Appointment of new CLAS dean

Published: April 8th, 2008

Category: Memos

J. Bernard Machen, President

It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Paul J. D’Anieri, associate dean of humanities at the University of Kansas, as the new dean of UF’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Paul will assume his new position July 1, 2008.

Paul has served as associate dean of humanities in KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences since 2004. In that role, he was responsible for 14 units, 200 faculty members and a budget of roughly $20 million. A scholar in international and domestic politics in the former Soviet Union with a special focus on Ukraine, he was director of KU’s Center for Russian and European Studies in 2003-04, and he was associate dean for international programs from 1999 to 2003.

He has been a professor of political science and the Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies since 2007, an associate professor from 1998 to 2007 and an assistant professor from 1991 to 1998. During the summer of 1998, he was a visiting associate professor in the department of government at Harvard University’s Ukrainian Research Institute, and in 1993-94 he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at L’viv State University in Ukraine.

He has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Michigan State University, a master’s in government from Cornell University and a doctorate in government, also from Cornell. He speaks Russian, Ukrainian and German.

Please join me in welcoming him to the University of Florida.

I would also like to extend my thanks to Dean Pramod Khargonekar and the members of the search committee he chaired for all of their hard work.

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