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:

  • Mike Andreasen, Vice President, University Advancement, [email protected]
  • Bruce Blonigen, Committee Chair, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, [email protected]
  • Heather Bottorff, Director, Academic Advising, Lundquist College of Business, [email protected]
  • John Chalmers, Professor, Finance, Lundquist College of Business, [email protected]
  • Bettina Cornwell, Professor, Marketing, Lundquist College of Business, [email protected]
  • Angela Davis, Associate Professor, Accounting, Lundquist College of Business, [email protected]
  • Michele Henney, Program Manager/Senior Lecturer I, Accounting, Lundquist College of Business,[email protected]
  • John Hull, Assistant Dean, Centers of Excellence, Lundquist College of Business, [email protected]
  • Chuck Kalnbach, Senior Instructor I, Management, Lundquist College of Business,[email protected]
  • Gwen Lillis, Advisory Board Chair, Board of Advisors, Lundquist College of Business,[email protected]
  • Nagesh Murthy, Associate Professor, Decision Science, Lundquist College of Business,[email protected]
  • Shari Powell, Director, Operations, College of Arts & Sciences, [email protected]
  • Mike Russo, Professor, Management, Lundquist College of Business, [email protected]

AAA Dean Search Committee:

  • Chris Bell, Instructor, Historic Preservation, School of Architecture & Allied Arts, [email protected]
  • Tiffany Benefiel, Office Specialist 2, School of Architecture & Allied Arts, [email protected]
  • Trygve Faste, Assistant Professor, Product Design, School of Architecture & Allied Arts,[email protected]
  • John Fenn, Associate Professor, Arts and Administration, School of Architecture & Allied Arts,[email protected]
  • Michael Fifield, Professor, Architecture School of Architecture & Allied Arts, [email protected]
  • Alyssa Franco, Graduate Student, Architecture School of Architecture & Allied Arts,[email protected]
  • David Hulse, Knight Professor, Landscape Architecture School of Architecture & Allied Arts,[email protected]
  • Karen Johnson, Assistant Dean, External Relations & Communications, School of Architecture & Allied Arts, [email protected]
  • Rich Margerum, Professor, Planning, Public Policy & Management, School of Architecture & Allied Arts,[email protected]
  • Kate Mondloch, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, School of Architecture & Allied Arts,[email protected]
  • Scott Pratt, Committee Chair, Dean, Graduate School, [email protected]
  • Don Prohaska, Advisory Board, School of Architecture & Allied Arts, [email protected]
  • Daniel Rosenberg, Professor, Clark Honors College, [email protected]
  • Julie Stott, Advisory Board, School of Architecture & Allied Arts, [email protected]
  • Laura Vandenburgh, Associate Professor, Art, School of Architecture & Allied Arts,[email protected]
  • Marcia Walker, Committee Staff, Assistant to the Dean, Graduate School, [email protected]

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
[email protected].com
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

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Search

For the CAS search, some background documents relating to the budget hole left to CAS by former CAS Dean and current Provost Coltrane may be worth reading:

  • The January 2014 letter in which new interim CAS Dean Andrew Marcus explains to former CAS Dean Scott Coltrane that he left CAS in an untenable budget position.
  • The once secret July 2014 MOU’s on the $15M off budget side-deals that Coltrane cut for Law and AAA the day before Coltrane moved on from Interim Provost to Interim President.

Candidate A: March 28 – 29, 2016 – Ruth Ann Atchley

Candidate B: March 29 – April 1, 2016 – W. Andrew Marcus

Candidate C: March 31 – April 1, 2016 – Kathleen Canning

Candidate D: April 4 – 5, 2016 – Alan Houston

Dean of the Lundquist College of Business Search


Candidate A: March 28 – 29, 2016 – Rachel Croson

Candidate B: March 30 – 31, 2016 – H. Rao Unnava

Candidate C: April 4 – 5, 2016 – Robert Hooijberg


Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts Search


Candidate A: March 28 – 30, 2016 – Christoph Lindner

Candidate B: March 31 – April 1, 2016 – Renée Cheng

Candidate C: April 4 – 5, 2016 – Mark Elison Hoversten

Candidate D: April 6 – 7, 2016 – Nancy Pollock-Ellwand


Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication Search


Candidate A: March 28 – 29, 2016 – Michelle Ferrier

Candidate B: March 31 – April 1, 2016 – Brad Rawlins

Candidate C: April 5 – 6, 2016 – Julianne Newton

Candidate D: April 7 – 8, 2016 – Juan-Carlos Molleda

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences – Finalists campus visit schedule and information

Public Presentations

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Dean of the Lundquist College of Business – Finalists campus visit schedule and information

Public Presentations

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Many business schools are struggling through a changing competitive landscape that seems to make obsolete several well-accepted models of business education. One can increase marketing expenditures and maintain one’s share of a shrinking market. The wealthier schools are able to do that. The result is that schools with restricted marketing budgets (especially state schools) are losing their student base. The discontinuation of the full-time MBA program by Virginia Tech and Wake Forest is seen by many as a tip of the iceberg. The offering of free MBAs by Arizona State University and University of Massachusetts is another indication of how second-tier state schools are facing hardship in attracting qualified graduate students to join their programs. Other reputationally and financially weaker institutions are expected to follow suit in the near future. I believe that the most effective way of dealing with this challenge is through innovation. I implemented strategies built on innovation in all the programs I have run at Fisher – Doctoral, Undergraduate, and Executive Education. These innovations have resulted in improving the rankings of the programs (UG went up from 21 to 12, EMBA went up from 14 to 9, and the doctoral program improved in overall evaluations), have created new energy in the institution, and developed an entrepreneurial mindset in both faculty and staff. I strongly believe that the future of Lundquist College of Business lies in its continued ability to launch innovative new product lines that cater to the changing client base more effectively than competitive offerings.

