As Dean Richard E. Goodstein prepares to return to the faculty of the Performing Arts department in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities, Clemson University, through its search committee has retained R. William Funk & Associates to conduct a national search to fill the position.
As a result, three finalists have been identified for the role. Those candidates will visit the University’s main campus in the coming weeks. So that the Clemson Family will have an opportunity to meet and interact with the three candidates, Clemson will host an open forum for all faculty, staff, and students. The forums will be livestreamed and recorded for viewing after the final candidate’s visit. All forums will be held in the Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium.
Dr. David Bertolini is a professor and dean of the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences at North Dakota State University. Bertolini chaired the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at North Dakota State University and served as graduate coordinator in the School of Architecture at Louisiana State University. As a leader, he focuses on raising the profile of architecture, the arts and the humanities, supporting all aspects of diversity and expanding research and creative accomplishments.
Bertolini’s open forum begins at 9:30 a.m. May 20.
Dr. Niraj Verma is a professor and former dean and director of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is considered an expert in urban planning and management and served as the first dean for the Wilder School from 2010 to 2016. Before joining VCU, Verma served as professor and chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Buffalo.
Verma’s open forum will take place at 9:30 a.m. May 21.
Dr. Laura L. Runge is a professor and chair of the Department of English at the University of South Florida, a position with more than 160 direct reports and an annual budget of approximately $7 million. She is a scholar and teacher of 18th-century British literature, women’s writing and digital humanities. A department leader for more than 12 years, Runge brings strategic and budget planning experience, a commitment to diversity and inclusivity and successful fundraising and stewardship.
Runge’s open forum begins at 9:30 a.m. June 11.
For more information and updates, visit the Academic Affairs and Provost’s website.