The University Record, July 19, 1993

Three appointed to administrative posts at Dearborn

Appointments of two U-M-Dearborn faculty members and one other individual to administrative posts were approved by the Regents at the June meeting.

Economics Prof. Richard W. Roehl has been appointed associate dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters. (CASL). Julie Dziekan will serve as assistant dean of the School of Management. Chemistry Prof. Charlotte Otto will guide the activities of the Department of Natural Sciences for a three-year term.

Roehl will chair CASL’s curriculum committee, oversee production of course listings and class schedules, act as liaison with the University’s admissions office and regional community colleges, and be involved in developing and implementing other policies and initiatives of the College.

“Prof. Roehl has maintained an excellent record of teaching, research and service,” said CASL Dean John W. Presley. “I am sure that I will benefit from his wide experience and wise counsel.”

Roehl joined Dearborn in 1976 as an associate professor and was promoted to professor in 1979. In addition to his teaching and academic counseling, Roehl has served as chair of the Department of Social Sciences and on numerous academic committees.

Dziekan comes to Dearborn from Oakland University where she was assistant to the dean and director of the MBA program.

“Her excellent analytic skills make her an ideal person to work closely with faculty, students and staff as the School strives to identify and meet the educational needs of the rapidly changing Southeastern Michigan business community,” said School of Management Dean Eric Brucker.

Dziekan holds a B.A from Western Michigan University and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University. She also has attended the Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education.

Otto, who joined Dearborn in 1980 as assistant professor and was appointed professor in 1990, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois.

“She is a strong and productive researcher whose work has appeared in leading journals,” noted Chancellor James C. Renick. “Her success with equipment grants helped build our chemistry facilities and strengthen the instructional program.”