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ISU ANNOUNCES PROVOST CANDIDATES
AMES, Iowa -- Six finalists have been named in Iowa State University's search for a new provost.
The finalists are: Ann Hill Duin, vice provost for instructional technology and university partnerships, executive director of the University of Minnesota at Rochester; Brian Foster, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of anthropology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Dr. Lonnie King, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, East Lansing; Rollin Richmond, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook; Walter Wendler, executive assistant to the president and professor of architecture at Texas A&M University, College Station; Jane Winer, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of psychology at Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
The provost is the chief academic officer of the university and oversees the eight colleges, ISU Extension and various research units. Provost John Kozak stepped down from the position in December to return to teaching and research. Richard Seagrave, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, is serving as interim provost.
Each candidate will visit campus for two days in April. Each will attend a diversity forum from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the first day of the visit to discuss recruitment and retention of minority faculty and students, and an open forum from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the second visit day. Following is the forum schedule:
Diversity forum: April 5, 101 Carver
Open forum: April 6, 117 MacKay
Diversity forum: April 7, Carver 1
Open forum, April 8, 117 MacKay
Ann Hill Duin
Diversity forum: April 12, 101 Carver
Open forum: April 13, 117 MacKay
Diversity forum: April 15, 101 Carver
Open forum: April 16, 1010 LeBaron
Diversity forum: April 27, 2245 Coover
Open forum: April 28, 102 Science 1
Diversity forum: April 29, 101 Carver
Open forum: April 30, 102 Science 1
Ann Hill Duin has been vice provost for instructional technology and university partnerships, executive director of the University of Minnesota, Rochester, and professor of rhetoric at the Minneapolis campus since 1997. Previously, she was a coordinator of advanced composition courses at Minnesota, and rose through the professorial ranks to professor. She has been active in the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, the Minnesota High Technology Council, the Minnesota Higher Education Commission and, as chair, the Minnesota Virtual University. She has extensive research and publications in computer technology, teaching and learning; distance education; and composition.
Duin received an A.A. degree in music and English from Waldorf College, a B.A. in English education and music from Luther College, Decorah, and M.A. and Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Minnesota.
Brian Foster has been dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of anthropology at the University of Nebraska since 1994. Previously, he was dean of the graduate college and chair of the anthropology department at Arizona State University, Tempe, and chair of the anthropology department at the State University of New York, Binghamton. Foster has been active nationally with the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences and with the Council of Graduate Schools. He has extensive research and publications in anthropology and village life and structure in Thailand.
He received a B.A. degree in history and anthropology from Northern Illinois University, and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Lonnie King has been dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State since 1996. Previously, King held a series of positions culminating as administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also worked in Veterinary Services within APHIS. He earned the President Rank Award for Distinguished Service, the highest honor for career managers in federal service, and has been admitted to the National Academies of Practice in Veterinary Medicine. In his career with APHIS, King had leadership responsibility for such areas as plant issues, wildlife services, biotechnology, biologics, animal welfare, international trade, environmental protection and protecting the public health.
King received B.S. and D.V.M. degrees from The Ohio State University; a master's degree in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; and a master's degree in public administration from the American University, Washington, D.C.
Rollin Richmond has been provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, since 1995. Previously, he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida and chair of the biology at Indiana University. Richmond has been active in the National Research Council, the Executive Committee of NASULGC, the National Science Foundation Population Biology Panel, and NSF and National Institutes of Health research review committees.
He received an A.B. in zoology from San Diego State University and the Ph.D. in genetics from The Rockefeller University, New York City.
Walter Wendler has been executive assistant to the president of Texas A&M since 1997 and a faculty member there since 1981. From 1992 to 1997, he served as professor and dean of the College of Architecture. In his current position, Wendler has written the five-year strategic plan for Texas A&M, as well as a 20-year generational planning process called Vision 2020. Prior to Texas A&M, Wendler was a member of the architecture faculty at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He has conducted research and engaged in community service work related to energy use and its affect on building design. He has many publications and has received external funding for his research on energy and design. He has won national awards for his teaching and his efforts in architectural education.
Wendler has a bachelor's degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University, a master of architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Texas, Austin.
Jane Winer has been dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech since 1991 and a faculty member there since 1975. She also has served as associate dean for research and director of the counseling psychology program at Texas Tech. Winer has been named a fellow of the American Psychological Society and of the American Psychological Association. Much of her research is in career education and vocational guidance. She has served on many national, regional and state committees, including NASULGC, the APA and the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences. Winer received a B.A. in English and a Master of Library Science from the State University of New York, Albany, and master's and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from The Ohio State University.
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