Finalists have been named in the search for a new dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the four finalists will be interviewing on campus and will participate in public forums for the campus community.
The schedule for the candidates’ public forums is:
• Allan Burns, professor and chair of the department of anthropology, University of Florida; 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, University Center auditorium.
• Gregory Simpson, professor in the department of psychology, University of Kansas; 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 29, University Center Shiloh Room.
• John Zomchick, professor of English and executive associate dean for academic personnel, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, University Center Auditorium.
• Theresa Lee, professor and chair, department of psychology, University of Michigan; 11:00 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 5, University Center Shiloh Room.
More information on the candidates, curricula vitae, and evaluation forms can be found at http://www.artsci.utk.edu/dean_eval/index.asp.
Hap McSween is now serving as interim dean of the college. He took on the interim role in January after Dean Bruce Bursten announced that he would return to the faculty in January. Bursten served for 5 years.
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college within the university and houses more than 450 tenured and tenure-track faculty in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Comprised of twenty-one academic departments and schools, and twelve interdisciplinary programs, the college offers most of the university’s general education instruction and more than sixty undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs and forty-four graduate programs, offering masters, terminal masters, and doctoral degrees.