Gail Dubrow Named New Graduate School Dean, Vice Provost
What: New Graduate School dean and vice provost
When: Begins summer 2005
Contacts: David Ruth, University News Service, (612) 626-1720
(03/10/2005) —Gail Dubrow, associate dean for academic programs in the University of Washington Graduate School, has been named the University of Minnesotas new Graduate School dean and vice provost, subject to approval by the universitys board of regents Friday. She will assume her new duties this summer.
Dubrow will report to the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, E. Thomas Sullivan. Her duties are to provide central leadership for the universitys graduate programs and foster interest in graduate education and interdisciplinary research on its campuses and among external constituencies.
Besides her administrative appointments, Dubrow is currently professor of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, with adjunct appointments in history and womens studies. During the 2003-04 year she served as a fellow of the American Council on Education. She has produced two award-winning books, Sento at Sixth and Main, with Donna Graves (Smithsonian Books, 2004), and Restoring Womens History Through Historic Preservation, edited with Jennifer Goodman (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003). She received a doctorate in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1991.
We expect Dean Dubrow to play a significant leadership role in furthering the academic quality and national reputation of the universitys graduate programs and in advancing interdisciplinary teaching and research across the university, said Sullivan. In addition, I would like to thank Victor Bloomfield for his dedicated service as interim dean of the Graduate School for the last two and a half years. The university has benefited, and will continue to benefit, from his commitment to graduate education and research.
The University of Minnesota Graduate School offers masters and doctoral degree programs in virtually every area of academic inquiry. It has more than 10,000 graduate students from 50 states and 118 countries. The breadth of faculty expertise, spanning more than 180 graduate programs, provides opportunity for a wide range of studies.