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June 8, 2001
UNM PROVOST NAMES ARTS AND SCIENCES DEAN
of New Mexico Provost Brian Foster today named Dr. Reed Dasenbrock as dean of
the UNM College of Arts and Sciences, UNMs largest college, effective
Dasenbrock, who is currently the associate dean of Arts and Sciences and director
of the Arts and Sciences Research Park at New Mexico State University, was selected
through a national search process. He succeeds Dr. Fritz Allen, UNM chemistry
professor, who has served as interim dean since June 2000.
He brings to Arts and Sciences an unusual mix of experience and skills
that includes scientific research, undergraduate and graduate education and
university administration, said Provost Brian Foster. Dr. Dasenbrock
has the perfect background for working with a large and diverse college like
Arts and Sciences.
Im happy to be joining the faculty and administration at the University
of New Mexico, said Dasenbrock. I am a longtime resident of the
state and I think I can help build bridges across the educational institutions
within the state. Im very excited by the challenges of the position.
Dasenbrock joined the faculty at NMSU in 1981 as an assistant professor. He
became and associate professor of English in 1986 and a professor of English
in 1991. Dasenbrock was the head of the English department from 1994-97. He
has served as associate dean of Arts and Science and director of the Arts and
Sciences Research Park since 1998 and was the director of Graduate Studies in
the English department from 1984-91. Dasenbrock also spent the 1992-93 academic
year as the Jerome S. Cardin Visiting Professor of Humanities at Loyola College
In his current position Dasenbrock has numerous accomplishments to his credit
including a 67 percent increase from $21 million to $35 million
of grants in force in the college. He has diversified funding sources in the
college by increasing funding from non-government sources and increasing funding
to the social sciences, arts and humanities. During his tenure grants from foundations
have increased from $350,000 to $1.25 million, while grants and contracts from
corporations have doubled.
Dasenbrock has received numerous fellowships, grants and awards including a
$450,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant to endow the
Southwest and Border Cultures at NMSU. He is also very active on campus serving
on several committees.
He earned his bachelors degree, a First Class Honors degree in English, from McGill University in 1974; his masters in 1980 and his doctorate in 1982, both in English from The John Hopkins University. Dasenbrock also earned a bachelors in philosophy from Oxford University in 1977.
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