Arts Dean finalists to make presentations

Three final candidates for the Dean of the Arts position are scheduled to make presentations in April and May on campus and the campus community is invited to attend.

Each candidate will speak to his or her vision and goals of the deanship and will deliver a scholarly presentation on his or her research interests.

The final candidates are Professor William Seaman, Rhode Island School of Design; Professor Simon Penny, UC Irvine; and Professor Timothy Murray, Cornell University.

The candidates' CVs and web links are posted for review at:

All presentations will take place in Engineering 2, Room 499. Light refreshments will be served.

Professor William Seaman, Rhode Island School of Design

April 30, 4:15-5:45 p.m., Vision/Goals of the Deanship

May 1, 12-1:30 p.m., Scholarly Presentation, "Recombinant Poetics and Multimodal Pattern Flows - Emergent Approaches to Meaning Production"

Professor Simon Penny, University of California, Irvine

May 2, 4:15-5:45 p.m., Vision/Goals of the Deanship,

May 3, 12-1:30 pm., Scholarly Presentation, "Interdisciplinarity and the Arts: Research Practice, Pedagogy, Theory and Institutional Pragmatics"

The third finalist, Professor Timothy Murray, Cornell University, is scheduled to visit campus in early May. An announcement will be published when the dates have been set.

If you attend any or all of the open presentations, the search committee welcomes your comments. They may be sent to the search committee via Jonni Dungan in Academic Human Resources at

Members of the search committee are: Margaret Morse, Chair,, Don Brenneis,; Jennifer Gonzalez,; Anatole Leiken,; Norman Locks,; Keith Muscutt,; Edward T. Warburton,; and Georges Van Den Abbeele,