Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, February 15, 2013

Search committee named for CASL dean at UM-Dearborn

Kate Davy, provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at UM-Dearborn, has announced the formation of a search committee for the dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters.

CASL Dean Jerry Hale has been named dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston. His last day with the university is June 30.

“Because this marks a particularly important moment in CASL’s history, vetting candidates for this position is an endeavor of special importance,” Davy said.

David James, professor of mathematics, will chair the search. The committee includes:

• Joy Beatty, associate professor of organizational behavior.

• Anne Danielson-Francois, assistant professor of biological sciences.

• Caitlin Finlayson, assistant professor of English.

• Ivy Forsythe-Brown, assistant professor of sociology.

• Jorge Gonzalez Del Pozo, assistant professor of Spanish

• Georgina Hickey, professor of history and chair of the Department of Social Sciences.

• Dennis Lienhardt, student.

• Don Miller, lecturer IV in natural sciences.

• Ilir Miteza, associate professor of economics, associate dean of CASL.

• Lori Petrick, administrative specialist in the Department of Language, Culture and Communication.

• Ginny Zarras, director of human resources, will serve as the committee’s human resources consultant.

The position has been posted nationally, although the university will not engage a search firm with the process. The search will remain open until the best candidate is identified.