Dr. Hassan Zolfaghari, the research deputy dean of the faculty, and the associate professor of Climatology at the Department of geography, was born in 1964 in Marand, East Azarbaijan Province. As the first member of the faculty of geography since 1990, he has initiated the activities of the Department of Geography at the Faculty of Literature and Humanities. In 2000, he obtained his PhD degree in the field of climatology from Tabriz University and attained an associate ranking in 2009. He has supervised about 30 master's theses and 5 doctoral dissertations. Authoring 4 books, translating 4 books, writing about 50 scientific research articles, presenting at least 30 papers in valid conferences are among his scientific and research activities. In addition, he has served as the head of the Department of Geography for about 11 years and an administrative and financial deputy role for 4 years. He is the Executive and Research Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Literature and Humanities at the moment. Moreover, membership of councils and committees such as the publishing committee and the selected committee of the faculty, the specialized committee of literature and humanities, the audit board, etc. are among his executive activities.
Research deputy dean of the faculty is the presenter and leader of the policies adopted at the university research council in their units. In general, the duties of faculty research deputy dean includes partnerships and collaboration to promote quantitative and qualitative research, and guiding and encouraging researchers in basic and applied research in order to serve the country's industry and the scientific community. The research department at the Faculty of Literature and Humanities initiated it activities in 2011. However, the administrative and financial deputy dean has always performed as research, cultural and student affairs deputy dean. Therefore, an independent research deputy dean has not existed at the Faculty of Literature and Humanities.