Campus News

Finalists for Graduate School deanship named

Four finalists for the position of dean of the UGA Graduate School will visit campus in the coming weeks to meet with members of the university community.

A committee chaired by Craig H. Kennedy, dean of the College of Education, conducted a national search to identify the finalists. The committee was assisted by the UGA Search Group in Human Resources.

Each finalist will make a public presentation in the Tate Student Center Reception Hall (Room 135). The finalists and the dates and times of their presentations are:

• Brian S. Mitchell, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and former associate provost for graduate studies and research at Tulane University, Sept. 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.;

• Milagros Peña, a professor of sociology and women’s studies and associate dean for social and behavioral sciences at the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sept. 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m.;

• Victoria Greene, Stevenson Professor of Physics and senior associate dean for graduate education at the Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science, Sept. 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; and

• Jeffrey Engler, a professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics, associate dean for academic affairs and assistant vice president for research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Graduate School, Oct. 1, 10-11 a.m.

The Graduate School coordinates and administers graduate programs at UGA. It offers the master of arts degree in 35 disciplines, the master of science in 51 disciplines and the doctor of philosophy in 79 disciplines. Professional master’s degrees are available in 32 areas, and professional doctoral degrees are offered in education, music and public health. The Graduate School also awards the master of education degree in 19 areas, the specialist in education in 19 areas and the doctor of education in 12 areas.