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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (4/14/2017)

April 09, 2017

Sandra Woodley
Alexander Brose, vice president for development at the Aspen Music Festival and School, will serve as the first executive director and chief executive of the Tianjin Juilliard School, a new campus of the performing-arts school Juilliard in Tianjin, China. Tianjin Juilliard expects to welcome its inaugural class in 2019. Mr. Brose previously worked at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as associate vice president for advancement.

Henry Foley, interim chancellor of the University of Missouri at Columbia, will become president of the New York Institute of Technology on June 1. He will take over from the interim president, Rahmat Shoureshi, and will succeed Edward Guiliano, who was the institute’s president for 16 years.

Joseph Morgan, chief academic officer and vice president for academic affairs and student success at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, was named president of Morehead State University, in Kentucky. He will succeed Wayne Andrews, who will retire on June 30 after 12 years at the helm. Mr. Morgan will start on July 1.

Luis Pedraja, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs for the Peralta Community College District, in California, was selected as president of Quinsigamond Community College, in Massachusetts.

Jerry Weber, president of the College of Lake County, in Illinois, will serve as president of Bellevue College, in Washington. He will take over from Jill Wakefield, who has served as interim president since last August after the resignation of David Rule.

Sandra Woodley, who was president of the University of Louisiana system from 2013 to 2016, was selected as president of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She will succeed W. David Watts, who plans to step down on August 31 after 15 years at the helm. Ms. Woodley previously worked as the University of Texas system’s vice chancellor for strategic initiatives.

Chief academic officers

Appointments

James Breckenridge, dean of the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences at Mercyhurst University, to provost at the United States Army War College.

Michael Galyean, interim provost, to provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Texas Tech University.

Ronald Kovach, provost at the Mountbatten Institute, to vice president for academic affairs at Virginia International University.

Rhonda Longworth, who has served as interim provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University since January 2016, was appointed permanently to the post, effective April 21.

Nina Mikhalevsky, acting provost, to provost at the University of Mary Washington.

Eric Overström, former provost and senior vice president of the division of academic affairs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, to senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Cady Short-Thompson, dean of the University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College, to provost of Hope College, in Michigan.

Alan Utter, interim vice provost for research at Appalachian State University, in North Carolina, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas Woman’s University.

Other top administrators

Appointments

Charlene Alexander, associate provost for diversity at Ball State University, to vice president and chief diversity officer at Oregon State University.

Mario Berry, associate vice chancellor for enterprise applications for the Lone Star College system, to vice president and chief information officer for media and information technology at Spelman College.

Rachelle Hernandez, associate vice provost for enrollment management and director of admissions at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, to senior vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Texas at Austin.

Deans

Appointments

David Abdow, associate dean of executive programs in the Northeastern University’s D’Amore-Mckim School of Business, to dean of Babson Executive and Enterprise Education at Babson College.

Eric Chronister, a professor and chair of the chemistry department at the University of California at Riverside, to dean of the College of Sciences at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Judith Erickson, dean of the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing at Long Island University, to dean of the nursing program at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Jennifer Friend, associate dean of the School of Graduate Studies and director of the Preparing Future Faculty program at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, to dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Rockhurst University.

Tom Goldstein, who served as dean of the journalism schools at Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley, was named founding dean of the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication of O.P. Jindal Global University, in India. He was most recently director of the undergraduate program in media studies at the University of California at Berkeley.

Phillip Harper, a professor of social and cultural analysis and of literature, to dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University.

Wei He, a professor of violin at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and artistic director of the San Francisco-Shanghai International Chamber Music Festival, to artistic director and dean of the Tianjin Juilliard School, the performing-arts school Juilliard’s campus in Tianjin, China.

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, associate dean of graduate and non-J.D. programs at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, to dean of the School of Law at the University of Missouri.

Christopher Morphew, executive associate dean of research and innovation at the University of Iowa, to dean of the School of Education at the Johns Hopkins University.

Rashmi Prasad, dean of the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska at Anchorage, to national director and dean of the College of Business at Western Governors University.

Mary Rezac, director of major grant initiatives in the College of Engineering and a professor of chemical engineering at Kansas State University, to dean of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University.

Alison Smith, acting chair of the geology department, to dean of the Honors College at Kent State University.

John Volakis, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State University, to dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University.

Allyson Leggett Watson, assistant dean of the College of Education at Northeastern State University, to dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg.

Jean Zu, chair of the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Toronto, to dean of the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Resignations

Lorraine Justice, dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology, has stepped down because of health reasons.

Other administrators

Appointments

Will Atkins, interim executive director, to executive director of multicultural and diversity affairs at the University of Florida.

Michael Botticelli, a former director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, will serve as a policy scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Jason Casden, associate head of digital library initiatives at North Carolina State University Libraries, to head of software development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.

Tim Johnson, head of preservation at Seed Savers Exchange, a nonprofit that seeks to conserve and promote heirloom seeds and plants, was appointed director of the Botanic Garden at Smith College.

Jason Kurland, a senior financial-aid counselor, to assistant dean of students at Quinsigamond Community College.

