Sophie Clavier

Dean Sophie Clavier
Dean, Graduate Division
(415) 338-7160


Sophie Clavier is the current associate dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. She has been at SF State for over 20 years in a variety of roles, including lecturer, professor, graduate coordinator, academic senator, department chair of International Relations and most recently associate dean of the College of Liberal and Creative Arts. Sophie earned her Ph.D. in International Public Law from the University of Paris at the Sorbonne in 2004. Sophie is a highly respected teacher, scholar and administrator. In 2014, based on an 18-year record of excellent teaching, she received the SF State Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her scholarship and publications have been in the areas of international law, peaceful settlement of international disputes and international human rights.  She has a long record of engagement with our campus community at all levels of the university.