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Citadel News Service
8 Mar 2012

Finalists named for dean of School of Science and Mathematics

Four finalists have been named for dean of the School of Science and Mathematics at The Citadel. They are: 

  • Robert L. Gannon, head, Department of Biology, Valdosta State University
  • Lok C. Lew Yan Voon, head, Department of Physics, Wright State University 
  • Carl L. Reiber, associate dean, College of Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
  • Paul M. Vanderburgh, associate provost and dean, Graduate, Professional and Continuing Education, University of Dayton

The finalists will be on campus this month for interviews. The new dean will replace Charles Groetsch, who stepped down to return to teaching in 2010, and interim Dean Spike Metts who has led the department in the meantime. The new dean also will serve as the Traubert Chair in Science and Mathematics.

The dean’s primary responsibilities include the general administration of the School Science and Mathematics and the oversight of curricular, budgetary, and academic matters, as well as faculty development. The new dean will also be expected to lead the school’s fundraising and development efforts, working closely with the staff of The Citadel Foundation.

The School of Science and Mathematics offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees in biology; health, exercise, and sport science; mathematics; and computer science; and undergraduate degrees in chemistry and physics. There are approximately 400 undergraduate and 100 graduate students in these programs. The School has 48 full-time faculty members actively engaged in teaching, research, and service.

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