Jeff Crane

Jeff Crane


Dr. Jeff Crane joined Cal Poly Humboldt in 2022 because of its emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as social justice and climate change preparation.  He is appreciative of joining a group of faculty, staff, and students who care so deeply about injustice and see the university as a critical space for addressing these issues.

Jeff is an Army veteran and first-generation student, earning his Bachelors in American Studies at The Evergreen State College and his Ph.D. at Washington State University. 

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Heather Madar

Associate Dean

As Associate Dean, Dr. Heather Madar’s areas of oversight include the following: student concerns, student petitions, new program development, curriculum processes, program review, scheduling, enrollment management.

Before taking on the position of Associate Dean, Dr. Madar served as the chair of the Art department for five years. She has also served on the Integrated Curriculum Committee (ICC), College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Budget committee and the Student Success Alliance.

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Brec Ronis

Brec Ronis

Interim Budget Analyst

Megan Watson

Megan Watson

Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation (NAGPRA) Program Coordinator

Megan is thrilled to join Cal Poly Humboldt as the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation (NAGPRA) Program Coordinator. Megan grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned her B.A. in Anthropology at San Francisco State University (SFSU). During her time there, she worked as a research assistant for the SFSU NAGPRA Program.

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Shiloh Soto

College Graduate Programs and Recruitment Coordinator

A graduate of HSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (Environmental Studies '16), Shiloh Soto is thrilled to be back in Humboldt. She earned her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities at the University of California, Merced and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) at UC Merced where she's writing a dissertation on community-driven historical research methods. 

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Sandra Brekke

Sandra Brekke

Administrative Support Coordinator II