The University of Idaho has announced the four finalists vying for the position of dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. The candidates will visit UI in October and November. Open forums will be held during each candidate’s visit. All forums will take place at 10:30 a.m. but locations are still to be determined.
Katherine Frank — Oct. 31
Frank is the dean of humanities and social sciences and professor of English at Indiana University East. Prior to her position at Indiana University East, she was the chairperson of English and Foreign Languages at Colorado State University-Pueblo. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Bates College. She also earned a master’s and Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington.
Charles Brody — Nov. 4
Brody is the associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Caroline at Charlotte. Brody earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Loyola University of the South, as well as a master’s and Ph.D. in sociology at University of New Orleans and University of Arizona, respectively.
Andrew Kersten — Nov. 6
Kersten is the associate vice chancellor, associate provost for academic affairs and director of graduate studies at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Kersten is also a professor who specializes in modern U.S. history. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.
Eric Link — Nov. 11
Eric Link, is the assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of English at the University of Memphis. Prior to the University of Memphis, Link held the Hugh Shott Endowed Professorship in English at North Georgia College and State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Evangel University in Missouri, and his master’s in English language and literature from Southwest Missouri State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 19th and 20th century American literature.