Open Forum Dates for Liberal Arts Dean Candidates
By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
March 26, 2008
Four candidates interested in replacing Marilyn Hoskin as dean of liberal
arts will be on campus during the next few weeks for interviews and to attend
The forums will give members of the university community the opportunity to
hear from and interact with the candidates: William Reisinger, associate provost
and dean of international programs at the University of Iowa; William Tsutsui,
executive director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas and
chairman of the history department; Charles Caramello, associate provost for
academic affairs and dean of the graduate school at University of Maryland;
and Robert Knopf, chairman of the department of theater and dance and producing
director at the University of Buffalo/SUNY.
Reisinger has served as associate provost and dean of international programs
at the University of Iowa since 2003. Previous positions include chairman of
the political science department and director of the Center for Russian, East
European and Eurasian Studies.
He holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in political science from the
University of Michigan and a bachelor’s in political science from the
University of Oregon. His CV is available for review at http://www.unh.edu/academic-affairs/announcements/pdf/lib-arts_reisinger-CV.pdf.
His open forum will be Friday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to noon in the MUB, room
Tsutsui has been chairman of the history department at the University of Kansas
since 2007 and executive director of the Confucius Institute since 2006. He
is also the director of the Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia, Center
for East Asian Studies.
He received his Ph.D. and master’s in history from Princeton University,
a master’s of letters in modern Japanese history from Oxford University,
Corpus Christi College, and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.
His CV can be viewed at http://www.unh.edu/academic-affairs/announcements/pdf/lib-arts_tsutsui-CV.pdf.
Tsutsui’s open forum will be Tuesday, April 1, from 11 a.m. - noon in
Caramello became the associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the
graduate school at University of Maryland in 2006. Previous positions include
chairman of the university’s English department, acting director of
the comparative literature program and director of graduate studies for the
Caramello earned his Ph.D. and master’s in English at the University
of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and a bachelor’s degree in English and religion
from Wesleyan University. Review his CV at http://www.unh.edu/academic-affairs/announcements/pdf/lib-arts_caramello-CV.pdf.
His open forum date is April 4, from 11 a.m. to noon in the MUB, room 330.
Knoff has been chairman and producing director of theater department at the
University at Buffalo/SUNY since 2004. Previously he was an associate professor
of theater at Connecticut College and assistant professor of theater and director
of graduate studies in theater at the University of Michigan.
He received his Ph.D. in theater from the University of Michigan, a master’s
degree in theater from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a J.D. from Duke
University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in communication from
Oberlin College. His full CV is available at http://www.unh.edu/academic-affairs/announcements/pdf/lib-arts_knopf-CV.pdf.
Knoff’s open forum date is Tuesday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in
the MUB, room 330.
Hoskin announced in September that she would be stepping down as dean, a position
she has held for 13 years, and taking an administrative leave to work on a
new book. Her leave begins at the end of the school year.