Three finalists have been selected from the internal search for a new dean for the College of Graduate Studies.
• Dr. Laurie Dinnebeil, Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of Early Childhood and Special Education in the Judith Herb College of Education;
• Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, associate professor of medicinal and biological chemistry, associate professor of chemistry, and director of international pharmaceutical sciences graduate student retention and recruitment in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and
• Dr. Patrick Lawrence, professor and chair of geography and planning in the College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences.
The UT campus community is invited to meet the candidates at open forums.
Listed by date, the open forums will be:
• Friday, April 29 — Dinnebeil from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in Health Education Building Room 105 on Health Science Campus and from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in Student Union Room 2592 on Main Campus.
• Monday, May 2 — Lawrence from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in Health Education Building Room 105 on Health Science Campus and from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in Student Union Room 2582 on Main Campus.
• Thursday, May 5 — Bryant-Friedrich from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in Health Education Building Room 105 on Health Science Campus and from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in Student Union Room 2582 on Main Campus.
Curriculum vitaes are available for each candidate at utoledo.edu/offices/provost/search-dean-graduate.
“We are looking for someone to lead our graduate and professional programs to become even more nationally distinguished and highly ranked,” Dr. William Messer, vice president for research and chair of the search committee, said. “The next dean also will be charged with continuing and growing UT’s emphasis on graduate student research.”
The University has 128 master’s degree programs and 40 doctoral programs in 12 colleges. In addition to those degrees, the University offers professional doctorates and master’s degrees, as well as a variety of certificates in health care, business and personal enrichment areas.