DePauw names Harris its new VP for academic affairs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Anne F. Harris, Johnson Family University Professor and professor of art and art history at DePauw University, to serve as the school's vice president for academic affairs, DePauw President Brian W. Casey has announced.

Anne Harris

She succeeds Larry Stimpert, who has served as the academic vice president since July 2013, has been charged with overseeing implementation of recommendations made by a task force to enhance DePauw's Robert C. McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship.

Stimpert will also take on teaching responsibilities as the Joseph Percival "Perk" Allen III University Professor and professor of economics and management.

"I have full confidence in Anne and in her ability to lead this faculty, and the university, in those efforts to enhance our intellectual life and to expand the reach, reputation and richness of our academic program for many years to come," Prresident Casey said. "I also thank Larry for his leadership during the past two years."

Harris, who holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Chicago, came to DePauw in 1997 and was promoted to associate professor in 2005.

She was promoted to professor in 2012, and was awarded the Johnson Family Professorship in 2014.

At DePauw, Harris has served as director of the Honor Scholar Program (2004-09); chaired her department (2008-11); chaired the Student Life and Academic Atmosphere Committee (2007-08); was faculty coordinator of ArtsFest (2011); chaired of the Committee on Experiential Learning (2013-14); was director of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies (2010-14); and chaired the Asher Fund in the Social Sciences (2013-14).

She was also a member of the Summer Working Group, a committee of faculty members charged in 2009 to review the institution's intellectual life, and has served as a member of the Writing Curriculum Committee (2011-14) and the implementation team for the new Extended Studies (2013-14).

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