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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 public forums.

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 330.

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 MUB 330.


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 English department.

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.

 



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