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Brent Iverson

School of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Brent Iverson became the second dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies in July 2013. Iverson was actively involved in the formation of the school, first serving on the Task Force on Curricular Reform that led to the school’s creation in 2006 and then on the school’s faculty governance group, the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee, for four years.
Before he became dean, Iverson was chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, where he holds the Warren J. and Viola Mae Raymer Professorship. He has co-authored eight editions of an organic chemistry textbook used at universities across the country. He is well known across campus for teaching an immensely popular undergraduate organic chemistry course, a task he continues to perform each fall.
Dean Iverson received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Stanford University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1987. He completed his postdoctoral work at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.