Law Dean To Lead Search For New Arts and Sciences Dean
Posted on August 14, 2013
Provost Sharon Gaber has appointed Stacy Leeds, dean of the School of Law, to chair the search committee for the new dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
“We look forward to launching the search for the leader of our largest college,” said Gaber, the vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Given the growing national reputation of the University of Arkansas and Fulbright College, we have no doubt that we will attract excellent candidates.”
The former dean of Fulbright College, Robin Roberts, is returning to the English faculty this fall. Todd Shields, dean of the university’s Graduate School and International Education and professor of political science in Fulbright College, currently serves as interim dean.
“Provost Gaber has assembled an outstanding committee that represents not only Fulbright College but the campus community and our alumni constituents,” said Leeds.
The search committee includes the following members:
- Denise Beike, department chair, psychological science
- Sidney Burris, professor, English, director of Fulbright College Honors Program
- Jackson Cothren, associate professor, geosciences, director of Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies
- Lewis Epley, former chairman of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees
- Hershey Garner, Fulbright College advisory council
- Julio Gea-Banacloche, department chair, physics
- Jeannie Hulen, department chair, art
- Brinck Kerr, professor, political science, director of public policy Ph.D. program
- Daniel Levine, professor, classics
- Ronda Mains, department chair, music
- Yvette Murphy-Erby, director of school of social work
- Katy Nelson-Ginder, assistant vice chancellor of development for external relations
- Ines Pinto, associate professor, biological sciences
- Doug Rhoads, representative, College Cabinet, professor, biological sciences
- John Ryan, professor, mathematical sciences
- Julie Stenken, professor, chemistry and biochemistry
- Peter Ungar, department chair, anthropology
- Kathy Van Laningham, vice provost for planning
- Elliott West, distinguished professor, history, Alumni Chair in Arts and Sciences
- Calvin White, associate professor, history, director of African and African American studies.
Fulbright College is the largest and most diverse academic unit on campus with 19 departments, 23 academic programs and 11 research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all students attending the university and is named for J. William Fulbright, a former president of the university and longtime U.S. senator. Additional information about the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas is available at fulbright.uark.edu.