News & Announcements

  • September 7th, 2018

    Provost John McCarthy has begun the search for a new Isenberg Dean.  Laura Haas, Dean of the College of Information & Computer Sciences, and Carol Barr, Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, have been named co-chairs of the search committee.  Candidate recommendations and applications are being received by Isaacson Miller, the search firm assisting the campus with the search.  The position profile provides information for nominations or applications. 

  • August 28th, 2018

    John McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, has announced the appointments of two faculty members to positions supporting faculty success. Claire Hamilton, associate professor of teacher education and curriculum studies, will become associate provost and director of the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD). Michelle Budig, professor of sociology, will become vice provost for faculty development. The appointments are effective Sept. 1.

  • April 25th, 2018

    A record eight faculty members and administrators have been chosen to attend the 2018-2019 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) institutes, a leadership development program for women, according to John McCarthy, interim provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.

  • April 25th, 2018

    Michelle Budig, professor of sociology, and Claire Hamilton, associate professor of teacher education and curriculum studies, have been awarded Chancellor's Leadership Fellowships for the 2018 calendar year, according to John McCarthy, interim provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.

  • September 21st, 2017

    Farshid Hajir, professor of mathematics, has been named senior vice provost for academic affairs by acting provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs John McCarthy, effective Oct. 1. Hajir will fill the position vacated by McCarthy when he became acting provost in July.

  • September 11th, 2017

    Tilman Wolf, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named senior vice provost for academic affairs by acting provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs John McCarthy. The appointment is effective at the beginning of the new academic year.

  • May 12th, 2017

    Barbara Krauthamer, associate professor of history, has been named Dean of the Graduate School. The appointment, effective May 12, was announced by Provost Katherine Newman.

  • March 13th, 2017

    Michael Eagen has been chosen to be the new Associate Provost for Academic Personnel and will begin his new role on March 13, according to Katherine S. Newman, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.  Eagen will assume most of the responsibilities of John Bryan, who will continue part-time to complete the current round of collective bargaining and will then work on limited projects before retiring.

  • March 1st, 2017

    Provost Katherine Newman announces search for the new Dean of the Graduate School.

     

  • February 16th, 2017

    Laura M. Haas, an IBM Fellow at IBM Research – Almaden, known for her foundational research on information integration technology, has been named dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    Haas, who joined IBM in 1981 and was named an IBM Fellow in 2009 in recognition of her career accomplishments, will assume her duties at the college on Aug. 1, says UMass Amherst Provost Katherine Newman, who announced the appointment.

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