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Jeffery Gibeling

Dean, Graduate Studies, University of California, Davis

Jeffery Gibeling was appointed Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) in August 2002. He oversees 90 graduate programs, of which two-thirds are organized as interdisciplinary graduate groups. He previously served as Chair of the Academic Senate and Executive Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. He joined the faculty at UC Davis as an assistant professor of materials science and engineering in 1984. He is the author or co-author of 100 publications on the mechanical properties of materials and has guided the thesis and dissertation work of 25 graduate students.

Gibeling is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the graduate population. Under his leadership, the Office of Graduate Studies has developed a comprehensive professional development program to promote degree completion and preparation of graduate students for successful careers. UC Davis won the inaugural ETS/CGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education for its project, Mentoring at Critical Transitions: Faculty Readiness from Admission to Completion. Gibeling has previously served as Chair of the CGS Board of Directors, as well as on the Association of Graduate Schools Executive Committee and the GRE® Board.

Gibeling holds degrees in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering from Stanford University.

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