Muriel C. McClendon , Ph.D., (History) — CHAIR
Robert A. Gurval , Ph.D. (Classics)
Frank A. Laski , Ph.D. (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)
Elizabeth A. Marchant , Ph.D. (Comparative Literature, Gender Studies)
William I. Newman , Ph.D. (Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy)


Marian H. Gabra, Ph.D.
Dr. Gabra is currently the Director of Advising Professional Development. She has been a College of Letters and Science Counselor since January 2014, first with the Academic Advancement Program and now with College Academic Counseling. Prior to her advising career, she taught courses at UCLA in writing and literature. Marian earned her doctorate in Comparative Literature from UCLA in 2010 and her bachelor’s degree in English and Comparative Literature from Occidental College in 2002. Dr. Gabra’s academic interests include student development and retention, fostering inclusivity and diversity in higher education, comparative ethnic and literary studies, and interdisciplinary studies.