Transitions: People in Academe

U. of Technology

July 15, 2013


Cole W. Camplese, senior director for Teaching and Learning With Technology at Pennsylvania State University, will become vice president for information technology and chief information officer at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in August.

Patricia M. Davidson, a professor and director of the Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care at the University of Technology, in Sydney, Australia, has been appointed dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Ms. Davidson, a global leader in cardiac health for women and indigenous peoples, will start on September 1, succeeding Martha N. Hill, dean of the school since 2001.

Stephen K. Klasko, dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and chief executive of USF Health, has been appointed to the newly created position of president of Thomas Jefferson University and president and chief executive of the Thomas Jefferson University Health System. Dr. Klasko will begin his new role in September, filling the posts previously held by Robert L. Barchi, who was the university president and who now leads Rutgers University, and Thomas J. Lewis, the hospital president and chief executive, who retired.


Sanford J. Ungar, president of Goucher College since 2001, plans to resign on June 30, 2014. During his tenure, he tried to make the institution more international and began to require that students study abroad.


Douglas C. Engelbart, an inventor of computer technology who lectured at Stanford University in the 1990s, died on July 2. He was 88. He invented the computer mouse as an engineer at the Stanford Research Institute, where he got his own laboratory in 1963.

Edmund S. Morgan, a historian of colonial America and the Revolutionary War era, died on July 8. He was 97. After receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1942, he taught at the University of Chicago and Brown University, and then at Yale University from 1955 until he retired, in 1986. He wrote more than 20 books, including Virginians at Home: Family Life in the Eighteenth Century, published in 1952, and a best-selling biography of Benjamin Franklin, published in 2002. He won the Bancroft Prize in American History in 1989 for Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America.