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Search for New LSU Graduate School Dean Narrowed to Three Candidates, Public Presentations Set for Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 6

11/29/2011 09:22 AM

BATON ROUGE – University officials are in the process of conducting a search for a new dean of the LSU Graduate School, and have recently narrowed the search from seven candidates to three.

 

Over the next two weeks, the remaining candidates for the position will be interviewed and will give presentations that are open to the entire LSU community. The presentations will be followed by open question-and-answer sessions, led by the candidates.

 

The candidates are:

 

  • Michelle Masse’, a professor in the LSU Department of English. She previously served as director of the university’s Women’s and Gender Studies program and as the director of graduate studies for the Department of English. She will give a public presentation of her vision for the Graduate School on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 3-4 p.m. in Room 152 of Coates Hall. More information on Masse’ is available at www.lsu.edu/pa/pdf/grad_dean_vita/masse.pdf.

  • Kevin Cope, a professor in the LSU English Department and member of the faculty of Comparative Literature. He is currently president of the LSU Faculty Senate. He will give a public presentation of his vision for the Graduate School on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 3-4 p.m. in Room 152 of Coates Hall. More information on Cope is available at www.lsu.edu/pa/pdf/grad_dean_vita/cope.pdf.

  • Gary Byerly, a professor in the LSU Department of Geology and Geophysics and a consulting professor at Stanford University. He is also an associate dean in the LSU College of Science. Previously, he served as graduate advisor and department chair in Geology and Geophysics. He will give a public presentation of his vision for the Graduate School on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 3-4 p.m. in the Holliday Forum, located in the Journalism Building. More information on Byerly is available at www.lsu.edu/pa/pdf/grad_dean_vita/byerly.pdf.

 

Officially formed in 1931, the LSU Graduate School centrally administers approximately 120 programs across the campus. LSU offers doctoral programs in 45 major fields of study. These programs offer opportunities for advanced training and research in all areas of the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Master’s degree programs are offered in 70 major fields.

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