Aaron Dominguez serves as the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences for Catholic University of America where he oversees 18 departments: anthropology, art, biology, chemistry, drama, education, English language and literature, Greek and Latin, history, library and information science, mathematics, media studies, modern languages and literatures, physics, politics, psychology, Semitic and Egyptian languages and literatures, and sociology.
Prior to his tenure at Catholic University Mr. Dominguez was the Associate Dean for research and global engagement and professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Mr. Dominguez, whose area of research is experimental high energy physics, has a strong history of research and grant activity, starting with a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant and culminating with a cooperative agreement with the NSF for $11.5 million. Notably, he led a team that included researchers from UNL and eight other universities in the construction of the next generation of particle detectors for the group’s experiment at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. In his role as associate dean for research and global engagement at UNL, Mr. Dominguez worked with 18 department chairpersons in UNL’s College of Arts and Sciences, the directors of 17 centers and institutes, and the directors of 22 programs related to domestic and international research.
Mr. Dominguez received a B.A. in math and physics from Whitman College in 1992, a B.S. in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1992, an M.S. in physics from the University of California at San Diego in 1994, and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at San Diego in 1998.