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 Dr. Mark Zoran

Mark Zoran Named Dean Of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Mark J. Zoran was appointed as dean of the Texas A&M University College of Arts and Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2024.

Mark Zoran is a distinguished leader and educator and brings a vision for the future and preeminence of the College of Arts and Sciences that will expand and strengthen its reputation for excellence in student success, research impact and as the vital academic foundation at Texas A&M.

Dr. Zoran is a professor of biology and neuroscience and had been serving as interim dean in the College of Arts and Sciences since Aug. 1, 2023. Prior to that, he served as the executive associate dean in arts and sciences since the college's creation in September 2022, and in the same role in the former College of Sciences since 2018. Dr. Zoran also served as the associate dean for graduate studies and faculty affairs in the former College of Science and as acting associate provost for graduate and professional studies from 2017-18.

A native of DePue, Illinois, Dr. Zoran earned a master’s degree in biological sciences from Illinois State University in 1981 and a doctorate in zoology/neurobiology from Iowa State University in 1987. He completed postdoctoral research at Iowa State prior to joining the Department of Biology at Texas A&M in 1991, where he also is an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Biological Clocks Research and the Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience.