Ana Mari Cauce

Ana Mari Cauce

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Earl R. Carlson Professor of Psychology, Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington

Ana Mari Cauce, Dean of the University of Washington College of Arts & Sciences and Earl R. Carlson Professor of Psychology, has been on the UW faculty since 1986. In addition to her teaching and research, she has held various administrative positions, including chair of the Department of American Ethnic Studies, chair of the Department of Psychology, director of the UW Honors Program, and Executive Vice Provost. She began her term as Dean in April 2008.

Cauce completed her undergraduate degree, with majors in English and psychology, at the University of Miami, and her Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology at Yale University. She holds a joint faculty appointment in Psychology and American Ethnic Studies, and secondary appointments in the Department of Women Studies, Latin American Studies, and the College of Education. Cauce's primary area of research focuses on risk and resilience in adolescence. She is especially interested in how family relationships affect youth growing up in risky environments, including youth from ethnic minority backgrounds and homeless youth.