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.


Steven M Ritz
  • Title
    • Professor
    • SCIPP Director
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Physics Department
    • Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP)
  • Affiliations Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP)
  • Phone
    831-459-3018, 831-459-2635, 831-332-7764
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Nat Sci 2 Main Building, 331
    • 331 Natural Sciences II
  • Mail Stop SCIPP
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Physics, Science Communication