New Structure, New Roles at SAS

On page 3 Dean Rosemary Stevens outlines the new structure of the administration in the School of Arts and Sciences, developed over the summer and phased in this fall. Four members of the School, all internal appointees, are in new roles. In the key academic deanships, Dr. Frank Warner has moved from associate dean to deputy dean, and Drs. David Balamuth and Eugene Narmour are new associate deans. Jean-Marie Kneeley, formerly director of development, became vice dean for external affairs, with dual reporting lines, to the Dean and to Vice President for Development Virginia Clark. See descriptions below.

Deputy Dean:
Frank Warner

Dr. Warner, professor of mathematics, came to Penn as an associate
professor in 1968, after taking his Ph.D. from MIT and teaching at
Berkeley. His field is differential and Riemannian geometry. He has
served the School as undergraduate chair and then department chair in
mathematics; chair of the SAS Personnel Committee, and, since 1992, as
associate dean for the natural sciences. He is the winner of two
prestigious teaching awards--the Ira Abrams and the Lindback. A
Guggenheim Fellow in 1976, Dr. Warner was named Fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science last year in recognition of
his work as chair of the American Mathematical Society's Committee on
Science Policy.

Associate Dean, Natural and Social Sciences:
David Balamuth

Dr. Balamuth, professor of physics, also joined Penn in 1968. Chair of the Faculty Senate in 1988-89, Dr. Balamuth has served SAS as graduate chair of physics and more recently as the first chair of what is now the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

A Harvard alumnus with a Ph.D. from Columbia, he is an experimental nuclear physicist whose research interests focus on atomic nuclei of unusual composition. He has served in several capacities as an advisor to the federal government, including a year as Program Officer for Nuclear Physics at the National Science Foundation, and most recently as a member of the Long Range Plan Working Group of the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Associate Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences:
Eugene Narmour

Dr. Narmour, the Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor of Music, took his Ph.D. from Chicago. He joined the Penn faculty in 1971. He has been a visiting professor at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, visiting lecturer at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and, on two occasions, visiting fellow of Wolfson College at Oxford. He has just completed a year as a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Science at Stanford, and has been elected president of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition.

Twice chair of the music department, Dr. Narmour is the author of three books (Beyond Schenkerism, The Analysis and Cognition of Basic Melodic Structures, and The Analysis and Cognition of Melodic Complexity). Some of his numerous articles on music theory and analysis have been translated into French, Chinese, and Japanese.

Vice Dean for External Affairs:
Jean-Marie Kneeley

Ms. Kneeley, who will be responsible for fund-raising strategies for the arts and sciences, is an alumna of Syracuse University who has been in fund-raising and alumni relations for more than ten years, six of them at Penn where she began as regional campaign director in New York. Since 1993 she has been director of development for SAS. Before coming to Penn she held development positions at Columbia, the Metropolitan Opera, and Cooper Union in New York City.

(More on the new structure, page 3)


Tuesday, October 31, 1995
Volume 42 Number 10

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