Dartmouth Dean Moves to Scripps College; Former Dean at Madison to Be Provost at Oklahoma State

Dartmouth College

Charlotte H. 
May 12, 2014


Ian Baucom, an English professor at Duke University and director of its John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, will become dean for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia starting July 1. He will replace Meredith Jung-En Woo, an expert on international political economy who is in her sixth year as dean. She will return to teaching and research.

Charlotte H. 
Johnson, dean of the college at Dartmouth College since 2011, will become vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Scripps College on August 1. Scripps’s 
previous vice president and dean, Bekki Lee, died suddenly last fall. Nathalie 
Rachlin, a Scripps professor of French, has been serving in the interim.

Gary Sandefur, a professor of sociology and former dean of the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has been appointed the next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Oklahoma State University.

William Forsythe, a choreographer who directed Ballett Frankfurt for two decades, will join the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance as a professor in the fall of 2015.

Allyson Green, an associate dean at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts since 2012 and an artist and curator, will become dean of the school on June 1. She will succeed Mary Schmidt Campbell, who has led Tisch for 23 years.

Elizabeth B. Davis, dean of the University of New Haven’s College of Business, will become dean of the University of San Francisco’s School of Management on August 1.

Malcolm Litchfield, director of Ohio State University Press, will be leaving the press after 15 years there to become publisher at Hong Kong University Press. His new position begins in June.


Jo Ellen Parker will step down as president of Sweet Briar College, in Virginia, this summer to lead the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. She has led the college since 2009.


Gary S. Becker, a professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago, died on May 3 following complications of surgery. He was 83. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1992 for applying microeconomic analysis "to a wide range of human behavior and interaction, including nonmarket behavior." The university’s Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics is named for him and his mentor, Milton Friedman. Mr. Becker’s books include The Economics of Discrimination (1957), Human Capital (1964), and A Treatise on the Family (1981).

Stanley H. Rosen, an emeritus professor of philosophy at Boston University, died on May 4. He was 84. Before he joined the university in 1994, he was a professor at Pennsylvania State University. His books include Plato’s Symposium (1968) and The Elusiveness of the Ordinary (2002).