Joshua LaBaer, who had been interim executive director, was named executive director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. He also serves as director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics at the university.

Heather Lyke, vice president and director of athletics at Eastern Michigan University, to director of athletics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Kirsten Moss, a consultant and former director of M.B.A. admissions, to assistant dean and director of M.B.A. admissions and financial aid at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Chris Nelson, executive director of the University of Utah Hospital Foundation, to communications director at the University of Utah.

Kim Nugent, metro president of DeVry University at Houston, to associate vice president for online and lifelong learning at Oral Roberts University.

Mark Orr, director of athletics and recreational sports at Saint Mary’s College of California, to director of athletics at California State University at Sacramento.

Mindy Pipkin, former litigation lawyer at Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins, to associate general counsel and compliance officer at the University of Central Arkansas.

Gina Rittinger, director of corporate communications and marketing at General Cable, to assistant vice president for marketing and communications at Northern Kentucky University.

Carolyn Silver, writer/editor for university advancement and student affairs at Clemson University, to director of the Bridges to a Brighter Future program at Furman University.

Christian Spears, deputy director of athletics, to interim athletics director at Eastern Michigan University.

Mary Townsley, interim senior associate dean, to senior associate dean of the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama.

Bridget Trogden, director of the quality-enhancement program and an associate professor of chemistry at Mercer University, to associate dean of undergraduate studies at Clemson University.

Department chairs

Appointments

A. Catharine Ross, a professor of nutritional sciences and physiology at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, will serve as head of its nutritional-sciences department.

Faculty

Appointments

Preet Bharara, who was recently fired as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York by the Trump administration after he refused to resign, has joined New York University School of Law as a scholar in residence.

Robert Califf, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will be a professor of cardiology in the Duke Clinical Research Institute, which he founded in 2006. Dr. Califf was vice chancellor for clinical and translational research at Duke University before joining the FDA.

Barbara McQuade, a former U.S. attorney, will join the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor’s law school in May as a professor of practice. Ms. McQuade recently resigned as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan at President Trump’s request.

Duba Mitra, a scholar of sexuality in South Asian history and an assistant professor of history at Fordham University, will join Harvard University as an assistant professor of the studies of women, gender, and sexuality and an assistant professor of the Radcliffe Institute in the fall.

Judicael Perroy, a classical guitarist and a professor at Ecole Nationale de Musique d’Aulnay-sous-Bois, to a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Organizations

Appointments

Scott Cheney, recently the policy director of work-force and economic development for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, to executive director of Credential Engine, a new nonprofit that seeks to make it easier for students, workers, and employers to assess the value of various degrees, certificates, badges, and apprenticeships.

Bruce Gelb, director of the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute and a professor of pediatrics and genetics and genomic sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to an additional post, president of the American Pediatric Society, beginning in May 2018.

Grant Harris, head of the European Reading Room, to chief of the European Division at the Library of Congress.

Timothy McDonough, vice president for communications at the American Council on Education, to vice president for government and public affairs at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

Timothy McMahon, an associate professor of history at Marquette University, to an additional post, president of the American Conference for Irish Studies.

Emily Morris, executive communications director at Kent State University, to vice president for marketing and communications and chief brand officer at the Chautauqua Institution.

Mona Shattell, a professor of nursing and chair of the department of community, systems, and mental-health nursing at Rush University, to an additional role, editor of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.

Dawn Tilbury, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, will serve as head of the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation.

Deaths

Wendell Reece Altmiller, former dean of the College of Education and Psychology at East Central University, died on March 26.

Katherine Reynolds Chandler, 67, a former professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland who helped found its environmental studies program, died on April 1.

Hans Georg Dehmelt, 94, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of Washington, died on March 7 in Seattle. He was a winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics for helping to develop a technique that allows researchers to trap and study a single electron or ion.

Joy Theresa DeSensi, 71, former associate dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, died on April 1.

Mary Maples Dunn, 85, president emerita of Smith College, in Massachusetts, died on March 19 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Abraham Fischler, 89, president emeritus of Nova Southeastern University, died on April 3.

Alberta Dee Hill, 98, former dean of the College of Home Economics (now the College of Agriculture and Home Economics) at Washington State University, died on March 18.

Warren (Rhubarb) Jones, 65, senior development officer at Kennesaw State University, died on April 2.

Larry Lorenz, 79, a former professor of journalism at Loyola University at New Orleans, died on April 2.

Bernard Loyal Martin, 89, former dean of the School of Science and Mathematics and a retired professor of mathematics and computer science at Central Washington University, died on March 30.

John Oblak, 74, former president of the College of Notre Dame (now Notre Dame de Namur University), died on March 23 in West Chester, Pa.

Fellowships

Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology

Six scholars who were chosen as Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology for 2017-18 are listed below, along with the titles of their projects.​

Paul Blowers, a professor of church history at Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan College, "Visions and Faces of the Tragic in Early Christian Literature and Imagination."

Luke Bretherton, a professor of theological ethics in the Divinity School at Duke University, "A Constructive Theology of Conversion."

