Harry McSween Named Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

 

A message from Provost Susan Martin

Harry "Hap" McSween will serve as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences effective Jan. 1, 2011.

Harry "Hap" McSween will serve as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences effective Jan. 1, 2011.

I am pleased that Harry “Hap” McSween has agreed to serve as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2011.

His appointment will coincide with Dean Bruce Bursten’s plans to return to the faculty at the end of the year after serving for more than five years.

We are fortunate to have someone with Hap’s exemplary record as a faculty member and academic leader. We appreciate his commitment to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his willingness to step into this position at a critical time for the college and the university.

A faculty member for more than 32 years, he is a Distinguished Professor of Science and Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. He has served as department head along with a previous stint as interim dean of the college. Hap is also especially well-known for his research of meteorites and Mars and his work with NASA.

A search for a permanent dean will begin soon.

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