Society & Culture

Four finalists for dean of UGA Graduate School to visit campus

Athens, Ga. – Four finalists for the position of dean of the University of Georgia 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 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Tate Student Center Reception Hall (Room 135). The finalists and the dates of their presentations are:

Suzanne Barbour, program director in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences of the National Science Foundation, March 23.

Juli Wade, professor and chair of the department of psychology at Michigan State University, March 25.

William Graves, professor of horticulture and associate dean of the Graduate College at Iowa State University, March 30.

Carolyn Drews-Botsch, professor and vice chair of academic affairs in the department of epidemiology at Emory University, April 7.

The CVs of the finalists, along with their full campus visit itineraries and candidate feedback forms, are available at

The Graduate School coordinates and administers graduate programs at UGA. It offers the Master of Arts 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 in 19 areas, the Specialist in Education in 19 areas and the Doctor of Education in 12 areas. For more information about the Graduate School, see