Interim Dean of the School of Science

Alice Baldridge

Dr. Baldridge will be the Interim Dean of the School of Science for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Dr. Baldridge was hired in 2012 as the first full time faculty member in the Environmental and Earth Science department at Saint Mary’s College and she has been acting as Director of this program since 2015. 

She holds a doctorate in Geologic Sciences from Arizona State University and was awarded a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. She has participated in fieldwork in Death Valley, CA, acidic lakes and banded iron formations of Western Australia, hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, sand dunes of the Western United States, hot springs and glacial environments of Iceland and the Cascades, and volcanic landscapes in Hawaii and New Mexico. 

Dr. Baldridge believes in finding balance in her life, especially between gaining and sharing her knowledge of Earth, environmental, and planetary science and hopes to inspire a new generation of scientists and naturalists to appreciate the world around them. She looks forward to supporting the faculty in the School of Science to balance their strengths and desires in scholarship, teaching, and leadership with the goal of nurturing joy in their profession.

Message from the Interim Dean

The School of Science empowers students to become confident scientists who are curious and collaborative thinkers. Faculty-student interactions are supported by innovative, experiential, and interdisciplinary learning both inside and outside the classroom. Our faculty are encouraged to reflect on their own identities, experiences, and Lasallian values as teacher-scholars. This enables them to be skilled advisors, mentors, and role models for our students and junior faculty. We are committed to sustainability initiatives in our teaching, research, and operations and foster a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion and belonging. Our students recognize their disciplinary experience as part of a robust liberal arts education. This enables them to focus on problems of social significance and to be successful and competitive in a variety of career options.

The School of Science includes the following departments and programs: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Dual Degree EngineeringEnvironmental & Earth ScienceHealth Science, Mathematics & Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Psychology.


Alice Baldridge, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Professor of Environmental & Earth Science

For more information, you may contact Interim Dean Baldridge at:

Telephone: (925) 631-4409
Location: Galileo Hall 102A
Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA 94575