The schedule has been announced for campus visits by five finalists for dean of NDSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition, each candidate will give a public presentation while they are on campus for interviews.
“I am delighted with the number of applicants for the position and very pleased with the strong pool we have seen in the selection process,” said Kevin McCaul, search committee chair and dean of science and mathematics. He said about 50 people applied for the position.
Joao Sedycias, professor of English and Spanish at Essex County College, N.J., will visit NDSU March 30-April 2. Since 2006, he has been chair of the Division of Humanities at Essex County College, and from 2003-06, he was chair of the Department of Letters at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. He will give a public presentation on Thursday, March 31, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Beckwith Recital Hall.
Magali C. Michael, professor of English at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, will come to campus April 4-7. She has been chair of the Department of English since 2007, and she was the co-director and co-founder of the Women and Gender Studies program from 2003-2007.
Thomas W. Loughlin, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Theatre and Dance at the State University of New York, Fredonia, will visit April 6-9. He is chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance and his past administrative appointments include chair of the Department of Visual Arts and New Media, director of the Media Arts Interdisciplinary Program and interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.
Reinhard G. Andress, professor of German at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, is scheduled to visit April 10-13. Andress spent five years as chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and is presently associate dean for Graduate Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Kent Sandstrom, professor of sociology at University of Northern Iowa, is set to come to the NDSU campus April 13-16. Since 2006, he has been head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, and he is past executive officer of the Midwest Sociological Society.
The public presentations by Michael, Loughlin, Andress and Sandstrom will be scheduled at a later date.