Clay to serve as interim dean of College of Health & Social Sciences

Author: Staff
April 24, 2023
Andreana Clay

Provost Amy Sueyoshi announced that Professor of Sociology Andreana Clay will be the interim dean of the College of Health & Social Sciences for one year, starting July 1. She will succeed Alvin Alvarez, who has served as dean of the college since 2014.

Clay holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Davis, an M.A. from University of Memphis and a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She has been at SF State since 2004 and is the author of “The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back: Youth, Activism, and Post Civil Rights Politics.” She has additionally published numerous essays in publications such as Social Justice, Critical Black Studies Reader and the Journal of Lesbian Studies. She is currently the chair of the Department of Sociology & Sexuality Studies, the first Black woman to hold the position. Clay has served on a wide range of committees — supporting faculty of color retention; promoting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, including the training of hiring committees across campus; and advancing English writing proficiency.