Graduate dean hopefuls coming to UF's campus


Published: Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 8, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.

Five candidates for the position of dean of the University of Florida Graduate School will be interviewed in the weeks ahead. Each will give a public presentation outlining their vision for graduate education.

The candidates and the dates for their presentations are:

· Robert A. Frank, interim university dean of the graduate school at the University of Cincinnati, will be on campus Wednesday and Thursday. His presentation is 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Keene Faculty Center, 103 Dauer Hall.

· Deba Dutta, former director of the division of graduation education at the National Science Foundation, is on leave as a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University. He will visit Thursday and Friday, with a presentation at 4 p.m. Thursday in Room 404 of the Reitz Union.

· Jeryl Mumpower, a professor of public administration and policy at the University of Albany (SUNY), is former dean of the graduate school there. He'll visit Jan. 16-17, with a presentation at 4 p.m. Jan. 16 in 103 Dauer Hall, Keene Faculty Center.

· Henry Frierson, professor of education psy- chology and former associate dean of the graduate school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will be on campus Jan. 18-19. His presentation is 4 p.m. Jan. 18 in 103 Dauer Hall.

· Maresi Nerad, associate dean of the graduate school and director of the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education at the University of Washington, will visit Jan. 22-23. Her presentation is 4 p.m. Jan. 22 in 103 Dauer Hall.

Diane Chun can be reached at 374-5041 or chund@gvillesun.com

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