Sophie Clavier named interim dean for the College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Author: LCA Communications
August 5, 2022
Sophie Clavier
Photo Credit: San Francisco State University


Sophie Clavier will be the interim dean for the College of Liberal & Creative Arts. Her one-year appointment will begin August 8, 2022. She succeeds Andrew Harris, who has served as dean since 2016 and is the new executive vice chancellor at the University of Washington Tacoma.

"Sophie has served the University for over 26 years in a variety of roles: as an award winning faculty member, department chair, graduate coordinator, associate dean, and finally dean of Graduate Studies," said Provost Amy Sueyoshi. "Her deep commitment to the University’s core mission of academic excellence, educational equity and student success will prove invaluable in her new interim role. Interim Dean Clavier will be an exceptional leader as the College searches for a new dean."

Clavier's scholarship and publications have been in the areas of international law, peaceful settlement of international disputes and international human rights.

"Joining LCA again is like coming home and sitting at its great big table of ideas, debates and innovation" said Clavier. "In the coming year, as we search for a permanent dean, I look forward to serving the College’s amazing community of students, faculty and staff. Together we will continue the great work done by Dean Harris in nurturing student success, promoting creativity, scholarship and research and, fostering staff professional development. I am grateful and honored to have this privilege."

Clavier holds a Master’s degree from SF State and earned her Ph.D. in international law from University of Paris.