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Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts – Finalists campus visit schedule and information

Public Presentations

Currently, I am Professor of Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, where I also serve as the founding Director of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis. NICA is the Dutch national research school for interdisciplinary arts and humanities enquiry, which I established in collaboration with eight partner universities in 2011 ( Although still a young organization, NICA has already developed a strong reputation for innovative programming, which was recognized last year in our successful application for €780,000 in external PhD funding from the Dutch science foundation. Combined with the experience of leading NICA and several years as a department chair, my concurrent directorship of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis has prepared me well for the position of Dean of A&AA. Founded 20 years ago, ASCA is a research institute and graduate school with a strong emphasis on art, theory, and creative practice. ASCA is home to over 120 faculty members and 200 graduate students (at MA and PhD levels) active in art, design, and visual culture; film and media studies; literature and language; Date 7 December 2015 Faculty of Humanities Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis Prof. dr. C.P. Lindner Professor of Media and Culture Director, NICA T 2 music; theatre and performance studies; and philosophy. As Director, my responsibilities included the intellectual leadership, publication program, PhD training and supervision, fundraising, and financial planning and management of the institute and its 40 research groups ( During my directorship, ASCA became one of the most successful European humanities institutes in securing external research funding. In 2014 alone, for example, ASCA secured over €17 million from external funding agencies and industry partners.

In my past experience, I effectively managed an annual budget of close to $5M, never in deficit and greatly increasing the return on investment for the University. When I first became Head of the School, the University had recently adopted the “Revenue Centered Management” (RCM) at the level of departments, I instituted a number of changes that took advantage of the entrepreneurial aspect of RCM. I was able to: increase enrollment while dropping expenses by creating new programs that were less demanding on space and contact hours, eliminate duplication, and clarify pay scales. The result was a far more effective School that increased revenue by close to $1M per year for first two years while increasing the quality of education. I currently direct a program with an innovative vision of practice-based research: the Master of Science in Architecture, Research Practices (MS-RP) concentration. To support this, I created a consortium of eight leading firms from the architecture, engineer and construction industry. The Consortium financially supports structured research opportunities for high performing students, collaboratively supervised by faculty and professionals. This program has been nationally recognized and presents a potentially expandable (and fundable) model of collaborative industryfaculty-student research. In my experience at the College as Head and Associate Dean for Research, I have been actively involved with fundraising, consortium building, grant writing, and, in one case, seeking venture capital. About five years ago, I was invited to take a more active role in deepening donor relations. Since then I have regularly met with current and prospective donors and worked intensively with development officers to develop proposals and ways to find opportunities to match donor interests with School or College priorities. There were numerous successes, including extensive work done celebrating the centennial of the School, and many relationships continue today. I enjoy interacting with donors and would welcome the opportunity to continue to advance your development plans for the School.

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  • Candidate D – Wednesday, April 6, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., 202 Ford Alumni Center

Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication – Finalists campus visit schedule and information

Public Presentations

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21 Responses to Dean finalist surveys due 5PM today (Wed)

  1. Dog says:

    I strongly vote for Candidate C. Their appointment date seems appropriate for this position.

  2. Michael says:

    Kathleen Canning would be great

    • uomatters says:

      Some specifics?

      • Dog says:

        Canning is good with reasonable experience but she is at the tail end of her career and would likely be a caretaker rather than an innovator or risk taker (of course I could be wrong but I am on record about saying these same things about Coltrane …). The UO is really not in the same league as Michigan

        The person from Kansas is mid career and in many ways, Kansas is
        a good precursor school to the UO since things at KU are around 600 milli helfrichs on the Fucked Up Scale

        • Anas clypeata says:

          I seem to remember a certain University of Kansas Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost who came to work at the UO as an administrator of some sort. The name escapes me… something about a hat, I think? Anyway, that person’s time here went swimmingly!

          • Dog says:

            and of course that would generally apply to everyone coming hear from Kansas – even Dorothy

  3. Anonymous says:

    CAS Dean:

    Andrew Marcus is the only serious candidate. Sorry, I know there are a few haters out there but he’s played the hand he was dealt as well as anyone could have. The search firm knows that Marcus is going to get the job and they’ve told their top prospects not to bother.

    Atchley has been the chair of psychology at Kansas for 6 years. Before that she was Senate President and chaired a few committees. KU didn’t even put her on the important searches. Look at the list she gives of department chair responsibilities and ask if there’s enough there to give confidence that she could deal with CAS’s bucket of blood?

