Dean Search

Dean Position Overview

The next Dean will bring energy and innovation to the College with a long-term commitment to advancing the priorities of College. Building on its strong foundation and working collaboratively with its dedicated faculty and staff, the Dean will provide transformative leadership that reflects the College’s mission and spirit. As a close partner to the Provost and President, it is an exciting time to forge the path forward.


Dean Search Overview


Search Timeline

  • Week of December 20th - Position posted

  • End of January - Position closed

  • Early February - Candidate review

  • Late February - First round interviews

  • April - Final interviews

  • May - Selection



Search Updates

  • Dean's Search Update as of December 05, 2022 - on behalf of Interim Provost Jeitschko. Read more (PDF)

  • Dean's Search Update as of March 22, 2023 Read more (PDF)



Search Committee Chairs

Cameron Thies
Dean of James Madison College

Tim Vogelsang
Professor, Economics



Search Committee Members

Alan Arbogast
Professor, Geography

Emilie Smith
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

Fei Sun
Professor, Social Work

Stephen Gasteyer
Associate Professor, Sociology

Heather Howard
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Karen Holt
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Tina Riley
Associate Professor, Human Resources and Labor Relations

Erika Rosebrook
Political Science

McKayla Sluga
PhD student, History

Philip Bates
Human Development and Family Studies

Nicholas Drew

Colleen Haley
Human Resources and Labor Relation Advisory Board




Questions about the search can be directed to the committee co-chairs, Tim Vogelsang ( and Cameron Thies (