W. Andrew Marcus (Geog) appointed as Permanent CAS Dean

5/3/2016: Schill’s on a roll. Four down, one to go:


W. Andrew Marcus has been Interim Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences since 2013, and he knows both the amazing opportunity and daily challenges of the University of Oregon’s largest college. That firsthand knowledge and a 15-year UO career that has been defined by incredible dedication, committed leadership, and an unflappable passion for his college make him a clear choice to serve in the role on a permanent basis.

Andrew has earned the respect of the faculty, staff, and UO leadership by always maintaining an optimistic eye on the future. Perhaps most visibly, he has been the driving force to conceptualize the Tykeson Hall College and Careers Building, and will now continue that work to make it a reality.

A tireless advocate for his faculty and staff, he leads by example, as demonstrated by his significant reorganization of the dean’s office to optimize its efficiency in the face of budgetary challenges. The high-functioning and dedicated team he has built allows him to devote more and more time to advancing the visibility of CAS, especially among alumni and donors.

Andrew remains research-active, focusing on human impacts on rivers and the use of remote sensing technology to map and understand rivers. Most recently he served as lead editor of the award winning Atlas of Yellowstone. He also served as head of the Department of Geography from 2008 to 2011, associate dean for social sciences from 2011 to 2013, and president of the UO Senate in 2004–5. 

A 1978 graduate of Stanford University, Andrew went on to earn his master of arts in geography from Arizona State University in 1983 and his PhD in geography from the University of Colorado in 1987.

Please join me in congratulating W. Andrew Marcus, now the permanent Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Scott Coltrane
Provost and Senior Vice President

Schill’s on a roll. Four down, one to go:

?: New LCB business school Dean ?

5/3/2016: Andrew Marcus appointed as Permanent CAS Dean

5/2/2016: New School of Architecture and Allied Arts Dean Christoph Lindner, from Amsterdam

4/28/2016: UO’s new Dean of Journalism and Communications is PR expert Juan-Carlos Molleda from UFL

4/26/2016: UO’s new VP for Research, David Conover from Stony Brook

5/2/2016: New School of Architecture and Allied Arts Dean Christoph Lindner, from Amsterdam
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Dean finalist surveys due 5PM today (Wed)

The videos from the finalists for the CAS, Business, AAA, and Journalism dean searches are now posted. Links below the break go to the videos and the evaluation surveys, which must be completed by 5PM Wed.

If you have a strong opinion, I recommend also checking the list of people on the search committees and emailing your comments to people you know on the committee. Here are the lists:

CAS Dean Search Committee:

LCB Dean Search Committee:

AAA Dean Search Committee:

  • Chris Bell, Instructor, Historic Preservation, School of Architecture & Allied Arts, cbell3@uoregon.edu
  • Tiffany Benefiel, Office Specialist 2, School of Architecture & Allied Arts, benefiel@uoregon.edu
  • Trygve Faste, Assistant Professor, Product Design, School of Architecture & Allied Arts,trygve@uoregon.edu
  • John Fenn, Associate Professor, Arts and Administration, School of Architecture & Allied Arts,jfenn@uoregon.edu
  • Michael Fifield, Professor, Architecture School of Architecture & Allied Arts, mef@uoregon.edu
  • Alyssa Franco, Graduate Student, Architecture School of Architecture & Allied Arts,afranco3@uoregon.edu
  • David Hulse, Knight Professor, Landscape Architecture School of Architecture & Allied Arts,dhulse@uoregon.edu
  • Karen Johnson, Assistant Dean, External Relations & Communications, School of Architecture & Allied Arts, karenjj@uoregon.edu
  • Rich Margerum, Professor, Planning, Public Policy & Management, School of Architecture & Allied Arts,rdm@uoregon.edu
  • Kate Mondloch, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, School of Architecture & Allied Arts,mondloch@uoregon.edu
  • Scott Pratt, Committee Chair, Dean, Graduate School, spratt@uoregon.edu
  • Don Prohaska, Advisory Board, School of Architecture & Allied Arts, don@prohaskaassociates.com
  • Daniel Rosenberg, Professor, Clark Honors College, dbr@uoregon.edu
  • Julie Stott, Advisory Board, School of Architecture & Allied Arts, Julie@stottpdx.com
  • Laura Vandenburgh, Associate Professor, Art, School of Architecture & Allied Arts,lkvanden@uoregon.edu
  • Marcia Walker, Committee Staff, Assistant to the Dean, Graduate School, marcia@uoregon.edu

School of Journalism and Communication Dean Search Committee:

Mark Blaine, Senior Instructor
School of Journalism & Communication
Doug Blandy, Committee Chair
Senior Vice Provost
Office of the Provost & Academic Affairs
Tonya Dressel
School of Journalism & Communication
Sally Garner, Director
Student Services
School of Journalism & Communication
Lisa Gilman, Associate Professor
College of Arts & Sciences
David Koranda, Senior Instructor
School of Journalism & Communication
Regina Lawrence, Professor/Director
Turnbull Center
School of Journalism & Communication
Ed Madison,Assistant Professor
Multimedia Journalism
School of Journalism & Communication
Gabriela Martinez, Associate Professor
School of Journalism & Communication
Mary Popish
Live Television Line Producer
School of Journalism & Communication
Esi Thompson, Graduate student
Media Studies
School of Journalism & Communication
Kathy Warden, Committee Staff
Operations & Project Manager
Office of the Provost & Academic Affairs
Kyu Ho Youm, Professor
Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair
School of Journalism & Communication
Mark Zusman
Advisory Board
School of Journalism & Communication

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CAS Dean Search – go Ducks!

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Search Committee

Search Firm: Diversified Search 

I’m no football coach, but the tag-line is not the way I’d kick off the search for a permanent Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences:

Dear CAS Faculty:

The search process for the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences has begun. The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has selected Dr. Kim Morrisson of Diversified Search, to assist UO with the search. Kim has requested a meeting with CAS faculty, early in the search process, to hear about your vision for the college, from your perspective, including challenges and opportunities. Kim will use the information from this meeting, and others, to create a prospectus document that will be used in the recruitment of candidates.

You are invited to join Kim for a meeting with CAS Faculty:

               Friday, October 9

               10:30 – 11:30am 

               Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/Pape’ Reception Hall

                    (enter the Museum through the courtyard near Marché Café on the south side of the building) 

You can read Kim’s bio at: http://www.diversifiedsearch.com/Biographies/BioTemplate.aspx?ID=11

Thanks for your participation in this process …. go Ducks!

For the record, Doctor Morrisson was also the consultant on the searches that produced President Mike Gottfredson and VPR Kimberly Espy.