Provost Administrative Fellowship Appointees Announced
David R. Colburn, Interim Provost
Professors Laurence Alexander, Kim Tanzer and Barbara Zsembik have been selected as the first appointees to the new Provost Administrative Fellowship Program. This program provides opportunities for educators to gain experience in university administration. The appointment is for one semester and is designed to complement assigned teaching responsibilities.
Laurence Alexander is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism in the College of Journalism and Communications. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Orleans; a Master of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University. He has won numerous awards for teaching and research.
Kim Tanzer is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture in the College of Design, Construction and Planning. She holds an undergraduate degree from Duke and a Master of Arts degree from North Carolina State University’s School of Design. Professor Tanzer’s awards include Teacher of the Year in the former College of Architecture.
Barbara Zsembik is an associate professor and associate chair, Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She holds a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, where she also earned her MA degree. Dr. Zsembik has received two Teaching Improvement Program (TIP) awards and two College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Teaching Awards.
Please join me in congratulating these three outstanding faculty members. I am delighted at the prospect of having them work with the Office of the Provost during the coming academic year.