Dr. Katherine R. McCall was appointed Acting Dean of the College of Science in the last days of 2020. She came to the University of Nevada, Reno in 1996 to join the faculty of the Department of Physics. Her area of research is theoretical condensed matter physics, with particular interest in elasticity of and fluid flow through inhomogeneous materials. She served as Physics Department Chair and Associate Dean of the College of Science prior to being appointed to her current role.
Dr. McCall earned a B.A. degree in mathematics and physics from Mount Holyoke College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was a postdoctoral fellow and staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory before joining the University of Nevada, Reno faculty.