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Associate Director Programs in Residence: David Fox, CGS

David Fox, associate director of the College of General Studies and director of Summer Session, has been named Associate Director for Academic Programs in Residence, effective early in January.

"David will lead our efforts in the new College House system to strengthen the academic program generally and develop many of the current and planned Wheel initiatives," said Dr. Christopher Dennis, director of Academic Programs and Residence Life, in announcing the appointment. "He will play a key role, too, in building our faculty presence, both in assisting with the recruitment of new Faculty Masters and Fellows, and with our planned expansion of the faculty associates program." [See the call for Masters, p. 6.]

Mr. Fox also takes administrative leadership of the Penn Reading Project, and will work on 21st Century Project and other initiatives in the College Houses.

A 1980 alumnus of UCLA who took his M.A. there in 1985, Mr. Fox taught there and at USC before joining CGS in 1990 as associate director. He frequently teaches English and theatre arts at Penn, and has been a Fellow of Van Pelt College House since 1996.

Mr. Fox has written for Opera Quarterly, Pulse, and other periodicals, and 26 of his essays appear in the current edition of the International Dictionary of Opera (St. James Press). He has also designed music and sound for the stage, including productions of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven and Room for Theatre in Los Angeles.

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, December 16, 1997, Volume 44, Number 16