Steven Fluharty, who currently serves as senior vice provost for research at Penn, will succeed Rebecca Bushnell as the next dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, the University announced Thursday afternoon.
Following a probe into falsified claims about a doctoral degree, Penn has placed Vice Dean of the Graduate School of Education Doug Lynch on administrative leave, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported early Thursday morning.
As part of a larger effort to improve recruitment and retention rates, Penn is looking to its faculty for guidance and inviting standing faculty members to participate in its first-ever faculty climate survey.
The School of Nursing’s Assistant Dean for Diversity and Cultural Affairs, Nancy Tkacs, was recently appointed to advice the Nursing school on how to diversify its faculty. Tkacs sat down with The Daily Pennsylvanian to discuss her new role.
At a summit in Beijing last month, Dean of the Law School Michael Fitts and Associate Dean for International Affairs Amy Gadsden were among nine American and 10 Chinese law deans who met to discuss the importance of the rule of law.