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News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

9-25-08

Contacts:

Elizabeth Hoffman, Executive Vice President & Provost, (515) 294-0070, bhoffman@iastate.edu

Annette Hacker, News Service, (515) 294-3720, annette@iastate.edu

Engineering dean search is under way

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Hoffman has identified a 20-member committee to search for the next dean of ISU's College of Engineering.

The successful candidate will succeed Mark J. Kushner, who left Sept. 1 to join the faculty at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. James Bernard, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering and a 25-year member of ISU's mechanical engineering faculty, is serving as interim dean.

The search committee will hold its first meeting next week. Finalist candidates likely will visit campus next March. The new dean is expected to be in place by July 1, 2009.

Labh Hira, dean of the College of Business, will chair the search committee. Other committee representatives include:

  • Karl Gschneidner, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering
  • Robert C. Brown, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Iowa Farm Bureau director of ISU's Bioeconomy Institute
  • Patricia Thiel, Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry
  • Stephen Vardeman, University Professor of statistics and industrial and manufacturing systems engineering
  • Diane Rover, associate dean for academic programs and budget, College of Engineering, and professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • James Alleman, professor and chair, civil, construction and environmental engineering
  • Jackie Shanks, professor of chemical engineering
  • Jay Harmon, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering
  • Max Porter, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering
  • Julie Dickerson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Martha Selby, adjunct assistant professor of materials science and engineering
  • Leann Faidley, assistant professor of mechanical engineering
  • Camille Sloan Schroeder, program coordinator, engineering undergraduate programs
  • Mary Bilstad, program coordinator, mechanical engineering
  • Katherine Lawler, graduate student, materials science and engineering
  • Michael Kalkhoff, undergraduate student, chemical engineering
  • Michael J. Mack, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Deere & Co., Moline, Ill. (ISU alumnus)
  • Rudy Herrmann, president and CEO (retired), Dover Resources Inc., Tulsa, Okla. (ISU alumnus)
  • David Holger, associate provost for academic programs, dean of the Graduate College, and professor of aerospace engineering

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Quick look

Labh Hira, dean of the College of Business, will lead a 20-member committee in the search for the next dean of ISU's College of Engineering.