Dr. Neil Sullivan Appointed New Interim Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Published: May 25th, 2000

Category: Memos

David R. Colburn, Interim Provost

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Neil Sullivan, Professor of Physics and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has accepted the position of Interim Dean for the College. Dr. Sullivan previously served as Chair of Physics for four terms and oversaw the construction of the new Physics Building and the expansion of its undergraduate and graduate programs. I look forward to working with Dr. Sullivan and am convinced that he will represent the interests of the faculty and students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with exceptional skill and vision.

A native New Zealander, Dr. Sullivan is an accomplished administrator, instructor and researcher with a number of publications in physics and discoveries in the field to his credit. His research interests are in quantum solids and fluids, low temperature physics, and magnetic resonance studies of solids. He earned his bachelor of science (with first class honors) and his master of science degrees from Otago University in New Zealand, and in 1972, Dr. Sullivan received his Ph.D. from Harvard. Prior to arriving at the University of Florida in 1982, he had served as Physicist, Centre d’ Etudes Nuclearies in Saclay, France, a position he had held for eight years.

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