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02-03 LS&A Bulletin

Vol. 31, No. 1June 5, 2002

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The Regents of the University

David A. Brandon, Ann Arbor
Laurence B. Deitch, Bloomfield Hills
Daniel Horning, Grand Haven
Olivia P. Maynard, Goodrich
Rebecca McGowan, Ann Arbor
Andrea Fischer Newman, Ann Arbor
S. Martin Taylor, Grosse Pointe Farms
Katherine E. White, Ann Arbor
B. Joseph White, Interim President, ex officio

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College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Mission Statement

To achieve pre-eminence in creating, preserving and applying knowledge and academic values, to enrich the lives of students, and to transform them into leaders and citizens who challenge the present and illuminate the future.


Professor Terrence J. McDonald, Ph.D. (History)
Interim Dean

Professor Donald S. Gomez, Ph.D. (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Professor Philip J. Hanlon, Ph.D. (Mathematics)
Associate Dean for Planning and Finance

Professor Paul Rasmussen, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Professor Robert Owen, Ph.D. (Geological Sciences)
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Peggy Burns, B.S.
Assistant Dean for Communication and Marketing and
Interim Assistant Dean for Development

Marjorie S. Horton, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education

Margaret E. Norgren, M.B.A.
Assistant Dean for Operations

Esrold A. Nurse, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs

Evans Young, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education

Executive Committee

Professor Jill Becker, Ph.D. (Psychology)

Professor John Knott, Ph.D. (English Language and Literature)

Professor Sonya O. Rose, Ph.D. (Sociology)

Professor Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Ph.D. (American Culture)

Professor Lynn Walter, Ph.D. (Geological Sciences)

Professor Charles Yocum, Ph.D. (Biology)

Kay A. Beattie, A.B.A
Executive Assistant to the Dean and Secretary to the Executive Committee

The LS&A Bulletin

While the Office of Academic Information and Publications is charged with ensuring the current accuracy of this LS&A Bulletin , all policies and procedures, rules and regulations, programs and courses herein described are subject to change without prior notice. The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts welcomes suggestions for improving the quality of this and all other College publications. Suggestions may be directed to:

Rick Jones, Editor,
Academic Information and Publications

Robert D. Wallin, Director,
Academic Information and Publications

Pam Rinker, Program Associate,
LS&A Curriculum Committee

Professor Robert Owen,
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

LS&A Student Academic Affairs

Esrold A. Nurse, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs

Louis C. Rice, Ph.D.
Assistant to the Assistant Dean

Charles A. Judge, Ph.D.
Assistant to the Assistant Dean

Alice G. Reinarz, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Advising Center

Robert D. Wallin, M.A.
Director, Academic Information and Publications

Helen I. Olson,
Interim Director, Academic Standards Board

W. Harry Marsden,
Director, Advising Technology

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