Steinbock, Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values, has been a member of the UT College of Law faculty for nearly 25 years and has served as associate dean for academic affairs for the college since 2007. He will start his appointment as interim dean July 1.
“I look forward to working with faculty and staff in maintaining and enhancing the college’s academic success, community involvement and national reputation,” Steinbock said. “The biggest challenge is in reaching these goals in a tough economic environment.”
Dr. William McMillen, interim Main Campus provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, said Steinbock is a perfect match for the job because of his breadth of knowledge and familiarity with the college.
“The stability provided by Dan’s experience and history with the college is exactly what it needs during this time of transition,” McMillen, vice president for government relations and chief of staff, said. “The College of Law is in very capable hands under Dan, but finding a permanent dean for the college will be a priority in the next year.”
A search committee has been named, and Steinbock’s term as interim dean will last for one year.