundation Diversity Scholar. After creating a life span development curriculum at CSU Monterey Bay and teaching various African American Studies at San Jose State, starting with Education of the Black Child in 2002 and ending with The Black Family in 2009. Dr. Floyd has since spent a year as a Fulbrighter doing research on HIV/AIDS prevention in East Africa and is currently spending a year as research associate at Oakes while preparing some of her past work for publication. Her other major area of involvement is with a local grassroots nonprofit called Second Saturday Education and Culture Network (dba Second Saturday Network) that "promotes African cultural awareness and an informed appreciation of the Black experience."