    Canning is chair of the history department at Michigan. It’s a big department and a good one, but she’s never been on the track that leads to an administrative job like CAS Dean. She’s a UO alumnae and may have personal reasons to come back. It’s not going to be as CAS dean.

    • uomatters says:

      The CAS search is being run by Kim Morrison of Diversified Search: That’s the same search firm that brought us Mike Gottfredson and Kimberly Espy. Morrison’s confidential report on Gottfredson is here, courtesy of Kitzhaber’s doc dump:

      It consists of a few pages of his answers to the standard bio questions. The only foreshadowing?

      Concerns Areas to Probe Further: Mike is a quiet leader whose persona may not evoke the gravitas that one would expect That said there is evidence to suggest that his demeanor does nothing to interfere with his effectiveness He can be a bit soft spoken in more intimate settings

      I think they charged OUS about $200K to run the search and prepare insightful reports like that. Presumably Morrison is doing the CAS search for free, under some sort of replacement warranty policy.

      That said I agree with your comments Anonymous. All hail Marcus. Though who knows, maybe candidate D will surprise.

  4. CAS faculty member says:

    I am not a Marcus hater and agree with the many positive comments above, but now that Canning is on campus interacting with faculty it is clear to me that she is the better candidate. She would do much more to raise “excellence” at the UO than Marcus because she will ensure buy-in from across the units in CAS and provide meaningful (and inexpensive) support to Humanities and Social Sciences. She will also more effectively address inclusion and equity questions than Marcus because she clearly gets the problem in a much more visceral way than Marcus.

    With regards to the problem of scaling up from Dept. Chair to CAS Dean… I had the same concern about Schill being able to scale up from Dean of a Law School (a small enterprise) to President of the university, but think he’s done just fine.

    • anonymous says:

      The History Dept at Michigan is huge; Canning may be currently managing more faculty than Schill did as Law Dean.

    • Dog says:

      I agree about Canning – I am just concerned that her energy peak has passed and it will take a lot of Energy to manage CAS in a way that better promotes academic excellence than counting beans in new ways …

      • just different says:

        I guess that means Hillary Clinton’s energy peak has passed too.

    • anonymous1 says:

      Canning is charming, but all we got from her interview is that now we know a lot (really a lot) about what they have done so far in the History department at Michigan …. I didn’t hear of any specific vision for CAS at the UofO. (Don’t they need to do some homework before coming for an interview?) I have no clue what she will do here, but for sure she will not be ready to make any decision for some very long time.

  5. Inclusion & equity on a visceral level says:

    So glad you said this. I think Schill gets this too. UO is way behind peers on this issue and Marcus just mouths some of the right words in sort of the right order.

    • Not entirely accurate says:

      Regardless of UO overall, cAS lags national norms for faculty. only for women in the sciences. We lag our AAU peers in lots of things, of course.

      • Inclusion & equity on a visceral level says:

        The number of people from demographic group X in department Y tells only a small part of the story. In the case of women in the sciences, just hiring more women by itself won’t fix whatever created the situation in the first place.

  6. It's a big department, though. says:

    72 ladder rank faculty and lecturers at UM Department of History. Chicago Law looks to have ~140 faculty across academic, clinical, and lecturers. UCLA Law has “more than 100”.

  7. Hippo says:

    In Muskogee, the kids still respect the college dean. RIP Merle.

    • uomatters says:

      He often claimed he’d meant that song ironically, but his greatness lay in the fact you couldn’t quite be sure. From the NYT:

      Unlike his friend Johnny Cash, Mr. Haggard didn’t merely visit San Quentin State Prison to perform for the inmates. Convicted of burglary in 1957, he served nearly three years there and spent his 21st birthday in solitary confinement.

      Mr. Haggard went on to write “Mama Tried,” “Branded Man” and several other candid songs about his incarceration, all of them sung in a supple baritone suffused with dignity and regret. Many of his other recordings championed the struggles of the working class from which he rose. He became known as a poet of the common man.

  8. Dog says:

    I don’t think anyone pays attention to those surveys at all and the results are never revealed. Therefore if you are planning to do the survey – just post a synopsis here to UOmatters, that way actual opinions will be known (and yes likely ignored or flamed but at least archived).

  9. Dog says:


    Okay I will start and give very brief synopsis for the 3 external CAS
    dean candidates and all of this opinions could be completely nuts


    Strengths: Understands interdisciplinary matters; good focus on undergrad education; understands research; comes from budget stricken KU

    Weaknesses: Not much experience in grad education issues; not very dynamic of presentation; may seem too narrow


    Strengths: pretty articulate; good focus on issues of liberal arts at American Universities; good experience

    Weaknesses: Oregon ain’t Michigan; this looks like end of career step up move to me


    Strengths: knows how to talk to faculty; seems to understand current landscape of higher ed; can quote Hobbs

    Weaknesses: Style over substance; somewhat lack of recent, direct, relevant experience. Kind of reminds me of the way Jim Bean talks …