Meet the Deans

Meet the Deans


  Jason Singley

   Dean, College of Science

Dr. Singley is a Professor of Physics and has been teaching at Cal State East Bay since 2003. Appointed Dean of the College of Science in 2016, Dr. Singley strives to create a welcoming and supportive environment for students and faculty alike. He is committed to excellence in teaching and is an advocate for the use of innovative instructional practices. Having had a formative experience working on faculty-mentored research as an undergraduate, he is a strong supporter of faculty research and the opportunities it affords for Cal State East Bay students. Dr. Singley has served in a variety of roles at Cal State East Bay including Co-Director of the Semester Conversion Initiative, founding Director of the Center for Student Research, founding Board Member of the Institute for STEM Education, and Chair of the Department of Physics. He received his B.S. degree in physics from San Diego State University; his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, San Diego; and before joining the faculty at Cal State East Bay was a Postdoctoral Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.





Danika LeDuc

Associate Dean, College of Science


I enjoy my current position as the Associate Dean in the College of Science because I get to learn about and be a part of the exciting work being done by our students, staff, and faculty in all different disciplines.  My goal is to foster and support a learning community in the College where all its members have the opportunity to reach their potential and contribute to their academic community and to society during their time at East Bay and beyond.  I received my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and my doctoral degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. It has been my privilege to be part of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at CSUEB.






Erik Helgren

Assistant Dean, College of Science


I began my role in this newly created, part-time position of Assistant Dean in the summer of 2020. As Assistant Dean, I help coordinate special projects in the College of Science and help to facilitate student, faculty and staff success. I received my bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in Physics from UCLA, and I am a Bay Area native. I am excited to take on this new role in the college.