Jane, Schuh, PhD - Interim Dean
-Ph.D. North Dakota State University
-B.S. North Dakota State University
Dr. Jane Schuh is serving as the interim Dean of the College of Business to assist with a transition in leadership. She is a research scientist with an active program in pulmonary immunology and will maintain a half-time appointment in research during her tenure as the interim Dean. In her normal administrative role, Jane is the Associate Director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, which coordinates NDSU's agricultural research efforts across the state, and the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources. Her administrative service to agriculture will be on hold to allow her to focus on duties in the College of Business until a new dean is in place, which is expected to be in summer 2015. Jane's administrative background in academic programs, her experience in student advising and mentoring, her work with strategic planning, as well as her extensive outreach experience working with diverse groups across the state has provided a broad network of collaborators within the the campus and business communities of the state that will be valuable in providing a smooth transition to new leadership in a time of incredible opportunity for the college, university, and region.
Jane is a lifelong North Dakotan who grew up on a farm outside of Sheldon. She is the ninth of ten children and attended NDSU as both an undergraduate and a doctoral student. After a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Jane returned to ND as an Assistant Professor of Immunology in the Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences in 2004. As a research scientist, she has contributed to NDSU center and core facilities grant funding totaling over $16 million and to individual and collaborative competitive research grant funding of over $3.5 million, as well as educational grants totaling in excess of $100,000. She has mentored 33 undergraduate students in research projects. She has served as major advisor for 10 graduate students and sits on 29 other graduate student advisory and examination committees. She has served as a faculty mentor and teaching reviewer for 11 new faculty members. She has worked in the capacity of teacher, advisor, faculty mentor, or administrator in 10 graduate programs and is currently serving as the coordinator for Cellular and Molecular Biology, an interdisciplinary graduate program. As part of her personal development, she has participated in the national LEAD21 and FSLI programs, which train administrative leadership in the large, land grant institutions of the national system. She is eager to work with the excellent students, faculty, and staff in the College of Business at North Dakota State University to serve our community, state, and region.