Inside Iowa State
April 2, 1999
Six provost candidates named
Six finalists have been named in Iowa State's search for a new provost. They are: Ann Hill Duin, vice provost for instructional technology and university partnerships and professor of rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Brian Foster, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of anthro-pology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Lonnie King, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, East Lansing; Rollin Richmond, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook; Walter Wendler, executive assistant to the president and professor of architecture at Texas A&M University, College Station; Jane Winer, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of psychology at Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
The provost is the chief academic officer of the university and oversees the eight colleges, ISU Extension and various research units. Provost John Kozak stepped down from the position in December to return to teaching and research. Richard Seagrave, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, is serving as interim provost.
Each candidate will visit campus for two days this month. Each will attend a diversity forum from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the first day of the visit to discuss recruitment and retention of minority faculty and students, and an open forum from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the second visit day.
Diversity forum: April 5, 101 Carver
Open forum: April 6, 117 MacKay
Diversity forum: April 7, 1 Carver
Open forum, April 8, 117 MacKay
Ann Hill Duin
Diversity forum: April 12, 101 Carver
Open forum: April 13, 117 MacKay
Diversity forum: April 15, 101 Carver
Open forum: April 16, 1010 LeBaron
Diversity forum: April 27, 2245 Coover
Open forum: April 28, 102 Science 1
Diversity forum: April 29, 101 Carver
Open forum: April 30, 102 Science 1
Ann Hill Duin has been vice provost and professor of rhetoric at the University of Minnesota since 1997. Previously, she was a coordinator of advanced composition courses at Minnesota and rose through the professorial ranks to professor. She has been active in the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges NASULGC), the Minnesota High Technology Council, the Minnesota Higher Education Commission and, as chair, the Minnesota Virtual University. Her research interests are in computer technology, teaching and learning; distance education; and composition.
Duin received an A.A. degree in music and English from Waldorf College, Forest City; a B.A. in English education and music from Luther College, Decorah; and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in curriculum and instruction from the University of Minnesota.
Brian Foster has been dean and professor of anthropology at the University of Nebraska since 1994. Previously, he was dean of the graduate college and chair of the anthropology department at Arizona State University, Tempe, and chair of the anthropology department at the State University of New York, Binghamton. Foster has been active nationally with the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences and with the Council of Graduate Schools. He has done extensive research in anthropology and village life and structure in Thailand.
Foster received a B.A. degree in history and anthropology from Northern Illinois University, De Kalb; and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Lonnie King has been vet med dean at Michigan State since 1996. Previously, King held a series of positions culminating as administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He earned the President Rank Award for Distinguished Service, the highest honor for career managers in federal service, and has been admitted to the National Academies of Practice in Veterinary Medicine. In his career with APHIS, King led such areas as plant issues, wildlife services, biotech-nology, animal welfare, international trade, environmental protection and protecting the public health.
King received B.S. and D.V.M. degrees from The Ohio State University, Columbus; a master's degree in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; and a master's degree in public administration from the American University, Washington, D.C.
Rollin Richmond has been provost, executive vice president for academic affairs, and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, since 1995. Previously, he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida, Tampa; and chair of biology at Indiana University, Bloomington. Richmond has been active in the National Research Council, the executive committee of NASULGC and the National Science Foundation Population Biology Panel.
He received an A.B. in zoology from San Diego State University and the Ph.D. in genetics from The Rockefeller University, New York, N.Y.
Walter Wendler has been executive assistant to the president of Texas A&M since 1997 and a faculty member there since 1981. From 1992 to 1997, he served as dean of the College of Architecture. In his current position, Wendler has written the five-year strategic plan for Texas A&M, as well as a 20-year gener-ational planning process called Vision 2020. Wendler also was a member of the architecture faculty at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He has conducted research and community service work related to energy use and its effect on building design. He has won national awards for his teaching and his efforts in architectural education.
Wendler has a bachelor's degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University, a master of architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Texas, Austin.
Jane Winer has been dean at Texas Tech since 1991 and a faculty member there since 1975. She also has served as associate dean for research and director of the counseling psychology program at Texas Tech. Winer has been named a fellow of the American Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association (APA). Much of her research is in career education and vocational guidance. She has served on many national, regional and state committees, including NASULGC, the APA and the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences.
Winer received a B.A. in English and a master of library science from the State University of New York, Albany, and master's and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from The Ohio State University.
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