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SCSE Dean Search

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Meet the Candidates

As part of our ongoing search for the Swenson College of Science & Engineering Dean, we are pleased to announce that four finalists have been invited to the UMD campus for interviews and open forums at the times indicated below.

Carey Krajewski, Southern Illinois University

Open Forum: Tuesday, March 20 from 3:30-4:30, Chemistry 200
Carey Krajewski Curriculum Vitae  /   Krajewski Feedback Form

Alan Nelson, Johnson Matthey plc

Open Forum: Monday, April 2 from 1:00-2:00, Life Science 175
Nelson Feedback Form

Wendy Reed, North Dakota State University

Open Forum: Friday, April 6 from 3:30-4:30, Kirby Rafters
Wendy Reed Curriculum Vitae   /   Reed Feedback Form

Andrea Easter-Pilcher, St. George's University

Open Forum: Tuesday, April 10 from 1:00-2:00, Life Science 175
Andrea Easter-Pilcher Curriculum Vitae   /   Easter-Pilcher Feedack Form

The proposed start date for the new Dean is July 1, 2018.

Position Description

The successful candidate will have a record of distinguished administrative leadership, teaching, and scholarship appropriate for a senior faculty appointment within an academic department in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering.

The new Dean will be committed to:

  • Creating a vibrant academic and intellectual climate in the College
  • Exercising creative and consultative leadership
  • Working effectively with a multidisciplinary faculty, staff, student body, and other units of the University
  • And have a proven track record of developing external and internal relations, a successful record of fundraising, and a demonstrated ability to advance diversity and inclusion


Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee

Dr. Erik Brown, Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education and Research
(218) 726-8891