Vol. 28, No. 6 April 2, 1999
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of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
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 Patricia Gurin, Ph.D. (Psychology)
Professor John Cross, Ph.D. (Economics)
Associate Dean for Budget
Professor Terry McDonald, Ph.D. (History)
Associate Dean for Academic Appointments
Professor Robert Owen, Ph.D. (Geological Sciences)
Associate Dean for Undergradaute Education
Professor Anthony Francis, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
Associate Dean for Research and Facilities
Evans Young, Assistant Dean for First and Second Year Studies
Esrold Nurse, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs (Dean of Students)
Wendy Keeney, B.A.
Interim Assistant Dean for Development and External Relations
Professor Jill Becker, Ph.D. (Psychology)
Assistant to the Dean for Faculty Appointments
Barbara Murphy, B.A.
Assistant to the Dean
Henry Halloway, B.A.
Equipment, Facilities, Renovations
Professor Susan A. Gelman, Ph.D. (Psychology)
Professor John Knott, Ph.D. (English Language and Literature)
Professor Ludwig Koenen, Ph.D. (Classical Studies)
Professor Hugh L. Montgomery, Ph.D. (Mathematics)
Professor Sonya O. Rose, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Professor Kathryn W. Tosney, Ph.D. (Biology)
Kay A. Beattie, A.B.A
Secretary to the Executive Committee
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