Colburn Names New Appointments
Gail F. Baker, Vice President
Dr. David Colburn, interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, has announced the appointment of Dr. Charles E. Frazier as vice provost and senior associate vice president for Academic Affairs. Dr. Sheila Dickison has been named associate provost for Undergraduate Education and will maintain her position as director of the Honors Program. Both appointments are effective immediately. “Professors Frazier and Dickison bring extraordinary administrative and academic experience to the Provost’s office,” Colburn said. “They both have extensive experience at the University of Florida and are both committed to enhancing the academic environment for students and faculty. I feel very fortunate to have both of them working with me.” Dr. Frazier, a professor of Sociology and Criminology, joined the UF faculty as an assistant professor in 1972. From 1991 to 1998, he served as Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For five years, Dr. Frazier was director of the Institute for the study of Law and Criminology at UF. The author of more than 50 publications, Dr. Frazier has also served on the editorial boards of three professional journals and as an associate consultant editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the Southern Illinois University. He earned a master’s degree in sociology from Kent State and a BA from Muskingum College.
Dr. Dickison has headed the Honors Program since 1996. She held the position of associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences between 1989 and 1995. She is the current president of the American Classical League, a national organization of more than 6000 teachers of Classical Studies at all levels. A winner of the Florida Blue Key Distinguished Faculty Award in 1997 and the Association of Academic Women’s Achievement Award in 1999, Dr. Dickison is the author of more than 20 publications. Dr. Dickison holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in Latin and Greek from Bryn Mawr College and a bachelor’s of arts degree in French and Latin from the University of Toronto.