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William A. Ladusaw

Acting Dean of the Arts
Phone: 
831-459-4940
Office: 
Porter D267

William A. (Bill) Ladusaw, Professor of Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz, is serving as interim Dean of the Arts during 2016.

Ladusaw joined the Linguistics faculty at UCSC in 1984. Prior to that, he held positions at the University of Iowa, UCLA, and UConn.  His research area is formal semantics, with a particular focus on negation and quantification across languages. He is the author of Polarity Sensitivity as Inherent Scope Relations (Garland), with Geoffrey K. Pullum Phonetic Symbol Guide (University of Chicago), and with Sandra Chung Restriction and Saturation (MIT Press).

Ladusaw has served in several administrative positions at UCSC, most recently as Dean of Humanites (2010-2015). He was previously Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education (2004-2010) and Provost of Cowell College (1997-2003).

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Santa Cruz County Museum of Art and History and currently serves as Chair of the WASC Senior College and University Commission.