Divisional Leadership

Karl Britto

Associate Dean
Department of Comparative Literature
French Department

Karl Britto is an Assoicate Dean for the Division of Arts & Humanities. Britto is Associate Professor of French & Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley and is affiliated with the Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. He is the 2008 recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Berkeley's highest honor for teaching, and recieved his Ph.D in French and M.A. in French from Yale University.

Les Gorske

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
Division of Arts & Humanities

Les Gorske (he/him) is Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration. He serves as Chief Administrative Officer and Chief of Staff for the Division. In this capacity, Les works and leads across functional areas, including staffing, finance, faculty recruitment and retention, fellowships and grants, space and academic planning, strategic initiatives, and divisional administration. Previously, Les held the position of Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives at A&H, and he was the Academic Director for a Mellon grant. Before moving to California, he worked at the...

Karen Huang

Assistant Dean of Development
Division of Arts & Humanities
Karen Huang is the Assistant Dean of Development for the Arts & Humanities and leads the division's fundraising program. Previously, she was Senior Development Director at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco...

Michael Iarocci

Associate Dean
Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Professor of Modern Spanish Literature and Culture (18th-21st centuries). Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Comparative and Transatlantic Hispanic studies. Literature and geopolitics. Aesthetics and ideology. Visual culture. Author of two books: Enrique Gil y la genalogía de la lírica moderna (Juan de la Cuesta, 1999), and ...

Alberto Ledesma

Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Division of Arts & Humanities

Alberto Ledesma grew up in East Oakland and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UC Berkeley. He earned a Ph.D. in ethnic studies in 1996 and is a former faculty member at California State University, Monterey Bay, and a lecturer in ethnic studies at UC Berkeley. He has held several staff positions at UC Berkeley, including director of admissions at the School of Optometry, and writing program coordinator at the Student Learning Center. He is the author of the award winning illustrated autobiography, Diary of A Reluctant Dreamer.

Kris Leonardo

Budget Director & Divisional Finance Leader
Division of Arts & Humanities

Rochelle Niccolls

Assistant Dean, Academic Personnel
Division of Arts & Humanities

Rochelle Ford is an Assistant Dean of Academic Personnel for the Division of Arts & Humanities.