Sonoma State University is pleased to announce that Dr. Lynn Stauffer has accepted the position of Dean of the School of Science & Technology. Her appointment begins July 1, 2012.
Stauffer completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California at Irvine. She earned degrees in mathematics and computer science while working as a quality assurance engineer at Ford Aerospace.
Later, she returned to UC Irvine to pursue graduate work in computer science focusing on efficient algorithms for data compression on multiprocessor computers. After completing her doctoral work in 1994, she joined Sonoma State University as the first female professor in the Department of Computer Science.