Esrold Nurse, Ph.D.

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Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education;
Executive Director of the Newnan LSA Advising Center

435 South State Street
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

Office Location(s): 1213 Angell Hall
Phone: 734.764.7297
Fax: 734.647.5577

  • About

    Since 1995, Esrold Nurse has held the position of Assistant Dean in the Office of Student Academic Affairs, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, at the University of Michigan.

    In his capacity as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, Dr. Nurse provides leadership and administrative oversight for all program activities, including administration of the Code of Student Academic Conduct, the delivery and evaluation of services, development and implementing of new programs and activities, hiring, management and training of staff, management of budget, and development and implementation administrative procedures and policies.  He is responsible also for structuring effective relationships with academic department and administrative units in LSA and across the campus. Dr. Nurse represents the Dean of the College and the Office of LSA Student Academic Affairs to internal and external constituencies.  Along with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Graduate Education, the Assistant Dean advises the Dean on matters related to the undergraduate experience of LSA students.

    Dr. Nurse is a native of Trinidad and Tobago. He has traveled widely in the Caribbean and is an avid cricket and soccer fan. In 1998, he co-directed the University of Michigan Study Abroad program in London, England and taught a class: Caribbean Immigrants in Modern British Society. This course traced the movement of immigrants from several Caribbean countries to Britain, discussed the difficulty in assimilation and acceptance in Britain and examined the impact on Modern British Society.  

    Dr. Nurse received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994; MA in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University in 1978; and Bachelor of Science in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1976. Before coming to Michigan in 1995, he was Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Deputy Associate/Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs in the College of Letters and Science.

  • Education
    • Bachelor of Science in English Literature [University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh], 1976
    • MA in Educational Leadership [Western Michigan University], 1978
    • Ph.D. in Educational Administration [University of Wisconsin-Madison], 1994
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