National Search Begins for Next Dean of Arts and
A national search has begun to identify a successor to
Daniel Weiss, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School
of Arts and Sciences, who will be stepping down on June 30
to assume the presidency of Lafayette College.
The search committee appointed by President William R.
Brody and chaired by Provost Steven Knapp is looking to
establish as broad, diverse and distinguished a pool of
candidates as possible. Nominations or suggestions
regarding sources of information that might assist the
committee in forming its pool of candidates can be
forwarded to its vice chair, Pam Cranston, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee, which includes Krieger School faculty
and students and two faculty members from other schools,
will identify and evaluate candidates for presentation to
Brody and the board of trustees.
Members of the search committee for the James B. Knapp
Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences are Steven
Knapp (chair), senior vice president for academic affairs
and provost; Pam Cranston (vice chair), associate provost
for academic affairs; Karl Alexander, professor, Sociology,
KSAS; Amanda Anderson, chair, English, KSAS; Jonathan
Bagger, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor and chair, Physics and
Astronomy, KSAS; William Connolly, Krieger-Eisenhower
Professor, Political Science, KSAS; Michela Gallagher,
Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Psychological and Brain
Sciences, KSAS; Jane Guyer, professor, Anthropology, KSAS;
Adetokunbo "Ade" Lukan, graduate student; Charles Meneveau,
professor, Mechanical Engineering, WSE; Christal Ng,
undergraduate student, class of 2006; David Nichols, vice
dean for education and professor, Anesthesiology and
Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics, School of Medicine;
Steven Nichols, chair, Romance Languages, KSAS; Allen
Shearn, chair, Biology, KSAS; Ronald Walters, professor,
History, KSAS; and Sarah Woodson, professor, Biophysics,
Adam Falk, who has been serving as dean of the
faculty, will serve as interim dean and is in place in that
role now, working in partnership with Weiss.
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