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College dean finalists to visit campus

03-12-2018

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MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin is searching for a new dean of the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Four finalists have been identified, and open forums begin this week in Watkins Auditorium. Dates and times are listed below.

• Dr. James Dire, March 12, 4 p.m.
• Dr. Rose McConnell, March 13, 1:30 p.m.
• Dr. David Probst, March 16, 2:30 p.m.
• Dr. Shadow Robinson, March 22, 2 p.m.

The college dean is responsible for overseeing all academic and administrative issues within the college and reports directly to the university provost.

Dr. James Dire is the vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Hawai’i – Kaua’i campus. He holds bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and in physics and mathematics; master’s degrees in physics and electrical engineering, and earth and planetary science; and a doctoral degree in earth and planetary science.

Dr. Rose McConnell is a professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry at Western Illinois University. She holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in chemistry and has done post-doctoral work in biochemistry and medical pharmacology.

Dr. David Probst is a professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics at Southeast Missouri State University. He holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and electrical engineering, and both master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering.

Dr. Shadow Robinson is a professor of physics and director of the Compass Curriculum at Millsaps College. Robinson holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics and a doctoral degree in theoretical nuclear physics.

Dr. Jennifer Greenwood, professor of biology, has served as interim dean since August 2017 when Dr. Richard Helgeson, professor of engineering and former college dean, accepted the role of interim university provost. Dr. Ross Dickens, dean, College of Business and Global Affairs, is chairperson of the search committee.

For more information, contact Tammy Hall, administrative assistant, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, at 731-881-7380 or thall19@utm.edu.

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