Carsey Director Search Announced

Carsey Director Search Announced

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the creation of a search committee for the new director of the Carsey Institute. This is the first step in the important process to recruit, review, and recommend candidates for the next director.  The goal is to appoint someone to continue and expand on the excellent leadership provided by Interim Director Bruce Mallory and Mil Duncan prior to Mallory’s appointment.  

The search committee includes: 

Rosemary Caron, associate professor of health management and policy

Mark Ducey, professor of forest biometrics

Kevin Gardner, professor of civil engineering and environmental research group

Curt Grimm, deputy director of the Carsey Institute

Ken Johnson, professor of sociology and Carsey Institute researcher

David Pillemer, professor of psychology

Erin Sharp, assistant professor of family studies

Sally Ward, professor of sociology (chair)

Tim Allison, UNH Foundation 

The director of the Carsey Institute will have a demonstrated commitment to the educational, research, and engagement missions of the university; provide leadership to strengthen research and academic programs of the Institute on vulnerable families, healthy communities, civic engagement, and sustainable community development; and develop new research areas of excellence that build upon the strengths of the university faculty.   

The director will be a prominent scholar in the social sciences or health fields, with a commitment to policy and applied interdisciplinary research.  It is anticipated that the director will have a tenured appointment in an appropriate department in Liberal Arts or HHS.   

The director will be a strong leader, an effective manager of personnel, budget, and advancement efforts, and a good communicator, able to work with faculty across the university, with staff, and with students.   

The director will continue to have a dual reporting line to the deans of Liberal Arts and Health and Human Services, though the Carsey portfolio reaches across the university. The search committee has been appointed to reflect this.   

The search committee will determine finalists for campus interviews and make final recommendations to the deans. We hope to have a new director in place by July 1, 2013.   

The committee will work closely with the interim vice provost for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence to develop a strong and diverse pool of candidates for the position.  We encourage all members of the university community to recommend candidates for this important position.  Nominations and other communication with the committee can be addressed to   The position description will be posted shortly on the Carsey, COLA, and CHHS websites.   


Ken Fuld                                 Neil Vroman

Dean, Liberal Arts                  Interim Dean, Health and Human Services