Laura D'Andrea Tyson, renowned economist at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business, has been named the school's interim dean as of July 1, Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ announced on June 28, 2018.
Tyson joined the Berkeley Economics Department in 1977 and the Haas faculty in 1990. She was the dean of the Haas School from 1998 to 2001. She also served as dean of London Business School from 2002 until 2006. She has graciously agreed to serve as interim dean at Berkeley Haas while the chancellor's office continues to work on recruiting a permanent dean. The chancellor's office hopes to have a new dean named and in place this fall.