Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton has announced the formation of an Advisory Committee on the Appointment of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.
“The new dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences will be an important University leader in the era ahead and will play a key role in advancing the strong academic foundation in Arts & Sciences developed by Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean, Edward S. Macias,” said Wrighton in announcing the committee.
Wrighton appointed James V. Wertsch, Ph.D., the Marshall S. Snow Professor in Arts & Sciences and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and of International & Area Studies, to chair the 12-member committee.
He also named the following individuals to the committee:
Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in Arts & Sciences and of psychiatry and of radiology at the School of Medicine and director of the Silvio Conte Center for Neuroscience Research;
Timothy J. Bono, a graduate student representative to the Board of Trustees and a doctoral student in psychology in Arts & Sciences;
John Michael Clear, an Arts & Sciences alumnus, National Council member and a partner at Bryan Cave LLP;
Gerald L. Early, Ph.D., the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters and director of the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences;
Thomas E. Ellenberger, Ph.D., the Raymond H. Wittcoff Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the School of Medicine;
Kenneth F. Kelton, Ph.D., the Arthur Holly Compton Professor in Arts & Sciences and chair of the Department of Physics;
Marius Johnson, undergraduate student representative to the Board and a political science major in Arts & Sciences;
Leah A. Merrifield, special assistant to the chancellor for diversity initiatives;
Richard J. Smith, Ph.D., the Ralph E. Morrow Distinguished University Professor, chair of the Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences and dean-designate of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences;
Gerhild S. Williams, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor, professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures in Arts & Sciences, the Barbara Schaps Thomas and David M. Thomas Professor in the Humanities and special assistant to the chancellor for academic affairs; and
Karen L. Wooley, Ph.D., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences and professor of chemistry and of radiology.