Associate Vice Provost, Dean of Academic Student Services
In 2011, Dr. Shahideh was appointed as Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Student Academic Services to oversee academic operations and services for the entire undergraduate student population (approximately 6,500 students), in addition to graduate students within the College of Arts & Sciences.
Under her leadership, several staff members from the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Management, Academic Support Services and Athletics Department came together to form the Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA), standardizing and streamlining policies and procedures in order to improve student performance and retention university-wide. CASA officially opened its doors on September 14, 2012.
Previously, Dr. Shahideh has served as Associate Dean for Student Academic Services in the College of Arts & Sciences from 2004 to 2011, where she worked extensively on a wide range of complex academic advising cases involving graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to being the Academic Dean of Students, Dr. Shahideh is also a USF adjunct faculty member, offering undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the School of Education on topics ranging from narrative, identity, and diversity to the anthropology of education.
Dr. Shahideh received her Ed.D. in Organization and Leadership with an emphasis in International Studies, an M.A. in Public Health Administration from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. in Architectural Design from the Academia di Belle Arti in Rome. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Germany, where she did a comparison between the educational systems of the European Union and the United States, and she remains an active member of the Fulbright Association.
In recognition of her contributions to the university, Dr. Shahideh received the College Service Award in 1996 from the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Exceptional Service Award in 1995 and Individual Merit Award in 2013 from USF's Human Resources department. Under her leadership, the Student Academic Services Department received the University's Team Merit Award in 2009.
Email: Laleh Shahideh
Phone: (415) 422-6113
Fax: (415) 422-2133