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Dean of the College

Dr. Sacha Kopp, Professor of Physics, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

KoppDr. Sacha Kopp began as the 5th dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on  August 11, 2014.  Dr. Kopp earned his bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in physics from the University of Chicago.  His research specializes in the physics of elementary particles, the basic forces of nature, and the use of laboratory experiments to answer questions about cosmology and the early universe. He has authored over 200 scholarly articles.  Before coming to Stony Brook, Dr. Kopp served on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin where he was also Associate Dean in the College of Natural Sciences, the largest of the colleges at UT.  Read more about Dr. Kopp  here.

Dear Friends,

Whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, a member of our staff, an alumnus of Stony Brook, or a member of the broader public community, please let me welcome you to the College of Arts and Sciences.  Stony Brook University is a dynamic, inclusive learning community whose youth and optimism combine toward a boundless thirst for knowledge, discovery, and creativity.  The college is the intellectual core of the university, the liberal arts disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, humanities, social sciences, and fine arts.  As a state institution, it is our privilege to offer a unique education with elite faculty to the students of the state of New York and the world, as well as to foster creative, innovative, and scholarly work that positively impacts the community around us.  We scientists, scholars, artists, and thinkers are a curious bunch, driven for excellence in our disciplines and driven to mentor the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and creators.  I welcome you in to this community, and welcome your participation in the life of this campus.  Together, we are stewards of this institution whose mission is as great as the state we serve.


Sacha Kopp
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences



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