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College of Engineering Dean (Interim)

Tracy Bradley Maples, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, College of Engineering
California State University, Long Beach

Dr. Tracy MaplesDr. Tracy Bradley Maples serves as the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering. Since January 2020, she has been the chief academic officer for the 5000+ student college and coordinates the college’s instructional programs, curricular advancement, research efforts, and fund-raising initiatives. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Maples served as Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the college from 2015 to 2020. As Associate Dean, Dr. Maples oversaw the Engineering Student Success Center and coordinated student success initiatives within the college. Dr. Maples is a co-project director on a five-year, $5.8 million HSI-STEM grant that aims to close the opportunity gap in STEM baccalaureate degree attainment for Hispanic and low-income students.  Prior to 2015, Dr. Maples served as Professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Her research interests lie in the areas of computer networking, modeling and simulation. Since Spring 2001, Dr. Maples has supervised the CECS Network and Security Laboratory featuring an applied teaching and research environment for the study of networking infrastructures. Dr. Maples was awarded the CSULB Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for sustained excellence in teaching. She is a CSULB Data Fellow and CSULB President and Provost’s Leadership Fellow.


  • Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science, UC Irvine
  • M.S. in Computer Science, UC Riverside
  • B.S., Double Major in  Mathematics and Computer Science, UC Riverside

Other work:

  • Hughes Aircraft Co.
  • Aerojet ElectroSystems