New associate chairs announced
Thursday, October 06, 2011
We are pleased to announce the new graduate and undergraduate associate chairs and two new associate chairs for the museum collections.
Professor L. Lacey Knowles, is the new associate chair for graduate studies, taking over for Professor George Kling. During her three-year term, she is responsible for all aspects of the Ph.D. and master's programs in EEB. The associate chair is responsible for the admissions, recruitment, financial aid, and progress towards degree for all graduate students in our programs, and chairs the Graduate Affairs Committee as well as the Graduate Admissions Committee.
Professor Priscilla Tucker is the new associate chair for undergraduate curriculum, taking the reins from Professor Barry OConnor. She shares responsibility for the undergraduate Program in Biology with the associate chair in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology for a three-year term. The associate chair works with the faculty to determine teaching commitments, resolves student and curriculum issues, and chairs the department curriculum committee.
Professor Paul Berry, director of the Herbarium and Professor Diarmaid Ó Foighil, director of the Museum of Zoology have been named associate chairs for museum collections.
They will manage all aspects of the collections, including promoting museum‐related projects and grants, ensuring stewardship of the collections and databases, oversight of daily operations, supervision and evaluation of curatorial activities by faculty and of collections staff, and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations. They will work with directors of other LSA museums and throughout the university to ensure coordination of museum‐related activities.
Pictured: top left: Knowles, Tucker, bottom left: Berry, Ó Foighil.
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