Emmanuel Katongole, an associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, "Who Are My People: Christianity, Violence, and Belonging in Sub-Saharan Africa."

Catherine Keller, a professor of constructive theology in the Theological School of Drew University, "Apocalypse After All? Planetary Crisis, Christian Hope."

Marcia Riggs, a professor of Christian ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary, "Envisioning and Practicing Beloved Community in the 21st Century."

J. Bradley Wigger, a professor of Christian Education at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, "The Religious Imagination of Children."

National Humanities Center Fellows

The 35 scholars who were appointed as National Humanities Center Fellows for 2017-18 are listed below, along with the titles of their projects.​

Valia Allori, an associate professor of philosophy at Northern Illinois University, "Quantum Mechanics and Its Metaphysics: Primitive Ontology, Metaphysical Neutrality, and the Role of the Wave Function in Quantum Theories."

José Amador, an associate professor of history at Miami University, in Ohio, "Transitioning in Brazil: Gender Policing, Trans Activism, and the Politics of Health."

Thérèse Cory, an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, "Aquinas’s Metaphysics of Intellect: Being and Being-About."

Mark Cruse, an associate professor of French at Arizona State University, "Representing the Unknown: Place and Knowledge in the Manuscripts of Marco Polo’s Devisement du monde."

Maud Ellmann, a professor of English language and literature at the University of Chicago, "Inside Out: Psychoanalysis and Fiction in World War II Britain and France."

Stephanie Foote, a professor of English at West Virginia University, "The Art of Waste: Narrative, Trash, and Contemporary Culture."

Peter Galison, a professor of the history of science at Harvard University, "Contested Visibilities and the Anthropogenic Image."

John Garrigus, a professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington, " ‘Macandal is Saved!’: Disease, Conspiracy, and the Coming of the Haitian Revolution."

David Gilmartin, a professor of history at North Carolina State University, "Exploring Democracy at the Intersection of Law, Politics, and Sovereignty: The Legal History of Elections in India."

Jennie Grillo, an assistant professor of Old Testament at Duke University, "The Afterlives of the Apocryphal Daniel."

Wendy Griswold, a professor of sociology at Northwestern University, "Placements: Position and Location Through American Culture."

Stephen Hall, an assistant professor of social sciences at Alcorn State University, "Global Visions: African American Historians Engage the World, 1885-1960."

Nancy Hirschmann, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, "Freedom, Power, and Disability."

Keith Howard, a professor of music at the University of London, "Songs for the ‘Great Leaders’: Creativity and Ideology in the Music and Dance of North Korea."

Tera Hunter, a professor of history at Princeton University, "The African American Marriage Gap in the Twentieth Century."

Tsitsi Jaji, an associate professor of English at Duke University, "Cassava Westerns: Black Revisions of the American Frontier Myth."

Kimberly Jannarone, a professor of theater arts at the University of California at Santa Cruz, "Mass Performance."

Caroline Jones, a professor of art history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Contested Visibilities and the Anthropogenic Image."

Tait Keller, an associate professor of history at Rhodes College, "Green and Grim: A Global Environmental History of the First World War."

Pavlos Kontos, a professor of philosophy at the University of Patras, in Greece, "Spectators of Moral Matters in Aristotle."

Emily Levine, an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, "Exceptional Institutions: Cities, Capital, and the Rise of the Research University."

Laura Murphy, an associate professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, "The New Slave Narrative."

Asli Niyazioglu, an associate professor of history at Koç University, in Turkey, "Early Modern Istanbul Imagined: A City of Poets, Sufis, and Travelers."

Todd Ochoa, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Conjecture for a Bembé: Religious Recombination in the Black Atlantic."

Elizabeth Otto, an associate professor of art history at the University at Buffalo, "Haunted Bauhaus."

Sara Poor, a professor of German at Princeton University, "Telling Tales of Clever Women: Authorship and the Devotional Book in Late Medieval Germany."

Ann Reynolds, an associate professor of art history at the University of Texas at Austin, "In Our Time."

Hollis Robbins, chair of the humanities department at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, "Forms of Contention: The African American Sonnet Tradition."

Mab Segrest, a professor emeritus of gender and women’s studies at Connecticut College, "Administrations of Lunacy: Race, Psychiatry, and Georgia’s State Hospital."

Harleen Singh, an associate professor of literature and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Brandeis University, "Half an Independence: Women, Violence, and Modern Lives in India."

John H. Smith, a professor of German at the University of California at Irvine, "How Infinity Came to Be at Home in the World: Metaphors and Paradoxes of Mathematics in German Thought and Literature, 1675-1830."

Shahla Talebi, an assistant professor of religious studies at Arizona State University at Tempe, "The Living Monuments of Mourning: Contested Martyrdoms in Post-Revolutionary Iran."

Rian Thum, an associate professor of history at Loyola University at New Orleans, "Islamic China."

Robin Visser, an associate professor of Asian studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Bordering Chinese Eco-Literatures (1984-2014)."

Andreá Williams, an associate professor of English at Ohio State University, "Unmarried Miss-fits: Single Women and Twentieth-Century Black Culture."